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First Major Snow of the Fall Expected Star Valley by Tonight

First Major Snow of the Fall Expected Star Valley by Tonight

National Weather Service Riverton WY 1037 AM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019 …Winter Storm Warning and Advisories across much of Western Wyoming Today through Sunday Morning… .A fall storm system will impact western Wyoming today and Sunday with significant snowfall over much of western Wyoming. The heaviest snowfall is expected this afternoon through midnight tonight. Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 1037 AM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY…

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Snowy Weekend Expected Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming.

Snowy Weekend Expected Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming.

A series of weather systems will be crossing  the region through the weekend. The most significant is expected later Saturday and Saturday night bringing the snow levels down to the valley floor, including Star Valley.  Following are the expected conditions as forecast by the Weather Offices in Riverton and Pocatello    

CLOUD SEEDING IN STAR VALLEY AND WESTERN WYOMING-AN UPDATE 2019

CLOUD SEEDING IN STAR VALLEY AND WESTERN WYOMING-AN UPDATE 2019

CLOUD SEEDING IN STAR VALLEY AND WESTERN WYOMING-AN UPDATE 2019  This  is an update of the blog posted in December 2014 about Cloud Seeding in Star Valley, Western Wyoming and Southeast Idaho Since our snow season is rapidly approaching and many may not have seen this blog the last time it was posted about two years ago, here it is again.   The Winter of 2019-2020 will be the 8th in which active cloud seeding will be conducted in Star…

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Exceptionally Cold Early Fall Morning in Western Wyoming Region

Exceptionally Cold Early Fall Morning in Western Wyoming Region

  Temperatures across Star Valley were all record breakers for the date. The coldest was a frigid 6 above zero at Double L Ranch northwest of Etna The coldest in the region was at West Yellowstone where several readings were from 8 below to 11 below zero. Temperatures have in the record book never been this cold so early in the Fall going back over 100 years. 854 AM MDT Fri Oct 11 2019 …LOW TEMPERATURE REPORTS… Location Temp Time/Date…

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Much Colder Weather Arrives by Mid-Week

Much Colder Weather Arrives by Mid-Week

Next week will begin with ideal Fall weather, Monday and Tuesday, followed be an abrupt turn to much colder, early winter type weather on Wednesday and Thursday.  A very strong upper trough will move across the Rockies Wednesday accompanied by strong winds, some snow and cold. After a mild afternoon on Tuesday, temperatures by Wednesday afternoon will be from 20-30 degrees  colder across western Wyoming and southeast Idaho.   Thursday morning will experience the coldest temperatures of the Fall so…

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Star Valley September Weather Review-Rains Arrive!

Star Valley September Weather Review-Rains Arrive!

The month of September began with a continuation of the very dry summer across much of Western Wyoming.  After virtually 4 weeks without hardly a drop of rain, a major weather pattern change took place a week into the month. Rain! From the 7th of the month there were several periods of showers, with a major precipitation event occurring the last days of the month Storm Rainfall Summary September 27-29 2019   Precipitation totals for the month were substantial throughout…

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Storm Rainfall Summary September 27-29 2019

Storm Rainfall Summary September 27-29 2019

A very beneficial rainfall event soaked much of Western Wyoming and adjacent Idaho and Utah.  Following are maps and listing of the reported rainfall amounts from the area.   National Weather Service Riverton WY 743 PM MDT Sun Sep 29 2019 …Here are 48 hour Precipitation Totals ending at 6 PM MDT Sunday September 29th… Location Amount Elevation (ft.) …Yellowstone National Park… Lake Yellowstone – YNP 0.82 in 7839 Lake – YNP 0.70 in 7875 Mammoth 0.68 in 6126 Snake…

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Update on Weekend Snow Storm for the Northern Rockies

Update on Weekend Snow Storm for the Northern Rockies

Western Wyoming will escape the major snow storm expected in Montana, but snow will fall in all Western Wyoming mountains, reaching the valley floors by Sunday Historic September Snowstorm Will Bring Blizzard Conditions to Montana, Dumping Over a Foot of Snow weather.com meteorologists Published: September 27, 2019 A historic September snowstorm, with blizzard conditions and record cold temperatures possible, will slam parts of the northern Rockies this weekend. In addition, the first snow of the season is expected in some…

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Big Snowstorm Northern Rockies this Weekend

Big Snowstorm Northern Rockies this Weekend

This latest story from the Weather Company highlights potential for a major snow in Montana, with lessor amounts into Wyoming including Star Valley Weekend Blizzard May Be a September Benchmark Snowstorm in Montana, Dumping Over a Foot of Snow weather.com meteorologists Published: September 25, 2019 A late September blizzard is increasingly possible this weekend in parts of the northern Rockies, and some lower elevations of Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas could see their first snow of the season just…

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Heads Up For Possible First Fall Snowfall in Valleys Of Western Wyoming

Heads Up For Possible First Fall Snowfall in Valleys Of Western Wyoming

Nice heads up from the Weather Machine Snow, Colder Temperatures Coming to Northern Rockies and Northwest Chris Dolce Published: September 23, 2019 Colder temperatures will crash into the interior Northwest and northern Rockies by this weekend, setting the stage for some valley locations to see their first snowflakes of the season. A strong southward plunge of the jet stream will drop from western Canada into the Northwest later in the week. That will cause temperatures to fall much below average…

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