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Sep302012

Missoula, Hamilton will break lack of rain record 

The few clouds that have pushed through in recent weeks have been dry as a bone- Dennis Bragg photo(MISSOULA)- With no rain in the forecast today, Missoula and Hamilton’s dry spell will go into the record books as the driest September ever for those parts of Western Montana. 

The National Weather Service forecasters say its only the 2nd time since 1893 that no precipitation has occurred in any month in Missoula. The other time was back in August of 1967. 

The dry conditions have been created by an massive high pressure system that has kept nearly all storms out of the Pacific Northwest, with just a dry cold front or two pushing as far east as Western Montana. It’s been dry since a series of lightning storms brought scattered showers to the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys in late July and early August.

NWS says this will also turn out to be the driest August and September period on record in Hamilton with just .14” of rain in Hamilton and the second driest end to summer for Missoula with just .16” of precipitation. That’s the driest for those two months in Missoula since .10” of rain in 1929. 

No rain is expected Monday, which will bring Missoula to 41-days in a row without rain, the longest streak since a 42-day stretch back in 1896. A turn to colder, wetter weather is expected Tuesday and Wednesday so it appears that 42-day record will stand, although it might be tied if no rain arrives Tuesday.

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