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Winter Storm Warning Star Valley Saturday Night and Sunday

Winter Storm Warning Star Valley Saturday Night and Sunday

A winter storm warning has been issued for Star Valley tonight and Sunday as a weather system moves inland today and across the Northern and Central Rockies Sunday.     Water Vapor Loop through Saturday morning December 7 2019     223 AM MST Sat Dec 7 2019 …Periods of Moderate to Heavy Snow to impact far western Wyoming this afternoon through Sunday evening… .Moisture from a Pacific storm will move over the far western mountains by this afternoon. Snow…

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November 2019 Weather Summary

November 2019 Weather Summary

After experiencing the coldest October on record, November was for the most part exceptionally mild and dry across Star Valley and surrounding areas.  As an illustration the October minimums in Star Valley bottomed out at -10 F near the end of the month at Bedford 3SE with essentially the entire valley dipping below zero.  For the month of November which typically sees progressively colder temperatures, there were no sub-zero minimums reported. Afton temperature and precipitation graphs for November shows the…

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Snow and Wind Reports Saturday November 30 2019

Snow and Wind Reports Saturday November 30 2019

  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 130 PM MST SAT NOV 30 2019 …PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL AND PEAK WIND GUST REPORTS… A STRONG WINTER STORM HAS PRODUCED WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL ACROSS WYOMING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. ADDITIONALLY, GUSTY WINDS HAVE BEEN ONGOING SINCE LATE FRIDAY. FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THESE REPORTS ARE NOT FINAL AND WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. LOCATION SNOWFALL BIG…

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Snow Continues until Saturday at times

Snow Continues until Saturday at times

National Weather Service Riverton WY 249 PM MST Fri Nov 29 2019 …Widespread Snow and Increasing Wind to Impact Western and Central Wyoming through Saturday… .A winter storm will effect Wyoming through Saturday. Snow is expected to spread from west-to-east Friday night. Moderate to heavy snow is likely in many areas from Friday evening until early Saturday morning. Wind speeds will increase early Saturday morning and persist through at least midday Saturday, especially in Johnson County where a blizzard warning…

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Summary of Major Winter Storm Affecting Western States

Summary of Major Winter Storm Affecting Western States

Following is a comprehensive summary of the major storm system now affecting much of the Western States.  Of particular note is the serious blizzard conditions that are expected to develop later Friday and Saturday over northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota Widespread Storm Will Bring Snow, Rain and Strong Winds From West to Central and Eastern U.S. Through This Weekend weather.com meteorologists Published: November 28, 2019 Snow, rain and strong winds will make travel conditions difficult in parts of the…

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Thanksgiving Weekend Travel Will Be Greatly Weather Impacted

Thanksgiving Weekend Travel Will Be Greatly Weather Impacted

Star Valley is assured of a white Thanksgiving, however particularly strong November storms will primarily impact areas to the south and east. Travelers heading out for Thanksgiving should be weather aware. Following is a good summary of what is expected the next 5 days from the Weather Company. Thanksgiving Travel Headaches Likely Across U.S.; Multiple Storms Expected From Coast to Coast   Thanksgiving travel delays are likely through the weekend as multiple storm systems track across the country with rain,…

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SnowPack Summary November 15-21

SnowPack Summary November 15-21

The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center provides a weekly summary of snow and snow conditions through the winter.  The most recent was for the period of Nov 15-21. Nov 15 to Nov 21 Two cold fronts bring several inches of new snow to the mountains The dry conditions that have prevailed over the region since the beginning of November were interrupted by a fast-moving disturbance that passed through the region in the morning on November 16 and another cold front that moved…

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Cams Return to Star Valley Ranch

Cams Return to Star Valley Ranch

Three web cams which had been providing  views from Star Valley Ranch were removed early 2018 for the renovation of the Public Works Building making way for the town offices. Thanks to seejh.com which has an extensive cam network in Western Wyoming and Southeast Idaho, there are three new cams in the same location as the originals.   Westnorthwest View   URL = https://copyrighted.seejh.com/svrcaribou/svrcaribou.jpg   South View      URL = https://copyrighted.seejh.com/svrlostcreek/svrlostcreek.jpg East View     URL = https://copyrighted.seejh.com/svrcedarcreek/svrcedarcreek.jpg   All three of these cams can…

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Coldest October on Record

Coldest October on Record

Star Valley and surrounding areas experienced the coldest October on record in 2019. Here are some of the notable marks set: Afton,  where records go back almost 60 years, broke the all-time October minimum with -7 on both the 30th and 31st – breaking the previous record of -2 set in 1991. In addition, Afton established new daily lows on the 11th, 12th, 28th and 30-31st. The average temperature for the entire month was 32.2 – more than 3 degrees…

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Record Setting Cold Wyoming and Surrounding States

Record Setting Cold Wyoming and Surrounding States

As advertised for several days, temperatures this Wednesday morning dropped to levels never experienced in the month of October in many areas of the region, including Star Valley. Many stations both in Wyoming, Southeastern Idaho and Northern Utah set low temperature records for the month of October. Following is a map of the minimums around Star Valley  this morning. The only area not dipping below zero was near Alpine where winds persisted much of the night. Minimums Wednesday October 30…

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