Billings saw record precipitation Monday from a storm that continued to drop rain and snow Tuesday.
Precipitation total for Monday was .31 inch, barely edging out the old Nov. 8 record of .30 inch set in 1947.
Records fell throughout the state as the first big storm of the season moved slowly from west to east. Among those setting new precipitation benchmarks were Big Sky, .63 inch; Lewistown, .59 inch; Helena, .31 inch, and Martinsdale, .56 inch.
Snowfall was heaviest near the mountains. The National Weather Service reports that 5.8 inches fell south of Red Lodge. Seven to 10 inches of snow was measured at sites around Gallatin, Judith Basin and Fergus counties. About a foot fell in the Crazy Mountains.
Most winter storm warnings and advisories were canceled Tuesday morning. Between 4 and 7 inches was expected to fall Tuesday. One to 3 inches of snow was expected in the extreme southeast corner of the state, including the communities of Baker, Alzada, Ekalaka and Broadus.
Driving conditions could deteriorate with gusty winds forecast at 15 to 30 mph.