This scene greeted the Witzel family on Mortimore Lane south of Lander this morning. (Photo by Emily Herrera Witzel)

This scene greeted the Witzel family on Tweed Lane north of Lander this morning. (Photo by Emily Herrera Witzel) 

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton today reported the overnight snowfall and top wind speeds from the storm which moved through the area Friday and early Saturday. Areas along the east slope of the Wind River Range reported the greatest snowfall, with 11 inches south of Lander, 7.5 to 10.5 inches in Riverton, 7.5 inches in Hudson and 6 to 8 inches in Lander. The peak wind gust in Fremont County in advance of the snowfall occurred on Beaver Rim with a 62 mph peak gust recorded. See the report for Western and Central Wyoming below:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY

158 PM MST SAT JAN 4 2014

A DISTURBANCE BROUGHT SNOW ACROSS THE WEST…AND A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WYOMING…YESTERDAY EVENING THROUGH THIS MORNING. HERE ARE THE LATEST SNOW REPORTS FROM JANUARY 3 THROUGH THIS MORNING.

IN ADDITION…A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BROUGHT STRONG WIND GUSTS YESTERDAY…BELOW THE SNOWFALL REPORTS…THE LATEST WIND GUST REPORTS FROM JANUARY 3 CAN BE FOUND.

NOTE…SNOTELS (SNOW TELEMETRY) ARE REMOTE SENSING SITES IN HIGH MOUNTAIN WATERSHEDS.  SNOWFALL DATA FROM SNOTELS IS ESTIMATED BASED ON SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT.

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL

 BIG HORN COUNTY…

POWDER RIVER PASS…                 3 INCHES.

BONE SPRINGS DIVIDE SNOTEL…        3 INCHES.

BALD MOUNTAIN SNOTEL…              1 INCH.

 

FREMONT COUNTY…

 9 SSE LANDER…                     11 INCHES.

 RIVERTON…                   7.5-10.5 INCHES.

 LANDER…                          6-8 INCHES.

 RIVERTON AIRPORT…                7.5 INCHES.

 HUDSON…                          7.3 INCHES.

 LANDER AIRPORT…                  6.9 INCHES.

ST. LAWRENCE ALT SNOTEL…           6 INCHES.

CASTLE CREEK SNOTEL…               5 INCHES.

FORT WASHAKIE…                     5 INCHES.

7 ESE KINNEAR…                     5 INCHES.

7 WNW LANDER…                    4.4 INCHES.

TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL…             4 INCHES.

BROOKS LAKE LODGE…                 4 INCHES.

HOBBS PARK SNOTEL…                 3 INCHES.

DUBOIS…                            3 INCHES.

LITTLE WARM SNOTEL…                3 INCHES.

SOUTH PASS SNOTEL…                 3 INCHES.

COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL…               2 INCHES.

JEFFREY CITY…                      2 INCHES.

ATLANTIC CITY…                   1.5 INCHES.

SHOSHONI…                          1 INCH.

BOYSEN DAM…                        1 INCH.

BURRIS…                            1 INCH.

DEER PARK SNOTEL…                  1 INCH.

 

HOT SPRINGS COUNTY…

OWL CREEK SNOTEL…                  1 INCH.

1 SW THERMOPOLIS…                0.1 INCHES.

 

JOHNSON COUNTY…

SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL…               4 INCHES.

CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR SNOTEL…       3 INCHES.

HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL…             1 INCH.

BUFFALO…                         0.3 INCHES.

 

LINCOLN COUNTY…

BLIND BULL SUMMIT SNOTEL…          5 INCHES.

SALT RIVER SUMMIT SNOTEL…          3 INCHES.

KELLEY RANGER STATION SNOTEL…      3 INCHES.

WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL…               3 INCHES.

SPRING CREEK DIVIDE SNOTEL…        2 INCHES.

HAMS FORK SNOTEL…                  1 INCH.

COTTONWOOD CREEK SNOTEL…           1 INCH.

5 NNE THAYNE…                      1 INCH.

INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL…               1 INCH.

BOX Y RANCH…                       1 INCH.

AFTON…                           0.4 INCHES.

2 SE THAYNE…                     0.2 INCHES.

 

NATRONA COUNTY…

CASPER MOUNTAIN…               10-12 INCHES.

CASPER…                          3-5 INCHES.

RENO HILL SNOTEL…                  4 INCHES.

MIDWEST…                           4 INCHES.

GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL…               4 INCHES.

CASPER AIRPORT…                  2.7 INCHES.

POWDER RIVER…                    2.5 INCHES.

 

PARK COUNTY…

EVENING STAR SNOTEL…               8 INCHES.

WOLVERINE SNOTEL…                  4 INCHES.

KIRWIN SNOTEL…                     3 INCHES.

BLACKWATER SNOTEL…                 3 INCHES.

CODY…                          0.5-1 INCH.

TIMBER CREEK SNOTEL…               1 INCH.

 

SUBLETTE COUNTY…

KENDALL RANGER STATION SNOTEL…     7 INCHES.

NEW FORK LAKE SNOTEL…              4 INCHES.

EAST RIM DIVIDE SNOTEL…            4 INCHES.

TRIPLE PEAK SNOTEL…                3 INCHES.

GUNSITE PASS SNOTEL…               3 INCHES.

SNIDER BASIN SNOTEL…               3 INCHES.

BIG SANDY OPENING SNOTEL…          3 INCHES.

14 NW PINEDALE…                  2.7 INCHES.

ELKHART PARK G.S. SNOTEL…          1 INCH.

PINEDALE…                        0.7 INCHES.

 

SWEETWATER COUNTY…

1 W ROCK SPRINGS…                0.5 INCHES.

5 N FARSON…                      0.3 INCHES.

 

TETON COUNTY…

TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL…              7 INCHES.

