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Rain Continues, Precipitation Numbers Still Below Normal

It's hard to believe after days of rain, but National Weather Service Hydrologist Ray Nickless said the amount of water hitting Montana over the past month is below normal.

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Early Warm Temperatures Reflect Little Snowpack Left in Montana

Recent warm temperatures have put Montana snowpack at some of its lowest levels ever this April.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away? New, Wet Weather System Headed to Western Montana This Weekend

A new weather system is expected to push through western Montana this weekend bringing lots and lots of rain with it.

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Snow in the Bitterroot Mountains. (Fullerton Photo)

Western Montana Snowpack – It’s a Dry Heat

The Bitterroot drainage snowpack is at 98 percent of average, but that's down 9 percent from last month, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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Snowpack Level Above Normal – Bitterroot River Basin and Mission Mountains Top the Charts in Water Level

Western Montana skiers should be happy, according to the snow-sports enthusiast website “Snow Brains” three of the top ten ski resorts for snow pack are Lost Trail, Blacktail Mountain, and Snowbowl.

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Photo courtesy of Corby Dickerson, National Weather Service

Snowpack Way Above Normal, Rain and Snow Will Bring Flooding

Yesterday, March 5, members of the National Weather Service were in Florence to view the runoff of snowmelt that is cascading through the streets and pooling throughout town.

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Drought-Like Conditions Unlikely – More Moisture in Missoula Should Bring Precipitation Levels Towards Normal

Despite many sunny days this winter, Missoula is almost average when it comes to snow pack and precipitation for this time of year.

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A spring float on the Bitterroot River. (KLYQ Photo)

Diminishing Bitterroot Snowpack May Lower Summer Streamflow

With another month of less than expected snowfall, the Bitterroot River drainage is now the lowest percentage in Montana, with 85 percent of average...

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Ice along the Bitterroot River. (KLYQ Photo)

Bitterroot River Snowpack and Streamflow are Now Below Average

Now, recreationists and farmers and ranchers are looking at the streamflow forecasts for the valley.

The most recent figures from the USDA Natural Resources and conservation Service (NRCS) show the levels are below average and much below levels last year...

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Looking up Lost Horse Canyon of the Bitterroot Mountains. (KLYQ Photo)

Snowpack Drifts Lower in the Bitterroot Mountains

The latest snow survey shows only 86 percent of average snowpack in the Bitterroot River drainage.

The monthly survey by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) showed the Bitterroot and the rest of Western Montana snowfields below average...

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