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Final December 25-27th Snowstorm Totals

December 27, 2003 - A vigorous upper level system ejected into the central Rockies on December 25th, bringing with it a large band of moderate to heavy snow to parts of the the Cowboy State.  The snow was heaviest across west central Wyoming Thursday night and continued into Friday and Friday night. Snow initially developed across central Wyoming Thursday evening as a warm front pushed north through the Wind River Basin.  Snow continued to develop along the west to east oriented boundary Thursday night and Friday.  On Friday, the low pressure area made its trek from Rock Springs at 8AM to South Pass City by 11AM and to the Kaycee area by 2PM.  Temperatures mainly remained above freezing for areas extending from eastern Sweetwater County northeast to Casper (Casper's high temperature reached 50˚F on Friday).  Warmer temperatures along with some dry air,  limited snowfall amounts in these areas.  Winds kicked up in Sweetwater and Johnson Counties Friday night, causing visibilities to drop as a result of blowing and drifting snow.  Winter weather conditions made travel difficult across the western half of Wyoming from December 25-27th.  

Here are the final storm total snowfall reports beginning on Christmas night through December 27th.  The National Weather Service would like to thank ALL of our spotters who aided in this report.  

 
Final Snowfall Reports
December 25-27, 2003

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

  Location Snowfall (inches)
 TETON COUNTY  
 Cowboy Village 12
 Phillips Bench * 11
 Gros Ventre * 9
 Togwotee Pass * 9
 Granite Creek * 8
 Jackson (Downtown) 6
 Wilson Flats 6
 Alta * 5
   
 OWL CREEK MOUNTAINS  
 Owl Creek * 10
   
 ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS  
 Kirwin * 8
 Burroughs * 7
 Timber Creek * 6
   
 LINCOLN COUNTY  
 Kelly * 16
 Hams Fork * 12
 Blind Bull * 11
 Smoot 10 to 11
 Afton 9
 Cokeville 8
 La Barge 6 to 8
 Star Valley Ranch 5.2
 Opal 4 to 5
 Spring Creek Divide * 4
 Kemmerer 4 to 5
   
 SUBLETTE COUNTY  
 Cora 12
 Snider Basin * 11
 Elkhart Park * 11
 Loomis Park * 10
 New Fork Lake * 10
 Big Sandy * 10
 Gun Pass * 10
 Pinedale 8 to 12
 Kendall * 8
 Daniel 4
 Big Piney 4
 Bondurant 4
   
 SWEETWATER COUNTY  
 Point of Rocks 8
 Buckboard Marina @ Flaming Gorge 6
 Rock Springs 5 to 6
 Farson 5
 Granger 4
   
 FREMONT COUNTY  
 Deer Park * 18
 Lander (2 mi. SW) 15
 South Pass * 14
 Lander (Downtown) 13.6
 Townsend Creek * 8
 Hobbs Park * 8
 Hudson 9
 Saint Lawrence * 6
 Little Warm * 6
 Riverton (30 mi. N) 6
 Riverton (12 mi. NE) 6
 Crowheart 5
 WFO Riverton 5
 Shoshoni 4
 Riverton (Downtown) 3.9
 Dubois 3 to 4
 Sweetwater Station 2
 Jeffrey City 2
 Sixth Crossing 2.5
   
 HOT SPRINGS COUNTY  
 Thermopolis 10
 Thermopolis (15 mi. SE) 8
 Kirby 7
 Grass Creek (4 mi. W)  4
   
 WASHAKIE COUNTY  
 Worland 5 to 6
 Ten Sleep 1 to 2
   
 BIG HORN COUNTY  
 Cowley 5
 Shell (5mi. E) 5
 Greybull 4
 Lovell 3
 Basin 3
 Hyattville (2 mi. W) 2
   
 PARK COUNTY  
 Sunlight Basin 7
 Powell 4
 Cody 2 to 3
 Ralston 2
   
 BIG HORN MOUNTAINS  
 Bald Mountain * 16
 Cloud Peak Resorvoir * 13
 Powder River Pass 12
 Grave Springs * 12
 Bone Spring Divide * 11
 Shell Creek * 10
 Hansen Sawmill * 9
   
 JOHNSON COUNTY  
 Buffalo 2 to 3
 Kaycee 2
   
 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK  
 Grant Village 10
 Old Faithful 9
 Snake River 7
 West Entrance 6
 Sylvan Lake * 6
 Parkers Peak * 6
 Tower 5.3
 Canyon * 5
 Two Ocean Plateau * 5
 Thumb Divide * 5
 East Entrance 3
 Lake 3
 Madison 3

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