We just finished up a bitter cold snap here in Southwest Montana. We had ten days of sub zero temperatures, some of the lowest reading we had were -30 degrees. Right now we are back on average temperatures and it is currently snowing in the high country. We have a great start to the Montana Snowpack and the Big Hole River snowpack. The mountains in the Big Hole watershed and Beaverhead watershed are reading about 130% of normal for this date in time. We are pleased with good start to our snowpack as the first day of the official winter season isn’t until December 21st.
It looks like we are going to have a cold winter with above average snowpack according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Here is a link to an informative article on the winter outlook. 2013 will be wrapping up here shortly and we are looking forward to great Big Hole River spring fishing come April.