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Monsoon Moisture Brings Beneficial Rains to Star Valley

Monsoon Moisture Brings Beneficial Rains to Star Valley

After a very dry July, a surge of monsoon moisture from the south fueled heavy rainfall and thunderstorms  across Star Valley Friday and Saturday. Impressive rainfall totals occurred with the following reports. Etna 3 E                        2.16 Star Valley Ranch       2.13 Double L Ranch          2.10 Nordic Ranch              2.02 Alpine Airport             1.87 Afton   …

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Star Valley July Weather Summary- Dry and Warm

Star Valley July Weather Summary- Dry and Warm

July 2022 was a very quiet month for Star Valley as precipitation was scarce and sunshine abundant. The weather pattern was such that the Pacific Storm track was well north of Wyoming as is typical for mid summer, while the Monsoon moisture that provides the best opportunity for summer storms has remained well to the south over Arizona into Southern Utah. Here are rainfall reports around the valley for July 2022. Smoot 5 SSE         .30 Bedford 3…

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Star Valley June 2022 Precipitation Summary

Star Valley June 2022 Precipitation Summary

Star Valley experienced  near normal June precipitation in contrast to last year when virtually no rain fell. Following are rainfall totals for June of 2022. Smoot 5SSE             1.99 Thayne 1S                 1.81 Etna 3NW                 1.74 Star Valley Ranch  1.69 Nordic Ranch          1.59 Afton                         1.41 Bedford 3SE   …

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Spring Snows Provide Major Benefit to Star Valley

Spring Snows Provide Major Benefit to Star Valley

In the wake of a particularly long mid winter period of little snow, the storm track has been favorable for Star Valley/Western Wyoming the past 3 months.  A striking example is the fact that at Star Valley Ranch the total snowfall of 12 inches in the month of May  was 3 inches greater than usually one of the snowiest winter month of February!  Both March and April provided beneficial snow as well with all 3 Spring months substantially improving the…

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Rain/Snow Totals Memorial Weekend Storm 2022

Rain/Snow Totals Memorial Weekend Storm 2022

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 306 PM MDT Tue May 31 2022 …Precipitation and Snowfall Totals Since Midday Saturday… Following are rainfall and snowfall totals from across western and central Wyoming since midday Saturday. The heaviest precipitation fell between Sunday evening and Tuesday morning. Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official. Location Amount Time/Date Elev….

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Snow Fall Reports for May 30 2022

Snow Fall Reports for May 30 2022

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 616 PM MDT Mon May 30 2022 …SNOWFALL REPORTS THROUGH 3 PM MDT MONDAY MAY 30TH … Location AmountElevation Inches …Yellowstone National Park… Parker Peak (16 N Pahaska) 20 9400 Sylvan Lake (8 W East Entrance) 13 8420 Two Ocean Plateau (22 E South Entrance)10 9240 Lewis Lake Divide (5 N S. Entrance) 5 7850 Thumb Divide (2 SSW Grant Village) 5 7980 …Absaroka Mountains… Marquette (15 SE Wapiti) 29 8760 Beartooth…

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April Precipitation Boosts Runoff Potential

April Precipitation Boosts Runoff Potential

April showers, rain and snow, provided a beneficial boost to the runoff that is underway in Western Wyoming.  Given the below normal winter snowfall across much of the region, the active storm track that has been in place this Spring coupled with a wet Fall it is now looking to be a better than earlier expected water year, particularly in the Star Valley area. As of April 30th the Snow Water Equivalent in the current snow pack is near or…

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April Providing Beneficial Hope for Spring Runoff In Western Wyoming

April Providing Beneficial Hope for Spring Runoff In Western Wyoming

                                                        Springtime at Star Valley Ranch   A series of storms have provided beneficial snow to the mountains of western Wyoming in the first two weeks of April. After a rather dry first 3 months of 2022,  the snow pack and associated  water content was heading to a well below normal runoff this…

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Next April Snow Arrives Star Valley on Thursday

Next April Snow Arrives Star Valley on Thursday

Forecast Snowfall Through Friday Morning April 15 2022 Jackson Hole-Star Valley-Upper Green River Basin Foothills- South Lincoln County- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, Pinedale, Kemmerer, and Cokeville 110 PM MDT Wed Apr 13 2022 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM MDT FRIDAY… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible across Star Valley and around Bondurant. Winds are…

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Winter Weather Advisory Monday night and Tuesday

Winter Weather Advisory Monday night and Tuesday

A vigorous and cold Spring storm will sweep across the region tonight and Tuesday. Snow and wind will be hazards with this storm, particularly mountains and passes. Star Valley-Salt River and Wyoming Ranges- Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 443 AM MDT Mon Apr 11 2022 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT TUESDAY… * WHAT…Periods of snow, heavy at times. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches in the valley, and…

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