Sunday, February 26, 2017

Monday Morning Snow across Western Wyoming


Model Forecast Snow Totals through Monday Afternoon



Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
708 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

WYZ012-013-023-024-027-271500-
Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains-Jackson Hole-Star Valley-
Salt River and Wyoming Ranges-South Lincoln County-
Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine,
Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, Kemmerer, and Cokeville
708 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...Increasing Snow Across Western Wyoming Tonight; Expect Slick
Roads and Limited Visibility Monday Morning...

Snow will increase across the Jackson and Star Valleys and
surrounding mountains ahead of an approaching cold front. Snowfall
will be most widespread, with locally moderate to heavy snowfall,
from the predawn hours Monday morning through early Monday
afternoon. Snow will decrease behind the cold frontal passage mid
to late Monday afternoon. Total snowfall will range from 1 to 4
inches across the Jackson and Star Valleys, with locally higher
amounts from Thayne to Alpine. The mountains will receive 3 to 6
inches of new snowfall with higher amounts of 6 to 9 inches in
some areas above 9000 feet.

Morning commuters should allow extra time to reach their
destination Monday morning, especially if travelling over
mountain passes.

Friday, February 24, 2017

200 Inches of Snow and Still Counting for Winter 2016-2017

The winter of 2016-17 even with still a couple snow  months remaining, has already been a memorable one.
Following is the normal totals of snowfall and precipitation  over a 30 year period from the climatological station located just southeast of Bedford.


BEDFORD 3 SE, WYOMING (480603)

Period of Record Monthly Climate Summary

Period of Record : 6/ 1/1975 to 12/31/2005

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Average Max. Temperature (F)28.433.141.550.360.670.779.578.269.356.438.327.652.8
Average Min. Temperature (F)6.17.515.324.533.137.743.241.734.326.316.06.224.3
Average Total Precipitation (in.)2.232.062.021.933.021.881.371.481.831.842.151.8923.70
Average Total SnowFall (in.)36.726.122.18.54.30.30.00.01.05.223.031.5158.7
Average Snow Depth (in.)24292690000003139


Daily snowfall and precipitation is also taken in Star Valley Ranch, which is in a comparable location to the Bedford 3 SE station.

As of Feb 24th the Star Valley Ranch site has topped 200 inches so far this winter. This compares to about 160 inches for an entire winter snow season per the Bedford station.  Additionally  the total precipitation in Star Valley Ranch has been almost 25 inches(24.97) since September 1st, more than would occur normally in an entire year.

Following is a month by month break down of the snowfall and precipitation since September as measured at Star Valley Ranch.

Month             Precipitation          Snowfall
Sept                       3.45                         .5
Oct                        6.05                       9.8
Nov                       1.63                      17.5
Dec                       3.90                       64.0
Jan                        5.00                       69.5
Feb thru the 24th  4.94                       39.0

Totals                   24.97                     200.3 inches

              

Final Snowfall Reports for latest Winter Storm



Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Riverton WY
145 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Final Snowfall Reports for latest Winter Storm...

The following snow reports are the final storm totals from the latest
Winter Storm and were collected from from 5 pm Wednesday evening
through noon Friday.

Note: SnoTELs (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high
mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from SNOTELS are estimated based
on snow water equivalent.

