Precipitation Returns in May Adding to the Snowpack, Meanwhile Snowmelt is in Full Swing


Following two months of well below average precipitation, rain and snow was welcomed across much of Montana during May. Two mid-month storms brought significant precipitation to the Rocky Mountain Front and portions of the Flathead River Basin according to data frAom the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). SNOTEL sites near Seeley Lake and Lincoln, Mont., received record amounts of May precipitation. Overall, the recent precipitation was beneficial and added much needed snow to the remaining upper elevation snowpack across the region. Unfortunately, other portions of Mon...

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