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Major Storm Arriving Into The Western U.S.

A major Pacific storm system will arrive into the Pacific Northwest and produce locally heavy rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and a slew of marine hazards. This significant storm will dig down the West Coast over the weekend into the Southwestern U.S. For Saturday and Sunday, expect heavy to excessive rainfall along the California coast and widespread heavy mountain snow across the West. Read More >


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A pair of winter storms brought an extended period of snow, gusty wind, and much colder temperatures to the state on Monday and Tuesday. Casper received the lion's share of the snow with many places in town reporting over 10 inches of the white stuff. As much as 22 inches of fresh snow fell on Casper mountain while areas to the north received much less, but there were some wind gusts approaching 50 mph near the Montana border.

At one point early Tuesday morning, at least one section of each interstate was closed for at least several hours. As of Tuesday afternoon, a portion of Interstate 80 remained closed from Evanston to Rawlins. There is also expected to be a significant impact on newborn livestock as temperatures plummet as skies clear overnight. Luckily, a warming trend will begin by Wednesday with the high sun angle helping to melt the low elevation snow by the weekend, ushering in a return to high temperatures in the 40s to near 50 by the end of the weekend.




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Rapidly accumulating snow, gusty winds, blowing snow, and freezing road surfaces lead to widespread travel impacts and many road closures lasted well into the afternoon on Tuesday

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Casper was hit especially hard with much of the area reporting over 10 inches of snow!

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Snowfall Totals - March 2 - 3 
County Station Name Snowfall
Big Horn Bone Springs Divide Snotel 3
Big Horn Powder River Pass 3
Big Horn 26 E Lovell 1
Fremont Deer Park Snotel 12
Fremont Fort Washakie 9.5
Fremont Lander Airport 8.6
Fremont 1 SW Lander 8.2
Fremont Lander 6-8
Fremont Jeffrey City 8
Fremont Townsend Creek Snotel 7
Fremont South Pass Snotel 7
Fremont St. Lawrence Alt Snotel 7
Fremont Beaver Rim 6
Fremont Hobbs Park Snotel 6
Fremont Brooks Lake 6
Fremont Riverton COOP 5.4
Fremont Riverton Airport 5.2
Fremont 10 WNW Dubois 5
Fremont 2 W Riverton 5
Fremont Dubois 5
Fremont Cold Springs Snotel 5
Fremont Burris 4
Fremont 10 NW Riverton 4
Fremont Castle Creek Snotel 4
Fremont 10 NNE Riverton 3
Fremont Boysen Dam 1
Hot Springs Thermopolis 1-3
Hot Springs Kirby 0.2
Johnson 7 NE Buffalo 4
Johnson 4 SSW Buffalo 1
Johnson Buffalo 0.7
Johnson 17 E Kaycee 0.5
Johnson 17 NNW Kaycee 0.1
Lincoln Hams Fork Snotel 7
Lincoln Indian Creek Snotel 7
Lincoln 5 SSE Smoot 6
Lincoln Commissary Ridge 6
Lincoln Cottonwood Creek Snotel 6
Lincoln Willow Creek Snotel 6
Lincoln Afton 4-5
Lincoln 5 NNE Thayne 4.5
Lincoln Fairview 4.25
Lincoln Star Valley Ranch 4.1
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit 4
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit Snotel 4
Lincoln Salt River Summit Snotel 4
Lincoln Box Y Ranch 4
Lincoln Kelley Ranger Station Snotel 4
Lincoln Alpine 4
Lincoln Spring Creek Divide Snotel 3
Lincoln Kemmerer 1-2
Natrona East Casper Mountain 22
Natrona Casper Mountain Snotel 14
Natrona South Casper 9-12
Natrona Reno Hill Snotel 9
Natrona Casper Airport 8.8
Natrona Casper 6-9
Natrona Powder River 4.5
Natrona Grave Spring Snotel 2
Park Kirwin Snotel 4
Park Timber Creek Snotel 2
Park 2 WSW Cody 2
Park 3 NE Sunshine 1.2
Park 5 ESE Cody 1
Park Cody 0.5
Park 3 W Wapiti 0.3
Sublette Larsen Creek Snotel 14
Sublette Big Sandy Opening Snotel 12
Sublette Pocket Creek Snotel 10
Sublette Triple Peak Snotel 8
Sublette Kendall Ranger Station Snotel 6
Sublette Gunsite Pass Snotel 5
Sublette East Rim Divide Snotel 4
Sublette 1 N Pinedale 4
Sublette 14 NW Pinedale 2
Sublette Boulder Rearing Station 1
Sublette Snider Basin Snotel 1
Sweetwater 27 N Table Rock 12
Sweetwater 7 SE Rock Springs 7.5
Sweetwater Green River 4-7
Sweetwater Wamsutter 4
Sweetwater Rock Springs 1-5
Sweetwater 7 SSE Rock Springs 2.7
Sweetwater Granger 2
Sweetwater Wamsutter 2
Sweetwater Buckboard Marina 1
Sweetwater 5 N Farson 0.7
Teton Togwotee Pass Snotel 8
Teton Jackson Hole - Rendezvous Bowl 6.5
Teton Grand Targhee Snotel 6
Teton Jackson Hole - Raymer 5.5
Teton 1 NNW Alta 5.1
Teton Base Camp Snotel 5
Teton Togwotee Mountain Lodge 4
Teton Grand Targhee - Chief Joseph 4
Teton Jackson Hole - Mid Mountain 4
Teton Gros Ventre Summit Snotel 4
Teton Moose 4
Teton 3 SSW Wilson 4
Teton Phillips Bench Snotel 3
Teton 5 NW Jackson 2.5
Teton 4 SW Jackson 2.2
Teton 2 NE Teton Village 2
Teton Jackson Hole - Base 2
Teton Snake River Stn Snotel 1
Teton 12 NE Jackson 1
Teton Snow King 1
Teton 12 NE Jackson 1
Teton Darwin Ranch 0.5
Washakie 16 SSE Ten Sleep 5.5
Washakie 5 NNW Ten Sleep 4.1
Washakie Ten Sleep 3.5
Washakie Powder River Pass Snotel 3
Washakie Middle Powder Snotel 3
Washakie Winchester 0.1
Yellowstone Two Ocean Plateau Snotel 7
Yellowstone Snake River Ranger Station 0.5
Yellowstone Tower Falls Ranger Station 0.3




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Strongest Winds March 2 - 3
County Location Wind (mph)
Big Horn LOVELL 40
Johnson 12 N KAYCEE 52
Johnson 13 NNW BUFFALO 45
Johnson 25 ESE BUFFALO 43
Johnson KAYCEE 43
Natrona 2 SE HILAND 45
Natrona 20 N CASPER 43
Natrona 8 S CASPER 41
Natrona 7 W ALCOVA 40
Park 1 WNW POWELL 46
Park 3 W POWELL 46
Park 5 WNW CLARK 41
Sweetwater 15 SE ROCK SPRINGS 46









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