Location                              Snowfall
Lincoln County...
 Hams Fork Snotel...                 12 inches.
 Kelley Ranger Station Snotel...     12 inches.
 Willow Creek Snotel...              11 inches.
 Star Valley Ranch...                 9 inches.
 5 SSE Smoot...                       8 inches.
 Indian Creek Snotel...               8 inches.
 Spring Creek Divide Snotel...        8 inches.
 3 SE Bedford...                      8 inches.
 Blind Bull Summit...                 7 inches.
 Afton...                        6 to 7 inches.
 Cottonwood Creek Snotel...           7 inches.
 Commissary Ridge...                6.5 inches.
 2 SE Thayne...                     5.7 inches.
 Salt River Summit Snotel...          5 inches.
 3 S Fontenelle Dam...                4 inches.
 Box Y Ranch...                       4 inches.
 Blind Bull Summit Snotel...          3 inches.
Big Horn County... Bald Mountain Snotel... 2 inches. Bone Springs Divide Snotel... 2 inches. 9 NNW Shell... 1.3 inches. 7 W Basin... 1 inch. Greybull... 1 inch. 9 ENE Greybull... 0.4 inches. Fremont County... Townsend Creek Snotel... 34 inches. St. Lawrence Alt Snotel... 28 inches. Deer Park Snotel... 28 inches. Hobbs Park Snotel... 27 inches. South Pass Snotel... 26 inches. Atlantic City... 26 inches. Cold Springs Snotel... 25 inches. 9.5 SW Lander... 25 inches. 6 SW Lander... 23 inches. 6.6 SW Lander... 19 inches. Jeffrey City... 17 inches. Lander Airport... 16 inches. Lander... 8 to 14 inches. 3 SW Lander... 14 inches. 9 SSE Lander... 14 inches. Riverton Airport... 13 inches. 9 SSE Lander... 13 inches. Riverton... 9 to 12 inches. 6 N Riverton... 11 inches. 2 W Riverton... 11 inches. Little Warm Snotel... 11 inches. 2 W Riverton... 10 inches. 7 SE Lander... 9.8 inches. Hudson... 9 inches. Dubois... 7 inches. Boysen Dam... 6 inches. Jeffrey City... 6 inches. Kinnear... 5 inches. 7 WNW Lander... 4.3 inches. Brooks Lake... 4 inches. Burris... 3 inches. Hot Springs County... Thermopolis... 4 to 8 inches. 5 SE Thermopolis... 6.6 inches. Owl Creek Snotel... 4 inches. 9 NE Thermopolis... 3 inches. Kirby... 1 inch. Johnson County... Little Goose Snotel... 8 inches. Hansen Sawmill Snotel... 7 inches. 4 SSW Buffalo... 7 inches. Soldier Park Snotel... 6 inches. 17 E Kaycee... 4 inches. Buffalo... 3 to 4 inches. Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel... 4 inches. Bear Trap Meadow Snotel... 3 inches. 3 ESE Buffalo... 2.5 inches. Natrona County... Casper Mountain Snotel... 17 inches. Powder River... 13 inches. Reno Hill Snotel... 12 inches. 2 E Evansville... 12 inches. Casper Mountain... 12 inches. 5 SSW Casper... 9.5 inches. Casper Airport... 9.4 inches. Casper... 4 to 8 inches. 1 S Casper... 7.2 inches. 3 WSW Casper... 5.4 inches. 10 WSW Casper... 5 inches. Grave Spring Snotel... 5 inches. 4 WSW Casper... 3.1 inches. 4 SW Casper... 2 inches. Midwest... 1 inch. Park County... Timber Creek Snotel... 7 inches. Marquette Snotel... 7 inches. 3 NE Sunshine... 6 inches. 1 NW Meeteetse... 5 inches. Kirwin Snotel... 4 inches. Wolverine Snotel... 2 inches. 2 WSW Cody... 2 inches. Cody... 1 inch. 4 SE Cody... 1 inch. 4 SW Powell... 0.2 inches. Sublette County... Snider Basin Snotel... 5 inches. East Rim Divide Snotel... 3 inches. Loomis Park Snotel... 2 inches. Triple Peak Snotel... 2 inches. 14 NW Pinedale... 1.5 inches. Kendall Ranger Station Snotel... 1 inch. Boulder Rearing Station... 1 inch. Sweetwater County... Rock Springs... 12 to 23 inches. Green River... 12 to 19 inches. 4 NW Rock Springs... 11.5 inches. 7 SE Rock Springs... 11 inches. Buckboard Marina... 10 inches. Farson... 9 inches. 4 NNW Rock Springs... 8.5 inches. Wamsutter... 6 to 8 inches. Farson... 6 inches. Teton County... Togwotee Pass Snotel... 11 inches. Snow King... 4 inches. Jackson... 3 inches. Grand Targhee - Chief Joseph... 2.5 inches. Jackson Hole - Mid Mountain... 2.2 inches. Jackson Hole - Raymer... 2.1 inches. Jackson Hole - Rendezvous Bowl... 2.1 inches. Jackson Dam... 2 inches. 3 SSW Wilson... 2 inches. Togwotee Mountain Lodge... 1.1 inches. Jackson Hole - Base... 1 inch. Granite Creek Snotel... 1 inch. Grand Targhee Snotel... 1 inch. Phillips Bench Snotel... 1 inch. Moose... 1 inch. Washakie County... Middle Powder Snotel... 3 inches. 5 NNW Ten Sleep... 2 inches. Worland... 2 inches. 8 SW Worland... 1.5 inches. Winchester... 1 inch. Ten Sleep... 0.9 inches. 16 SSE Ten Sleep... 0.3 inches. Yellowstone National Park... Yellowstone East Entrance... 1 inch. Lamar Ranger Station... 1 inch.

