Temps plunge into negatives across Sublette County

Joy Ufford photo The Bondurant Post Office is covered in snow and ice on Sunday before the cold front moved into Sublette County, causing temperatures to plummet throughout the area.

SUBLETTE COUNTY — An arctic blast that swept across Sublette County and western Wyoming brought fresh snow and bitterly cold temperatures to the area, according to the National Weather Service - Riverton.

Overnight Sunday, Jan. 29, the mercury showed -47 degrees Fahrenheit in Daniel, making it the coldest location in the state. On Jan. 30, the Pinedale Airport registered -33 degrees F, forcing the Pedigree Stage Stop Race marshal to reschedule Monday’s race for Thursday. A low of -34 F was recorded in Bondurant, which also received as much as 15 inches of new snow associated with the recent storm. Over in Big Piney, the thermometer bottomed out at -38 degrees F on Jan. 30, and in Boulder, the low reached -34 F.

Official snowfall reports indicate Pinedale received between 6 and 9 inches of new snow from the weekend’s storm and Cora saw as many as 9 inches, while Boulder recorded 3 inches of new snowfall.