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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
0824 PM MST TUE FEB 02 2016

...SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

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...CAUSING 2 TO 4 FOOT DRIFTS OF SNOW.
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...
 9 SW LANDER...                      13 INCHES.
 7 SW LANDER...                       9 INCHES.
 ATLANTIC CITY...                   8.5 INCHES.
 6 SW LANDER...                     6.5 INCHES.
 7 SE LANDER...                       6 INCHES.
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT SNOTEL...           5 INCHES.
 1 SE LANDER...                       5 INCHES.
 TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL...             5 INCHES.
 9 SSE LANDER...                    4.6 INCHES.
 HUDSON...                          4.3 INCHES.
 LANDER...                       3 TO 4 INCHES.
 SOUTH PASS SNOTEL...                 4 INCHES.
 HOBBS PARK SNOTEL...                 4 INCHES.
 DEER PARK SNOTEL...                  4 INCHES.
 COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL...               4 INCHES.
 JEFFREY CITY...                      4 INCHES.
 LANDER AIRPORT...                  3.8 INCHES.
 7 WNW LANDER...                    3.5 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.
 LITTLE WARM SNOTEL...                2 INCHES.
 6 N RIVERTON...                      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.
 BUFFALO...                      5 TO 7 INCHES.
 17 E KAYCEE...                     5.5 INCHES.
 7 NE BUFFALO...                      5 INCHES.
 3 NNE KAYCEE...                      5 INCHES.
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW SNOTEL...           4 INCHES.
 HANSEN SAWMILL SNOTEL...             4 INCHES.
 SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL...               4 INCHES.
 LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL...               3 INCHES.
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR SNOTEL...       3 INCHES.

LINCOLN COUNTY...
 AFTON...                           3.4 INCHES.
 FOSSIL BUTTE...                    1.2 INCHES.
 2 SE THAYNE...                       1 INCH.
 5 SSE SMOOT...                       1 INCH.
 3 SE BEDFORD...                      1 INCH.
 STAR VALLEY RANCH...               0.5 INCHES.

NATRONA COUNTY...
 CASPER MOUNTAIN...                  24 INCHES.
 CASPER MOUNTAIN SNOTEL...           21 INCHES.
 CASPER AIRPORT...                 12.5 INCHES.
 CASPER...                      7 TO 13 INCHES.
 RENO HILL SNOTEL...                 12 INCHES.
 4 WSW CASPER...                   11.9 INCHES.
 BESSEMER BEND...                    11 INCHES.
 1 SW CASPER...                       8 INCHES.
 MIDWEST...                           6 INCHES.
 GRAVE SPRING SNOTEL...               3 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...
 WAMSUTTER...                        10 INCHES.
 BUCKBOARD MARINA...                 10 INCHES.
 GREEN RIVER...                  5 TO 8 INCHES.
 7 SE ROCK SPRINGS...               3.7 INCHES.
 ROCK SPRINGS...                 2 TO 3 INCHES.
 5 N FARSON...                        2 INCHES.

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

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