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Georgetown Lake residents not surprised to see spring snowfall

By Jacqueline Gedeon, KTVM Butte Reporter, jgedeon@ktvm.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 06:28:34 AM MDT
Updated On: Jun 17 2014 11:07:33 PM MDT
BUTTE, Mont. -

Residents of Butte, Anaconda and Philipsburg all woke up to snow Tuesday morning.

For Karen Grinnell, the snowfall in the middle of spring is not much of a surprise.

"Kind of thought 'In the middle of June, really?' But yeah, we got it," said Grinnell.

Grinnell owns the Brown Derby near Georgetown Lake. She watched the snow start falling last night.

"When I first looked out at the car at about 8 o'clock this morning, there was probably about 4 inches on it," she said.

Grinnell said thankfully it's gotten warmer since then.

"It is melting off; it's been melting off the roof all day long when you go out there," said Grinnell.

Pat Godbout lives in Phoenix in the winter. She came back to Montana a week ago to enjoy the summer.

"I left and it was 113 degrees and it was 42 on my front porch this morning," Godbout said. "So it was like welcome home."

She and Ginger Bolin live around the corner from the Brown Derby on Georgetown Lake.

"When I woke up it was so quite, I knew it was snowing out there!" said Godbout.

Although the snow is melting fast, these Georgetown Lake residents said this won't be the last they see of it this summer.

"It could be, I guess," said Bolin. "But I don't think so."

"Probably not the way our winter went," said Grinnell. "I wouldn't doubt if it did snow on the Fourth of July, we'll we'll see."