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Snow brought welcome moisture to lawns, gardens and crops

*Feature Photo: A Paint horse in a field of snow. (Pitchengine Communities) * (Riverton, Wyo.) - The storm that cruised into the area on Monday and left on Wednesday morning left up to 18 inches on South Pass, and lesser amounts in the foothills. The big wet snowflakes, at the lower elevations, mostly melted on impact and leaving good soil moisture in its wake, excellent for getting gardens, crops and lawns growing. According to the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport, the storm also created a few lightning strikes East of the Divide. Lander received 5.5 inches at Hunt Field Airport and Riverton saw 2.6 inches. Atlantic City's snow accumulations was over 15 inches, Hudson ranged from 1 to 3.5 inches, one inch fell at Boysen Dam and the snowfall was reported at 3 inches in Thermopolis and 2 inches in the Owl Creeks. Snowfall totals in the table below are through mid-morning on Wednesday. FREMONT COUNTY... SOUTH PASS SNOTEL... 18 INCHES. HOBBS PARK SNOTEL... 17 INCHES. DEER PARK SNOTEL... 16 INCHES. ATLANTIC CITY... 15.1 INCHES. 9.5 SW LANDER... 14 INCHES. TOWNSEND CREEK SNOTEL... 14 INCHES. 6 SW LANDER... 10.3 INCHES. 7 SE LANDER... 10 INCHES. 9 SSE LANDER... 8-10 INCHES. ST. LAWRENCE ALT SNOTEL... 8 INCHES. 7 WNW LANDER... 6.2 INCHES. LANDER... 4-6 INCHES. 1 SE LANDER... 6 INCHES. BROOKS LAKE... 6 INCHES. LANDER AIRPORT... 5.5 INCHES. 3 SW LANDER... 5 INCHES. HUDSON... 1.2-3.5 INCHES. 2 W RIVERTON... 3 INCHES. JEFFREY CITY... 3 INCHES. 2 W RIVERTON... 3 INCHES. RIVERTON AIRPORT... 2.6 INCHES. RIVERTON... 2.2 INCHES. COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. LITTLE WARM SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 10 WNW DUBOIS... 1 INCH. BOYSEN DAM... 1 INCH. 6 N RIVERTON... 0.5 INCHES. HOT SPRINGS COUNTY... THERMOPOLIS... 3 INCHES. OWL CREEK SNOTEL... 2 INCHES. 9 NE THERMOPOLIS... 1.7 INCHES. #county10 #springcity #news