State’s snowpack is ahead of schedule

The snowpack throughout the western part of Montana is in great shape.  The Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reports water equivalent levels for the snow pack are all above 100 percent of normal in Montana.

Upper Yellowstone is leading the way at 163 percent of normal with Upper Clark Fork not far behind at 156 percent. Numerous other regions are all above 130 percent of normal, and those numbers look like they’re about to get even higher.

A winter storm watch is in effect for Helena with up to six inches of snow possible through the end of the storm tomorrow … up to nine inches possible in Great Falls, along with the potential for freezing rain.