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Snowy February 2019

Snowy February 2019

  February 2019 proved to be one of the snowiest in Star Valley in recent memory. A series of storms from the Pacific provided abundant precipitation to much of the western states and that included Northwest Wyoming and Star and Jackson Valleys.  Jackson set a new record for February of 53 inches, just 3 inches short of the snowiest month on record of January 1969.  In Star Valley the Lower Valley was by far the snowiest, decreasing southward. The greatest…

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Storm Snow Totals Wednesday Morning

Storm Snow Totals Wednesday Morning

National Weather Service Riverton WY 1012 AM MST Wed Feb 27 2019 …Preliminary Snowfall Totals Through 9 AM Wednesday… The following snowfall reports are preliminary winter storm totals for western and northern Wyoming from 6 PM Saturday through 9 AM Wednesday. The highest storm totals have been seen across the Teton Range, where amounts have reached 3 to nearly 5 feet. The snow will continue over far western Wyoming Wednesday. Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying…

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Preliminary Snow Amounts Tuesday Afternoon

Preliminary Snow Amounts Tuesday Afternoon

  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 455 PM MST TUE FEB 26 2019 …PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL TOTALS THROUGH 4 PM TUESDAY… THE FOLLOWING SNOWFALL REPORTS ARE PRELIMINARY WINTER STORM TOTALS FOR WESTERN AND NORTHERN WYOMING FROM 6 PM SATURDAY THROUGH 4 PM TUESDAY. THE HIGHEST STORM TOTALS HAVE BEEN SEEN ACROSS THE TETON ANGE WHERE AMOUNTS HAVE REACHED 2 TO NEARLY 4 FEET. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER FAR WESTERN WYOMING TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED…

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Winter Storm Warning Through Wednesday

Winter Storm Warning Through Wednesday

National Weather Service Riverton WY 239 AM MST Tue Feb 26 2019 …A Series of Winter Storms will impact western Wyoming through Wednesday… .Significant snow will continue across much of Western Wyoming through at least through the day Wednesday. Also, significant blowing and drifting of snow will occur in the mountains. Severely reduced visibilities at times in snow and, or blowing snow. Star Valley- Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 239 AM MST Tue Feb…

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No Unnecessary Travel Snake River Canyon This Morning

No Unnecessary Travel Snake River Canyon This Morning

A No Unnecessary Travel Advisory has been issued for the Snake River Canyon this morning from Alpine to Hoback Junction. WYDOT reports slick conditions with blowing snow and reduced visibility. Teton Pass remains closed this morning. Tune to Swift 98.7 FM for the latest weather and road conditions.

Preliminary Snowfall Totals Through 3 PM Monday

Preliminary Snowfall Totals Through 3 PM Monday

  Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 423 PM MST Mon Feb 25 2019 …Preliminary Snowfall Totals Through 3 PM Monday… The following snowfall reports are preliminary winter storm totals for western and northern Wyoming from 6 PM Saturday through 3 PM Monday. Snow will continue through Tuesday and into Wednesday. Some estimated totals have been corrected from a previous storm report summary issued earlier Monday afternoon. Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying types…

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Avalanche Watch Star Valley/Jackson Hole and Surrounding Mountains-Warning Yellowstone NP and Teton and Gros Ventre Ranges

Avalanche Watch Star Valley/Jackson Hole and Surrounding Mountains-Warning Yellowstone NP and Teton and Gros Ventre Ranges

ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-JACKSON HOLE-STAR VALLEY- SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES- BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED AVALANCHE WATCH BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 633 AM MST MON FEB 25 2019 THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER. THE BRIDGER TETON AVALANCHE CENTER IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS, JACKSON HOLE, STAR VALLEY, AND SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES. *…

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Snow Western Wyoming through Tuesday

Snow Western Wyoming through Tuesday

National Weather Service Riverton WY 208 PM MST Sun Feb 24 2019 …A Series of Winter Storms will impact western Wyoming through Tuesday… .Significant snow and blowing snow will occur across much of western Wyoming through Tuesday. This snow will combine with gusty winds by tonight, which will produce blowing and drifting snow, very low visibility and bitterly cold wind chills. Star Valley- Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 208 PM MST Sun Feb 24…

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Snow and More Snow Coming to Western Wyoming

Snow and More Snow Coming to Western Wyoming

National Weather Service Riverton WY 659 PM MST Sat Feb 23 2019 …A Series of Winter Storms will impact Western Wyoming Tonight through Tuesday… .Significant snow and blowing snow will occur across much of western Wyoming tonight, and persist through Tuesday. This snow will combine with gusty winds by Sunday, which will produce blowing and drifting snow, very low visibility and bitterly cold wind chills. Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 659 PM MST Sat…

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Initial Wyoming Spring 2019 Snowmelt Flood Potential

Initial Wyoming Spring 2019 Snowmelt Flood Potential

Initial Wyoming Spring 2019 Snowmelt Flood Potential—issued February 22nd   Quick Synopsis:     Mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents (SWEs) across most of Wyoming were generally near to slightly above average by late February. SWEs at the peak snowmelt runoff elevations (8,500’ – 10,000’) were the highest across the Little Snake and Upper North Platte Basins at 105 to 115 percent of median.  The Upper Yellowstone and Tongue Drainages had SWEs at 85 to near 95 percent of median at the peak snowmelt runoff elevations.   This outlook is based on various…

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