Utah Storm Report Friday AM

Note the Huge Amounts of Snow in The Wasatch mountains
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
 838 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017
 
 ...Preliminary Storm Information...
 
 Current storm total precipitation and snow reports for the past 72 hours.
 
 ***** Precip Reports *****                Time        Snow     Precip

  ...Wasatch Mountains South of I-80...
 Brighton Crest - 9500 ft                 5 AM Fri     47.0      4.04
 Alta Collins - 9662 ft                   4 AM Fri     45.0      3.13
 Snowbird - 8100 ft                       5 AM Fri     42.0      2.61
 Alta Udot - 8799 ft                      4 AM Fri     37.0      2.38
 Canyons Village at Park City - 8800 ft   4 AM Fri     31.0      2.35
 Park City Mountain - 9300 ft             6 AM Fri     30.0      2.40
 Solitude - 8200 ft                       5 AM Fri     29.0      2.10
 Big Cottonwood Spruces - 7402 ft         4 PM Thu     27.0      1.75
 Provo Canyon - 6100 ft                   4 PM Thu     23.0      1.62
 Alta - 8730 ft                           5 PM Thu     16.1      1.11
 Suncrest - 6140 ft                       8 PM Thu     11.0      
 Mill-d North - 8960 ft                   8 PM Thu               2.60
 Provo Canyon - 5208 ft                   8 PM Thu               2.60
 Alta - Guard House - 8799 ft             8 PM Thu               2.48
 Cascade Mountain - 7768 ft               5 PM Thu               2.00
 Alta - Base - 8560 ft                    8 PM Thu               1.97
 Sundance Mid Mountain - 7450 ft          8 PM Thu               1.94
 Brighton - 8750 ft                       8 PM Thu               1.90
 Udot Lcc Elberts - 7600 ft               8 PM Thu               1.88
 Thaynes Canyon - 9200 ft                 8 PM Thu               1.70
 Aspen Grove - 6880 ft                    8 PM Thu               1.55
 Spruces - 7402 ft                        8 PM Thu               1.48
 Deer Valley - Ontario - 9100 ft          8 PM Thu               1.37
 Timpanogos Divide - 8140 ft              8 PM Thu               1.30
 Deer Vly  - Ruby - 8300 ft               8 PM Thu               1.29
...Cache Valley/Utah Portion... Logan - 4805 ft 6 AM Fri 6.8 1.05 Richmond - 4576 ft 6 AM Fri 6.4 0.82 Lbw Southfork - 5095 ft 8 PM Thu 0.51 Logan Campbell Hq - 4455 ft 8 PM Thu 0.51 Smithfield - 4760 ft 8 PM Thu 0.50 Lbw Paradise - 4859 ft 8 PM Thu 0.48 Lewiston - 4514 ft 8 PM Thu 0.41 ...Northern Wasatch Front... Fruit Heights - 4802 ft 7 AM Fri 10.3 1.29 Bountiful Bench - 5094 ft 7 AM Fri 9.5 1.20 South Ogden - 4780 ft 7 AM Fri 8.5 0.88 Bountiful Bench - 5114 ft 5 PM Thu 8.3 1.08 Fruit Heights 7 AM Fri 7.0 0.47 Brigham City - 4418 ft 7 AM Fri 5.4 0.71 Northeast Ogden Bench - 4560 ft 9 PM Thu 5.1 0.80 North Ogden 8 AM Fri 4.0 0.17 Garland 1 SE - 4328 ft 5 AM Fri 3.1 0.65 Roy 9 PM Thu 3.0 0.21 South Ogden - 4780 ft 5 PM Thu 2.5 0.38 Brigham City - 4230 ft 5 PM Thu 2.0 0.51 Bountiful Bench - 4990 ft 8 PM Thu 1.00 Ogden - Hinckley Airport - 4440 ft 8 AM Fri 0.53 Thatcher - 4414 ft 7 AM Fri 0.41 ...Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys... Cottonwood Heights - 5230 ft 7 AM Fri 14.5 1.43 Cottonwood Heights - 5138 ft 7 AM Fri 12.7 1.56 Upper Millcreek - 5050 ft 4 PM Thu 8.0 1.16 Sandy - 4637 ft 7 AM Fri 7.5 1.23 Sandy - 4850 ft 7 AM Fri 7.0 Taylorsville-Bennion - 4594 ft 7 AM Fri 7.0 0.72 Sandy - 4714 ft 7 AM Fri 5.4 1.06 Vernon - 5485 ft 5 AM Fri 5.0 0.51 Tooele - 5070 ft 5 PM Thu 5.0 0.65 West Valley City 5600W - 4279 ft 5 AM Fri 4.6 0.72 Grantsville 2 W - 4480 ft 5 AM Fri 3.5 0.73 South Salt Lake - 4272 ft 2 PM Thu 3.4 0.21 Salt Lake Intl Airport - 4226 ft 8 AM Fri 3.0 0.56 Holladay - 4456 ft 9 AM Thu 2.5 0.77 Salt Lake Triad Center - 4280 ft 5 PM Thu 2.0 0.24 Univ Of Utah 8 AM Thu 1.5 Olympus Cove - 5070 ft 8 PM Thu 0.78 North Holladay - 4600 ft 8 PM Thu 0.70 Olympus Hills - Msi - 4960 ft 8 PM Thu 0.66 Salt Lake Muni 2 Airport - 4603 ft 8 PM Thu 0.45 South Jordan - 4551 ft 8 PM Thu 0.41 ...Southern Wasatch Front... Springville 10 AM Thu 15.0 1.76 Springville - 4545 ft 4 PM Thu 13.0 1.92 Alpine - 5070 ft 5 PM Thu 11.0 0.85 Spanish Fork Power House - 4720 ft 5 PM Thu 7.5 0.79 Provo Byu - 4570 ft 5 PM Thu 5.6 0.78 Lehi - 4800 ft 7 AM Fri 3.3 0.59 Orem - 4599 ft 9 AM Thu 3.0 1.03 Eyring Science Center - 4720 ft 8 PM Thu 1.38 Provo Municipal Airport - 4498 ft 8 PM Thu 1.11 Spanish Fork - 4721 ft 8 PM Thu 1.10 ...Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains... Utah Test Range - 4440 ft 5 PM Thu 1.0 0.18 Mining Fork - 8000 ft 8 PM Thu 1.80 Rocky Basin-settleme - 8900 ft 7 PM Thu 1.60 Dry Fork - 7160 ft 8 PM Thu 1.40 Target R - 4311 ft 8 PM Thu 0.89 Horizontal Grid - 4261 ft 8 PM Thu 0.71 Target S - 4349 ft 8 PM Thu 0.63 Juliet Road - 4324 ft 8 PM Thu 0.62 Callao Gate - 4250 ft 8 PM Thu 0.62 Ditto - 4345 ft 8 PM Thu 0.58 Baker Lab - 4294 ft 8 PM Thu 0.56 Nw Decon Pad - 4380 ft 8 PM Thu 0.54 Playa Station - 4280 ft 8 PM Thu 0.52 Tower Grid - 4346 ft 8 PM Thu 0.51 White Sage - 4363 ft 8 PM Thu 0.51 English Village - 4788 ft 8 PM Thu 0.46 Rosette - 5685 ft 5 AM Fri 0.03 ...Wasatch Mountain Valleys... Heber City - 5768 ft 9 AM Thu 15.5 1.46 Eden - 4947 ft 7 AM Fri 9.0 1.04 Eden - 5337 ft 5 PM Thu 6.3 0.76 Deer Creek Dam - 5270 ft 5 AM Fri 6.0 0.76 Park City - 6824 ft 5 AM Fri 4.4 0.37 Wanship Dam - 5940 ft 5 PM Thu 1.5 0.19 Park