Snow Fall Report February 22 2022

Snow Fall Report February 22 2022

National Weather Service Riverton WY 1153 AM MST Tue Feb 22 2022 …FINAL SNOWFALL REPORTS… Below are final snowfall reports from the storm that impacted the area from Sunday afternoon through 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 Elevation (ft.) …Wyoming… …Big Horn County… Lovell 2 SSW 0.3 in 0700 AM 02/22 3950…

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SNOTEL, WHAT , HOW AND WHERE?

SNOTEL, WHAT , HOW AND WHERE?

  The word snow is a frequent topic of conversation in Star Valley.  There is either too much, too little, it is around too long or it is too deep.  Without it Star Valley would not be one of the most beautiful valleys in this great country.  Snow is typically covering the ground  for nearly half of the year in many parts of the valley.  During the winter of 2020-2021 there was at least an inch on the ground at…

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Update on Snow Pack for Salt River Range-Star Valley

Update on Snow Pack for Salt River Range-Star Valley

Since the first week of January, snowfall has been very limited across Wyoming. With a wet December, above normal snow packs were reported much of the interior west around New Years.  However the SWE(snow water equivalent) has basically flat lined across much of the area due to the extended period of storm free days.  Following is the SWE for Wyoming as of February 6th with all areas now below 100% of  normal and dropping. Of greater interest to Star Valley…

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Cold Thursday Morning in Wyoming

Cold Thursday Morning in Wyoming

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 932 AM MST Thu Feb 3 2022 …HERE ARE SOME LOW TEMPERATURE REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 3 2022… Location Temp Elevation (ft.) …Wyoming… …Big Horn County… Ten Sleep 13.5 NE (WYDOT) -18 F 8027 Basin -10 F 3897 Greybull Airport -9 F 3917 Greybull 30 E -8 F 8897 Burlington 2.1 E (WACNET) -7 F 4416 Cowley Airport -4 F 4083 Lovell -3 F 3964 Hyattville 5 ENE -2 F 5669 Willow Creek…

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Coldest Morning This Winter in Star Valley

Coldest Morning This Winter in Star Valley

The clear skies, long nights and snow cover provided ideal conditions for strong radiational cooling last night.  The result were the coldest temperatures so far this winter around the Star Valley Area. To display this are two maps of the mornings minimum temperatures. First  are those locations that were 10 below or lower Cokeville  took the honors  with 24 below.  In Star Valley the coldest was along the Salt River near Double L Ranch south of Alpine with 18 below,…

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Half-Time Report for Star Valley Snow Season

Half-Time Report for Star Valley Snow Season

The end of January is  about halfway through the all important snow season in Star Valley and the nearby mountains. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. That certainly is an appropriate slogan for the snows of Wyoming.  This water year which starts on October 1st, so far has been positive.  While much of December was snowy, the jet stream, i.e.  storm track, has shifted north of Wyoming in January.  Thus snow amounts have been minimal since New Years…

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Impact of Hunga Tonga Volcano in Star Valley

Impact of Hunga Tonga Volcano in Star Valley

Around 11pm MST Friday night a tremendous eruption of the Hunga Tonga Volcano occurred some 250 miles southwest of Samoa in the South Pacific. Even though Star Valley is far away from the volcano, there were effects quickly felt around the globe.  Within hours, a pressure wave radiated out from the volcano at about  the speed of sound and was detected across much of the United States, including Star Valley. There are several weather stations in Star Valley.  A distinct…

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Snowfall Totals First Week of January

Snowfall Totals First Week of January

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 843 PM MST Fri Jan 7 2022 Here are Snowfall Reports From late Tuesday evening through Thursday evening in Western and Central Wyoming. Several rounds of snow occurred in the west during this timeframe. In central Wyoming, most of the snow occurred on Wednesday into Thursday morning. County: Location: Snowfall Total: Inches Big Horn Lovell 2.4 SSW 5 Basin 3 Deaver 1 Fremont Dubois 10 Lander 1.7 NNW 3 Lander 7.3 WNW…

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Winter Storm Warning Tonight Through Thursday

Winter Storm Warning Tonight Through Thursday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 312 PM MST Tue Jan 4 2022 Jackson Hole-Star Valley-Upper Green River Basin Foothills- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, and Pinedale 312 PM MST Tue Jan 4 2022 …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 PM MST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts to 15 inches. Winds…

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Weather Summary for Star Valley Ranch-2021

Weather Summary for Star Valley Ranch-2021

Star Valley generally experienced a typical weather year in 2021.  Some of the highlights were: -very dry start  to summer with no virtually no rain falling in June and early July -snowy February followed by near snowless March -heavy monsoon thunderstorms later summer with local flash flooding -unusually mild November The information for this summary was collected at Star Valley Ranch.  Precipitation observation are from the gauge located near Green Canyon while temperatures are from the station on the Star…

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