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Lots of snow, plenty of rain from our spring storm

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Top rain totals from Wednesday's spring storm Top rain totals from Wednesday's spring storm
Top snow totals from Wednesday's spring storm Top snow totals from Wednesday's spring storm
GREAT FALLS -

Getting heavy rain and snow in May isn't unusual because it's one of the wettest months of the year for Montana.

However, the final numbers are in and Wednesday's spring storm was one for the record books.

Rain gauges across the state and remote SNOTEL sites sitting in the mountains reveal some places received more than three inches of rain. Snow totals ranged from a couple inches near the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front up to two feet on the peaks.

Helena Regional Airport recorded 0.84" of rain on Wednesday, a record for May 17. In addition, climate records show this is the greatest amount of precipitation in Helena since May 16, 2015 when .86" of rain fell.

Click here to see a comprehensive list of rain and snow totals from the National Weather Service.

Wednesday's spring storm dumped heavy, wet snow in the mountains, which will help shore up the mountain snowpack for weeks to come.

Automated SNOTEL sites reveal the spring snowmelt is underway, but the recent snowfall will slow that process.

On Thursday, the Governor's Drought and Water Supply Committee held its monthly meeting in Helena and experts announced that most of the Treasure State is in good shape.

As of now, most areas are expected to see normal or above normal water supply through summer.

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