Storm brings first snow to Pinedale valley
Snow in September
The first snow of the season fell on Friday, September 22, supposedly the last day of summer!
1-4 inches of snow in the mountains and valley floor
September 22, 2006
Even though the calendar says itís officially the last day of summer, Wyoming weather had its own mind. A strong low pressure system moved through the area Thursday night dropping several inches of snow in the mountains and a dusting on the floor of the Upper Green River Valley. Some portions of Wyoming saw as much as nine inches out of the storm. Sublette County got from 1-4 inches of snow. The valley snow pretty much melted off by mid-day.
There is a Snow Advisory for the eastern slopes of the Wind River Mountains through this afternoon (Friday), with 6-10 inches of snow possible. The heaviest rain and snow will shift to eastern Wyoming by afternoon. The Bighorn Mountains and Casper Mountain are expected to get from 12-16 inches of snow.
Travel conditions will be impacted significantly today along Highway 28 over South Pass. Snow is expected to continue through Saturday morning and then taper in the afternoon.
Below are snow totals reported by the National Weather Service.
GUNSIGHT PASS SNOTEL 4 inches
ELKHART PARK GUARD STATION SNOTEL 3 inches
LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL 2 inches
BIG SANDY OPENING SNOTEL 2 inches
BLIND BULL SUMMIT 2 inches
EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL 2 inches
BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL 2 inches
NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL 1 inch
KENDALL RANGER STATION SNOTEL 1 inch
HOBBS PARK SNOTEL 9 inches
COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL 7 inches
DEER PARK SNOTEL 6 inches
TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL 6 inches
TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL 6 inches
SOUTH PASS SNOTEL 4 inches
LITTLE WARM SNOTEL 2 inches DUBOIS 1 inch
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
CANYON SNOTEL 4 inches
GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL 2 inches
TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL 2 inches
SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL 2 inches
Friday Afternoon: Scattered rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 41. North northwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. North northwest wind 7 to 15 mph becoming west southwest.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 49. South wind at 7 mph becoming west.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming east northeast.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. North northwest wind between 3 and 6 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 61.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 63.
National Weather Service, www.weather.gov