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Winter 2021

Despite mitigation efforts, the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is over 4,000 acres and will likely keep burning until the year’s first heavy snow. As of Thursday, August 19, the Crater Ridge Fire is 4,343 acres. It remains 30% contained, as it has for the past two weeks. InciWeb describes the fire activity…

The first signs of winter are coming from Sleeping Giant, with nearly half a million dollars of improvements and new jobs leading to a snowy, successful winter. After an active summer,  the Sleeping Giant Ski Area is already awake and ready for winter. Returning from the edge of oblivion, work is being done to ensure…

The Buffalo Bill Reservoir will not reach capacity this year, as the Bighorn Basin continues to endure drought conditions and less snowpack runoff in 2021. On June 22, the Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast for Bighorn River Basin. Across the board, forecast volume for reservoirs throughout the Bighorn Basin are below the 30-year…

Wyoming residents might be tired of witnessing history – but some parts of the state experienced their lowest winter temperatures ever recorded last week. The National Weather Service in Riverton complied the numbers recorded in cities and towns across the state during last week’s immense cold snap. While it was bitterly cold across Wyoming, certain…

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — There will be six more weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil predicted as he emerged from his burrow on a snowy Tuesday morning to perform his Groundhog Day duties. Members of Phil’s “inner circle” woke up the furry critter at 7:25 a.m. at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see whether he…


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