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March Weather Recap For SW Montana April 3, 2011

Posted by mikeheard in Uncategorized.
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March was another month with mostly below average temperatures and above normal mountain snowpack.

Valley precipitation values were mostly below normal.

One of the most interesting contrasts in the data is between Gallatin Field and Bozeman MSU.

Gallatin Field: Avg. Temperature 34.7 and that is +1.9 degrees. Warmest High 59 on the 31st, coldest low 12 degrees on the 20th. Precipitation .82″ and that is below normal by -.20″

MSU-Bozeman: Avg. Temperature 35.4 and that was above normal by +.3 degrees. Warmest high 54 on the 31st, coldest low 10 degrees on the 7th. Precipitation 1.16″ which is below normal by -.24″

Butte: Avg Temperature 37.2 degrees or below normal -.4 degrees. Warmest high 60 on the 31st, coldest low 19 on the 12th. Precipitation .80″ or below normal by -.16″.

Anaconda: Avg. Temperature 34.2 degrees or below normal by -.2 degrees. Warmest high 55 on the 31st, coldest low 13 on the 23rd. Precipitation 1.29″ and that was above normal by +.25″.

Boulder: Avg. Temperature 34.8 degrees or +1.5 degrees above normal. Warmest high 54 degrees on the 30th & 31st, coldest low 16 degrees on the 4th. Precipitation only .17″ and that is below normal by -.35″.

Ennis: Avg. Temperature 35.3 degrees or -.5 degrees below normal. Warmest high 56 degrees on the 31st, coldest low 15 degrees on the 20th. Precipitation .83″ or below normal by only -.04″

Townsend: Avg. Temperature 36.4 degrees or -.9 below normal. Warmest high 61 degrees on the 10th, coldest low 24 degrees on the 1st. Precipitation .38″ and that was -.16″ below normal.

April Forecast is calling for more of the same with La Nina weakening but continuing to produce in general cooler than normal and wetter than normal conditions for Montana.

April Tempeature Outlook

April Precipitation Outlook

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