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Rain/Snow Totals for September 20-21 Storm

Rain/Snow Totals for September 20-21 Storm

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 1041 AM MDT Sat Sep 21 2019 …FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT STORM SUMMARY… Below are rainfall and snowfall totals western and central Wyoming for Friday and Friday night. Widespread rain and mountain snow occurred across western and northern Wyoming Friday and Friday night. The heaviest precipitation occurred across northwest of a Moose to 30 miles west of Cody line. Snow levels varied greatly from west to east, as well as time. Accumulating…

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Snow Advisory thru Saturday Noon Salt/Wyoming Ranges

Snow Advisory thru Saturday Noon Salt/Wyoming Ranges

National Weather Service Riverton WY 859 PM MDT Fri Sep 20 2019 …Significant Mountain Snowfall across the Western Mountains through Saturday… .A fall storm system will bring mountain snowfall to western Wyoming through the day Saturday. The heaviest snowfall is expected through late this evening. The snow is expected to linger through the day Saturday before tapering off Saturday evening. Salt River and Wyoming Ranges- 859 PM MDT Fri Sep 20 2019 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON…

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Weather Related Fatalities

Weather Related Fatalities

  It is interesting to note that in Wyoming  and adjacent states the deadliest weather hazard is Avalanches.  I spent much of career in parts of country where heat was number one, AZ, KS and OK.  Much prefer to take my chances on Avalanches!

Rain!

Rain!

Finally  rain fell across all of Star Valley and surrounding areas Friday Star Valley Ranch recorded .35  ending a streak of 28 days without measurable precipitation. Following is a list of recorded rainfall amounts across Star Valley Double L Ranch     .58 Alpine                       .47 Star Valley Ranch   .35 Smoot 5SSE              .24 Thayne                       .21 Crow…

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Fall Weather Coming to Star Valley

Fall Weather Coming to Star Valley

  Wednesday was the 26th consecutive day of no measurable rainfall at Star Valley Ranch. Since the first of August  temperatures have been generally warmer than normal as noted below in Afton  daily temperatures The persistent area of high pressure that has prevailed over the western states much of the summer resulting in the warm and dry conditions is about to change. The polar jet stream which has resided near the Canadian border all summer will, as typically happens in…

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August 2019 Star Valley Weather

August 2019 Star Valley Weather

As July 2019 was dry, August was as dry or drier.  In Star Valley the area around Bedford was driest with total precipitation of .20 or less. The northern end of the lower valley had the greater amounts with around an inch in the Etna area.  There was one significant rainfall in the area that occurred on August 1st when a local cloudburst caused rock slides and closed the Snake River Canyon just to the east of Alpine. This event…

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Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Moving Across the Bahamas

Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Moving Across the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian becomes one of the strongest in modern history  in the Western Atlantic.  The most recent advisory from the National Hurricane follows: BULLETIN Hurricane Dorian Advisory Number 33 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019 1100 AM EDT Sun Sep 01 2019 …DORIAN BECOMES THE STRONGEST HURRICANE IN MODERN RECORDS FOR THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS. …CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS OCCURING IN THE ABACOS ISLANDS… SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…26.5N 76.8W ABOUT 20 MI…30 KM ENE OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND…

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Amazing Diurnal Ranges Valleys of Western Wyoming

Amazing Diurnal Ranges Valleys of Western Wyoming

The very dry airmass, clear skies and calm nighttime winds have resulted in very favorable conditions  for large diurnal temperatures ranges across Western Wyoming the past several days.  Rises in temperatures from sunrise to peak afternoon heating in excess of 50 degrees have been common in the lower valley locations such as along the Salt River in Star Valley. Today saw extreme ranges from frost at sunrise to mid summer like temperature by early afternoon  in some locations.  Following is…

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Red Flag Warning Wednesday Western Wyoming Mountains

Red Flag Warning Wednesday Western Wyoming Mountains

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 133 PM MDT Tue Aug 27 2019 Salt and Wyoming Ranges/West Zone Bridger Teton NF- West Wind River Mountains/East Zone Bridger Teton NF- 133 PM MDT Tue Aug 27 2019 …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY… The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Wednesday. the Fire Weather Watch is…

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Red Flag Warning Sunday Western Wyoming

Red Flag Warning Sunday Western Wyoming

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 210 PM MDT Sat Aug 24 2019 Salt and Wyoming Ranges/West Zone Bridger Teton NF- North Zone Bridger Teton NF and Grand Teton NP- 210 PM MDT Sat Aug 24 2019 …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY… The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM MDT Sunday. the Fire…

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