The cold weather did hit Montana on schedule. Yesterday, it barely got above freezing for a high-temperature and at the moment it is officially 5° F/-15° C and a couple of degrees colder on our front porch. It actually ended up colder than they predicted. I thought I’d share a few webcam images from around the state. These were from yesterday morning, but they do a good job of capturing the feeling of the chill we are experiencing right now, though it is thankfully not bitter cold yet. For a comparitive reference, our altitude is a bit under 3,000 ft.
Finally, we have the image from Pendroy at 4,199 ft. This can be a dangerous intersection because when it gets icy like this, it is difficult to stop when coming down the hill to the intersection. Vehicles sometimes slide all the way through and occasionally end up in the ditch.
Yes, it is cold in Montana.