Sunday, January 31, 2016

FINAL SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM FRIDAY...JANUARY 29TH...THROUGH SATURDAY


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
0109 PM MST SUN JAN 31 2016


...FINAL SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM FRIDAY...JANUARY
29TH...THROUGH SATURDAY...JANUARY 30TH...AND THE MORNING OF
SUNDAY...JANUARY 31ST...

A COLD FRONT RETURNED SNOW TO WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THROUGH SATURDAY...WITH SOME SCATTERED SNOW
SHOWERS LINGERING INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. HERE ARE THE ANTICIPATED
FINAL SNOWFALL REPORTS DURING THAT TIME PERIOD.

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...
 WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL...              18 INCHES.
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL...       17 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL...         17 INCHES.
 COTTONWOOD CREEK SNOTEL...          16 INCHES.
 INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL...              15 INCHES.
 COMMISSARY RIDGE...                 14 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT...                13 INCHES.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                      11 INCHES.
 SAGE...                              9 INCHES.
 KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL...      9 INCHES.
 BOX Y RANCH...                       9 INCHES.
 HAMS FORK SNOTEL...                  8 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                     7.2 INCHES.
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL...          7 INCHES.
 SMOOT...                             5 INCHES.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                      5 INCHES.
 AFTON...                           3.7 INCHES.
 6 N COKEVILLE...                     3 INCHES.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                      3 INCHES.
 2 NW AFTON...                        2 INCHES.
BIG HORN COUNTY... BONE SPRINGS DIVIDE SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. BALD MOUNTAIN SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. SHELL CREEK SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. FREMONT COUNTY... BROOKS LAKE... 12 INCHES. BURROUGHS CREEK SNOTEL... 10 INCHES. SOUTH PASS SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. DEER PARK SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. CASTLE CREEK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. HOBBS PARK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. LITTLE WARM SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. ATLANTIC CITY... 4 INCHES. COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. JEFFREY CITY... 2 INCHES. DUBOIS... 1.5 INCHES. 6 SW LANDER... 1.1 INCHES. 9 SSE LANDER... 1 INCH. LANDER AIRPORT... 0.5 INCHES. LANDER... 0.2-0.4 INCHES. HUDSON... 0.2 INCHES. RIVERTON... 0.2 INCHES. 2 W RIVERTON... 0.2 INCHES. 7 WNW LANDER... 0.2 INCHES. RIVERTON AIRPORT... 0.1 INCHES. 6 N RIVERTON... 0.1 INCHES. HOT SPRINGS COUNTY... OWL CREEK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. THERMOPOLIS... 0.1 INCHES. JOHNSON COUNTY... LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. BEAR TRAP MEADOW SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. BUFFALO... 0.1 INCHES. NATRONA COUNTY... CASPER MOUNTAIN... 8 INCHES. 1 SW CASPER... 6 INCHES. 5 SW CASPER... 6 INCHES. CASPER AIRPORT... 5.6 INCHES. 10 WSW CASPER... 5.2 INCHES. CASPER MOUNTAIN SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. 3 WSW CASPER... 4.4 INCHES. CASPER... 1.8-4 INCHES. 1 S CASPER... 4 INCHES. 3 WSW CASPER... 4 INCHES. MILLS... 4 INCHES. 2 E EVANSVILLE... 4 INCHES. RENO HILL SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. POWDER RIVER... 1.5 INCHES. 4 WSW CASPER... 1.3 INCHES. MIDWEST... 0.5 INCHES. 11 WSW CASPER... 0.5 INCHES. PARK COUNTY... EVENING STAR SNOTEL... 13 INCHES. BEARTOOTH LAKE SNOTEL... 11 INCHES. BLACKWATER SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. YOUNTS PEAK SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. WOLVERINE SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. PAHASKA... 6 INCHES. KIRWIN SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. 2 WSW CODY... 1 INCH. 3 NE SUNSHINE... 0.6 INCHES. SUBLETTE COUNTY... LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL... 15 INCHES. TRIPLE PEAK SNOTEL... 13 INCHES. BONDURANT... 10.4 INCHES. SNIDER BASIN SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. POCKET CREEK SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. BIG SANDY OPENING SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. 14 NW PINEDALE... 7.3 INCHES. KENDALL RANGER STATION SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. LARSEN CREEK SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. GUNSITE PASS SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. DANIEL FISH HATCHERY... 4 INCHES. ELKHART PARK G.S. SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PINEDALE... 1.8 INCHES. BOULDER REARING STATION... 0.5 INCHES. SWEETWATER COUNTY... WAMSUTTER... 4 INCHES. BURNTFORK... 4 INCHES. 7 SE ROCK SPRINGS... 2.4 INCHES. WAMSUTTER... 2 INCHES. 5 N FARSON... 1.5 INCHES. 3 NW GREEN RIVER... 1.5 INCHES. GREEN RIVER... 1-1.1 INCHES. POINT OF ROCKS... 1 INCH. ROCK SPRINGS... 0.2 INCHES. BUCKBOARD MARINA... 0.1 INCHES. TETON COUNTY... JACKSON HOLE - RENDEZVOUS BOWL... 26 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL... 23 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RAYMER... 22 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - MID MOUNTAIN... 21 INCHES. PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL... 20 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE - CHIEF JOSEPH... 20 INCHES. SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL... 18 INCHES. GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL... 16 INCHES. BASE CAMP SNOTEL... 14 INCHES. 3 SSW WILSON... 13 INCHES. GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL... 13 INCHES. MOOSE... 12 INCHES. 1 NNW ALTA... 11 INCHES. TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL... 11 INCHES. 2 NE TETON VILLAGE... 10.5 INCHES. GROS VENTRE SUMMIT SNOTEL... 10 INCHES. JACKSON DAM... 9.5 INCHES. SNOW KING... 9 INCHES. TOGWOTEE MOUNTAIN LODGE... 9 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - BASE... 9 INCHES. 12 NE JACKSON... 8 INCHES. DARWIN RANCH... 6.2 INCHES. JACKSON... 3.5 INCHES. WASHAKIE COUNTY... POWDER RIVER PASS SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 16 SSE TEN SLEEP... 1 INCH. 27 S TEN SLEEP... 0.7 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL... 15 INCHES. OLD FAITHFUL RANGER STATION... 13 INCHES. LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE SNOTEL... 13 INCHES. THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL... 11 INCHES. CANYON SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. PARKER PEAK SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE EAST ENTRANCE... 6 INCHES. LAMAR RANGER STATION... 5.4 INCHES. SYLVAN ROAD SNOTEL... 5 INCHES.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

