January 26-27, 2009 Cold Snap

Much of Western and Central Wyoming were hit by frigid low temperatures overnight on January 26th and in the morning of January 27th, 2009 in conjunction with an Arctic front which swept through the area.  Temperatures well below zero were recorded, with many locations seeing overnight lows in the 20-30 below zero range.  Strong winds in some locations led to even colder wind chills, and blizzard-like conditions with blowing snow.  In Yellowstone National Park, Soda Butte Creek near Lamar recorded a low temperature of -39 at 8:15 AM January 27th.  Greybull came in at -37, Cody reported -32, Worland reached -23, and Thermopolis saw lows dip down to -24.  -38 was reported at the Sweetwater River near Alcova.  Big Piney and Pinedale also came in below -20, and the Wind River Basin was generally between -15 and -20.  Refer to the table below for a complete listing of all overnight/morning low temperatures.


Low Temperatures, January 26-27, 2009
County Station Name Temperatures
Big Horn Greybull ASOS -37
Big Horn Deaver -30
Big Horn CW1800 Basin -28
Big Horn Powell Field Station -25
Big Horn Shell -20
Big Horn Bone Springs Divide Snotel -13
Big Horn Shell Creek Snotel -11
Big Horn Mill Creek -10
Big Horn Hyatt High -8
Big Horn Bald Mountain Snotel -6
Fremont Little Wind River -27
Fremont Raspberry -22
Fremont Jeffrey City -21
Fremont Riverton -21
Fremont Hudson -20
Fremont Townsend Creek Snotel -20
Fremont Riverton ASOS -19
Fremont Anderson Ridge -18
Fremont Boysen Dam -18
Fremont Brooks Lake Lodge -17
Fremont Deer Park Snotel -17
Fremont Boysen WX Station -17
Fremont Lander (Town) -17
Fremont Beaver Rim -16
Fremont Lander ASOS -14
Fremont St. Lawrence Alt Snotel -14
Fremont Lava Mountain -14
Fremont Burroughs Creek Snotel -14
Fremont Dubois -14
Fremont South Pass -13
Fremont CRN Site Near Lander 11SSE -13
Fremont South Pass Snotel -13
Fremont Hobbs Park Snotel -13
Fremont Cold Springs Snotel -10
Fremont Little Warm Snotel -8
Fremont Camp Creek -6
Fremont Wind River -4
Hot Springs Thermopolis 9NE -32
Hot Springs Grass Creek Divide -8
Hot Springs Owl Creek Snotel -4
Johnson Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel -22
Johnson Dead Horse -20
Johnson Kaycee -19
Johnson Billy Creek -16
Johnson Buffalo ASOS -12
Johnson Hansen Sawmill Snotel -12
Johnson I-25 Divide -11
Johnson Piney Creek I-90 -11
Johnson School House -8
Johnson Bear Trap Meadow Snotel -7
Johnson Poker Creek -4
Lincoln Sage Junction -28
Lincoln Box Y Ranch -28
Lincoln Pixley -25
Lincoln Sage -20
Lincoln Moxa -17
Lincoln Deadman Peak -17
Lincoln Afton AWOS -17
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit -17
Lincoln Hams Fork Below Pole Creek -16
Lincoln Cottonwood Creek Snotel -16
Lincoln Thayne 1SE -16
Lincoln Kemmerer AWOS -15
Lincoln Afton Weather Station -15
Lincoln Afton AWOS -15
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit Snotel -15
Lincoln Kemmerer 3WNW -14
Lincoln Willow Creek Snotel -13
Lincoln Waterfall -13
Lincoln Spring Creek Divide Snotel -13
Lincoln Kelly -11
Lincoln Indian Creek Snotel -11
Lincoln Fossil -11
Lincoln Opal -11
Lincoln Kelley Ranger Station Snotel -10
Lincoln Hams Fork Snotel -10
Lincoln Salt River Summit Snotel -8
MONTANA West Yellowstone Snotel -35
MONTANA Madison River -35
MONTANA Northeast Entrance Snotel -25
Natrona Sweetwater River -38
Natrona Pathfinder Dam -27
Natrona Casper ASOS -21
Natrona Pathfinder Hill -19
Natrona Hiland -19
Natrona CW2124 Casper -17
