Yikes! Parts of Montana Received Four Feet of Snow

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Health Editor’s Note: Here in Michigan, our result of this snow storm has been to receive inches of rain.  Duff pond is happy…Carol

Record-Breaking Storm Dumps Four Feet of Snow on Parts of Montana

by Jason Daley Smithsonian.com

In most of the United States, people are just starting to dig through their sheds to find their leaf rakes. But in many parts of Montana, people had to skip over the rakes and go straight for their snow shovels. Over the weekend, the northern Rockies experienced a massive late September snowstorm that dropped a whopping four feet of snow in some places.

A band of wet, heavy snow stretching from eastern Washington state to central Montana and south to Wyoming fell between September 27 and September 29, according to Weather.com. The blizzard-like conditions set records all over the map. The hardest hit area was Browning, Montana, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, which received four feet of snow.

Great Falls, Montana, the third largest city in the state, received 9.7 inches of snow on Saturday and another 9.6 inches on Sunday, setting new September snow records. It was also the second largest amount of snow the city has ever received in any two-day period at any time of the year.

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