PRELIMINARY STORM INFORMATION FROM FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
0212 PM MST SAT JAN 30 2016


...PRELIMINARY STORM INFORMATION FROM FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

MORE SNOW RETURNED TO WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS MORNING. HERE ARE THE UPDATED PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL
REPORTS DURING THAT TIME PERIOD.

IN ADDITION...GUSTY WINDS WERE FOUND FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY
MORNING. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE STRONGEST WINDS ACROSS THE AREA.

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL
LINCOLN COUNTY...
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL...         17 INCHES.
 WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL...              15 INCHES.
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL...       14 INCHES.
 INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL...              13 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT...                10 INCHES.
 KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL...      9 INCHES.
 COTTONWOOD CREEK SNOTEL...           8 INCHES.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                       8 INCHES.
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL...          7 INCHES.
 COMMISSARY RIDGE...                  7 INCHES.
 BOX Y RANCH...                       7 INCHES.
 HAMS FORK SNOTEL...                  7 INCHES.
 SMOOT...                             5 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                     4.5 INCHES.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                      3 INCHES.
 AFTON...                           1.5 INCHES.
BIG HORN COUNTY... BONE SPRINGS DIVIDE SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. SHELL CREEK SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. BALD MOUNTAIN SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. FREMONT COUNTY... BROOKS LAKE... 9 INCHES. BURROUGHS CREEK SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. SOUTH PASS SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. HOBBS PARK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. DEER PARK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. CASTLE CREEK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. LITTLE WARM SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. ATLANTIC CITY... 2 INCHES. DUBOIS... 0.5 INCHES. LANDER AIRPORT... 0.5 INCHES. LANDER... 0.2 INCHES. RIVERTON AIRPORT... 0.1 INCHES. HOT SPRINGS COUNTY... OWL CREEK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. THERMOPOLIS... 0.1 INCHES. JOHNSON COUNTY... HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. BEAR TRAP MEADOW SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. NATRONA COUNTY... CASPER AIRPORT... 4.2 INCHES. CASPER MOUNTAIN SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. 3 WSW CASPER... 2.6 INCHES. 2 E EVANSVILLE... 2 INCHES. GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. CASPER... 1 INCH. RENO HILL SNOTEL... 1 INCH. 10 WSW CASPER... 0.7 INCHES. 11 WSW CASPER... 0.5 INCHES. MIDWEST... 0.5 INCHES. PARK COUNTY... BEARTOOTH LAKE SNOTEL... 11 INCHES. EVENING STAR SNOTEL... 11 INCHES. BLACKWATER SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. YOUNTS PEAK SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. WOLVERINE SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. PAHASKA... 6 INCHES. KIRWIN SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. 2 WSW CODY... 1 INCH. 3 NE SUNSHINE... 0.6 INCHES. SUBLETTE COUNTY... LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL... 15 INCHES. TRIPLE PEAK SNOTEL... 11 INCHES. SNIDER BASIN SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. BIG SANDY OPENING SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. POCKET CREEK SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. KENDALL RANGER STATION SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. LARSEN CREEK SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. 14 NW PINEDALE... 5.8 INCHES. GUNSITE PASS SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. ELKHART PARK G.S. SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PINEDALE... 1.8 INCHES. SWEETWATER COUNTY... 5 N FARSON... 1.5 INCHES. 3 NW GREEN RIVER... 1.5 INCHES. GREEN RIVER... 0.4 INCHES. TETON COUNTY... PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL... 18 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL... 18 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RENDEZVOUS BOWL... 17 INCHES. SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL... 16 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - MID MOUNTAIN... 16 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RAYMER... 15 INCHES. BASE CAMP SNOTEL... 13 INCHES. GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL... 13 INCHES. MOOSE... 12 INCHES. GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL... 12 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE - CHIEF JOSEPH... 12 INCHES. TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. 2 NE TETON VILLAGE... 8.5 INCHES. GROS VENTRE SUMMIT SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. SNOW KING... 8 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - BASE... 6 INCHES. TOGWOTEE MOUNTAIN LODGE... 5 INCHES. JACKSON... 3 INCHES. WASHAKIE COUNTY... POWDER RIVER PASS SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 16 SSE TEN SLEEP... 1 INCH. 27 S TEN SLEEP... 0.7 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL... 14 INCHES. OLD FAITHFUL RANGER STATION... 11 INCHES. LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE SNOTEL... 10 INCHES. THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. CANYON SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE EAST ENTRANCE... 5 INCHES. PARKER PEAK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. SYLVAN ROAD SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. LAMAR RANGER STATION... 4.5

