October 5/6 2012 Snow event

A potent shortwave trough moved across the Cowboy State Friday and brought the first snow of the season. Snow ended from north to south, as the system moved into southeast portions of the state and the Nebraska Panhandle by mid-morning. Generally, 1-4 inches fell, with locally higher amounts, to areas east of the Continental Divide. The higher amounts fell in Casper Mountain, as well as portions of the southern Bighorn Mountains. Skies cleared to partly cloudy conditions, allowing for the new snow to quickly melt.  Hopefully, this will be the first of many more snow events this season.



Preliminary snowfall totals for Friday October 5 through Saturday October 6




Snowfall Query
County Station Name Snowfall
Big Horn Shell Creek Snotel 1
Big Horn Bald Mountain Snotel 1
Big Horn Bone Springs Divide Snotel 1
Fremont 2 W Riverton 3
Fremont 1 W Lander 3
Fremont Lander Airport 2.9
Fremont Riverton 2.2
Fremont Riverton 2
Fremont 6 SE Lander 2
Fremont 10 N Riverton 2
Fremont 6 SW Lander 2
Fremont Riverton ASOS 1
Hot Springs 1 SW Thermopolis 1.1
Hot Springs Thermopolis 1
Johnson Bear Trap Meadow Snotel 7
Johnson Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel 4
Johnson Buffalo 3
Johnson Hansen Sawmill Snotel 3
Johnson 17 E Kaycee 2.1
Johnson Billy Creek 1.3
Johnson 3 NNE Kaycee 1.2
Johnson Little Goose Snotel 1
Johnson Soldier Park Snotel 1
Natrona Casper Mountain 8
Natrona Reno Hill Snotel 8
Natrona Casper Mountain Snotel 6
Natrona Grave Spring Snotel 5
Natrona 2 S Casper 5
Natrona 1 WSW Casper 4.5
Natrona 4 SW Casper 4.2
Natrona 4 WSW Casper 3.8
Natrona 11 ESE Casper 3.8
Natrona 11 NE Midwest 3
Natrona Casper 3
Natrona 3 NNE Casper 2.7
Natrona Casper Airport 2.5
Natrona Midwest 1
Park 3 NE Sunshine 3
Park 3 NE Clark 1
Washakie 27 S Ten Sleep 7.8
Washakie 16 SSE Ten Sleep 5
Washakie Middle Powder Snotel 4
Washakie Powder River Pass Snotel 3



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