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Winter Storm Impacting the Area Late Tonight through Saturday Night

A winter storm will impact the area from late tonight through Saturday night. Snow will begin across western Wyoming shortly after midnight Friday night, and spread east of the Divide by around sunrise Saturday morning. Read More >

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     A powerful upper low pressure system was responsible for the bulk of the snowfall Monday, March 28th through Wednesday morning, March 30th.  This storm system deposited 1 to 2 feet of snow across much of Fremont and Natrona counties with 30 inches or more across parts of the eastern Wind River Range and Casper Mountain.  A Canadian cold front that dropped south across the area Wednesday night added a few more inches to some of the storm totals.   Downtown Riverton recorded it's ninth biggest snowstorm on record (since 1907) with a storm total of 15.4 inches. 

 

Dog and Pony Snow
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 19" of snow on the "white" tees at the Lander Golf Club's hole number 4 (it's a dogleg left).
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12" of snow 3 miles east of Evansville.  Photo provided by Lona Patton
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
714 PM MDT THU MAR 31 2016

...FINAL STORM SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR MARCH 28-31 2016...

THE FOLLOWING ARE CUMULATIVE SNOW REPORTS RECEIVED FROM MONDAY
MARCH28TH THROUGH 9 AM THURSDAY MORNING...MARCH 31ST.  A POWERFUL
UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BULK OF THE
SNOWFALL MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW
DEPOSITED ACROSS MUCH OF FREMONT AND NATRONA COUNTIES.  A CANADIAN
COLD FRONT THAT DROPPED SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADDED A
FEW MORE INCHES TO SOME OF THE TOTALS.  

NOTE...SNOTELS (SNOW TELEMETRY) ARE REMOTE SENSING SITES IN HIGH
MOUNTAIN WATERSHEDS. SNOWFALL DATA FROM SNOTELS ARE ESTIMATED BASED
ON SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT. ALSO...THE END TIME FOR SNOWFALL REPORTS
IN THE FOLLOWING TABLE CAN VARY CONSIDERABLY.   

***** FINAL STORM SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR MARCH 28-31 2016 *****

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL

BIG HORN COUNTY... 
 BALD MOUNTAIN SNOTEL...             10 INCHES.
 BONE SPRINGS DIVIDE SNOTEL...        5 INCHES.
 SHELL CREEK SNOTEL...                5 INCHES.
 BASIN...                             1 INCH.
 DEAVER...                          0.5 INCHES.
 GREYBULL...                        0.3 INCHES.

FREMONT COUNTY... 
 6 SW LANDER...                    32.6 INCHES.
 HOBBS PARK SNOTEL...                32 INCHES.
 TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL...            28 INCHES.
 1 SE LANDER...                      24 INCHES.
 DEER PARK SNOTEL...                 23 INCHES.
 9 S LANDER...                       23 INCHES.
 LANDER AIRPORT...                 22.8 INCHES.
 9.5 SW LANDER...                  22.5 INCHES.
 9 SSE LANDER...                   22.1 INCHES.
 6.6 SW LANDER...                    22 INCHES.
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT SNOTEL...          22 INCHES.
 COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL...              21 INCHES.
 9 SSE LANDER...                     20 INCHES.
 LANDER...                         19.4 INCHES.
 SOUTH PASS SNOTEL...                19 INCHES.
 2 W RIVERTON...                     18 INCHES.
 7 WNW LANDER...                   17.3 INCHES.
 ATLANTIC CITY...                    16 INCHES.
 RIVERTON AIRPORT...                 16 INCHES.
 RIVERTON...                       15.4 INCHES.
 BURRIS...                           14 INCHES.
 HUDSON...                           14 INCHES.
 2 W RIVERTON...                   13.8 INCHES.
 6 N RIVERTON...                     12 INCHES.
 9 E PAVILLION...                  11.5 INCHES.
 LITTLE WARM SNOTEL...               11 INCHES.
 BROOKS LAKE...                      10 INCHES.
 JEFFREY CITY...                     10 INCHES.
 DUBOIS...                          9.5 INCHES.
 KINNEAR...                           9 INCHES.
 2 SSW ARAPAHOE...                    6 INCHES.
 BURROUGHS CREEK SNOTEL...            4 INCHES.
 5 SE DUBOIS...                       4 INCHES.
 10 WNW DUBOIS...                     4 INCHES.
 BOYSEN DAM...                        3 INCHES.
 2 W RIVERTON...                      3 INCHES.
 SHOSHONI...                        2.4 INCHES.
 CASTLE CREEK SNOTEL...               1 INCH.