City Golf Course - 6855 ft 8 PM Thu 0.70 Swansons Env Center - 5700 ft 8 PM Thu 0.66 Weber River 6w Morgan - 4799 ft 7 PM Thu 0.49 ...Wasatch Mountains I-80 North... Powder Mountain 5 AM Fri 34.0 2.54 Laketown - 5980 ft 5 PM Thu 6.0 0.47 Randolph - 6270 ft 5 AM Fri 5.0 City Creek Water Plant - 5330 ft 5 PM Thu 1.5 0.80 Farmington - 8000 ft 8 PM Thu 3.90 Parrish Creek - 7740 ft 8 PM Thu 3.60 Lookout Peak - 8200 ft 8 PM Thu 2.60 Farmington Lower - 6779 ft 8 PM Thu 2.30 Parleys Summit - 7500 ft 7 PM Thu 2.20 Monte Cristo - 8960 ft 8 PM Thu 1.80 Dry Bread Pond - 8350 ft 8 PM Thu 1.70 Horse Ridge - 8160 ft 8 PM Thu 1.60 Lightning Ridge - 8215 ft 8 PM Thu 1.50 Louis Meadow - 6700 ft 8 PM Thu 1.50 Bug Lake - 7950 ft 3 PM Thu 1.00 Temple Fork - 7406 ft 8 PM Thu 0.70 ...Western Uinta Mountains... Hayden Fork - 9100 ft 8 PM Thu 1.40 Steel Creek Park - 10100 ft 8 PM Thu 1.20 Chalk Creek #2 - 8200 ft 7 PM Thu 1.10 West Fork Blacksmiths Fork - 9620 ft 8 PM Thu 1.01 Smith And Morehouse - 7600 ft 7 PM Thu 1.00 Lily Lake - 9050 ft 8 PM Thu 0.90 Blacks Fork Jct - 8870 ft 7 PM Thu 0.90 Hewinta - 9500 ft 7 PM Thu 0.90 Hole-in-rock - 9150 ft 8 PM Thu 0.80 West Fork Blacksfork - 8865 ft 8 PM Thu 0.70 Lakefork #1 - 10100 ft 8 PM Thu 0.70 Chepeta - 10300 ft 7 PM Thu 0.70 Five Points Lake - 10920 ft 7 PM Thu 0.70 ...Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs... Strawberry Divide - 8400 ft 8 PM Thu 1.30 Mammoth-cottonwood - 8800 ft 7 PM Thu 1.00 Daniels-strawberry - 8000 ft 8 PM Thu 0.90 White River #1 - 8550 ft 8 PM Thu 0.60 ...Western Uinta Basin... Altamont - 6370 ft 5 AM Fri 5.8 0.43 Roosevelt 9 AM Thu 4.0 Duchesne 9 AM Thu 3.0 Neola - 5950 ft 5 PM Thu 1.0 0.06 Roosevelt - 5171 ft 8 PM Thu 0.41 Myton - 5080 ft 5 AM Fri 0.04 Duchesne - 5520 ft 5 PM Thu 0.03 ...San Rafael Swell... Hans Flat Rs - 6600 ft 5 AM Fri 1.4 0.22 ...Sanpete/Sevier Valleys... Manti Radio - 5498 ft 5 AM Fri 0.2 0.02 ...West Central Utah... Oak City - 5135 ft 7 AM Fri 7.7 0.72 Fillmore - 5120 ft 5 PM Thu 3.5 0.32 Delta 7 AM Fri 2.0 Fish Springs - 4282 ft 8 PM Thu 0.66 ...Southwest Utah... Cedar City - 6090 ft 5 AM Fri 3.4 0.28 Cedar City 10 AM Thu 3.0 0.26 Beaver - 5980 ft 7 AM Fri 2.5 0.21 New Harmony - 5625 ft 5 AM Fri 0.1 0.10 ...South Central Utah... Kodachrome Basin Park - 5810 ft 5 PM Thu 0.38 ...Central Utah Mountains... Oak City - 5081 ft 5 AM Fri 0.5 0.56 Pine Creek - 8800 ft 8 PM Thu 1.00 Farnsworth Lake - 9600 ft 8 PM Thu 0.90 Pickle Keg - 9600 ft 8 PM Thu 0.70 Fremont Indian Sp - 5920 ft 5 AM Fri 0.13 ...Southern Utah Mountains... Kimberly Mine - 9300 ft 8 PM Thu 0.70 Panguitch - 6630 ft 5 AM Fri 0.22 ...Southwest Wyoming... Evanston - Burns Field - 7162 ft 8 AM Fri 0.46

