Frequently Asked Questions

The National Weather Service in Riverton receives many questions each day, with some more common than others. Below are a list of questions to help you find the data you are looking for.

1. Where can I find Monthly and Seasonal Climate Season Outlooks?

You can use the following link for maps for monthly and season climate outlooks: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/multi_season/13_seasonal_outlooks/color/churchill.html

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2. Where can I find information on Wyoming drought?

A map summarizing drought across the United States can be found at:
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

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3. Where can I find information on current Wyoming Snowpacks?

Wyoming Snowpack information can be found on our hydrology page using the following links:

Snowpack and Precipitation Data
Available WY Precipitation Reports Precipitation Summaries
(western US)
Percent of Average SWE by Basin (Graph) Percent of Average SWE by Basin (Map)
NRCS Snow Survey SNOTEL Water Year Graph
-By Basin-
SNOTEL Water Year Graph
-By Individual Station-
Snow Precipitation Update
-Surrounding States-
Snow Precipitation Update
-Wyoming-
Snow Precipitation Update
NOHRSC Snow Graphics  National Resource Conservation Service - Casper, WY
Wyoming Station Snotel Plots (Interactive Map) Climatological Data Products from Water Resources Data Systems (WRDS)
Directory of Snow Water Equivalent Maps for Western and Central Wyoming U.S. Snow Monitoring
NRCS Snow Data Snow Analyses for Central Rockies from NOHRSC
Interactive Snow Information from NOHRSC  

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4. Where can I find a Flood Potential Outlook?

  • The National Flood Outlook map can be found at the following link: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/nationalfloodoutlook/

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    5. Where can I find your zone forecast products?

    Our zone forecast product (ZFP) can be found by utilizing the link below:
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=RIW&product=ZFP&issuedby=RIW

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    6. Where can I find measurements from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)?

    The link for Wyoming CoCoRaHS measurements is:
    http://www.cocorahs.org/state.aspx?state=wy

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    7. Where can I find information about current snowfall totals?

    Current Snowfall Totals can be found in two locations. The first is a graphical map which can be found at either:
    http://www.weather.gov/riw/?n=hires_snowfall   (High Resolution .png Image)
    or
    http://www.weather.gov/riw/?n=lores_snowfall   (Low Resolution .png Image)

    Or in a text format, the recent snowfall reports can be found at:
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=RIW&product=SPS&issuedby=RIW

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    8. Where can I find daily reports from across Western and Central Wyoming for temperatures and precipitation?

    Our regional  Max and Min Temperature & Precipitation reports can be found on our website at:
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=RIW&product=RTP&issuedby=RIW

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    9. Where can I find daily reports from across Wyoming for temperatures and precipitation?

    Our statewide Max and Min Temperature & Precipitation summary can be found at:
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=RIW&product=RTP&issuedby=WY

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    10. Where can I find the Wyoming Basin Outlook Report?

    The University of Wyoming maintains this information at:
    http://www-wwrc.uwyo.edu/wrds/nrcs/snowpack/snowmap.html

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    11. I don't understand where the Wyoming basins are located. Where can I find more information?

     

     

     
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    12. Where can I find temperature and precipitation normals and records for my location?

     Use the following website:
    http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/summary/climsmwy.html

    From this page, complete the following to retrieve your desired information:
    Choose your site
    Scroll down the left hand menu to:
        Daily Tabular Data (~23KB)  (2nd from the top) - Provides a 30 year average for temperature and  precipitation
        Daily Summary Stats (~55KB) (2nd from the bottom) - Provides record temperature and precipitation data


     

     

    13. I need to talk to a forecaster!

     If you need additional data, or need to talk to a forecaster, please call 1-800-211-1448  24 hours a day, 7 days a week!


     
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