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(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton Thursday released a synopsis of the early and mid week storm events that passed through the state, including snowfall totals and the history of snow in June. Here is their report:

A strong upper level low pressure system, combined with an equally strong cold front, brought rain and snow across the Cowboy State during the evening of June 16th, through June 17th, and even continuing into June 18th. Most of central and western Wyoming experienced some form of precipitation, with snow across much of western and portions of southern Wyoming. Areas as low as 6100 feet saw snow (Green River and Rock Springs area saw a trace to 0.5 inches of snow), Evanston in southwest Wyoming recieved 3.5 inches of snow, and generally 6 to 9 inches of snow could be found across the western mountains. See the snow totals below for the latest reports.

Is June Snow uncommon in Wyoming? Recent records show that June snow isn’t as uncommon as one may think, especially across the western mountains. In fact there have been significant late May or June snow events 3 of the last 5 years. The most recent occured on May 31st 2013 when portions of the Big Horns recieved 3 feet of snow, and June snow occured in the western mountains in mid June of 2012. June snow across the lower elevations of Wyoming is more uncommon, but does occur as Casper, Lander, and Riverton have all recorded snow in June.

This strong system will exit the region by Thursday. Summer officially arrives this weekend, and more normal weather conditions can be expected.

–Provided by National Weather Service, Riverton¬†

Here are the latest snowfall reports from Monday evening (June 16th) through Wednesday morning (June 18th)

 

Snowfall Reports
County Station Name Snowfall
Big Horn Bald Mountain Snotel 3
Fremont Deer Park Snotel 5
Fremont Hobbs Park Snotel 4
Fremont Little Warm Snotel 3
Fremont Cold Springs Snotel 2
Lincoln Indian Creek Snotel 6
Lincoln Cottonwood Creek Snotel 4
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit Snotel 3
Lincoln Spring Creek Divide Snotel 3
Lincoln Willow Creek Snotel 3
Lincoln Kelley Ranger Station Snotel 3
Lincoln Salt River Summit Snotel 2
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit 0.1
Park Kirwin Snotel 5
Park Beartooth Lake Snotel 4
Park Blackwater Snotel 2
Park Marquette Snotel 2
Park Evening Star Snotel 1
Sublette Gunsite Pass Snotel 9
Sublette Loomis Park Snotel 6
Sublette Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel 5
Sublette Pocket Creek Snotel 4
Sublette Triple Peak Snotel 2
Sublette Big Sandy Opening Snotel 2
Sublette Kendall Ranger Station Snotel 2
Sublette New Fork Lake Snotel 2
Sublette East Rim Divide Snotel 1
Sublette Larsen Creek Snotel 1
Sublette Daniel Fish Hatchery 0.5
Sublette 14 NW Pinedale 0.5
Sublette Pinedale 0.3
Sweetwater 7 SE Rock Springs 0.4
Teton Togwotee Pass Snotel 7
Teton Grand Targhee Snotel 5
Teton Gros Ventre Summit Snotel 5
Teton Grassy Lake Snotel 2
Teton Jackson Hole-Rendezvous Bowl 1
Teton Jackson Hole-Mid 0.1
Teton Jackson Hole-Raymer 0.1
Yellowstone Two Ocean Plateau Snotel 6
Yellowstone Parker Peak Snotel 3
Yellowstone Lewis Lake Divide Snotel 2
Yellowstone Thumb Divide Snotel 1
Yellowstone Sylvan Lake Snotel 1
Yellowstone Sylvan Road Snotel 1