Friday, January 29, 2016

Update On Winter Storm Warning for Star Valley

141 AM MST FRI JAN 29 2016

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO RETURN TO WESTERN AND SOUTHERN
WYOMING LATE THIS AFTERNOON...

.A POTENT PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN WYOMING
BRINGING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO MUCH OF SOUTHERN AND WESTERN
WYOMING LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY.


STAR VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE

141 AM MST FRI JAN 29 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVIER LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT
  THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...6 TO 11 INCHES...HIGHEST AROUND ALPINE AND
  EAST OF THAYNE.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO
  20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY
  WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS DIFFICULT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ALONG
WITH STRONG WINDS ARE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY
HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

.WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
151 PM MST THU JAN 28 2016

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO RETURN TO WESTERN AND SOUTHERN
WYOMING...

.A POTENT PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN WYOMING
AND MAY BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO MUCH OF SOUTHERN AND WESTERN
WYOMING FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY.


STAR VALLEY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE
151 PM MST THU JAN 28 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
2 PM FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW ON FRIDAY WILL BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVIER
  FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
  FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...6 TO 11 INCHES.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 20
  MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY
  WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS DIFFICULT FRIDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ALONG
WITH STRONG WINDS ARE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY
HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

.MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO RETURN TO THE WESTERN WYOMING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
127 AM MST THU JAN 28 2016

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO RETURN TO THE WEST...

.A POTENT PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN WYOMING
AND MAY BRING HEAVY SNOW TO MUCH OF WESTERN WYOMING FROM FRIDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY.

WYZ013-023-282300-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WS.A.0002.160130T0000Z-160131T0000Z/
JACKSON HOLE-STAR VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JACKSON...AFTON...ALPINE...
STAR VALLEY RANCH...THAYNE
127 AM MST THU JAN 28 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW ON FRIDAY WILL BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVIER
  FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
  FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY
  WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS DIFFICULT FRIDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

Monday, January 25, 2016

SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
757 PM MST MON JAN 25 2016

HERE ARE SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM THE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SNOW
EVENT...THAT LINGERED INTO MONDAY MORNING IN SOME PLACES.

