Snow in the mountains
Two to four inches new snow
by National Weather Service
September 30, 2009
A cold weather system moved across Wyoming Wednesday bringing colder, wetter weather, resulting in snow in the mountains and blustery winds. Another major storm system is expected to impact the far west late Saturday and then spread east of the Continental Divide Saturday night into Sunday, possibly continuing into Monday. This storm system has the potential to bring more significant rain and snow to the area for an even longer duration than the upcoming midweek system.
Wednesday night: Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Blustery, with a northwest wind between 18 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 16 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Northwest wind between 10 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West northwest wind between 9 and 11 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind between 7 and 10 mph.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Saturday Night: A chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
Sunday Night: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Monday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.
Monday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Tuesday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.
Snowfall amounts across Western Wyoming
The first widespread snow storm affected western Wyoming on Wednesday, September 30th. Through 7 pm, the mountains had generally received between two and four inches. The highest amounts observed were 11 inches at the Willow Creek Snotel in Lincoln County, and 7 inches at Cottonwood Creek and Kirwin Snotels. Cottonwood Creek Snotel is in the Wyoming and Salt Range, while Kirwin Snotel is in the Absaroka Range. Lower elevations reported a trace to a half an inch of snow. This system will continue eastward, with areas east of the Divide seeing some snow Wednesday night, with the heaviest snowfall expected over the Bighorn Mountains. Snowfall amounts shown below through 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
ELKHART PARK SNOTEL, 4.00 INCHES
GUNSITE PASS SNOTEL, 2.00 INCHES
BASE CAMP SNOTEL, 1.50 INCHES
GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL, 1.00 INCHES
GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL, 4.00 INCHES
PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL, 3.00 INCHES
SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL, 1.00 INCHES
TWO OCEAN PLATEAU SNOTEL, 3.00 INCHES
COTTONWOOD SNOTEL, 7.00 INCHES
KELLY R.S. SNOTEL, 2.00 INCHES
SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL, 3.00 INCHES
WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL, 11.00 INCHES
BEARTOOTH LAKE SNOTEL, 4.00 INCHES
BLACKWATER SNOTEL, 6.00 INCHES
KIRWIN SNOTEL, 7.00 INCHES
PARKER CREEK SNOTEL, 4.00 INCHES
WOLVERINE SNOTEL, 4.00 INCHES
YOUNTS PEAK SNOTEL, 2.00 INCHES
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY
OWL CREEK SNOTEL, 2.00 INCHES