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.

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.

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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