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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Snow Returns to Western Wyoming

Snow Returns to Western Wyoming

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 1116 AM MST Fri Feb 22 2019 …Winter Storms will likely impact Western Wyoming Saturday night through Tuesday… .Significant snow and blowing snow are likely across much of western Wyoming Saturday night through Tuesday. Snow is expected begin Saturday morning, however, the heaviest snowfall will arrive Saturday night. This snow could combine with very strong winds, which could produce considerable blowing and drifting snow, very poor visibility, and cold wind…

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Record Jet Stream Across U.S.

Record Jet Stream Across U.S.

Jet Stream Winds from Southwest to Northeast U.S. Among the Highest on Record Brian Donegan Published: February 19, 2019 Winds at jet-stream level, about 35,000 feet above the Earth’s surface in winter, have been among the highest on record from the Southwest late last week to the Northeast early this week. The jet stream is a river of fast-moving air that separates cold air masses to its north from warm air masses to its south and often acts as a…

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Snow Season Status-February 18 2019

Snow Season Status-February 18 2019

After a very snowy early February,  it is a good time to examine  the status of the snow pack for the 2018/2019 water year, as the storm track has shifted south of Wyoming for the near future. As of February 17 2019 the water content of the snow pack appears to be in excellent shape across all of Wyoming.  Basically the entire state is currently above normal.   Following are the snow depths observed February 18th for both the Star…

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Snowfall Totals Saturday-February 16 2019

Snowfall Totals Saturday-February 16 2019

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 1255 PM MST Sat Feb 16 2019 …Preliminary Snowfall Totals… Updated snowfall reports from noon Thursday to 8 am Saturday morning. This was the second of two storms that impacted the area. A final statement will be issued this evening after all the reports are received. Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying types of equipment and exposures. We thank all of our volunteer weather observers for their dedication….

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Rapid Change across Star Valley with Cold Front Friday Afternoon

Rapid Change across Star Valley with Cold Front Friday Afternoon

  A rapidly moving cold front accompanied by winds gusting to 40 mph and brief near blizzard conditions crossed Star Valley late Friday afternoon. Several of the cams were able to catch the pronounced snow band with the front.   Bedford View Friday Afternoon North View  Star Valley Ranch Friday afternoon   View Toward Alpine Friday Afternoon View toward Afton Friday Afternoon  

Star Valley Weather adds New Weather Stations

Star Valley Weather adds New Weather Stations

The Starvalleyweather.com web page has added several secondary weather stations that could be of interest. They are links to many of potential destinations upon leaving Star Valley. There are 9 locations that link to the weather data for each site.  The only city in Star Valley on the list is Smoot, while the Willow Creek SNOTEL is also listed.