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Warm, dry across Wyoming


Weather reports during the month of January were varied across the state of Wyoming, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Wyoming Field office, Feb. 6.

Crook County reports that higher elevation snow cover is very low. Lincoln County reported that they picked up some snowpack towards the end of January. Most areas are 70 percent of normal. It has been cold but not super cold. Sublette County reports that snow cover varies greatly across the county with a lot of snow in the north and very little in the south. Converse County reported warmer than normal temperatures and dry conditions. Uinta County reports low mountain snowpack, valley floors are open and bare except in the western part of the county. High temperatures ranged from the mid 30s to the high 60s. Low temperatures ranged from 22 below zero to 3 above.

Topsoil moisture, rated adequate or better, was 69 percent, down 5 percent from the last report on Jan. 3. Subsoil moisture, rated adequate or better, was 69 percent, down 6 percent from the Jan. 3 report. Average snow depth was 1.8 inches. Wheat condition, rated good to excellent, was 82 percent, down 12 percent from Jan. 3. Winter wheat losses due to wind were rated 45 percent light and 55 percent none. Winter wheat losses due to freezing were rated 99 percent none and 1 percent light.

Shearing of farm flocks was 7 percent complete by Jan. 29. Farm flock ewes lambed was 4 percent complete. Lamb losses were 33 percent light and 67 percent normal. Sheep condition, rated good to excellent, was 92 percent. Cattle condition, rated good to excellent, was 88 percent. Calf losses were 26 percent light and 74 percent normal. Spring calves born was 2 percent complete. Stock water supplies rated adequate to surplus were 88 percent, down 1 percent from Jan. 3. Hay and roughage supplies, rated adequate to surplus, were 91 percent.


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