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Spring storm drops 4.5 inches of snowfall on Casper, a foot in Riverton and Lander

Snowfall in Casper Friday morning, 4/16 (Oil City Staff)

CASPER, Wyo —4.5 inches of snowfall fell in Casper between Wednesday night and 7:00 am Friday, according to preliminary snowfall reports by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton. 

 NWS said the slow-moving spring storm from the south brought “bands of snow” to southern and central Wyoming beginning Wednesday morning.

Fremont County saw the heaviest snowfall accumulations, with 12 inches in Lander and 12.1 inches in Riverton. 

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Snowfall in Casper Friday morning, 4/16 (Oil City Staff)

Thermopolis in Hot Springs County got  8.5 inches, and parts of Lincoln County got 10.

Another winter storm system is expected to move into Wyoming starting Sunday night, bringing near record lows on Monday.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
241 PM MDT FRI APR 16 2021

...LATEST SNOWFALL REPORTS...

A SLOW MOVING SPRING STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT BANDS OF SNOW ACROSS 
WYOMING SINCE WEDNESDAY MORNING. BELOW ARE THE UPDATED SNOWFALL 
REPORTS FROM ACROSS THE AREA SINCE YESTERDAY MORNING UNTIL NOON 
THURSDAY.

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       ELEVATION (FT.)      

...WYOMING...

...BIG HORN COUNTY...
BASIN                        2.0 IN    0800 AM 04/16   3840                 
LOVELL 2 SSW                 1.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   3950                 
DEAVER                       1.0 IN    0800 AM 04/16   4105                 

...FREMONT COUNTY...
RIVERTON                     12.1 IN   0700 AM 04/16   4955                 
LANDER 6 SW                  12.0 IN   0700 AM 04/16   6088                 
LANDER 9 SSE                 11.0 IN   0700 AM 04/16   5818                 
RIVERTON 2 W                 9.9 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5073                 
15 W FORT WASHAKIE           9.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   8640                 
6 WSW DUBOIS                 9.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   9370                 
LANDER 1W                    8.3 IN    0950 AM 04/16   5394                 
13 SW LANDER                 8.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   8700                 
LANDER 1SW                   8.0 IN    0900 AM 04/16   5456                 
RIVERTON FORECAST OFFICE     7.7 IN    0500 AM 04/16   5576                 
RIVERTON 1 SE                7.5 IN    0730 AM 04/16   5043                 
14 SW FORT WASHAKIE          7.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   10100                
11 WSW BURRIS                7.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   9630                 
LANDER 7WNW                  6.4 IN    0700 AM 04/16   6042                 
10 NNW SOUTH PASS CITY       6.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   9700                 
HUDSON                       5.0 IN    0630 AM 04/16   5325                 
ATLANTIC CITY                5.0 IN    0800 AM 04/16   7821                 
LANDER 2NNW                  4.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5352                 
LANDER 9 SSE                 2.1 IN    0710 AM 04/16   5796                 
SHOSHONI 13 NW               2.0 IN    0830 AM 04/16   4760 
DUBOIS                       1.0 IN    0600 AM 04/16   6955 


...HOT SPRINGS COUNTY...
THERMOPOLIS 9NE              8.5 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4282                 
THERMOPOLIS 28.1 W           8.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16                        
THERMOPOLIS 6 NNE            6.1 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4434                 

...JOHNSON COUNTY...
14 WNW MAYOWORTH             9.0 IN    0228 PM 04/16   8200                 
16 W BUFFALO                 6.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   8720                 
15 WSW BUFFALO               6.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   8360                 
BUFFALO 13 SSE               4.5 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4819                 
KAYCEE 17 E                  4.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4423                 
KAYCEE 17 NNW                4.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5056                 
KAYCEE - COOP                4.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4660                 
BUFFALO 4 SSW                2.2 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5262                 

...LINCOLN COUNTY...
21 NE COKEVILLE              10.0 IN   0600 PM 04/15   9425                 
15 ESE SMOOT                 7.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   9000                 
8 S SMOOT                    7.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   7760                 
THAYNE 2SE                   2.7 IN    0700 AM 04/16   6086                 
SMOOT 5 SSE                  2.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   7005                 
THAYNE  5NNE                 1.4 IN    0700 AM 04/16   6377                 
BEDFORD 3SE                  1.2 IN    0700 AM 04/16   6345                 
STAR VALLEY RANCH            1.0 IN    0800 AM 04/16   6253                 

...NATRONA COUNTY...
CASPER 1SW                   4.5 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5143                 
POWDER RIVER                 4.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5722                 
CASPER 11 WSW                4.0 IN    0845 AM 04/16   5302                 
CASPER 4 WSW                 3.4 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5151                 
CASPER 1 NW                  2.5 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5142                 
CASPER 10 WSW                1.6 IN    0630 AM 04/16   5277                 
CASPER 18 SW                 1.5 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5365                 
CASPER 1.2 SW                1.5 IN    0710 AM 04/16                        

...PARK COUNTY...
MEETEETSE 2.0 SE             5.8 IN    0700 AM 04/16   6071                 
PAHASKA                      3.2 IN    0700 AM 04/16   6692                 
CODY 2WSW                    2.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   5161                 
POWELL 4 ENE                 2.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4288                 
CODY 4SE                     1.8 IN    0800 AM 04/16   5152                 
POWELL 4SW                   1.3 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4485                 
CODY 2NE                     1.2 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4939                 
POWELL 1W                    1.1 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4410                 

...SUBLETTE COUNTY...
11 E BIG SANDY               8.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   9080                 
6 NNE BIG SANDY              8.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   9360                 
11 NNE PINEDALE              7.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   9400                 
16 SW DUBOIS                 6.0 IN    0600 PM 04/15   9820                 
PINEDALE 2.0 WSW             5.0 IN    0800 AM 04/16   7302                 
BOULDER REARING STATION      4.0 IN    0800 AM 04/16   6940                 
PINEDALE 14 NW               3.3 IN    0600 AM 04/16   7464                 
PINEDALE 1 NNW               2.3 IN    0800 AM 04/16   7213                 
PINEDALE 5.0 SE              1.1 IN    0700 AM 04/16   7144                 

...SWEETWATER COUNTY...
ROCK SPRINGS 7 SE            2.8 IN    0800 AM 04/16   6750                 
ROCK SPRINGS 1 S             1.5 IN    0600 AM 04/16   6269                 

...WASHAKIE COUNTY...
WINCHESTER                   4.5 IN    0830 AM 04/16   4216                 
WORLAND 8 SW                 3.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4136                 
TEN SLEEP 16SSE              3.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4680                 
TEN SLEEP                    2.8 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4426                 
TEN SLEEP 5 NNW              2.6 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4531                 
WORLAND 9.6 N                2.0 IN    0700 AM 04/16   4043                 

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. WE THANK ALL VOLUNTEER WEATHER OBSERVERS 
FOR THEIR DEDICATION. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

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