So far this winter, Montana has experienced above-average snowfall and bone-chilling cold temperatures. Here's what experts are predicting for the rest of the winter in the state.

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Don't be fooled by the warmer temperatures we've recently had in Montana, because they're not expected to stick around for long. The National Weather Service predicts that more snow and below-average temperatures are in the forecast for January, February, and March.

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Bozeman's high-temperature average for January is 32.3 degrees, and the current average for January 2023 is 30.2 degrees, which is exactly 2 degrees below normal, according to Cody Moldan, the lead Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Great Falls, Montana.

In October 2021, the Farmers' Almanac predicted a cold & snowy winter for Montana, and it seems that the predictions were spot on.

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What is Predicted for the Rest of the Winter in Montana?

According to a new update from NOAA, below-average temperatures and above-average precipitation are predicted through March. You can check out the temperature outlook map below.

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Montanans living in the northwestern and northern parts of the state are predicted to experience below-average temperatures, while temperatures in the central and southern parts of the state are predicted to be slightly warmer.

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Will Montana Get More Snow?

To be honest, it can snow at any time during the year in Montana, but according to the latest predictions, Montana will receive above-average precipitation through March, which is great news for ski areas in the state. Check out the seasonal precipitation outlook map below.

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The updated predictions indicate that winter in Montana is far from over. You can read more about the latest predictions on the NOAA website.

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