Local Weather & Water Information

Weather Sites

AgriMet  (the monitoring site is located near Laurin, MT)

This site includes measurements for:

  • Accumulated precipitation
  • Accumulated solar radiation
  • Accumulated wind run
  • Average wind speed
  • Battery voltage
  • Crop Evapotranspiration Summaries
  • Crop Water Use Charts
  • Dew point temperature
  • Peak wind gust
  • Relative humidity
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction

Weather (NOAA)

This site includes:

  • Barometer
  • Dew point
  • Digital forecast
  • Hourly weather graph
  • Humidity
  • Radar and satellite maps
  • Seven day weather forecast
  • Temperature
  • Visibility
  • Wind speed

Information for:

Alder, MT  ;  Twin Bridges, MT

Water Sites

Snow to Water Equivalent (NOAA)

Note* under the “Select Physical Element Tab” on this page, there is a plethora of additional information

Basin Data Reports (NRCS)

Newly formatted basin reports for snowpack, precipitation, forecast and reservoir data available from  throughout the state.

Ruby Reservoir Data including:

  • Current as % capacity
  • Last year as % capacity
  • Average as % capacity
  • Current as % average
  • Current as % last year
  • Current storage
  • Last year storage
  • Average storage
  • Capacity of reservoir

Discharge and Gauge Height of the Ruby River (USGS)

Ruby River Above Reservoir, Alder, MT

Ruby River Below Reservoir, Alder, MT 

Ruby River Near Twin Bridges, MT

List of all MT USGS stations


This site offers a new way to visualize and understand water flow across America. With Streamer you can explore our Nation’s major streams by tracing upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty. In addition to making maps, Streamer creates reports about your stream traces and the places they pass through.

Montana Drought Status Overview (DNRC)

Includes Information such as:

  • Montana’s Current Water Supply and Moisture Conditions by County
  • Surface Water Supply Index
  • U.S. Drought Monitor