STORMTracker Weather

Jan 15, 2013 6:52 PM by Meteorologist Mike Rawlins

Current winter outperforming seasonal snowfall average

Following a severe drought in 2012, the current winter is outperforming when it comes to snowfall.

So far in the 2012-2013 season, Helena has received 27.1 inches of snow.

A 30-year average up to this date reveals the capital city is ahead on seasonal snowfall by 8 inches.

Higher snow amounts in the winter can have lasting impacts on the state going into spring and summer.

With a greater-than-normal snow pack in the spring, flooding could be widespread.

But, the extra snow could help prevent drought conditions from developing during the dry summer Montana typically experiences.

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