According to the National Weather Service office in Riverton, western Wyoming is seeing a significant amount of rainfall after a long pattern of dry weather.
While firefighters did the majority of the “heavy lifting” with the Roosevelt and Marten wildfires, recent rainfall helped efforts exponentially. Areas near the fires received around 0.35 inches of rainfall in the last day.
Dubois received about 0.24 inches of moisture over the last 24 hours according to the National Weather Service graphic below.
Green River reported the most moisture in the state this week, getting one inch of water.
Some 24 hour rain totals since 6 am Wednesday across west and southwest Wyoming. One-quarter to one-half inch of rain in the area occurred around Bondurant and the #Rooseveltfire. #wywx pic.twitter.com/icSVxzTQ6m
— NWS Riverton (@NWSRiverton) October 4, 2018
The National Weather Service is also warning residents to be aware, that cold weather and snow chances are on the way very soon: