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Preliminary Snowfall Totals

Preliminary Snowfall Totals

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 0259 PM MDT Sun Feb 16 2020 …Preliminary Snowfall Totals Saturday Night into Sunday Morning… Location Snowfall Fremont County… Burroughs Creek Snotel… 4 inches. Little Warm Snotel… 2 inches. Castle Creek Snotel… 1 inch. Lincoln County… Alpine… 8 inches. 5 NNE Thayne… 7.5 inches. Star Valley Ranch… 7 inches. Spring Creek Divide Snotel… 6 inches. Cottonwood Creek Snotel… 6 inches. Blind Bull Summit Snotel… 6 inches. Salt River Summit Snotel… 5 inches….

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Snow Returns to Western Wyoming

Snow Returns to Western Wyoming

A plume of moisture with origins west and south of Hawaii(atmospheric river) is aimed at Western Wyoming as can be seen in the following two images: This plume will lead to a period of moderate to heavy snows in much of Western Wyoming as it translate east across the state.   The following advisories are in effect: URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 343 AM MST Sat Feb 15 2020 …More Snow for Western Wyoming Tonight…

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Snow Fall Totals for Wednesday through Friday Storm

Snow Fall Totals for Wednesday through Friday Storm

National Weather Service Riverton WY 1113 AM MDT Sat Feb 8 2020 Here are the Final Snowfall Totals for the snow event that began Wednesday night and ended early Friday afternoon. The most snow fell in the west with very impressive snow totals. We thank our observers and spotters for their dedication to provide their snow reports. Note: SNOTELS (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from SNOTELS are estimated based on snow water equivalent….

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Snow Report February 7 2020

Snow Report February 7 2020

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 0319 PM MDT Fri Feb 07 2020 Snow has continue to fall across Wyoming as a series of winter storm systems will start to pass across the region. The following reports are preliminary reports through 12 PM Friday afternoon. Stay tuned for a final report tomorrow, after this system wraps up and before the next system begins. Note: SNOTELS (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from…

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Snowfall Totals as of Thursday Afternoon

Snowfall Totals as of Thursday Afternoon

Snowfall totals as of earlier Thursday. Snow continues to fall and totals will be updated later. Resetting Targhee Snow Stake Thursday morning after 11 inches overnight. Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 146 PM MDT Thu Feb 6 2020 …Preliminary Snowfall Totals… Another round of snow fell across western and northern Wyoming Thursday morning as a series of winter storm systems will start to pass across the region. the following reports are preliminary reports through 10 AM Thursday…

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Snows Returning to Star Valley and Western Wyoming

Snows Returning to Star Valley and Western Wyoming

National Weather Service Riverton WY 650 PM MST Tue Feb 4 2020 …Another round of snow will impact western and northern Wyoming Wednesday evening through Friday… .A series of weather systems will be moving into northwest Wyoming Wednesday afternoon, producing another round of significant snow. The snow will begin first in northwest Wyoming before spreading across western and northern Wyoming. Moderate to possibly heavy snow will continue through Friday, with the heaviest snowfall Thursday afternoon and night. Jackson Hole-Star Valley-…

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Final Snow Totals for Sunday Night Storm

Final Snow Totals for Sunday Night Storm

Public Information Statement…Updated National Weather Service Riverton WY 219 PM MDT Mon Feb 3 2020 Snow spread across western and central Wyoming as a major winter storm system marched across the region. The following are preliminary snowfall totals through 11 AM Monday morning. Location Snowfall Big Horn County… Bone Springs Divide Snotel… 6 inches. Bald Mountain Snotel… 4 inches. Deaver… 3 inches. Shell Creek Snotel… 3 inches. 9 ENE Greybull… 0.5 inches. 2 SSW Lovell… 0.2 inches. Fremont County… Lander…

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Winter Storm Sunday, Monday Most of Wyoming

Winter Storm Sunday, Monday Most of Wyoming

…Major Winter Storm likely Sunday Afternoon through Monday Night… .A cold front move into northern Wyoming Sunday morning. This cold front will drop southward to the Continental Divide by around sunset Sunday and southwest Wyoming Sunday night. The precipitation is expected to occur behind the cold front. This storm system will move slowly, with snow lingering through Monday night. The heaviest snowfall looks to occur Sunday night through Monday in most locations. Snowfall amounts are still somewhat uncertain and may…

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January Weather Summary-SNOW

January Weather Summary-SNOW

Snow was the operative word for Star Valley for January 2020. At Star Valley Ranch there were only 4 days in the entire month when no snowflakes were observed.  This was not the case over much of Wyoming as noted in the map of days with .01 or more for the month.   With the exception of Northern Lincoln County(Star Valley) north to Yellowstone. precipitation days were limited for the month. The greatest January  precipitation  in the area was recorded…

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Winter So Far

Winter So Far

Typically the third week of January is the coldest of the winter in most areas including Star Valley. This winter some of our coldest weather actually  occurred last Fall!  The exceptionally cold outbreak that occurred the end of October amazingly resulted in temperatures almost as cold as any experienced so far this winter  To illustrate how the winter is going an examination of the data at the  climate station located 3 miles southeast of Bedford follows. The actual coldest reading…

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