Series of Weather Systems Impacted Western Wyoming

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.

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         Storm Total Snowfall - High Resolution Map                                                    Storm Total Snowfall - Low Resolution Map

                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
Snowfall Totals Nov 30 - Dec 3
County Station Name Snowfall
Fremont Brooks Lake Lodge

13

Fremont Deer Park Snotel

12

Fremont South Pass Snotel

9

Fremont Hobbs Park Snotel

8

Fremont Little Warm Snotel

5

Fremont Burroughs Creek Snotel

5

Fremont Castle Creek Snotel

2

Fremont 10 WNW Dubois

1

Fremont St. Lawrence Alt Snotel

1

Fremont Cold Springs Snotel

1

Fremont Townsend Creek Snotel

1

Fremont Dubois

1

Lincoln Indian Creek Snotel

15

Lincoln Blind Bull Summit

13

Lincoln Blind Bull Summit Snotel

11

Lincoln Spring Creek Divide Snotel

8

Lincoln Kelley Ranger Station Snotel

5

Lincoln Willow Creek Snotel

4

Lincoln Hams Fork Snotel

3

Lincoln Salt River Summit Snotel

2

Lincoln Cottonwood Creek Snotel

1

Lincoln Box Y Ranch

1

Park Evening Star Snotel

14

Park Blackwater Snotel

12

Park Beartooth Lake Snotel

7

Park Younts Peak Snotel

5

Park Kirwin Snotel

4

Park Wolverine Snotel

1

Sublette Larsen Creek Snotel

9

Sublette Pocket Creek Snotel

9

Sublette Gunsite Pass Snotel

7

Sublette Big Sandy Opening Snotel

7

Sublette Loomis Park Snotel

5

Sublette Triple Peak Snotel

5

Sublette Kendall Ranger Station Snotel

5

Sublette Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel

3

Sublette East Rim Divide Snotel

3

Sublette Snider Basin Snotel

2

Sublette New Fork Lake Snotel

2

Sublette 14 NW Pinedale

0.9

Teton Grand Targhee Snotel

27

Teton Jackson Hole-Rendezvous Bowl

22

Teton Jackson Hole-Raymer

21

Teton Grand Targhee-Chief Joseph

15

Teton Jackson Hole-Mid

15

Teton Togwotee Pass Snotel

15

Teton Phillips Bench Snotel

14

Teton Togwotee Mountain Lodge

11

Teton Granite Creek Snotel

10

Teton Base Camp Snotel

9

Teton Gros Ventre Summit Snotel

8

Teton Snow King Ski Area

6

Teton Grassy Lake Snotel

6

Teton Snake River Stn Snotel

2

Teton 5 WNW Moran

1.5

Teton 3 SSW Wilson

1.2

Yellowstone Two Ocean Plateau Snotel

23

Yellowstone Lewis Lake Divide Snotel

19

Yellowstone Thumb Divide Snotel

15

Yellowstone Parker Peak Snotel

12

Yellowstone Sylvan Lake Snotel

11

Yellowstone Sylvan Road Snotel

6

Yellowstone Old Faithful Ranger Station

5.5

Yellowstone Canyon Snotel

3

 

 



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