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Historic snowfall in Dillon over the last three days

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 18:33:47-05

DILLON – A hyper-local snow bomb hit the Dillon area producing one of the heaviest snowfalls in nearly 30 years December 24-26, 2019.

The National Weather Service reports 10” to 13” of snow was measured in the Dillon area by Thursday morning. Snow started on the 24th and diminished by Tuesday evening but started up again around noon on the 25th and continued into the early morning hours on the 26th.

This is the heaviest snowfall over a three-day period in Dillon since October 27-28, 1991 with 15.7”

Just outside of town at the Dillon airport they measured 13” of snow this morning and that is the deepest amount of snow since February 1949.

The National Weather Service tells us that Dillon was the only lower valley to be impacted by this hyper-local storm. Mountain snotel sites in Madison, Gallatin, Beaverhead counties did see 5” to 13” and those are above 6,000’.

We are still collecting additional data on this storm system. If you have snowfall reports and pictures please share them with us so we can document this storm and update our report tonight at 5:30 pm and 10 pm on KBZK and KXLF. Email us at: newstips@kbzk.com