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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Snowy January for Star Valley and Jackson Hole Areas

Snowy January for Star Valley and Jackson Hole Areas

It has also been a snowy January in Star Valley.  As of the 20th of January the following snowfall totals have been recorded. Smoot 5 SSE          59 inches Star Valley Ranch 58 inches Bedford 3SE          50 inches Thayne                     46 inches Afton                         26 inches Following is the blog by Jackson Hole Meteorologist Alan…

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Snowy Start to 2020 in Western Wyoming

Snowy Start to 2020 in Western Wyoming

The first 2 weeks of January has been particularly snowy over Western Wyoming. The snow packs have shown impressive improvements. The following maps display the percent of normal water content for the 1st of January and the 15th of January.   Following table are daily snowfalls at 3 Star Valley Locations   Star Valley Ranch                                   Thayne                 …

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Next Snow Storm Arrives Monday Night-Winter Weather Advisory

Next Snow Storm Arrives Monday Night-Winter Weather Advisory

  URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 545 AM MST Mon Jan 13 2020 …New round of Snow for the West Tonight through Tuesday Afternoon… .Snow is to increase in coverage and intensity tonight and continue through Tuesday afternoon. Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 545 AM MST Mon Jan 13 2020 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY……

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Final Weekend Snowfall Reports

Final Weekend Snowfall Reports

The snowy January of 2020 continues.  Star Valley Ranch has measured 47 inches so far this month while the Alpine station located at the Bull Moose has had 48.5 inches.  The southern end of the valley south of Smoot has totaled 32 inches. At Bedford 3SE total is 38.5 while Afton just has had 20 inches.  With almost 3 weeks remaining in the month and the pattern maintaining a snow threat for the foreseeable future, the monthly snowfall records could…

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Snow Returns Wednesday to Star Valley

Snow Returns Wednesday to Star Valley

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 146 AM MST Tue Jan 7 2020 …More snow for western Wyoming… .Mainly light snow will continue today. After a lull tonight, moderate to occasionally heavy snow will develop before sunrise Wednesday morning and continue on and off into Thursday morning. Star Valley-Salt River and Wyoming Ranges- Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 146 AM MST Tue Jan 7 2020 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT…

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Snowy January 2020 Ahead for Star Valley

Snowy January 2020 Ahead for Star Valley

The first week of 2020 has seen a couple of significant snow events across Star Valley and surrounding areas.  In Star Valley total snowfall from New Years Day until  Monday January 6th ranged from a foot to around two and a half feet.  Star Valley Ranch  accumulated  30 inches  with Thayne  20 inches and Smoot around 17 inches. Unofficial measurements in Alpine have also been  above 2 feet. These amounts would be about normal for the entire month of January,…

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New Years Day Snowfall Totals

New Years Day Snowfall Totals

  Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 340 PM MST Thu Jan 02 2020 …Final Snowfall Amounts for New Year`s Storm… A winter storm impacted western Wyoming to ring in 2020. Snow began falling New Year`s Eve and continued through New Year`s Day. The following are final snow reports for this storm through Thursday morning. Note: Location of reports are referenced from city center. Snowfall reports from SNOTEL (Snow Telemetry) sites are estimated. Location Snowfall Big Horn County……

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