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Star Valley Rainfall Totals for July 2021

Star Valley Rainfall Totals for July 2021

The Monsoon moisture that has provided beneficial rains from Southern Utah southward through Arizona into northwestern Mexico  much of July finally arrived into western Wyoming the last week of the month.  The showers and locally  heavy thunderstorms brought to an end the exceptionally long dry spell that began the last week of May for the Star Valley area. Following are the rainfall totals in and around Star Valley for the month of July, which primarily occurred toward the end of…

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Drought Buster in Star Valley?

Drought Buster in Star Valley?

Thundershowers were widespread across Star Valley Wednesday afternoon and evening providing most areas the greatest rainfall since May or in some cases much longer.  While there were isolated substantial amounts which are quite beneficial, much more is needed before any drought conditions can be overcome.  However the current upper air pattern is transporting monsoon moisture into the area from Mexico, Arizona and Utah.  This will continue the daily development of mainly afternoon and evening storms through the weekend if not…

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June 2021 Driest Month on Record Over Most of Star Valley

June 2021 Driest Month on Record Over Most of Star Valley

There were no reports of measurable precipitation  during all of  June in parts of Star Valley.  This is the only time that this has occurred in any month  at the official climatological station located just Southeast of  Bedford.  The record at Bedford 3SE begins 50 years ago in 1971.  Normally over  2 inches fall in June, this year there were just two days that observed a trace.  The same was true at the Star Valley Ranch station with just a…

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Review of Star Valley Ranch Winter 2020-2021

Review of Star Valley Ranch Winter 2020-2021

Typically by mid April the snow season is over for Star Valley Ranch(snow can still occur as locals can attest even into June). However by mid April the winter snow pack is rapidly melting away providing the life blood of Star Valley. Looking back reviewing how the most recent winter snow season was and comparing to recent  winters is the goal of this report. Looking back at the water year which begins on October 1st is the  method of an…

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Star Valley Ranch Winter Snowfall and Drought Update

Star Valley Ranch Winter Snowfall and Drought Update

March 2021 produced well below normal precipitation/snow in Star Valley Ranch.  After a February that ended up with 7 feet of snow the change in the storm track to south of Star Valley provided a needed winter break.  Now that it is April typically the winter snow season is behind us (there can still be significant snows (even into May as Valley residents are aware) however any additional snow should quickly melt away under the strong spring sun.   Below…

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Summary of Star Valley Snowfall February 2021

Summary of Star Valley Snowfall February 2021

February 2021 was a snowy one for Star Valley and much of Western Wyoming. Following are snow totals for several locations around Star Valley. Star Valley Ranch                     81 inches Thayne                                        75 inches Smoot                                       …

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Winter Storm Warning Thursday Night to Saturday Morning

Winter Storm Warning Thursday Night to Saturday Morning

Winter Storm Warning URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 252 AM MST Thu Feb 25 2021 …Accumulating snow returns to far western Wyoming Tonight… .A storm will bring significant snow across far western Wyoming, including Yellowstone National Park, tonight through early Saturday morning. Strong, gusty winds, along with periods of heavy snow, will occur Friday. Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 252 AM MST Thu Feb 25…

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Snowfall Update February 24 2021

Snowfall Update February 24 2021

Thanks to a snowy February the snow pack has substantially improved in Star Valley Ranch. As of Wednesday February 24 the monthly snowfall  total  is 73.8 inches with a water content of 3.87 inches.  This was generally the case throughout  Star Valley and surrounding  mountains this month. Following are photos of the Snow Stake at Star Valley Ranch on January 1st and again on February 24th.   Following are the observations on February 24 for the past 5 years at…

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Snowfall Summary Thursday through Saturday Morning

Snowfall Summary Thursday through Saturday Morning

National Weather Service Riverton WY 303 PM MST Sat Feb 20 2021 …48 HOUR SNOWFALL REPORTS… Below are snow reports from Thursday through Saturday morning. Location Amount Time/Date Elevation (ft.) …Fremont County… 23 NW Dubois 6.0 in 0249 PM 02/20 9346 Atlantic City 4.0 in 0800 AM 02/20 7821 Dubois 0.5 in 0600 AM 02/20 6955 …Lincoln County… Star Valley Ranch 14.0 in 1100 AM 02/20 6377 Alpine 5.9 S 12.2 in 0700 AM 02/20 5932 10 ENE Turnerville 11.0…

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3-Day Snow Totals February 17 2021

3-Day Snow Totals February 17 2021

PUB LIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 156 PM MST WED FEB 17 2021 …FINAL SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM MONDAY MORNING 2/15 THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING 2/17… BELOW ARE THE SNOWFALL REPORTS STARTING EARLY MONDAY MORNING THROUGH THIS MORNING. LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE ELEVATION (FT.) …FREMONT COUNTY… 23 NW DUBOIS 11.1 IN 0139 PM 02/17 9346 RIVERTON 2 W 0.5 IN 0700 AM 02/17 5073 RIVERTON AIRPORT 0.4 IN 1100 AM 02/17 5525 SHOSHONI 13 NW 0.2 IN 0816 AM 02/17…

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