Montana has its Third Consecutive Month of Below Normal Snowfall as Snowmelt Season Nears


April 13, 2022

March did not bring a much-needed shift to active weather patterns that would have benefited our mountain snowpack. March precipitation was well below normal across most of Montana. As a result, most snowpack percentages decreased for the third consecutive month. “Most of the state has been in a prolonged dry period since mid-January and many stations, particularly in southwest Montana, have recorded record low precipitation since then,” said USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Hydrologist Eric Larson. Northwest Montana and the northern Rocky Mountain Front were exception...

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