We’vebeenfocusing a bit on the crummy snow conditions in the Cascades.  But as this Bozeman Daily Chroniclestory notes, Montana’s having a tough time of it as well.

The money quote:

"So far this winter, Kaiser said, things are shaping up comparably to 1988 and 2001, both low-snow years that preceded summers filled with wildfire."

Let’s hope they start getting some more snow.