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December 17, 2017  A cold front spread light snow across west and central Wyoming Saturday morning. Strong winds preceded the cold front on Friday; an automated observation site south of Clark recorded a wind gust of 86 mph at 715 am on Friday.  Storm total snowfall amounts from Saturday and Saturday night generally ranged from 1 to 4 inches across the area.  The highest amounts reported were 6 inches near Bedford and on the west side of the Bighorn Mountains. 

Map of Storm Total Snowfall for December 16-17, 2017 (click to enlarge)
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Snow picking up at the Riverton Weather Office at 615 pm Saturday.  Most of the 2.7" storm total snowfall at the office accumulated Saturday evening between 6 pm and 10 pm. Around 2 inches of new snow in Basin
(Photo credit: Marilyn Wegweiser)
Fresh snow (and rabbit tracks) atop Sinks Canyon overlooking the Wind River Basin
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