East Glacier in northern Montana is still in a severe deficit with their snowpack. Not all of Montana is in trouble, but thankfully up to 8" of fresh snow should hit the East Glacier basin area by Friday morning. Currently, their snowpack is about 60% of average.

Montana is still in varying degrees of "trouble" when it comes to our snow pack levels. Southwest Montana is in pretty good shape with large recent storms, but parts of central and northern Montana are in need of A LOT more snow to reach their average. This is the current SNOTEL map as of April 2nd, 2024:

April 2nd, 2024 snow pack levels SNOTEL - USDA
April 2nd, 2024 snow pack levels SNOTEL - USDA
  • WHAT...Snow and some mixed precipitation expected.
  • Total snow accumulations between 1 and 8 inches up to pass level, with the highest amounts north of US highway 2.
  • Total ice accumulations around a light glaze.
  • WHERE...Eastern Glacier National Park and adjacent foothills and plains.
  • WHEN...From 6 PM Wednesday evening to 9 AM Friday.
  • IMPACTS...Plan on slippery roads and reduced visibility, particularly during the overnight and morning hours.
  • Those in the backcountry should ensure they are prepared for dangerous conditions.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The most impactful conditions will be along US highway 89 between East Glacier and the Canadian border and along Duck Lake Road north of Browning.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling.
  • The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1

"NRCS hydrologists manage a comprehensive network of manually-measured snow courses and automated Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) monitoring sites throughout the West, manage the data collection process, and estimate the runoff that will occur when it melts."

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