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL
LINCOLN COUNTY...
 COMMISSARY RIDGE...                 11 INCHES.
 COTTONWOOD CREEK SNOTEL...          10 INCHES.
 WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL...               9 INCHES.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                      6 INCHES.
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL...        6 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                     5.2 INCHES.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                       5 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT...                 5 INCHES.
 INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL...               5 INCHES.
 BOX Y RANCH...                       4 INCHES.
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL...          4 INCHES.
 HAMS FORK SNOTEL...                  4 INCHES.
 KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL...      4 INCHES.
 AFTON...                           3.4 INCHES.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                    2.7 INCHES.
FREMONT COUNTY... DEER PARK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. BROOKS LAKE... 4 INCHES. RIVERTON TOWN... 3.2 INCHES. 2 SSW ARAPAHOE... 3 INCHES. 6 NNE RIVERTON... 2 INCHES. TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SOUTH PASS SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. BOYSEN DAM... 2 INCHES. JEFFREY CITY... 2 INCHES. SHOSHONI... 1.4 INCHES. HUDSON... 1.2 INCHES. ATLANTIC CITY... 1 INCH. RIVERTON AIRPORT... 1 INCH. ST. LAWRENCE ALT SNOTEL... 1 INCH. 6 SE LANDER... 0.7 INCHES. 6 SW LANDER... 0.2 INCHES. HOT SPRINGS COUNTY... JOHNSON COUNTY... BUFFALO... 1.2 INCHES. 12 SSE BUFFALO... 0.3 INCHES. NATRONA COUNTY... CASPER MOUNTAIN... 6 INCHES. RENO HILL SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. 5 SSW CASPER... 5 INCHES. 1 S CASPER... 3 INCHES. CASPER CITY... 2 TO 3 INCHES. 1 SW CASPER... 2.5 INCHES. CASPER AIRPORT... 2.3 INCHES. GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 3 WSW CASPER... 2 INCHES. 4 WSW CASPER... 1.9 INCHES. 11 WSW CASPER... 0.8 INCHES. MIDWEST... 0.5 INCHES. PARK COUNTY... WOLVERINE SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. EVENING STAR SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. BLACKWATER SNOTEL... 1 INCH. PAHASKA... 0.5 INCHES. 5 ESE CODY... 0.2 INCHES. CODY... 0.1 INCHES. SUBLETTE COUNTY... TRIPLE PEAK SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. LARSEN CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. BONDURANT... 1.5 INCHES. 14 NW PINEDALE... 1.2 INCHES. 26 NNW PINEDALE... 1.2 INCHES. EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. PINEDALE... 0.8 INCHES. DANIEL FISH HATCHERY... 0.3 INCHES. SWEETWATER COUNTY... WAMSUTTER... 7 INCHES. BUCKBOARD MARINA... 3 INCHES. GREEN RIVER... 3 INCHES. 7 SE ROCK SPRINGS... 2 INCHES. ROCK SPRINGS... 1 TO 1.5 INCHES. 5 N FARSON... 1 INCH. 4 NNW ROCK SPRINGS... 1 INCH. TETON COUNTY... GRAND TARGHEE - CHIEF JOSEPH... 11 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RAYMER... 11 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RENDEZVOUS BOWL... 9 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - MID MOUNTAIN... 8.5 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - BASE... 2.5 INCHES. TOGWOTEE MOUNTAIN LODGE... 2 INCHES. 1 NNW ALTA... 2 INCHES. GROS VENTRE SUMMIT SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 2 NE TETON VILLAGE... 2 INCHES. SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. DARWIN RANCH... 1.8 INCHES. 12 NE JACKSON... 1.5 INCHES. BASE CAMP SNOTEL... 1 INCH. SNOW KING... 1 INCH. JACKSON... 0.5 INCHES. WASHAKIE COUNTY... 27 S TEN SLEEP... 0.3 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. CANYON SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. SYLVAN ROAD SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SNAKE RIVER RANGER STATION... 1.3 INCHES. THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL... 1 INCH. YELLOWSTONE EAST ENTRANCE... 0.5 INCHES. LAMAR RANGER STATION... 0.4 INCHES.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

East Coast Snow Storm Post Mortem

The snowstorm that buried portions of the eastern U.S. over the weekend was well forecast for the most part .  Below is the visible satellite photo taken Sunday as the storm moved out to sea.


Visible satellite Sunday January 24 2016

Below is the map of where the snow fell to compare with the satellite image above.

Snowfall Totals from January 23 2016

Below is the actual forecast of snow amounts made prior to the storm development.  The forecasts
were very good to excellent.  One area that substantially exceeded expectations was the New
York City area.  The snow dropped 26.8 inches in Central Park, the second-most recorded since 1869. The snowfall narrowly missed tying the previous record.



Weekend Snowfall

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
641 PM MST SUN JAN 24 2016

HERE ARE SOME MORE SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ENDING AT 600 PM MST.

