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Cool April Weather Prolongs Snowpack Across Montana


Weather patterns during the first two weeks of April, while cooler than average, didn't yield much precipitation across the state of Montana. However, the below average temperatures during this period did help to delay snowmelt at many low- and mid-elevation mountain locations during the first half of the month according to data collected by SNOTEL sites maintained by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

"Both east and west of the Divide, snowmelt was delayed by a week or two at lower elevations because of these weather patterns, which is great news as it keeps that water...

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