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Snowmelt might not go where you think is goes

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GREAT FALLS -

Well over the past few days mother nature has been kind to us offering up some warmer weather, also helping get rid of snow. With the melting of it might not go where you think it's going.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service said since a cold snap we had from December 29th through January 1st was the longest stretch of below zero temperatures we have had nearly over 20 years. Leaving a frost depth in the ground of 14 inches. Forcing that melted snow in another direction.

Jim Brusda ,Lead Meteorologist for NWS Great Falls, said, "most of the snow melt that's going to occur over the next few days is going to run off in to small streams, creeks, and rivers but it's going to take several weeks for all that frost  to come from the ground and we could have another cold snap in late January or February that could slow the process of actual reverse it."


It will take a few warmer days to get the frost depth low enough before you could see the benefits of the snow melt.
 

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