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL 
LINCOLN COUNTY...
 INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL...               4 INCHES.
 WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL...               4 INCHES.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                      3 INCHES.
 KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL...      3 INCHES.
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL...        3 INCHES.
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL...          2 INCHES.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                       2 INCHES.
 HAMS FORK SNOTEL...                  2 INCHES.
 COMMISSARY RIDGE...                  2 INCHES.
 BOX Y RANCH...                       2 INCHES.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                    1.7 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                     1.5 INCHES.
 AFTON...                           1.3 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT...                 1 INCH.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL...          1 INCH.
FREMONT COUNTY... SOUTH PASS SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. JEFFREY CITY... 2 INCHES. DEER PARK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. ATLANTIC CITY... 0.5 INCHES. 6 SW LANDER... 0.2 INCHES. RIVERTON TOWN... 0.2 INCHES. RIVERTON AIRPORT... 0.1 INCHES. NATRONA COUNTY... CASPER AIRPORT... 1.3 INCHES. SUBLETTE COUNTY... LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. LARSEN CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 26 NNW PINEDALE... 1.2 INCHES. 14 NW PINEDALE... 1.2 INCHES. EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. PINEDALE... 0.8 INCHES. DANIEL FISH HATCHERY... 0.3 INCHES. BONDURANT... 0.2 INCHES. SWEETWATER COUNTY... GREEN RIVER... 3 INCHES. BUCKBOARD MARINA... 3 INCHES. GREEN RIVER... 2 INCHES. ROCK SPRINGS... 0.5 TO 1.5 INCHES. 5 N FARSON... 1 INCH. TETON COUNTY... JACKSON HOLE - RAYMER... 7 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE - CHIEF JOSEPH... 7 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - MID MOUNTAIN... 6 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RENDEZVOUS BOWL... 6 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. GROS VENTRE SUMMIT SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 2 NE TETON VILLAGE... 2 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - BASE... 2 INCHES. TOGWOTEE MOUNTAIN LODGE... 2 INCHES. BASE CAMP SNOTEL... 1 INCH. SNOW KING... 1 INCH. JACKSON... 0.5 INCHES. 12 NE JACKSON... 0.5 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE EAST ENTRANCE... 0.5 INCHES. LAMAR RANGER STATION... 0.1 INCHES.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Next snow on the way by Saturday Night

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1247 PM MST FRI JAN 22 2016

WYZ001-012>014-023>027-231000-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-
JACKSON HOLE-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-STAR VALLEY-
SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAKE...MAMMOTH...OLD FAITHFUL...
JACKSON...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...THAYNE...
PINEDALE...LA BARGE...BIG PINEY...FARSON...KEMMERER...COKEVILLE
1247 PM MST FRI JAN 22 2016

AS A PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE TROUGH APPROACHES WESTERN WYOMING
SATURDAY...SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON
IN THE MOUNTAINS. THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO
BECOME WIDESPREAD WITH STRONG WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS CAUSING
AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON THE MOUNTAIN PASSES.
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AND DECREASE
SUNDAY EVENING.

SNOWFALL IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS OF THE WEST MAY REACH 6 TO 10
INCHES...WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE STAR VALLEY AND JACKSON HOLE.
THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SUBLETTE AND EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTIES
SHOULD RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES.

TRAVEL ACROSS THE WEST...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES MAY
BECOME DIFFICULT.

FINAL STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM JANUARY 19-20, 2015

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
500 PM MST THU JAN 21 2016

...FINAL STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM JANUARY 19-20, 2015...

THE REPORTS LISTED ARE FINAL SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM 6 PM TUESDAY,
JANUARY 19TH THROUGH 1159 PM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20TH.  

***** SNOWFALL REPORTS *****

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL
LINCOLN COUNTY... 
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL...          9 INCHES.
 COMMISSARY RIDGE...                  8 INCHES.
 COTTONWOOD CREEK SNOTEL...           6 INCHES.
 ALPINE...                            6 INCHES.
 WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL...               6 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT...                 6 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                     5.5 INCHES.
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL...        5 INCHES.
 BOX Y RANCH...                       5 INCHES.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                       5 INCHES.
 INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL...               5 INCHES.
 HAMS FORK SNOTEL...                  4 INCHES.
 KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL...      4 INCHES.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                      4 INCHES.
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL...          4 INCHES.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                    3.5 INCHES.
 AFTON...                           2.2 INCHES.
BIG HORN COUNTY... 26 E LOVELL (WY HI COUNTRY LODGE)...12 INCHES. BALD MOUNTAIN SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. SHELL CREEK SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. BONE SPRINGS DIVIDE SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. SHELL... 0.5 INCHES. FREMONT COUNTY... BROOKS LAKE... 3.1 INCHES. SOUTH PASS SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. BURROUGHS CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. ATLANTIC CITY... 1.4 INCHES. CASTLE CREEK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. JOHNSON COUNTY... CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. BEAR TRAP MEADOW SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. BUFFALO... 1.3 INCHES. HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL... 1 INCH. LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. NATRONA COUNTY... GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. MIDWEST... 3 INCHES. CASPER... 0.5 INCHES. 3 WSW CASPER... 0.2 INCHES. 1 S CASPER... 0.2 INCHES. 4 WSW CASPER... 0.2 INCHES. 1 SW CASPER... 0.1 INCHES. PARK COUNTY... PAHASKA... 3 INCHES. BLACKWATER SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. EVENING STAR SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. BEARTOOTH LAKE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. KIRWIN SNOTEL... 1 INCH. MARQUETTE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. YOUNTS PEAK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. SUBLETTE COUNTY... EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. LARSEN CREEK SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. 26 NNW PINEDALE... 5.1 INCHES. TRIPLE PEAK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. ELKHART PARK G.S. SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. KENDALL RANGER STATION SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. SNIDER BASIN SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. GUNSITE PASS SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. POCKET CREEK SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. BIG SANDY OPENING SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. DANIEL FISH HATCHERY... 2 INCHES. PINEDALE... 1.6 INCHES. SWEETWATER COUNTY... ROCK SPRINGS... 0.8 TO 1.5 INCHES. 5 N FARSON... 1 INCH. GREEN RIVER... 1 INCH. TETON COUNTY... JACKSON HOLE - RENDEZVOUS BOWL... 14 INCHES. GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL... 13 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL... 11 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RAYMER... 10.5 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - MID MOUNTAIN... 10 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE - CHIEF JOSEPH... 10 INCHES. GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. 5 NW JACKSON... 7 INCHES. 3 SSW WILSON... 6.7 INCHES. BASE CAMP SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. SNOW KING... 5 INCHES. TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. MOOSE... 4.8 INCHES. JACKSON DAM... 4.3 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - BASE... 4.1 INCHES. TOGWOTEE MOUNTAIN LODGE... 3.1 INCHES. GROS VENTRE SUMMIT SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. JACKSON... 2 INCHES. 12 NE JACKSON... 2 INCHES. 4 SW JACKSON... 2 INCHES. WASHAKIE COUNTY... MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. POWDER RIVER PASS SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... SNAKE RIVER RANGER STATION... 7.7 INCHES. LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE EAST ENTRANCE... 3 INCHES. CANYON SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PARKER PEAK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SYLVAN ROAD SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. TOWER FALLS RANGER STATION... 1 INCH.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2015 Warmest Global Temperatures On Record