HOT SPRINGS COUNTY... 
 OWL CREEK SNOTEL...                  9 INCHES.
 17 ESE THERMOPOLIS...                8 INCHES.
 8 W THERMOPOLIS...                   6 INCHES.
 9 NE THERMOPOLIS...                5.3 INCHES.
 THERMOPOLIS...                     2.5 INCHES.

JOHNSON COUNTY... 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR SNOTEL...      14 INCHES.
 LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL...              13 INCHES.
 HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL...            13 INCHES.
 SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL...              12 INCHES.
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW SNOTEL...          10 INCHES.
 17 NNW KAYCEE...                     4 INCHES.
 BUFFALO...                         1.7 INCHES.

LINCOLN COUNTY... 
 INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL...              22 INCHES.
 KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL...     12 INCHES.
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL...       10 INCHES.
 LA BARGE...                        9.5 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                     9.5 INCHES.
 5 NNE THAYNE...                      9 INCHES.
 AFTON...                           8.3 INCHES.
 WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL...               7 INCHES.
 COTTONWOOD CREEK SNOTEL...           7 INCHES.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                      6 INCHES.
 STAR VALLEY RANCH...                 6 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL...          6 INCHES.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                      6 INCHES.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                       4 INCHES.
 BOX Y RANCH...                       4 INCHES.
 BLIND BULL SUMMIT...                 4 INCHES.
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL...          4 INCHES.
 COMMISSARY RIDGE...                  4 INCHES.

NATRONA COUNTY... 
 CASPER MOUNTAIN...                  30 INCHES.
 CASPER MOUNTAIN SNOTEL...           28 INCHES.
 RENO HILL SNOTEL...                 27 INCHES.
 2 S CASPER...                       18 INCHES.
 10 WSW CASPER...                  17.5 INCHES.
 5 SSW CASPER...                     17 INCHES.
 4 WSW CASPER...                   13.7 INCHES.
 POWDER RIVER...                     13 INCHES.
 1 SW CASPER...                      13 INCHES.
 GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL...              13 INCHES.
 1 S CASPER...                     11.9 INCHES.
 4 SW CASPER...                    11.8 INCHES.
 CASPER...                         11.5 INCHES.
 CASPER AIRPORT...                 10.6 INCHES.
 MIDWEST...                      2 TO 6 INCHES.

PARK COUNTY... 
 MARQUETTE SNOTEL...                 19 INCHES.
 KIRWIN SNOTEL...                    19 INCHES.
 3 NE SUNSHINE...                  16.2 INCHES.
 TIMBER CREEK SNOTEL...              15 INCHES.
 2 WSW CODY...                        7 INCHES.
 EVENING STAR SNOTEL...               6 INCHES.
 BLACKWATER SNOTEL...                 6 INCHES.
 5 WSW MEETEETSE...                 5.5 INCHES.
 WOLVERINE SNOTEL...                  5 INCHES.
 YOUNTS PEAK SNOTEL...                4 INCHES.
 8 WSW MEETEETSE...                   4 INCHES.
 MEETEETSE...                         4 INCHES.
 26 SW CODY...                      3.6 INCHES.
 3 NE CLARK...                        3 INCHES.
 5 ESE CODY...                        3 INCHES.
 BEARTOOTH LAKE SNOTEL...             2 INCHES.
 4 SE CODY...                       1.8 INCHES.
 5 ESE CODY...                      1.5 INCHES.
 CODY...                              1 INCH.
 PAHASKA...                           1 INCH.
 WAPITI...                          0.2 INCHES.

