Central Wyoming Snowstorm - May 11-12

A strong spring storm has resulted in very significant snowfall especially east of the Divide from the Wind River Basin east into Natrona County and surrounding areas through Wednesday.  Areas along the east slopes of the Wind River and southern Absaroka mountains received about 3 feet of new snow.

 

This storm has brought significant precipitation to much of the area.  A seasonal snow water equivalent map can be found here.

The current state of Wyoming drought can be found here.

 

This storm system has also brought Riverton closer to becoming the snowiest season on record.

 

...Top 10 Seasonal Snow Records...


1919-20...92.0 inches.
2009-10...75.5 inches.
1967-68...60.5 inches.
1944-45...59.0 inches.
2003-04...55.7 inches.
2002-03...54.1 inches.
1942-43...53.5 inches.
1971-72...53.2 inches.
1932-33...53.0 inches.
1972-73...53.0 inches.
1985-86...52.9 inches.

 

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Final Snowfall Totals

 

County Station Name Snowfall
Fremont Townsend Creek Snotel 39
Fremont South Pass Snotel 39
Fremont Hobbs Park Snotel 38
Fremont St. Lawrence Alt Snotel 38
Fremont Deer Park Snotel 36
Fremont Cold Springs Snotel 35
Park Timber Creek Snotel 35
Park Marquette Snotel 34
Hot Springs Owl Creek Snotel 30
Sheridan Tie Creek Snotel 24
Sheridan Big Goose Snotel 23
Sublette Triple Peak Snotel 22
Johnson Hansen Sawmill Snotel 21
Johnson Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel 21
Fremont Lander 20.5
Fremont 6 SW Lander 20.3
Lincoln Indian Creek Snotel 20
Sublette Snider Basin Snotel 20
Lincoln Hams Fork Snotel 19
Park Kirwin Snotel 19
Sheridan Dome Lake Snotel 19
Johnson 4 SSW Buffalo 18
Sheridan Sucker Creek Snotel 18
Fremont Little Warm Snotel 17
Fremont 4 SSW Lander 16.8
Fremont Burroughs Creek Snotel 15
Lincoln Spring Creek Divide Snotel 15
Fremont 2 N Lander 14
Fremont 5 WSW Lander 14
Big Horn Bone Springs Divide Snotel 13
Sheridan Burgess Junction Snotel 13
Fremont Riverton ASOS 12.2
Fremont Lander Airport 12
Fremont Red Canyon 12
Fremont Jeffrey City 12
Fremont Riverton 11.5
Natrona Casper Mountain Snotel 11
Fremont Riverton 10.8
Big Horn Bald Mountain Snotel 9
Park 3 NE Sunshine 8.1
Johnson Bear Trap Meadow Snotel 8
Park Evening Star Snotel 8
Park Younts Peak Snotel 8
Fremont South Pass 7
Fremont 7 NW Lander 7
Natrona Grave Spring Snotel 7
Natrona Reno Hill Snotel 7
Johnson 17 NNW Kaycee 6.7
Fremont 2 NW Dubois 6
Fremont Crowheart 6
Fremont 1 SW Lander 6
Fremont 1 WSW Lander 6
Fremont 10 WNW Dubois 6
Fremont Dubois 6
Fremont Hudson 6
Johnson Buffalo 6
Lincoln Willow Creek Snotel 6
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit Snotel 6
Lincoln Cottonwood Creek Snotel 6
Park Blackwater Snotel 6
Fremont Lander 5.2
Sublette Pocket Creek Snotel 5
Big Horn Shell Creek Snotel 4
Lincoln Kelley Ranger Station Snotel 4
Natrona Mills 4
Park Beartooth Lake Snotel 4
Washakie Middle Powder Snotel 4
Washakie Powder River Pass Snotel 4
Yellowstone Parker Peak Snotel 4
Natrona 11 WSW Casper 3.5
Lincoln Salt River Summit Snotel 3
Lincoln Fossil Butte 3
Lincoln 10 W Kemmerer 3
Natrona 10 SW Casper 3
Sublette East Rim Divide Snotel 3
Sublette New Fork Lake Snotel 3
Sublette Gunsite Pass Snotel 3
Sublette Big Sandy Opening Snotel 3
Sublette Loomis Park Snotel 3
Sublette Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel 3
Park Meeteetse 2.8
Natrona 2 S Casper 2.7
Natrona Casper Airport 2.4
Lincoln 1 N Kemmerer 2
Natrona Powder River 2
Hot Springs 9 NE Thermopolis 1.8
Natrona 4 WSW Casper 1.7
Natrona 4 WSW Casper 1.7
Johnson Billy Creek 1.5
Natrona 11 ESE Casper 1.5
Natrona 2 NNE Casper 0.8
Yellowstone Yellowstone East Entrance 0.5
 

 

 

 

 



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