Annual departure from normal 2015

Global Temperature Anomaly from 1880-2015


Unprecedented Global Temperatures

The National Centers for Environmental Information released their analysis of global temperatures for December 2015 and the year as a whole and they are unprecedented in the instrumented record and "off the charts" in the sense that they almost certainly required a revising of the y-axis scale.

Let's start with the last 3 months of 2015 (Oct - Dec).  During this period, El Nino was well developed and global mean temperatures were 1.84ºF (1.02ºC) above the 20th-century average and a whopping 0.47ºF (0.26ºC) above the next highest Oct-Dec period (2014).

Source: NCEI
December 2015 in particular was the first month in the instrumented record with a temperature a full 2ºF above the 20th-century average for the month.

Source: NCEI
Now for the worst-kept secret in the climate business: 2015 was the warmest year on record, and by a pretty wide margin, reaching 1.62ºF (0.90ºC) above the 20th century average.

Source: NCEI
This extreme warmth reflects both global warming and the strength of El Nino.  The last "super El Nino" was in 1998 and if you look at the graph above, you'll see that it was the warmest year on record to that point.  However, 2015 tops 1997 by 0.49ºF (.27ºC).


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Snowfall Amounts Wednesday Evening

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
647 PM MST WED JAN 20 2016

...PRELIMINARY STORM INFORMATION...

THE SNOW REPORTS LISTED WERE RECEIVED TODAY (MOST COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER AND COCORAHS REPORTS WERE RECEIVED BETWEEN 7 AM AND
9 AM). FINAL STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WILL BE AVAILABLE THURSDAY MORNING. 

