Lander had most snow in Monday/Tuesday storm, South Pass had highest wind gust

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast office in Riverton reported late last night that heavy snow and strong winds were the hallmark of the big storm that roared through the area Monday and Tuesday, closing all county schools for the first time in more than a decade, except in Dubois. The Lander area received the greatest snowfall with 28.5 inches reported in Sinks Canyon and 14 to 27 inches in town. Riverton received from 10 to 12 inches (see complete snowfall depths below). While most of the strong winds were along the I-80 corridor, South Pass recorded the strongest wind gust on Tuesday at 73 mph.

The NWS also reported that several more spring storms are on the way, with separate storms arriving on Thursday and Friday, but not as strong as the early week storm was. Another storm system could hit the region next week, so the spring weather pattern is reported to be “very active” and travelers and those planning outside activities are urged to pay close attention to local forecasts.

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Snow Totals Through 9PM                                 Peak Wind Reports Through 9PM
County Station Name Snowfall Location Peak Gust (MPH)
Big Horn Bald Mountain Snotel 10  South Pass
 73
26 E Lovell 6  Jackson Hole Summit  72
  Bone Springs Divide Snotel 5  Rock Springs Airport  71
Manderson 2  Green River (Peru Hill)  71
Fremont 3 SW Lander 28.5  Farson  65
Lander 27  Rock Springs (Baxter Rd)  64
Townsend Creek Snotel 26  Continental Divide  64
2 W Lander 25  Seedskadee  63
1 NW Lander 24  Granger  63
3 SW Lander 24  Bitter Creek  63
9.5 SW Lander 21  7 WSW Rock Springs  56
1 SE Lander 20.5  First Divide (Interstate 80)  56
St. Lawrence Alt Snotel 19  Superior  54
9 S Lander 19  Point of Rocks  53
Lander Airport 18.6  Interstate 25 North of Kaycee  53
5 WSW Lander 17.4  Meeteetse  53
South Pass Snotel 16  Tipton  52
Hobbs Park Snotel 16  15 SE Rock Springs  51
9 SSE Lander 15  20 ENE Opal  51
Lander 14  Teton Pass  50
Cold Springs Snotel 13  15 SE Moran Junction  50
Hudson 12  Jackson Hole – Raymer  50
Jeffrey City 12
Riverton 10-12
Deer Park Snotel 11
Hudson 10
1 E Morton 9.8
Burroughs Creek Snotel 9
10 NNE Riverton 6
Brooks Lake Lodge 6
Ethete 6
Burris 6
Little Warm Snotel 6
Shoshoni 5
Riverton ASOS 4.5
Castle Creek Snotel 3
Dubois 3
Sweetwater Station 3
Boysen Dam 2
Dubois 1
Hot Springs 9 NE Thermopolis 11.6
  Owl Creek Snotel 10
1 ESE Thermopolis 9
Thermopolis 9
Kirby 3
4 S Thermopolis 3
8 W Thermopolis 2
Johnson Hansen Sawmill Snotel 17
  Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel 16
  Soldier Park Snotel 16
  Bear Trap Meadow Snotel 10
  Little Goose Snotel 9
  Buffalo 1-3
  Billy Creek 1
Lincoln Indian Creek Snotel 20
Hams Fork Snotel 14
Willow Creek Snotel 10
LaBarge 8-10
Smoot 7
Kelley Ranger Station Snotel 6
Blind Bull Summit 5
Afton 4.4
Commissary Ridge 4
Cottonwood Creek Snotel 4
Diamondville 4
Box Y Ranch 4
Salt River Summit Snotel 3
1 SW Afton 3
2 SE Thayne 1.8
Fossil Butte 1.5
Fontenelle Dam 1
5 NNE Thayne 1
Natrona Casper Mountain 16-18
  Casper 6-14
  2 E Evansville 12
  5 WSW Casper 11
  Reno Hill Snotel 11
  Mills 10
  Bar Nunn 9
  Paradise Valley 7
  Grave Spring Snotel 6
  Powder River School 6
  12 NE Lysite 5.2
  Midwest 4.5
  15 W Midwest 4
Park Timber Creek Snotel 7
Blackwater Snotel 7
Marquette Snotel 5
Cody 1-4
Meeteetse 3.5
5 ESE Cody 3.2
2 WSW Cody 3
Meeteetse 1.5
Younts Peak Snotel 1
1 WNW Cody 1
3 NE Clark 1
Wolverine Snotel 1
Sublette Larsen Creek Snotel 17
  Snider Basin 10
  Triple Peak Snotel 8
  Kendall Ranger Station Snotel 4
  Pocket Creek Snotel 4
  Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel 4
  Marbleton 3.5
  New Fork Lake Snotel 3
  Big Sandy Opening Snotel 3
  Gunsite Pass Snotel 3
  Boulder Rearing Station 3
  East Rim Divide Snotel 2
  14 NW Pinedale 2
  Pinedale 1
Sweetwater Wamsutter 7
4 W Rock Springs 2.5
Green River 1
Teton 1 NNW Alta 7
  Togwotee Pass Snotel 4
  Grand Targhee Snotel 3
  Jackson Hole-Raymer 2
  Togwotee Mountain Lodge 2
  Snow King Ski Area 2
  Grand Targhee-Chief Joseph 1
  Jackson Hole-Rendezvous Bowl 1
  Jackson Hole-Mid 1
  Moose 0.7
Washakie Middle Powder Snotel 13
1 ESE Worland 7
16 SSE Ten Sleep 6.7
Worland 3
6 N Worland 2
Powder River Pass Snotel 2
Yellowstone Lamar Ranger Station 3.6
  Tower Falls Ranger Station 1

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