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If You Thought It Snowed A Lot This Winter…You’re Right!

This report from the National Weather Service goes a long way to illustrating why we’re all sick of winter!

 SO FAR THIS WINTER...SOME IMPRESSIVE SNOW AMOUNTS HAVE FALLEN ACROSS 
 NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA. SOME AREAS HAVE SET NEW RECORDS 
 FOR SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON TO-DATE....AND FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON.
 THOSE EXCEEDING THEIR ENTIRE SEASONAL RECORD INCLUDE FORT
 ASSINNIBOINE...SIMPSON...AND TURNER. SOME LOCATIONS CLOSE TO THE
 SEASONAL RECORD AT THE END OF MARCH INCLUDE...CHINOOK...HARLEM...
 MILLEGAN AND WARRICK  
 
 LOCATION    SNOW FOR  RANKING      RECORD FOR  /NORMAL /RECORD ENTIRE
              SEASON                SEASON      /SEASON    SEASON
               MAR 31              THRU MAR 31  /       
 BIG SKY       175.3  5TH SNOWIEST 258.0 2007-08        258.0 2007-08
 BOZEMAN MSU   103.5  5TH SNOWIEST 119.2 1941-42...73.1..157.5 1996-97
 CHESTER        67.9  SNOWIEST      63.2 2008-09...23.0...85.0 2008-09
 CASCADE 20SSE  55.4  2ND SNOWIEST  57.1 2003-04...42.7...95.1 2003-04
 CHINOOK        57.0  3RD SNOWIEST  58.0 1995-96...33.2...63.0 1995-96
 CHOTEAU        48.6 16TH SNOWIEST  72.0 1897-98...24.4...90.0 1966-67
 CONRAD         51.0 11TH SNOWIEST  75.5 1924-25...31.3...82.0 1934-35
 EAST GLACIER  163.9 22ND SNOWIEST 268.0 1971-72..142.0..284.0 1971-72
 FT ASSINIBOINE 51.2  SNOWIEST      42.8 2008-09...28.0...50.1 1989-90
 FORT BENTON    68.1 21ST SNOWIEST 114.1 1958-59...43.1..114.1 1958-59
 GALATA         61.8  SNOWIEST      58.5 2008-09...       91.5 2008-09
 GOLD BUTTE    119.3  SNOWIEST      94.0 2008-09...56.0..127.0 2006-07
 GRASS RANGE    61.9  9TH SNOWIEST 102.2 1958-59...35.8..118.0 1958-59
 GREAT FALLS    87.6  2ND SNOWIEST  92.9 1988-89...51.2..120.2 1988-89
 HARLEM         61.5  2ND SNOWIEST  67.3 1964-65...25.0...68.2 1964-65
 HAVRE          73.7  SNOWIEST      72.2 1977-78...30.8...93.4 1981-82
 HOBSON         79.5  SNOWIEST      74.9 2009-10...45.0...92.9 2009-10
 LEWISTWN 11SE 113.8 11TH SNOWIEST 198.0 1977-78..109.0..207.4 1977-78
 MILLEGAN 14SE 174.0  2ND SNOWIEST 175.0 2009-10..108.6..179.0 2007-08
 MOCCASIN       54.2 14TH HIGHEST  120.0 1977-78.. 63.7..121.0 1977-78
 NEIHART       117.6  6TH SNOWIEST 184.0 1965-66...84.8..156.0 1981-82
 SHELBY         40.5  4TH SNOWIEST  57.5 1948-49...32.0...68.2 2008-09
 SIMPSON        91.9  SNOWIEST      51.1 1951-52...24.5...61.8 1966-67
 STANFORD       56.2 15TH SNOWIEST  79.7 1971-72...50.0..118.4 1974-75
 TURNER         61.4  SNOWIEST      48.3 1985-86...22.6...53.8 2003-04
 WARRICK       101.3  SNOWIEST      76.5 2005-06...55.5..107.2 2009-10
 W YELLOWSTONE 188.1 11TH SNOWIEST 284.2 1994-95..128.6..316.6 1994-95
 W SULPHUR SPGS 52.4               128.5 1947-48.. 27.0..142.5 1963-64
 
 SOME RECORDS FOR MONTHLY SNOWFALL HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE PAST
 WINTER.
              MONTH          SNOW
 BIG SKY      NOVEMBER 2010  51.1..OLD RECORD 41.9 INCHES IN 2005.
 BOZEMAN MSU  FEBRUARY 2011  26.7..2ND HIGHEST IN FEBRUARY. RECORD
                                   IS 28.1 INCHES IN 2005. 
 CASCADE 20SE FEBRUARY 2011  21.8..2ND HIGHEST IN FEBRUARY. RECORD 
                                   IS 24.0 INCHES IN 1958.
 CHESTER      MARCH 2011     18.2..OLD RECORD 9.5 INCHES IN 2004.
 CHOTEAU      FEBRUARY 2011  17.0..2ND HIGHEST IN FEBRUARY. RECORD 
                                   IS 18.5 INCHES IN 1894.
 DEL BONITA   FEBRUARY 2011  26.0..OLD RECORD 16.0 INCHES IN 1993.
 GREAT FALLS  FEBRUARY 2011..32.6..OLD RECORD 28.8 INCHES IN 1958.
 GOLD BUTTE   NOVEMBER 2010  30.3..OLD RECORD 25.2 INCHES IN 1958.
 MILLEGAN     NOVEMBER 2010  52.0..OLD RECORD 51.0 INCHES IN 2005.
              FEBRUARY 2011  43.0..2ND HIGHEST IN FEBRUARY. RECORD
                           IS 54.0 INCHES IN 2007.
 NEIHART      FEBRUARY 2011  39.9..OLD RECORD 34.6 INCHES IN 2003.
 SIMPSON      NOVEMBER 2010  19.5..OLD RECORD 16.0 INCHES IN 1960.
              DECEMBER 2010  22.0..OLD RECORD 19.0 INCHES IN 2009.
      MARCH 2011     24.5..OLD RECORD 17.5 INCHES IN 1954.
 STANFORD     FEBRUARY 2011  19.1..2ND HIGHEST IN FEBRUARY. RECORD
                                   IS 23.4 INCHES IN 1970.
 TURNER 11N   JANUARY 2011   31.1..OLD RECORD 20.9 INCHES IN 2004.
 WARRICK      JANUARY 2011   42.0..OLD RECORD 25.0 INCHES IN 2009.
 
 AT GREAT FALLS...THE 32.6 INCHES RECORDED IN FEBRUARY IS THE
 HIGHEST AMOUNT RECORDED IN ANY FEBRUARY...AND THE SECOND HIGHEST
 MONTHLY TOTAL OF ANY MONTH. THE HIGHEST AMOUNT IS A TIE WITH APRIL
 1967 AND APRIL 2009. BOTH MONTHS RECEIVED 35.4 INCHES OF SNOW.

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