***** SNOWFALL REPORTS *****

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL
LINCOLN COUNTY...
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL...          9 INCHES.
 COTTONWOOD CREEK SNOTEL...           6 INCHES.
 ALPINE...                            6 INCHES.
 WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL...               6 INCHES.
 INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL...               5 INCHES.
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL...        5 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                       4 INCHES.
 HAMS FORK SNOTEL...                  4 INCHES.
 KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL...      4 INCHES.
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL...          4 INCHES.
 BOX Y RANCH...                       4 INCHES.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                    3.5 INCHES.
COMMISSARY RIDGE...                   3 INCHES.
5 SSE SMOOT...                        3 INCHES.
 AFTON...                           1.9 INCHES.
BIG HORN COUNTY... BALD MOUNTAIN SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. SHELL CREEK SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. BONE SPRINGS DIVIDE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. FREMONT COUNTY... SOUTH PASS SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. BURROUGHS CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. ATLANTIC CITY... 1.4 INCHES. CASTLE CREEK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. BROOKS LAKE... 0.1 INCHES. JOHNSON COUNTY... BEAR TRAP MEADOW SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL... 1 INCH. LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. NATRONA COUNTY... GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. PARK COUNTY... BLACKWATER SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. EVENING STAR SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. BEARTOOTH LAKE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. KIRWIN SNOTEL... 1 INCH. MARQUETTE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. YOUNTS PEAK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. PAHASKA... 1 INCH. SUBLETTE COUNTY... EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. LARSEN CREEK SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. 26 NNW PINEDALE... 5.1 INCHES. ELKHART PARK G.S. SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. TRIPLE PEAK SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. KENDALL RANGER STATION SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. SNIDER BASIN SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. POCKET CREEK SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. GUNSITE PASS SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. BIG SANDY OPENING SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. DANIEL FISH HATCHERY... 2 INCHES. PINEDALE... 1.6 INCHES. SWEETWATER COUNTY... ROCK SPRINGS... 1.5 INCHES. 5 N FARSON... 1 INCH. ROCK SPRINGS... 0.6 TO 1 INCH. GREEN RIVER... 0.6 INCHES. TETON COUNTY... GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL... 13 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL... 11 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RENDEZVOUS BOWL... 10 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RAYMER... 9 INCHES. GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - MID MOUNTAIN... 8 INCHES. 5 NW JACKSON... 7 INCHES. PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. BASE CAMP SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. 3 SSW WILSON... 6 INCHES. SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. MOOSE... 4.5 INCHES. SNOW KING... 4 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE - CHIEF JOSEPH... 4 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - BASE... 4 INCHES. JACKSON DAM... 3.8 INCHES. GROS VENTRE SUMMIT SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. JACKSON... 2 INCHES. 12 NE JACKSON... 2 INCHES. 4 SW JACKSON... 2 INCHES. TOGWOTEE MOUNTAIN LODGE... 0.1 INCHES. WASHAKIE COUNTY... MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. POWDER RIVER PASS SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... SNAKE RIVER RANGER STATION... 7.7 INCHES. LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. CANYON SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PARKER PEAK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SYLVAN ROAD SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. TOWER FALLS RANGER STATION... 1 INCH.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory through Wednesday

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
818 PM MST TUE JAN 19 2016

...ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW FOR THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS
TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.ANOTHER PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL BRING SNOW WITH STRONG
WINDS CAUSING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS
AND VALLEYS.


STAR VALLEY-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE...KEMMERER...COKEVILLE
818 PM MST TUE JAN 19 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
  SNOWFALL WILL BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES. THE SNOWFALL WILL
  TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* SNOWFALL...3 TO 5 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS. SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 10
  INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 35 MPH. VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACT...SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED.
  TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES. SALT
  RIVER PASS WILL BE IMPACTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Winter Storm Watch Tonight and Wednesday, particularly Lower Star Valley Area

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
424 AM MST TUE JAN 19 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE TETONS AND NORTHERN STAR VALLEY FOR
LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL DELIVER ANOTHER ROUND OF
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO THE TETONS AND NORTHERN STAR VALLEY FROM
11 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 11 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING...

WYZ023-192300-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WS.A.0001.160120T0600Z-160121T0600Z/
STAR VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE
424 AM MST TUE JAN 19 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOWFALL MAY DEVELOP AROUND 9 PM THIS EVENING.
  THE SNOWFALL MAY INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
  AFTER 11 PM THIS EVENING AND MAY CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY
  MORNING. THE SNOWFALL WILL BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT BY WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH 11 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING. MOST OF
  THE SNOW WILL END IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE VALLEY AROUND 5
  PM TODAY.

* SNOWFALL...6 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN STAR VALLEY
  INCLUDING THE TOWN OF ALPINE IS POSSIBLE. ELSEWHERE 3 TO 6
  INCHES IS LIKELY.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS ARE EXPECTED. THE
  VISIBILITY COULD LOWER TO BELOW A QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

More Snow!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
258 PM MST SUN JAN 17 2016

...ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW OF FAR WEST WYOMING...

.THE NEXT IN THE SERIES OF WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL IMPACT FAR WEST
WYOMING FROM ABOUT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

WYZ013-023-181100-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WW.Y.0003.160118T0600Z-160119T0000Z/
JACKSON HOLE-STAR VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JACKSON...AFTON...ALPINE...
STAR VALLEY RANCH...THAYNE
258 PM MST SUN JAN 17 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TONIGHT TO 5 PM
MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TONIGHT TO
5 PM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP DURING THE LATE EVENING HOURS. SNOW
  INTENSITY WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE
  MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...3 TO 5 INCHES IN THE JACKSON VALLEY AND MOST
  OF THE STAR VALLEY. SOME LOCATIONS MAY SEE LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...AREAS OF SOUTH WIND AT 15 TO 20 MPH WILL CAUSE
  DRIFTING AND LOCAL BLOWING SNOW. AREA ROADS AND MOUNTAIN PASSES
  MAY SEE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL AT TIMES FOR THE MONDAY MORNING
  COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Snowfall Report Sunday Afternoon


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
0137 PM MST SUN JAN 17 2016

...LATEST STORM INFORMATION...