JACKSON HOLE-RAYMER…               6 INCHES.

GROS VENTRE SUMMIT SNOTEL…         5 INCHES.

GRANITE CREEK SNOTEL…              4 INCHES.

PHILLIPS BENCH SNOTEL…             4 INCHES.

BASE CAMP SNOTEL…                  4 INCHES.

JACKSON HOLE-MID…                  2 INCHES.

JACKSON HOLE-BASE…                 2 INCHES.

3 SSW WILSON…                    1.5 INCHES.

2 NE TETON VILLAGE…              1.5 INCHES.

JACKSON…                         1.2 INCHES.

SNAKE RIVER STN SNOTEL…            1 INCH.

SNOW KING…                         1 INCH.

GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL…                1 INCH.

MOOSE…                           0.7 INCHES.

 

WASHAKIE COUNTY…

MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL…              3 INCHES.

5 NNW TEN SLEEP…                 0.5 INCHES.

 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK…

PARKER PEAK SNOTEL…                9 INCHES.

CANYON SNOTEL…                     4 INCHES.

LAMAR RANGER STATION…              3 INCHES.

SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL…                2 INCHES.

SNAKE RIVER RANGER STATION…        1 INCH.

THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL…               1 INCH.

OLD FAITHFUL RANGER STATION…     0.3 INCHES.

 

…LATEST MAX WIND REPORTS ABOVE 40 MPH AND TIME OF OCCURRENCE FROM JANUARY 3RD…

 

LOCATION                     SPEED          TIME

MT COFFIN (10870 FT)           103       0145 PM

HOYT PEAK (9800 FT)            99        1130 AM

5 WNW CLARK (4659 FT)          89        0653 AM

7 SW MUDDY GAP (7380 FT)       79        0250 PM

CHIEF JOSEPH HWY (8136 FT)     78        0455 AM

7 SW BARNUM (6440 FT)          76        1146 AM

16 S HILAND (6380 FT)          75        1210 PM

25 ESE BUFFALO (4657 FT)       65        0610 PM

SUMMIT – JACKSON RESORT        63        1030 AM

BEAVER RIM (6784 FT)           62        0406 PM

13 NW BUFFALO (4737 FT)        60        0350 PM

BUFFALO AIRPORT (4970 FT)      60        0625 PM

10 WNW CODY (8401 FT)          58        0840 AM

5 ESE STORY (4673 FT)          56        0406 PM

10 W FORT WASHAKIE (9235 FT)   56        1101 AM

CHIEF JOSEPH HWY MILE 9        56        0912 AM

8 N MEETEETSE (5926 FT)        55        0721 PM

8 ENE MAYOWORTH (5287 FT)      55        0831 PM

6 S TOGWOTEE PASS (10430 FT)   55        1100 AM

1 W CLARK (4270 FT)            54        0702 AM

RAYMER – JACKSON RESORT        53        0200 PM

JEFFREY CITY (6374 FT)         53        0609 AM

RED CANYON (6768 FT)           52        0705 AM

CASPER AIRPORT (5320 FT)       52        1207 PM

8 ENE BUFFALO (4370 FT)        52        0404 PM

14 N BAR NUNN (5677 FT)        51        0910 AM

GREYBULL AIRPORT (3935 FT)     51        0509 PM

9 SW LANDER (7085 FT)          50        1115 AM

3 WNW TETON VILLAGE (7913 FT)  50        1100 AM

I 80 – MILE MARKER 142         50        0215 PM

2 SE HILAND (6134 FT)          49        1235 PM

3 E PAHASKA (7500 FT)          49        0957 AM

15 SE ROCK SPRINGS (7550 FT)   49        0244 PM

8 S CLARK (4710 FT)            48        0715 AM

2 NW MAYOWORTH (5404 FT)       48        1243 PM

7 W ALCOVA (6342 FT)           47        1235 PM

LANDER AIRPORT (5586 FT)       47        1036 AM

20 SW ECHETA (4068 FT)         47        0625 PM

1 WNW POWELL (4386 FT)         47        0100 PM

S. BIGHORN MTS (6554 FT)       46        0340 PM

BIG PINEY AIRPORT (6974 FT)    45        0116 PM

KEMMERER AIRPORT (7285 FT)     45        0135 PM

8 S CASPER (7740 FT)           45        0852 PM

10 W DUBOIS (8432 FT)          45        1105 AM

CROWHEART (6099 FT)            45        1059 AM

I 80 - MILE MARKER 157         44        0335 PM
2 N FRANNIE (4275 FT)          44        0556 PM
7 NW LANDER (5797 FT)          44        0252 PM
BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR         43        0500 AM
12 ENE TEN SLEEP (8202 FT)     43        0514 PM
30 E GREYBULL (8898 FT)        43        0858 PM
9 N KEMMERER (7129 FT)         43        1023 PM
ROCK SPRINGS AIRPORT (6760 FT) 43        0144 PM
2 W SOUTH PASS CITY (8185 FT)  42        0936 AM
1 W POWELL (4462 FT)           42        1256 PM
18 NW BUFFALO (8604 FT)        41        0847 AM
15 NE COKEVILLE (8470 FT)      41        0800 PM
CODY AIRPORT (5100 FT)         41        0515 PM
5 ENE HYATTVILLE (5670 FT)     40        0652 PM
7 WSW ROCK SPRINGS (6238 FT)   40        0200 PM
23 E MORAN JUNCTION (9576 FT)  40        1205 PM
KAYCEE (4681 FT)               40        0836 PM
10 S MEETEETSE (7127 FT)       40        0842 AM
THAYNE (5928 FT)               40        0347 PM
1 WNW DUBOIS (7014 FT)         40        0333 AM
THERMOPOLIS (4330 FT)          40        1040 AM

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.