Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summary of June Snow Storm in Western Wyoming 2014

June Snow Storm Summary

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A strong upper level low pressure system, combined with an equally strong cold front, brought rain and snow across the Cowboy State during the evening of June 16th, through June 17th, and even continuing into June 18th. Most of central and western Wyoming experienced some form of precipitation, with snow across much of western and portions of southern Wyoming. Areas as low as 6100 feet saw snow (Green River and Rock Springs area saw a trace to 0.5 inches of snow), Evanston in southwest Wyoming recieved 3.5 inches of snow, and generally 6 to 9 inches of snow could be found across the western mountains. See the snow totals below for the latest reports.   
Is June Snow uncommon in Wyoming? Recent records show that June snow isn't as uncommon as one may think, especially across the western mountains. In fact there have been significant late May or June snow events 3 of the last 5 years. The most recent occured on May 31st 2013 when portions of the Big Horns recieved 3 feet of snow, and June snow occured in the western mountains in mid June of 2012. June snow across the lower elevations of Wyoming is more uncommon, but does occur as Casper, Lander, and Riverton have all recorded snow in June.  

This strong system will exit the region by Thursday. Summer officially arrives this weekend, and more normal weather conditions can be expected. 

Snowfall Reports
CountyStation NameSnowfall
Big HornBald Mountain Snotel3
FremontDeer Park Snotel5
FremontHobbs Park Snotel4
FremontLittle Warm Snotel3
FremontCold Springs Snotel2
LincolnIndian Creek Snotel6
LincolnCottonwood Creek Snotel4
LincolnBlind Bull Summit Snotel3
LincolnSpring Creek Divide Snotel3
LincolnWillow Creek Snotel3
LincolnKelley Ranger Station Snotel3
LincolnSalt River Summit Snotel2
LincolnBlind Bull Summit0.1
ParkKirwin Snotel5
ParkBeartooth Lake Snotel4
ParkBlackwater Snotel2
ParkMarquette Snotel2
ParkEvening Star Snotel1
SubletteGunsite Pass Snotel9
SubletteLoomis Park Snotel6
SubletteElkhart Park G.S. Snotel5
SublettePocket Creek Snotel4
SubletteTriple Peak Snotel2
SubletteBig Sandy Opening Snotel2
SubletteKendall Ranger Station Snotel2
SubletteNew Fork Lake Snotel2
SubletteEast Rim Divide Snotel1
SubletteLarsen Creek Snotel1
SubletteDaniel Fish Hatchery0.5
Sublette14 NW Pinedale0.5
Sweetwater7 SE Rock Springs0.4
TetonTogwotee Pass Snotel7
TetonGrand Targhee Snotel5
TetonGros Ventre Summit Snotel5
TetonGrassy Lake Snotel2
TetonJackson Hole-Rendezvous Bowl1
TetonJackson Hole-Mid0.1
TetonJackson Hole-Raymer0.1
YellowstoneTwo Ocean Plateau Snotel6
YellowstoneParker Peak Snotel3
YellowstoneLewis Lake Divide Snotel2
YellowstoneThumb Divide Snotel1
YellowstoneSylvan Lake Snotel1
YellowstoneSylvan Road Snotel1

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