White Christmas! Riverton records third most snowfall and record high precipitation
By Ernie Over, managing editor, county10.com
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Forecast Office in Riverton said on Christmas Day that the three inches of snow on the ground here is the third most ever for a Christmas morning, but not that far off the record. The most snow that was on the ground on this date was in 1949 when four inches of the white stuff covered the landscape. Riverton also set a record high for precipitation on Dec. 24th with 0.11 inches, besting the former record by 0.04 inches of moisutre.
Lander recorded about two inches of snow.
In a report issued this morning after 7 a.m., Riverton had accumulated 0.15 inches of precip overnight while Lander had 0.12 inches. Snowfall amounts reported in Jeffrey City was two inches and three inches was reported in Hudson. Dubois also had some significant snowfall, but the official total was unavailable.
The forecast for Christmas day across Fremont County is for sunny and cold with some breeze making it feel like the temperature is -5 to -10 degrees in the lower elevations.