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A winter storm produced strong winds and significant snowfall across portions of the Cowboy State Friday into Saturday morning. Strong winds caused an empty semitrailer truck to blow over near Casper Friday. A combination of upslope flow in wake of a cold front, and some elevated instability resulted in moderate to heavy snow from the Riverton and Lander areas east to Casper. The elevated instability resulted in even some lightning strikes Friday evening. Snowfall totals and strongest winds from this event are below.
Snow piled up quickly in the Riverton area Friday evening with just under 5 inches occurring between 7 PM & 11 PM - Click to Enlarge
Fun sledding at Tonkin Stadium in Riverton Saturday - Click to Enlarge
Wind Gust (mph)
Mount Coffin (10,870 FT)
Yellowstone National Park
Hoyt Peak (9800 FT)
5 WNW Clark (4659 FT)
7 SW Muddy Gap (7380 FT)
Chief Joseph HWY (8136 FT)
7 SW Barnum (6440 FT)
25 ESE Buffalo (4657 FT)
Beaver Rim (6784 FT)
13 NW Buffalo (4737 FT)
Buffalo Airport (4970 FT)
10 WNW Cody (8401 FT)
10 W Fort Washakie (9235 FT)
8 N Meeteetse (5926 FT)
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