SUBLETTE COUNTY... 
 SNIDER BASIN SNOTEL...              20 INCHES.
 TRIPLE PEAK SNOTEL...               15 INCHES.
 GUNSITE PASS SNOTEL...               6 INCHES.
 BOULDER REARING STATION...           5 INCHES.
 POCKET CREEK SNOTEL...               5 INCHES.
 ELKHART PARK G.S. SNOTEL...          5 INCHES.
 14 NW PINEDALE...                  4.8 INCHES.
 NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL...              4 INCHES.
 BIG SANDY OPENING SNOTEL...          4 INCHES.
 PINEDALE...                        3.2 INCHES.
 KENDALL RANGER STATION SNOTEL...     3 INCHES.
 LARSEN CREEK SNOTEL...               3 INCHES.
 EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL...            3 INCHES.
 BONDURANT...                         3 INCHES.
 LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL...                2 INCHES.
 DANIEL FISH HATCHERY...              1 INCH.

SWEETWATER COUNTY... 
 GREEN RIVER...                     8.5 INCHES.
 ROCK SPRINGS...                 4 TO 7 INCHES.
 5 N FARSON...                        5 INCHES.
 ROCK SPRINGS AIRPORT...              4 INCHES.
 BUCKBOARD MARINA...                  3 INCHES.
 7 SE ROCK SPRINGS...               2.8 INCHES.
 4 NNW ROCK SPRINGS...              2.3 INCHES.
 WAMSUTTER...                         2 INCHES.

TETON COUNTY... 
 TOGWOTEE MOUNTAIN LODGE...           9 INCHES.
 JACKSON HOLE - RAYMER...           8.5 INCHES.
 JACKSON HOLE - RENDEZVOUS BOWL...    8 INCHES.
 TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL...              7 INCHES.
 GRAND TARGHEE - CHIEF JOSEPH...      7 INCHES.
 JACKSON...                           6 INCHES.
 SNOW KING...                         6 INCHES.
 DARWIN RANCH...                    5.9 INCHES.
 JACKSON DAM...                     5.7 INCHES.
 PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL...             5 INCHES.
 12 NE JACKSON...                     5 INCHES.
 JACKSON HOLE - MID MOUNTAIN...     4.5 INCHES.
 BASE CAMP SNOTEL...                  4 INCHES.
 1 NNW ALTA...                        4 INCHES.
 MOOSE...                           2.9 INCHES.
 4 SW JACKSON...                    2.3 INCHES.
 GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL...              2 INCHES.
 3 SSW WILSON...                      2 INCHES.
 GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL...                2 INCHES.
 2 NE TETON VILLAGE...              1.8 INCHES.
 JACKSON HOLE - BASE...             1.5 INCHES.
 SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL...            1 INCH.
 GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL...              1 INCH.

WASHAKIE COUNTY... 
 MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL...              8 INCHES.
 POWDER RIVER PASS SNOTEL...          6 INCHES.
 4 N TEN SLEEP...                   2.2 INCHES.
 16 SSE TEN SLEEP...                  2 INCHES.
 5 NNW TEN SLEEP...                   2 INCHES.
 TEN SLEEP...                       1.5 INCHES.
 WINCHESTER...                      0.8 INCHES.
 8 SW WORLAND...                    0.5 INCHES.
 27 S TEN SLEEP...                  0.3 INCHES.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... 
 TOWER FALLS RANGER STATION...      5.2 INCHES.
 SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL...                4 INCHES.
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL...          3 INCHES.
 SNAKE RIVER RANGER STATION...      2.7 INCHES.
 YELLOWSTONE MAMMOTH...             2.2 INCHES.
 CANYON SNOTEL...                     2 INCHES.
 SYLVAN ROAD SNOTEL...                1 INCH.
 THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL...               1 INCH.

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