The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Snowpack builds


March 13, 2019

A USDA NRCS SNOTEL measurement site.

Shucking expectations of continued above average temperatures and below normal snowfall, February delivered abundant snowfall and December-like temperatures to the Treasure State. Snowfall for the month was above normal to record setting across the state, and snowpack totals for March 1 have improved in all river basins, according to snow survey data collected by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

The current Jefferson River Basin snow water equivalent is 115 percent of normal. The number was 84 percent last year.

February began with an active weather pattern that...

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