Natrona Twenty Mile Hill -16
Natrona Casper Mountain -16
Natrona Midwest -15
Natrona Reno Hill Snotel -12
Natrona Fales Rock -11
Natrona Casper Mountain Snotel -9
Natrona Grave Springs Snotel -7
Park Clark 3NE -33
Park Pahaska -23
Park Cody AWOS -22
Park North Fork Shoshone River -21
Park Buffalo Bill Wx Station -20
Park CW1795 Powell -20
Park Younts Peak Snotel -16
Park Evening Star Snotel -14
Park Kirwin Snotel -13
Park Beartooth Lake Snotel -12
Park Timber Creek Snotel -12
Park Crandall Creek -12
Park Crandall -12
Park Rattlesnake Mountain -12
Park Meeteetse -11
Park Chief Joseph -8
Park Wolverine Snotel -8
Park Blackwater Snotel -7
Park Eagle -7
Park Marquette Snotel -1
Sublette Boulder Rearing Station -35
Sublette Bondurant -31
Sublette Big Piney ASOS -29
Sublette Half Moon -27
Sublette Boulder Lake -26
Sublette Big Piney/Marbleton AP -26
Sublette Big Sandy Opening Snotel -26
Sublette Green River at Warren Bridge -25
Sublette Bondurant 1NW -24
Sublette Loomis Park Snotel -23
Sublette Pinedale -22
Sublette Hoback -22
Sublette Pinedale 1NE -21
Sublette Pinedale 1N -19
Sublette Kendall Ranger Station Snotel -19
Sublette Snider Basin -18
Sublette Gunsight Pass Snotel -14
Sublette New Fork Lake Snotel -12
Sublette Snider Basin Snotel -12
Sublette Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel -10
Sublette Triple Peak Snotel -9
Sublette East Rim Divide Snotel -7
Sublette CW7610 Pinedale -6
Sweetwater Seedskadee NWR -33
Sweetwater Farson 5N -31
Sweetwater Shute Creek -26
Sweetwater Baxter -19
Sweetwater Bitter Creek 4NE -15
Sweetwater Green River Below Fontenelle Res. -15
Sweetwater Continental Divide -14
Sweetwater Bitter Creek -13
Sweetwater Granger -12
Sweetwater Blacks Fork River -12
Sweetwater Henry's Fork -10
Sweetwater Peru Hill -10
Sweetwater Rock Springs ASOS -9
Sweetwater CW5688 Rock Springs -9
Sweetwater Kanda -8
Sweetwater Peru Hill -8
Sweetwater Bryan East -7
Sweetwater Snow Springs Creek -4
Teton CW7902 Moose -25
Teton Jackson AWOS -24
Teton Snake River -24
Teton Moose -22
Teton Grand Teton -22
Teton Snake River Station Snotel -20
Teton Gros Ventre Summit Snotel -19
Teton CW3261 Jackson -18
Teton Burro Hill -18
Teton Togwotee Mountain Lodge -18
Teton Grassy Lake Snotel -17
Teton Base Camp Snotel -17
Teton Grouse Mountain -16
Teton Jackson Hole Mountain Resort-Summit -16
Teton Teton Pass -14
Teton CW8504 Hoback -14
Teton Granite Creek Snotel -14
Teton Togwotee Pass Snotel -13
Teton Grand Targhee Snotel -13
Teton Coyote Meadows -13
Teton Jackson Hole Mountain Resort-Raymer -12
Teton Phillips Bench Snotel -12
Teton Jackson Hole Mountain Resort-Mid -11
Teton Jackson Hole Mountain Resort-Base -10
Teton Snow King Ski Area -9
Teton Alta 1NNW -9
Washakie Ten Sleep 16SSE -34
Washakie Worland ASOS -23
Washakie Powder River Pass Snotel -11
Washakie Leigh Creek -11
Washakie Middle Powder Snotel -8
Washakie Split Rock Creek -7
Yellowstone Soda Butte Creek -39
Yellowstone Canyon Snotel -32
Yellowstone Yellowstone East Entrance -30
Yellowstone Thumb Divide Snotel -29
Yellowstone Bechler -27
Yellowstone Firehole River At Old Faithful -26
Yellowstone Sylvan Road Snotel -26
Yellowstone Glade Creek -24
Yellowstone Tower Falls Ranger Station -22
Yellowstone Sylvan Lake Snotel -22
Yellowstone Two Ocean Plateau Snotel -20
Yellowstone Parker Peak Snotel -18
Yellowstone Quadrant -16
Yellowstone Cabin Creek -11
Yellowstone Lewis Lake Divide Snotel -10

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