Now that it is September with Fall fast approaching, it is a good time to look back at some of the data from the Star Valley summer. The hottest period was the end of June with a late July frost/freeze in some of the colder valley locations.
Thayne Elementary School recorded the hottest temperature in the valley on the 29th of June when the mercury hit 100. Thayne ES and the Double L Ranch station both dipped below freezing. Thayne ES was 31 on the morning of August 23rd, while Double L also had a 31 on July 28th. Upper 20s and frost occurred at many colder valley locations on July 28th.
Rainfall was spread throughout the 3 summer months with generally near or a little more than 5 inches measured much of the valley. Following are some of the statistics from the observing sites.
Station High Date Low Date
Thayne ES 100 June 29 31 Aug 23
Etna ES 97 June 29 32 Jul 28/Aug 23
Star Valley Ranch 91 June 29 35 Jul 28
Bedford 2S 91 June 29 34 Jul 28
Double L Ranch 94 June 29 31 Jul 28
Star Valley Ranch 5.58
Bedford 3SE 5.10
Smoot 5S 4.99
Thayne 1SE 4.88