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Preliminary Snowfall Reports through Thursday Morning

Morning view at Star Valley Ranch

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
110 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...Preliminary Snowfall Reports through Thursday Morning...

The following snow reports are preliminary totals from 6 pm
Wednesday night through 9 am Thursday morning from an ongoing major
winter storm.

Note: SnoTELs (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high
mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from SNOTELS are estimated based
on snow water equivalent.

Location                              Snowfall
Lincoln County...
 Kelley Ranger Station Snotel...      6 inches.
 Willow Creek Snotel...               6 inches.
 Star Valley Ranch...               5.5 inches.
 Hams Fork Snotel...                  4 inches.
 Spring Creek Divide Snotel...        4 inches.
 Salt River Summit Snotel...          3 inches.
 Cottonwood Creek Snotel...           3 inches.
 Indian Creek Snotel...               3 inches.
 2 SE Thayne...                       2 inches.
 3 SE Bedford...                      2 inches.
 Blind Bull Summit...                 1 inch.
 Afton...                           0.7 inches.
Big Horn County... Bald Mountain Snotel... 2 inches. Fremont County... Hobbs Park Snotel... 18 inches. Cold Springs Snotel... 18 inches. Townsend Creek Snotel... 17 inches. St. Lawrence Alt Snotel... 17 inches. Deer Park Snotel... 17 inches. South Pass Snotel... 14 inches. Atlantic City... 11 inches. Lander Airport... 9.4 inches. 6 SW Lander... 8.3 inches. Little Warm Snotel... 8 inches. 2 W Riverton... 7 inches. Hudson... 7 inches. Lander... 4 to 6 inches. Jeffrey City... 5 inches. 7 WNW Lander... 4.3 inches. Riverton Airport... 4.1 inches. 9 SSE Lander... 4 inches. 6 N Riverton... 3.5 inches. 2 W Riverton... 3 inches. 9 SSE Lander... 3 inches. Dubois... 1 inch. Burris... 0.2 inches. Hot Springs County... Owl Creek Snotel... 3 inches. Thermopolis... 1 inch. Johnson County... 4 SSW Buffalo... 3 inches. Hansen Sawmill Snotel... 2 inches. Little Goose Snotel... 1 inch. Buffalo... 1 inch. Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel... 1 inch. Lincoln County... Kelley Ranger Station Snotel... 6 inches. Willow Creek Snotel... 6 inches. Star Valley Ranch... 5.5 inches. Hams Fork Snotel... 4 inches. Spring Creek Divide Snotel... 4 inches. Salt River Summit Snotel... 3 inches. Cottonwood Creek Snotel... 3 inches. Indian Creek Snotel... 3 inches. 2 SE Thayne... 2 inches. 3 SE Bedford... 2 inches. Blind Bull Summit... 1 inch. Afton... 0.7 inches. Natrona County... Casper... 4 to 16 inches. Casper Mountain Snotel... 13 inches. Casper Mountain... 12 inches. Reno Hill Snotel... 9 inches. Casper Airport... 8.2 inches. 5 SSW Casper... 5.5 inches. 10 WSW Casper... 3 inches. Powder River... 2 inches. Grave Spring Snotel... 1 inch. Midwest... 1 inch. Park County... Timber Creek Snotel... 6 inches. 1 NW Meeteetse... 5 inches. 3 NE Sunshine... 4 inches. Marquette Snotel... 4 inches. Kirwin Snotel... 3 inches. Wolverine Snotel... 1 inch. 2 WSW Cody... 1 inch. Cody... 1 inch. Sublette County... Snider Basin Snotel... 4 inches. Sweetwater County... Rock Springs... 5 to 7 inches. Buckboard Marina... 6 inches. Green River... 5 to 6 inches. Rock Springs... 5.2 inches. 4 NNW Rock Springs... 4.5 inches. Washakie County... Middle Powder Snotel... 1 inch. Yellowstone National Park... Yellowstone East Entrance... 1 inch.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Final Snowfall Reports for the February 20th-22nd Snow Storm


Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Riverton WY
220 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Final Snowfall Reports for the February 20th-22nd Snow Storm...

The latest cold front completed a run across Wyoming today and left
a swath of snow across the state. Most of the snow fell across the
west and higher terrain...with mixed snow and rain at the lower
elevations. These final totals are through noon February 22nd.

Note: SnoTELS (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high
mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from SNOTELS are estimated
based on snow water equivalent.

Location                              Snowfall
Lincoln County...
 Blind Bull Summit...                15 inches.
 Indian Creek Snotel...              13 inches.
 Spring Creek Divide Snotel...       10 inches.
 Willow Creek Snotel...               8 inches.
 Blind Bull Summit Snotel...          8 inches.
 Star Valley Ranch...                 7 inches.
 3 SE Bedford...                      7 inches.
 5 SSE Smoot...                       6 inches.
 2 SE Thayne...                       6 inches.
 Afton...                           5.1 inches.
 Kelley Ranger Station Snotel...      5 inches.
 Salt River Summit Snotel...          5 inches.
 Commissary Ridge...                  5 inches.
 Cottonwood Creek Snotel...           3 inches.
 Hams Fork Snotel...                  3 inches.
 Fossil Butte...                    0.5 inches.
Big Horn County... Bald Mountain Snotel... 2 inches. Shell Creek Snotel... 1 inch. Fremont County... Little Warm Snotel... 14 inches. Deer Park Snotel... 12 inches. Brooks Lake... 11 inches. Hobbs Park Snotel... 11 inches. St. Lawrence Alt Snotel... 8 inches. Castle Creek Snotel... 8 inches. Burroughs Creek Snotel... 8 inches. Townsend Creek Snotel... 7 inches. South Pass Snotel... 6 inches. Cold Springs Snotel... 4 inches. Dubois... 3 inches. Atlantic City... 3 inches. 2 N Atlantic City... 1.5 inches. 6 SW Lander... 1.3 inches. 7 SE Lander... 1.3 inches. Lander... 1 inch. Lander Airport... 0.6 inches. Hot Springs County... Owl Creek Snotel... 1 inch. Johnson County... Hansen Sawmill Snotel... 2 inches. Little Goose Snotel... 2 inches. Soldier Park Snotel... 2 inches. Natrona County... Grave Spring Snotel... 2 inches. Reno Hill Snotel... 2 inches. Casper Mountain Snotel... 1 inch. Park County... Younts Peak Snotel... 11 inches. Kirwin Snotel... 11 inches. Beartooth Lake Snotel... 9 inches. Evening Star Snotel... 8 inches. Blackwater Snotel... 7 inches. Pahaska... 4 inches. Wolverine Snotel... 3 inches. Marquette Snotel... 3 inches. Timber Creek Snotel... 2 inches. Sublette County... Loomis Park Snotel... 10 inches. Snider Basin Snotel... 10 inches. Triple Peak Snotel... 9 inches. Gunsite Pass Snotel... 9 inches. Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel... 8 inches. Kendall Ranger Station Snotel... 7 inches. East Rim Divide Snotel... 6 inches. Big Sandy Opening Snotel... 5 inches. Larsen Creek Snotel... 5 inches. New Fork Lake Snotel... 5 inches. Boulder Rearing Station... 2 inches. 14 NW Pinedale... 2 inches. Pinedale... 1.2 inches. Daniel Fish Hatchery... 0.5 inches. Sweetwater County... Rock Springs... 2.4 inches. Green River... 2 inches. 4 NNW Rock Springs... 1.6 inches. 5 N Farson... 0.5 inches. Teton County... Granite Creek Snotel... 13 inches. Gros Ventre Summit Snotel... 12 inches. Togwotee Pass Snotel... 11 inches. Jackson Hole - Mid Mountain... 11 inches. Darwin Ranch... 9.5 inches. Jackson Hole - Raymer... 9 inches. 3 SSW Wilson... 8.5 inches. Phillips Bench Snotel... 7 inches. Grand Targhee Snotel... 7 inches. Base Camp Snotel... 7 inches. Snake River Stn Snotel... 7 inches. Grand Targhee - Chief Joseph... 7 inches. Grassy Lake Snotel... 7 inches. Jackson Dam... 6.1 inches. Snow King... 5 inches. Moose... 3 inches. Jackson Hole - Base... 3 inches. Togwotee Mountain Lodge... 3 inches. 1 ENE Teton Village... 2 inches. 1 NNW Alta... 1 inch. Jackson... 0.2 inches. Washakie County... Powder River Pass Snotel... 3 inches. Middle Powder Snotel... 3 inches. Yellowstone National Park... Thumb Divide Snotel... 11 inches. Lewis Lake Divide Snotel... 10 inches. Sylvan Lake Snotel... 9 inches. Old Faithful Ranger Station... 9 inches. Canyon Snotel... 8 inches. Parker Peak Snotel... 7 inches. Sylvan Road Snotel... 7 inches. Snake River Ranger Station... 3.2 inches. Lamar Ranger Station... 0.3 inches. $$

