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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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Bitter Cold Morning Most of Wyoming

Bitter Cold Morning Most of Wyoming

FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF MINIMUM TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN WYOMING SUNDAY MORNING WHERE IT WAS BITTER COLD.  THE MAJOR EXCEPTION WAS STAR VALLEY WHERE MINIMUMS ONLY DROPPED TO ABOUT 10 ABOVE ZERO.  THIS IS THE RESULT OF THE COLD AIR FROM CANADA BEING BLOCKED FROM REACHING STAR VALLEY BY THE MOUNTAIN RANGES TO THE WEST AND NORTH.   STAR VALLEY RANCH HAD A MINIMUM OF 12 ABOVE WHILE AFTON 11 ABOVE! Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY…

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Snow Totals Saturday Afternoon February 13 2021

Snow Totals Saturday Afternoon February 13 2021

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 119 PM MST Sat Feb 13 2021 …Here are some snowfall reports since Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning across Central and Western Wyoming. Location Amount Elevation (ft.) …Big Horn County… Lovell 2 SSW 2.5 in 3950 …Fremont County… Dubois 12.0 in 6955 Brooks Lake Lodge 11.0 in Atlantic City 6.0 in 7821 Lander 9 SSE 0.5 in 5818 Lander 6 SW 0.3 in 6088 Riverton 2 W 0.2 in 5073 Riverton 0.1…

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Warning Storm Warning Star Valley Thursday Afternoon through Saturday Morning

Warning Storm Warning Star Valley Thursday Afternoon through Saturday Morning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 343 PM MST Wed Feb 10 2021 …Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories for far Western Wyoming from Thursday afternoon until early Saturday morning… .An extended Moderate to heavy snow event will be likely from Thursday afternoon until early Saturday morning as ample Pacific moisture across the area, moves across portions of western Wyoming. Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne…

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