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Snow brings moisture but drought lingers


Last updated 1/6/2022 at 11:19am

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Snow blankets the Bear Paw Mountains Dec. 29. While snow seems to be helping the state drought conditions, much more precipitation is needed with forecasters predicting drought conditions to improve but to remain in Montana through March.

Editor's note: A version of this story ran in the January Farm and Ranch special section.

Recent weeks have finally brought some wintry weather to the northern part of Montana, including some snow and moisture, but while cold, snowy La Niña winter weather could help, forecasters say drought is likely to persist.

In the U.S. Drought Monitor report released today, most of Montana still is listed as being in drought, with the only patch not listed as in drought - the northwestern corner of the state - listed as mostly no drought with some abnormally dry conditions.

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