WPR News
4:41 pm
Thu January 5, 2006

Western Wyoming Not Sharing Snow

Laramie, Wy – Seven feet of snow has fallen in western
Wyoming since late December. During that time the state's eastern plains have seen little precipitation.
A meteorologist with the National Weather Service says a westerly flow off the Pacific Ocean carried the snow in the western mountains, while the mountains of the Continental Divide have stopped the system from carrying moisture to eastern Wyoming.
The snowfall, of course, is good news for skiers.
A spokesperson for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, said the mountain's snow depth was at its third-highest level in the last 40 years. She said the mid-mountain snow depth was 91 inches,
the second highest depth ever recorded for early January.