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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 1:03 PM MST on November 26, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EST on November 29, 2014


... High wind watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Saturday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Saturday afternoon.

* Summary and timing... west to southwest winds will begin to
increase through the morning hours on Thanksgiving day... first
becoming strong across the higher mountains by early afternoon
then descending throughout the rest of the day into the Cody
foothills. Strongest winds should occur from Friday afternoon...
lasting through mid day on Saturday.

* Wind... west 30 to 45 mph with gusts to around 60 mph and lower
elevations... stronger near Clark at times with gusts between 70
mph and 90 mph expected... especially on Friday. The mountains
will see west winds blowing from 40 to 60 mph with gusts 70 to
80 mph over the same period.

* Impacts... high winds may make travel dangerous for light and
high profile vehicles later Thanksgiving day... especially
between Cody and Clark across Highway 120. These conditions will
last through the day on Saturday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a high wind watch means conditions are favorable for a
hazardous high wind event in and close to the watch area.

The latest Road conditions provided by the Wyoming Department of
Transportation are available by calling 5-1-1 or on the internet
at wyoroad.Info.




Special Weather Statement

Statement as of 2:01 AM MST on November 20, 2014

Expires 6:00 PM EST on December 20, 2014


... Significant winter weather expected across the central and
northern mountains beginning Friday night and lasting through Sunday
morning...

Moisture will be on the increase from the eastern Pacific starting
today... continuing through Saturday night. Light areas of snow will
begin to fall across the higher mountains central and northern
Wyoming starting later today... continuing off and on through the day
Friday. The mountains will see from a half inch to two inches of
snowfall through the day on Friday from this initial system.
However... after midnight Friday... a much stronger and more moisture
laden system will run into the mountains with periods of light to
moderate snowfall... lasting through Saturday night. Heaviest snowfall
is currently expected between mid afternoon and midnight on Saturday
before tapering off to light snow showers by Sunday morning.
Additionally... west to southwest winds will increase rapidly
overnight Friday and through the day on Saturday... blowing 40 to 50
mph with gusts between 60 and 70 mph at times. With the mountains
likely to see 5 to 10 inches of new snowfall by Sunday morning... the
combination of both snow and wind may cause significant drifting
along with much reduced visibilities.

All travelers and outdoor enthusiasts should be prepared
for this snow and wind event along with the possibility of delayed
travel... particularly over the region's mountain passes. Please
check back with the National Weather Service in Riverton through the
rest of the week for future forecasts and statements concerning
the this event.



Record Report

Statement as of 12:45 AM MST on November 26, 2014


... Record daily maximum precipitation set at Riverton WY...

a frontal boundary brought snow across many areas yesterday. A
record precipitation of 0.06 inches was set at Riverton WY
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.01 set in 2011. Note the
records for the Riverton site only date back to 1995.

The record daily precipitation for the cooperative observer site at
Riverton for November 25 is 0.26 inches... last set in 1982.

In addition... a record snowfall of 1.5 inches was set at Riverton WY
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.4 set in 1996. Note the
records for the Riverton site only date back to 1995.

The record snowfall for the cooperative observer site at Riverton
for November 25 is 4 inches... which was last set in 1968.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:39 PM MST on November 26, 2014


... Preliminary storm information...

Storm total snowfall observations and peak wind reports received
during the winter storm from Monday night through Wednesday morning.

***** Snowfall reports *****

Location snowfall

Big Horn County...
26 E Lovell... 28 inches.
Bald Mountain snotel... 17 inches.
Bone Springs Divide snotel... 16 inches.
Shell Creek snotel... 12 inches.
Shell... 12 inches.
2 SSW Lovell... 11 inches.
Lovell... 10 inches.
Basin... 9 inches.
Greybull... 8.8 inches.
Cowley... 8 inches.
Deaver... 6.5 inches.

Fremont County...
Brooks Lake... 21 inches.
Castle Creek snotel... 10 inches.
Little warm snotel... 8 inches.
Cold Springs snotel... 6 inches.
Burroughs creek snotel... 6 inches.
Hudson... 2.8 inches.
DuBois... 2 inches.
Riverton Airport... 1.8 inches.
Kinnear... 1 inch.
Hobbs Park snotel... 1 inch.
Riverton... 1 inch.
Lander... 0.5 inches.
Lander Airport... 0.4 inches.

Hot Springs County...
9 NE Thermopolis... 2 inches.
Owl Creek snotel... 2 inches.
8 W Thermopolis... 1.5 inches.