MOIST NORTHWEST FLOW AND A COLD FRONT OVER EASTERN PORTIONS...BROUGHT
SNOW ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN WYOMING YESTERDAY AND
LAST NIGHT. WESTERN PORTIONS RECEIVED THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS...RANGING
BETWEEN 8 TO 14 INCHES.

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL
LINCOLN COUNTY...
 2 SE THAYNE...                    14.7 INCHES.
 WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL...              13 INCHES.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                     10 INCHES.
 2 NW AFTON...                       10 INCHES.
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL...       10 INCHES.
 STAR VALLEY RANCH...                10 INCHES.
 COMMISSARY RIDGE...                 10 INCHES.
 COTTONWOOD CREEK SNOTEL...           9 INCHES.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                       8 INCHES.
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL...          7 INCHES.
 ALPINE...                            7 INCHES.
 INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL...               7 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT...                 7 INCHES.
 BOX Y RANCH...                       7 INCHES.
 AFTON...                           6.8 INCHES.
 3 E FREEDOM...                       5 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL...          5 INCHES.
 KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL...      4 INCHES.
 HAMS FORK SNOTEL...                  3 INCHES.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                    0.2 INCHES.
BIG HORN COUNTY... BALD MOUNTAIN SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. 2 SSW LOVELL... 3 INCHES. GREYBULL... 2.5 INCHES. LOVELL... 2.2 INCHES. 9 NNW SHELL... 2.1 INCHES. SHELL... 2 INCHES. BONE SPRINGS DIVIDE SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 9 ENE GREYBULL... 1.8 INCHES. OTTO... 1.5 INCHES. SHELL CREEK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. LOVELL... 0.5 INCHES. FREMONT COUNTY... BROOKS LAKE... 8 INCHES. JOHNSON COUNTY... BEAR TRAP MEADOW SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. BUFFALO... 2.8 INCHES. HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL... 1 INCH. LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL... 1 INCH. 4 SSW BUFFALO... 1 INCH. NATRONA COUNTY... GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PARK COUNTY... EVENING STAR SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. BEARTOOTH LAKE SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. KIRWIN SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PAHASKA... 2 INCHES. WOLVERINE SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. MARQUETTE SNOTEL... 1 INCH. BLACKWATER SNOTEL... 1 INCH. 4 ENE POWELL... 0.4 INCHES. SUBLETTE COUNTY... TRIPLE PEAK SNOTEL... 10 INCHES. SNIDER BASIN SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. 14 NW PINEDALE... 3 INCHES. BIG SANDY OPENING SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. DANIEL FISH HATCHERY... 2 INCHES. GUNSITE PASS SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PINEDALE... 1.9 INCHES. BONDURANT... 0.4 INCHES. SWEETWATER COUNTY... ROCK SPRINGS... 0.2 INCHES. TETON COUNTY... JACKSON HOLE - RENDEZVOUS BOWL... 14 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - RAYMER... 14 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - MID MOUNTAIN... 13 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE - CHIEF JOSEPH... 12 INCHES. GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL... 10 INCHES. GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL... 9 INCHES. SNOW KING... 8 INCHES. 2 NE TETON VILLAGE... 8 INCHES. PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL... 7 INCHES. 3 SSW WILSON... 6 INCHES. TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. JACKSON HOLE - BASE... 5 INCHES. 12 NE JACKSON... 3.5 INCHES. JACKSON... 3.5 INCHES. BASE CAMP SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 1 NNW ALTA... 2 INCHES. GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL... 1 INCH. DARWIN RANCH... 0.2 INCHES. WASHAKIE COUNTY... 5 NNW TEN SLEEP... 1 INCH. MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL... 1 INCH. POWDER RIVER PASS SNOTEL... 1 INCH. 16 SSE TEN SLEEP... 0.5 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... LAMAR RANGER STATION... 6.5 INCHES. TOWER FALLS RANGER STATION... 6.5 INCHES. SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL... 6 INCHES. YELLOWSTONE EAST ENTRANCE... 6 INCHES. LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE SNOTEL... 5 INCHES. TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL... 4 INCHES. OLD FAITHFUL RANGER STATION... 4 INCHES. SYLVAN ROAD SNOTEL... 3 INCHES. CANYON SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. PARKER PEAK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL... 2 INCHES.

Star Valley Ranch Snow Stake

Heavy snow fell across Star Valley  Saturday  and Saturday night.  Measurements ranged from 8 inches in Smoot to almost 15 inches just south of Thayne.  Following is a series of pictures from the Star Valley Ranch snow stake comparing the snow depth this Sunday morning with Saturday morning as well on the same dates in 2015 and 2014.




Star Valley Snow Stake Jan 17 2016
Star Valley Snow Stake Jan 16 2016
Star Valley Snow Stake Jan 16 2015
Star Valley Snow Stake Jan 16 2014