Wyoming, Colorado Snow in June, 1947

Since 1883, Cheyenne Wyoming has seen more than a trace of snow 16 times during the month of June. The most recent June snowfall occurred on the 4th and 5th, 1998. The total snowfall amount on these two days was 0.7 inches. The most snowfall in June took place on the 11th and 12th, 1947 when 8.7 inches fell. This late snowstorm caused significant losses to livestock. One rancher in the Cheyenne area reported a loss of approximately $15,000 in livestock. In Natrona County, losses were estimated at $125,000 with most confined to newly shorn sheep and young lambs.

June 11, 1947 Wyoming Snow
The storm total snowfall map above is courtesy of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center.
June 11, 1947 Wyoming Snow Amount
Highest snowfall amounts in Wyoming.

This storm also impacted the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with 6 to 12 inches common. The maximum snowfall amount in both states was 20 inches at Silver Lake, Colorado.

June 11, 1947 Colorado Snow
The storm total snowfall map above is courtesy of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center.
June 11, 1947 Colorado Snow Amounts
Highest snowfall amounts in Colorado

Additional research is ongoing, and this page will be updated in the future. If you have any information about this June snowstorm or any other significant weather event, please feel free contact us.

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