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Record Snowfall Hits Area

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If you thought the winter weather was on its way out, you might want to think again.

Local meteorologists said the recent snow storm is breaking records and comparable to Montana storm from several decades ago. Even though the snow has let up, experts said they're expecting more to fall. Just when folks were thinking about packing away their shovels and snow blowers for the season, Mother Nature showed up with yet another snowy-white mess. More is on the way. "It looks like the next air mass coming in at the end of the week is going to be colder. So, winter definitely isn't over yet," National Weather Service Meteorologist, Joe Lester said.

Lester said the current storm is heading to the mountains, and he expects passes to be messy throughout the week. "Wherever you happen to be traveling the weather pattern is active through this week. So, monitor the forecast, and always get an updated forecast when you can," Lester said.

Lester said the current storm set a new two-day record of 12 inches of snowfall in February. Lester said it's a huge difference from Montana winters, "The last decade or so, we really haven't seen cold winters. So, this is more of a winter we've seen this year that rivals a winter we've had in the 70s."

Lester said he expects temperatures to warm up a bit in the coming days, but colder weather is expected by the end of the week.

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