The last in a series of weather systems finally exited the Cowboy State early Monday morning. In summary, snowfall totals from this 3-day event were confined to the western mountains and were generally 6 to 12 inches, although a few locations (at elevations above 8,000 feet) received 1 to 2 feet. Some places only received 1 to 5 inches, and this was mainly due to fluctuating snow levels. Precipitation in the valleys mainly fell as rain, with any snow accumulations only reaching up to 1 inch.
The first storm system moved across the west on Friday through late Friday night. This system dumped snow over the higher elevations of the western mountains. A second system moved through the west Saturday, bringing much lighter snowfall accumulations. This was due to much warmer air and thus, higher snow levels. The last system moved through the area Sunday, bringing another 1 to 4 inches to the western mountains, although some locations received 6 to 8 inches. This was aided somewhat with the passage of the cold front, allowing slightly higher snowfall ratios to occur.
Strong winds also occurred ahead of the cold front, affecting areas east of the Continental Divide, as well as the surrounding mountain ranges. West to southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph were commonplace in these areas, with the strongest winds occurring over wind-prone locations such as, the foothills of the Absaroka and Wind River Mountains and the wind corridor from eastern Sweetwater County to Natrona County. Below is a listing of the highest winds that were recorded Sunday/early Monday morning.