Major Winter Storm Expected Across Southern and Eastern Wyoming Beginning Wednesday night

A Major Winter Storm will Impact much of Southern and Eastern Wyoming beginning Wednesday night until Friday.  Northwest Wyoming including Star Valley will escape much of the storm as it tracks out into the Plains. Following are some excellent products about the storm from the National Weather Service in Riverton WY.

SYNOPSIS:  A major winter storm is taking shape for central and southern Wyoming from late tonight through Friday morning.  Some snow is expected today mainly along and south of Interstate 80.   After sunset, snowfall will begin to increase in coverage and intensity across southern Wyoming. This snowfall is expected to overspread central Wyoming by around midnight Wednesday night. Periods of snow are then expected to continue through Thursday night, before gradually subsiding by around midday Friday.  The heaviest snowfall with this winter storm is expected  between the predawn hours Thursday to early Thursday afternoon. Snowfall rates of 1 to possibly 2 inches an hour could occur.  Very windy north to northeast wind is expected to develop early Thursday morning which will cause significant blowing and drifting snow.  Whiteout conditions are expected at times in rural areas.    

IMPACTS:
  • Significant airline delays (likely) or cancellations possible at Casper, Riverton, and Rock Springs airports Thursday.
  • Travel will become difficult or impossible especially in rural areas where whiteout conditions will be possible.
  • Road closures are likely (some could be for an extended period of time).  Please check wyoroad.info for the latest road conditions.
  • Young livestock will be vulnerable to the cold and snowy conditions.

Forecast for 6am Thursday February 23 2017
Forecast snowfall for Thursday February 23 2017


Total Snowfall ending  Friday evening February 24 2017

Forecast Wind Gust for Thursday February 23 2017