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Abnormally Warm Weather During Last Week of May Causes Rapid Melt

 

Melissa Jenkins

Pictured are high waters on the Gallatin river last week near Logan.

BOZEMAN -- The June 1 Water Supply Outlook Report, released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), highlights the weather patterns which occurred during the month of May, which ranged from cool and wet to anomalously warm and dry.

"River basins west of the Divide started May with cool and wet weather during the first three weeks, with snowmelt occurring at a gradual pace. During the same time, river basins east of the Divide didn't receive the same wet weather pattern. Some basins in southwest Montana (Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin) experienced well below average precipi...



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