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Montana After Cold Weather and Snowstorms

Back in late November, I shared a number of pictures from around Montana, after a light snowfall but before major storms really worked their way through the state. At the time, our temperatures were still warm and if I remember, the coldest temperatures were still in the low 20s. That is quite warm.

As I’ve said many times, our cold weather usually strikes us in February. That isn’t to say that we didn’t get snow in December and January. We did. In fact, both months registered more snow on the ground than in an average year. 

On cue, February turned cold and even snowier. In the last week alone, we’ve had several daily lows that were below zero and we’ve had a couple of days when it barely got above zero for a high temperature. Most of that time, it was snowing, off and on. By the way, don’t buy into the myth that it doesn’t snow when temperatures drop below zero. The coldest temperature I’ve personally ever seen when it has been snowing was -37 F.

I’m now set to show the contrast between late November/December and mid-February after the cold weather and snowstorms have been through (and more are coming through)..

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Written by Rex Trulove

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