Jan 15, 2013 6:50 PM by Meteorologist Mike Rawlins
Following a severe drought in 2012, the current winter is outperforming when it comes to snowfall.
So far in the 2012-2013 season, Great Falls has received 40.4 inches of snow.
A 30-year average up to this date reveals the Electric City is ahead on seasonal snowfall by nearly 13 inches.
Higher snow amounts in the winter can have lasting impacts on the state going into spring and summer.
With a greater-than-normal snow pack in the spring, flooding could be widespread.
But, the extra snow could help prevent drought conditions from developing during the dry summer Montana typically experiences.
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