Johnson County...
Cloud Peak Reservoir snotel... 13 inches.
Bear Trap Meadow snotel... 11 inches.
Soldier Park snotel... 8 inches.
Hansen Sawmill snotel... 7 inches.
Little goose snotel... 6 inches.
17 NNW Kaycee... 3 inches.
Buffalo... 2.5 inches.

Lincoln County...
Spring Creek Divide snotel... 29 inches.
Blind bull Summit snotel... 22 inches.
Willow Creek snotel... 19 inches.
Blind bull Summit... 17 inches.
Indian Creek snotel... 16 inches.
Commissary Ridge... 16 inches.
Alpine... 15 inches.
Cottonwood Creek snotel... 15 inches.
Salt River Summit snotel... 13 inches.
Box y ranch... 11 inches.
Kelley Ranger station snotel... 8 inches.
5 SSE Smoot... 8 inches.
2 se Thayne... 8 inches.
Star Valley ranch... 6 inches.
Hams Fork snotel... 6 inches.
Afton... 5 inches.
Fossil Butte... 0.5 inches.

Natrona County...
grave Spring snotel... 8 inches.
Casper Mountain... 6 inches.
11 ESE Casper... 5.4 inches.
Casper Mountain snotel... 5 inches.
2 S Casper... 4 inches.
Casper... 4 to 4.5 inches.
Midwest... 4 inches.
Reno Hill snotel... 4 inches.
Casper Airport... 3.9 inches.
2 S Casper... 3.8 inches.
4 WSW Casper... 3.8 inches.
Powder River... 2.5 inches.
2 SW Casper... 2 inches.
11 WSW Casper... 1.5 inches.

Park County...
Evening Star snotel... 16 inches.
Wolverine snotel... 13 inches.
Beartooth Lake snotel... 13 inches.
Pahaska... 10 inches.
Blackwater snotel... 9 inches.
Frannie... 7 inches.
3 W Wapiti... 6.5 inches.
Wapiti... 6 inches.
Kirwin snotel... 5 inches.
3 SW Frannie... 5 inches.
Marquette snotel... 4 inches.
4 SW Powell... 3.7 inches.
Cody... 3.1 inches.
Timber Creek snotel... 3 inches.
3 N Powell... 3 inches.
1 W Powell... 3 inches.
3 NE Clark... 3 inches.
4 se Cody... 2.8 inches.
3 NE sunshine... 2.8 inches.
26 SW Cody... 2.5 inches.
Meeteetse... 2.5 inches.
2 WSW Cody... 2 inches.

Sublette County...
gunsite pass snotel... 14 inches.
Triple Peak snotel... 14 inches.
Snider Basin snotel... 13 inches.
Loomis Park snotel... 12 inches.
East Rim Divide snotel... 12 inches.
New Fork Lake snotel... 11 inches.
Elkhart Park g.S. Snotel... 9 inches.
14 NW Pinedale... 8.8 inches.
Daniel Fish Hatchery... 7 inches.
Kendall Ranger station snotel... 6 inches.
Pocket creek snotel... 6 inches.
Big Sandy Opening snotel... 5 inches.
Pinedale... 4 inches.
Larsen creek snotel... 3 inches.
15 WNW Daniel... 1.8 inches.
Boulder rearing station... 1 inch.

Teton County...
grand targhee snotel... 28 inches.
Jackson Hole-rendezvous bowl... 26 inches.
Jackson Hole-Raymer... 25 inches.
Jackson Hole-mid... 24 inches.
Togwotee Pass snotel... 22 inches.
Phillips bench snotel... 22 inches.
Togwotee Mountain Lodge... 21 inches.
Grand targhee-chief Joseph... 20 inches.
Grassy Lake snotel... 20 inches.
Base Camp snotel... 15 inches.
Granite creek snotel... 12 inches.
Snake River stn snotel... 12 inches.
Snow King... 11 inches.
Jackson dam... 10 inches.
12 NE Jackson... 9 inches.
Moose... 9 inches.
Togwotee Pass... 9 inches.
Jackson Hole-base... 8 inches.
1 NNW Alta... 6 inches.
3 SSW Wilson... 6 inches.
Jackson... 5 to 6 inches.
2 NE Teton Village... 5.5 inches.
Gros ventre Summit snotel... 5 inches.
5 NW Jackson... 4.5 inches.
Darwin ranch... 1.6 inches.

Washakie County...
Powder River Pass snotel... 15 inches.
Middle powder snotel... 13 inches.
5 NNW Ten Sleep... 10.5 inches.
Ten Sleep... 8.5 inches.
16 SSE Ten Sleep... 8 inches.
27 S Ten Sleep... 6.2 inches.
Worland... 5 inches.
8 SW Worland... 3 inches.
Winchester... 2 inches.

