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Mid October Snowfall Recap

October 19-20th - A strong mid-October storm system pushed slowly onto the west coast on Tuesday and into the intermountain west by Tuesday night.  Snow developed across the western Wyoming mountains, generally above 9500 ft on Tuesday night and continued sporadically through the day Wednesday, before tapering off Wednesday night.  In elevations between 7500 ft and 9500 ft, a combination of rain and heavy wet snow fell throughout the period.  In area basins (including the lower Green River Basin, southernmost Lincoln county, and the Star Valley) precipitation fell in the form of rain.  The only outlier to the preceding conditions occurred in the Jackson Valley, where temperatures remained cool enough for snow to fall into elevations below 7500 ft.  Since temperatures generally hovered at freezing or slightly above, the following snowfall amounts were estimated using precipitation amounts.   

SNOWFALL REPORTS

October 19-20, 2004

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

 Location  
 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Snowfall (inches)
 Craig Pass 3-4
 Canyon 3
 Thumb Divide* 3
 Snake River Ranger Station @ South Entrance* 2
   
 TETON COUNTY  
 Jackson (mid-mountain) 10
 Rendezvous Peak - Raymer * 8-9
 Togwotee Pass 6-7
 Brooks Lake Lodge 6-7
 Phillips Bench* 6
 Jackson (base) 4-5
 Jackson 4-5
 Hoback Jct T
   
 SALT RIVER MOUNTAINS  
 Snider Basin* 10
 Kelly Ranger Station* 6
 Indian Creek* 6
 Hams Fork* 5
 Spring Creek* 5
 Box Y Ranch* 3-4
   
 WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS  
 Deer Park* 8-10
 Gunsight Pass* 6
 Elkhart Park* 6
 Big Sandy* 5
   
 GREEN RIVER BASIN  
 Bondurant 4-5
 Boulder 2-3

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