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Good Friday Snow Storm Brings Wet Snow and Welcome Moisture to Wyoming

April 9, 2004 - A storm that began to spread rain and mountain snow across Wyoming on Thursday, April 8th pounded central Wyoming with primarily wet snow on Friday, April 9th.  Many locations across central Wyoming picked up over one inch of water over the storm's duration.   A few thunderstorms also resulted in bursts of heavy snow across western Wyoming.  Satellite imagery showed the greatest snowfall totals observed in a swath from Casper to Lander and against the east slopes of the Wind River Mountains and around the Big Piney area where 6 to 12 amounts were common.  The southwest portion of the Big Horn Basin also picked up 4 to 8 inches of snowfall.  

Visible Satellite Image of Snowfall - 04/09/2004

Thanks to the help of our spotters and cooperative observers for the following snowfall totals.

 
Snowfall Reports
April 9, 2004

*denotes remote SNOTEL site - snowfall determined by weighted water equivalent and average temperature

  Location Snowfall (inches)
 SUBLETTE COUNTY  
 Big Piney - Marbleton Airport 12
 Big Piney - 17 mi SW 12
 Pinedale - 1 mi N 3.5
 Cora 1 to 2
   
 FREMONT COUNTY  
 Bruce's Camp in Sinks Canyon 14
 Red Canyon 11
 Lander Area 9 to 11
 Jeffrey City 10
 Hudson 7
 Downtown Riverton 6
 Riverton NWS Office 5.2
 Trail Lake Ranch - 10 mi SE Dubois 3.5
 Dubois 3
   
 HOT SPRINGS COUNTY  
 Gooseberry Creek Rest Area 6 to 8
 Grass Creek - 4 mi W 6 to 7
 Thermopolis - 6 mi SE 4
 Wind River Canyon 2
 Thermopolis 1
   
 JOHNSON COUNTY  
 Barnum - 4 mi S 1.3
   
 PARK COUNTY  
 Meeteetse 7 to 8
 Cody - 5 mi NE 2.7
 Sunlight Basin 1.5
   
 NATRONA COUNTY  
 Casper Mountain 8 to 10
 Martins Cove 8
 Casper (Poplar and Outer Drive) 6
 Hells Half Acre 6
 Hiland 3 to 4
 Casper - 13 mi SW 2.7
   
 LINCOLN COUNTY  
 La Barge 10
 Fontanelle Creek (north of Opal) 6
   
 SWEETWATER COUNTY  
 Little America > 1
 Baroil 0.5
   
 WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS (*SNOTEL SITES) April 8-9, 2004 Snowfall Totals
 Townsend Creek* 24
 Deer Park* 22
 Hobbs Park* 20
 St. Lawrence* 19
 Cold Springs* 17
 Little Warm* 15
 South Pass* 15
 Togwotee* 8
 New Fork Lake* 2
   
 SALT AND WYOMING MOUNTAINS (*SNOTEL SITES) April 8-9, 2004 Snowfall Totals
 Willow Creek* 6-7
 Blind Bull* 5
 Springs Creek Divide* 4-5
 Triple Peak* 4-5
   
 ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS (*SNOTEL SITES) April 8-9, 2004 Snowfall Totals
 Burroughs Creek* 11
 Younts Peak* 4
   
 BIG HORN MOUNTAINS (*SNOTEL SITES) April 8-9, 2004 Snowfall Totals
 Dome Lake* 13
 Big Goose* 12
 Cloud Peak Reservoir* 12
 Hansen Sawmill* 12
 Grave Springs* 9
 Middle Powder* 5
 Shell Creek* 5
 Powder River Pass* 3
   
 LARAMIE MOUNTAINS (*SNOTEL SITES) April 8-9, 2004 Snowfall Totals
 Casper Mountain* 9
   
 TETON MOUNTAINS (*SNOTEL SITES) April 8-9, 2004 Snowfall Totals
 Phillips Bench* 4
   
 

 

 

 

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