Yellowstone National Park...
Lamar Ranger Station... 15.8 inches.
Sylvan Road snotel... 11 inches.
Two Ocean Plateau snotel... 11 inches.
Parker Peak snotel... 8 inches.
Canyon snotel... 8 inches.
Sylvan Lake snotel... 8 inches.
Lewis Lake Divide snotel... 6 inches.
Old Faithful Ranger station... 5.5 inches.
Thumb Divide snotel... 5 inches.
Yellowstone East Entrance... 4 inches.
Tower falls Ranger station... 2.5 inches.


***** Wind reports *****

Location speed time/date

... Wyoming...

... Fremont...
7 SW Muddy Gap (7380 ft) 74 mph 0550 am 11/25
2 W South Pass City (8185 ft) 57 mph 0511 am 11/25
10 W Fort Washakie (9235 ft) 57 mph 0501 am 11/25
Crowheart (6099 ft) 55 mph 0200 PM 11/26
10 N DuBois (8085 ft) 49 mph 0357 am 11/25
DuBois (6980 ft) 47 mph 0657 am 11/25
11 NE Riverton (5016 ft) 44 mph 0113 PM 11/25
Riverton Airport (5525 ft) 43 mph 1106 PM 11/24
8 W South Pass City (8120 ft) 43 mph 0550 am 11/25
Beaver Rim (6784 ft) 41 mph 0556 am 11/25

... Johnson...
Buffalo Airport (4970 ft) 49 mph 0356 PM 11/25
25 ESE Buffalo (4657 ft) 48 mph 0435 PM 11/25
13 NNW Buffalo (4737 ft) 47 mph 0610 PM 11/25
5 ESE story (4673 ft) 45 mph 0346 PM 11/25
12 N Kaycee (5287 ft) 45 mph 0526 PM 11/25
7 SW Barnum (6440 ft) 44 mph 0646 am 11/25

... Lincoln...
Kemmerer Airport (7285 ft) 55 mph 0235 PM 11/25
3 NW Etna (5692 ft) 50 mph 1155 PM 11/25
13 W Kemmerer (6718 ft) 49 mph 0115 am 11/26
9 N Kemmerer (7129 ft) 49 mph 0826 PM 11/25

... Natrona...
16 S Hiland (6380 ft) 45 mph 0910 am 11/25
Casper Airport (5320 ft) 43 mph 0554 am 11/25
8 S Casper (7740 ft) 42 mph 0752 PM 11/25

... Park...
5 WNW Clark (4659 ft) 92 mph 0410 am 11/25
chief Joseph Hwy (8136 ft) 68 mph 0515 PM 11/26
Cody Airport (5100 ft) 56 mph 1215 am 11/25
1 W Clark (4270 ft) 49 mph 0348 am 11/25
10 WNW Cody (8401 ft) 47 mph 0340 am 11/25
3 E Pahaska (7500 ft) 46 mph 0757 am 11/26
8 N Meeteetse (5926 ft) 46 mph 0141 PM 11/25
1 WNW Powell (4386 ft) 44 mph 0545 am 11/25
3 W Powell (4505 ft) 41 mph 0818 PM 11/24

... Sublette...
21 W Big Piney (8200 ft) 56 mph 1209 am 11/25

... Sweetwater...
15 se Rock Springs (7550 ft) 59 mph 0944 am 11/25
I 80 - mile marker 142 53 mph 0100 PM 11/25
I 80 - mile marker 157 52 mph 0140 PM 11/25
7 WSW Rock Springs (6238 ft) 50 mph 0800 am 11/25
5 E Rock Springs (6369 ft) 49 mph 0620 am 11/25
McKinnon (7086 ft) 49 mph 1031 am 11/25
22 NNE Granger (6322 ft) 49 mph 1058 am 11/25
Rock Springs Airport (6760 ft) 48 mph 0812 am 11/25
I 80 - mile marker 124 46 mph 1256 PM 11/25
7 WNW Green River (6387 ft) 46 mph 0127 PM 11/25
I 80 - mile marker 184 45 mph 1131 am 11/26
1 NNE Green River (6315 ft) 45 mph 0142 PM 11/25
I 80 - mile marker 131 43 mph 0225 PM 11/25
23 W Wamsutter (6804 ft) 42 mph 0800 am 11/26
Farson (6594 ft) 41 mph 0155 PM 11/25

... Teton...
Summit - Jackson resort 61 mph 0930 am 11/25

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.


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