Apr 24, 2018

Double the average: Snowiest winter on record in Billings, Montana

Billings, MT
Matti K
The Watchers

The winter of 2017/18 will go down in the record books as the snowiest on record in Billings, Montana's largest city.

After an additional 6.6 cm (2.6 inches) of snow on April 23, Billings officially reached its snowiest winter on record, with 269.5 cm (106.1 inches) of snow so far this winter through the afternoon of April 23.

The previous record for Billings took place in 2013-14 when 262.9 cm (103.5 inches) of snow fell. In an average winter, Billings sees only 140 cm (55.1 inches) of snow, making this winter’s total nearly double the seasonal average.

A persistent pattern of moisture into the Pacific Northwest has led to well above average moisture in this part of the country while leaving areas further south much drier and warmer. California, Nevada and the Four Corners states have all seen considerably less snow than average, according to the WeatherNation