Early season snowfall favored the mountains around Bozeman and Big Sky. For much of November, Brackett Creek Snotel site in the Bridger Range was at a record high for total SWE (snow water equivalent). By the end of November, Brackett Creek was recording 7.7” of SWE totaling 29” of snow. Shower Falls Snotel site in the northern Gallatin Range recorded 9” of SWE by the end of November. This was the fifth highest recording in 54 years. The mountains around Big Sky (northern Madison Range) also recorded above average snowfall through November.
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