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Brian Domonkos

Area snowpack mostly ahead of norm

Despite what might have appeared to be a snowier-than-usual January — it really only snowed at the beginning and end of the month and was broken up by a significant warm, dry spell in the middle — statewide snowpack was down just a bit by the end of the month.

February 11, 2014 4:59 pmLoading…

Montana snowpack on par halfway through season

Mountain snowpack across Montana is normal for a typical year and benefited from cold temperatures that helped preserve what snow fell in October.

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Snow melting early, rivers rising

Snow melting early, rivers rising

A week of very warm temperatures has melted more than half of winter snowpack in some areas of Montana, and if the trend continues snowpack could disappear by the end of the month — four weeks earlier than normal.

May 15, 2013 4:20 pm Related Loading…
Rivers' rise delayed but average stream flows expected in most Montana basins

Rivers' rise delayed but average stream flows expected in most Montana basins

Although mountain snowmelt is a couple of weeks late getting started, stream flows across Montana should be near average through July.

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Snowfall helps spring outlook a little

Snowfall helps spring outlook a little

A snowy, wet streak this week in south-central and southeast Montana broke a prolonged dry spell and renewed hope for a wetter spring.

April 08, 2013 4:15 pm Photos

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March does little to ease drought

March does little to ease drought

Billings remains the epicenter of Montana’s ongoing drought, and March did nothing to improve matters.

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Spring, summer stream flows forecast near average

Spring, summer stream flows forecast near average

Even with a 3 percentage-point dip in snowpack across Montana during February, stream flows this spring and summer won’t be too far from average.

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Spring, summer stream flows projected to be near normal

Montana snowpack at the end of January was down slightly from the beginning of the month but, for the most part, remains in the normal range.

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Snowpack below norm at season's start

Snowpack below norm at season's start

It’s early yet, so there is no reason to start worrying. But November snowpack is below average everywhere except the high Wyoming mountains that feed the Powder River Basin.

November 28, 2012 4:15 pm Related Loading…

Spring, summer stream flow outlook good

As of early April, prospects for spring and summer stream flows in Montana look good.

April 10, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…
Some snowpack melting

Some snowpack melting

Warm weather during the past two weeks has started a trickle of snowmelt in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming and Absaroka Mountains in Montana almost a month earlier than normal.

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February storms help snowpack rebound in Montana

BUTTE -- After a dry start to the winter, recent storms have helped bring the snowpack across Montana up to nearly normal levels, government officials said.

February 27, 2012 1:16 pmLoading…

Stream-flow forecasts mostly below normal

With statewide snowpack running below normal, stream-flow forecasts for April through July are down, too.

February 08, 2012 11:57 am Related Loading…

Snowpack approaching normal in many basins

A storm that piled snow in Montana and Wyoming mountains last week boosted a lagging snowpack into the near-normal range in most river basins.

February 01, 2012 4:20 pmLoading…
2012 starts much warmer than normal

2012 starts much warmer than normal

All over Montana, the first week in January has produced temperatures 10 degrees or higher — sometimes much higher — than normal.

January 09, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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November winds near record

Wind howled up one side of November and down the other, producing one of the most blustery months on record for Billings.

December 01, 2011 4:00 pmLoading…
Minor flooding seen this week as 'danger has passed'

Minor flooding seen this week as 'danger has passed'

In the wake of the warmest weather of the year so far, waters are rising again across south-central Montana.

June 28, 2011 10:15 pm Related Loading…

Flood watches up for weekend as more rain is forecast

Copious amounts of rain, more snow in the mountains and the inevitability of warming temperatures are the stuff of nightmares for weather and emergency officials on flood watch this weekend.

May 19, 2011 4:37 pmLoading…

Big, late snowpack ready to melt

Snowpack in the mountains that feed the upper Yellowstone River basin on Tuesday held more water for this late in the year than any other year in recorded history.

May 10, 2011 4:30 pm Related Loading…
Late snowpack could mean flooding

Late snowpack could mean flooding

Heavy mountain snowpack that kept building in April, when it should have been starting to melt, has increased the chances of flooding in the Yellowstone Basin later this spring.

May 03, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

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