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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
0110 PM MST TUE FEB 02 2016


...UPDATED SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...

THE NORTHERN PART OF A LARGE WINTER STORM PUSHING ACROSS THE ROCKIES
PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
WYOMING MONDAY. PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE THROUGH ABOUT 8 AM
TUESDAY. MOST OF THIS ACCUMULATION OCCURRED THROUGH MIDNIGHT
TUESDAY...WITH MINOR ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION AFTERWARD. THE WORST
CONDITIONS OCCURRED ACROSS THE CASPER AREA AND MUCH OF SWEETWATER
COUNTY DUE TO COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST
WINDS. PRECISE SNOWFALL MEASUREMENTS WERE DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN DUE TO
THESE WINDY CONDITIONS.

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

LOCATION                             SNOWFALL

FREMONT COUNTY...
 8 SW LANDER...                      13 INCHES.
 9.5 SW LANDER...                    10 INCHES.
 7 SW LANDER...                       9 INCHES.
 ATLANTIC CITY...                   8.5 INCHES.
 6 SW LANDER...                     6.5 INCHES.
 TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL...             5 INCHES.
 1 SE LANDER...                       5 INCHES.
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT SNOTEL...           5 INCHES.
 9 SSE LANDER...                    4.6 INCHES.
 HUDSON...                          4.3 INCHES.
 DEER PARK SNOTEL...                  4 INCHES.
 JEFFREY CITY...                      4 INCHES.
 SOUTH PASS SNOTEL...                 4 INCHES.
 HOBBS PARK SNOTEL...                 4 INCHES.
 COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL...               4 INCHES.
 LANDER AIRPORT...                  3.8 INCHES.
 7 WNW LANDER...                    3.5 INCHES.
 2 W RIVERTON...                    3.1 INCHES.
 LANDER...                            3 INCHES.
 2 W RIVERTON...                      3 INCHES.
 RIVERTON AIRPORT...                2.8 INCHES.
 2 SSW ARAPAHOE...                  2.7 INCHES.
 RIVERTON...                        2.5 INCHES.
 BROOKS LAKE...                       2 INCHES.
 6 N RIVERTON...                      2 INCHES.
 LITTLE WARM SNOTEL...                2 INCHES.

HOT SPRINGS COUNTY...
 5 SE THERMOPOLIS...                  9 INCHES.
 THERMOPOLIS...                       5 INCHES.
 8 W THERMOPOLIS...                2.25 INCHES.
 3 NE THERMOPOLIS...                1.8 INCHES.
 9 NE THERMOPOLIS...                1.4 INCHES.

JOHNSON COUNTY...
 4 SSW BUFFALO...                   6.5 INCHES.
 17 E KAYCEE...                     5.5 INCHES.
 BUFFALO...                         5.3 INCHES.
 7 NE BUFFALO...                      5 INCHES.
 SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL...               4 INCHES.
 HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL...             4 INCHES.
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW SNOTEL...           4 INCHES.
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR SNOTEL...       3 INCHES.
 LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL...               3 INCHES.

LINCOLN COUNTY...
 AFTON...                           3.4 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                       1 INCH.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                      1 INCH.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                       1 INCH.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                    0.7 INCHES.
 STAR VALLEY RANCH...               0.5 INCHES.

NATRONA COUNTY...
 CASPER MOUNTAIN...                  13 INCHES.
 CASPER AIRPORT...                 12.4 INCHES.
 RENO HILL SNOTEL...                 12 INCHES.
 4 WSW CASPER...                   11.9 INCHES.
 CASPER MOUNTAIN SNOTEL...           11 INCHES.
 1 SW CASPER...                       7 INCHES.
 1 S CASPER...                      6.5 INCHES.
 MIDWEST...                           6 INCHES.
 CASPER...                        5.6-6 INCHES.
 BESSEMER BEND...                     6 INCHES.
 CASPER...                          5.6 INCHES.
 GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL...               3 INCHES.
 POWDER RIVER...                      2 INCHES.

PARK COUNTY...
 3 NE SUNSHINE...                   2.5 INCHES.
 5 ESE CODY...                      0.3 INCHES.
 4 SE CODY...                       0.3 INCHES.
 CODY...                            0.2 INCHES.

SUBLETTE COUNTY...
 POCKET CREEK SNOTEL...               1 INCH.

SWEETWATER COUNTY...
 GREEN RIVER...                   6.5-8 INCHES.
 WAMSUTTER...                         6 INCHES.
 7 SE ROCK SPRINGS...               3.7 INCHES.
 ROCK SPRINGS...                  1-2.9 INCHES.
 3 NW GREEN RIVER...                2.5 INCHES.
 BUCKBOARD MARINA...                  2 INCHES.
 5 N FARSON...                        2 INCHES.


TETON COUNTY...
 MOOSE...                           1.5 INCHES.
 3 SSW WILSON...                    0.5 INCHES.

WASHAKIE COUNTY...
 MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL...              4 INCHES.
 16 SSE TEN SLEEP...                2.7 INCHES.
 POWDER RIVER PASS SNOTEL...          1 INCH.
 TEN SLEEP...                       0.3 INCHES.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK...
 LAMAR RANGER STATION...            0.2 INCHES.

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