We have had what some might call a bit of a “cold snap” here in Montana post-Thanksgiving. I will preface this by saying, that cold winters in Montana are normal. However, extended periods of below zero, and dangerous wind chill values are rare. We usually see 2-3 days early, then another 2-3 days in Feb. that remain below zero, but most of the time it is a dry, sunny, 15-20 degree winter days.
For the last 9 days we have not been above zero. In fact, we have been way, way below zero. Most of the time it has been -10 or so with windchill of -20, but the coldest we saw was last Weds morning.
My sister was in her kitchen looking at a weather app on her phone, and the temperature read -24 degrees with a wind chill of -45 degrees. I repeat…-45! And at the moment she was looking at the temps, she looked out the window and saw a couple kids walking to school! Only in Montana.
The positive, is that it has kept everything beautifully pristine, and a winter wonderland of snow and ice! The weather is supposed to be in the 30’s by the end of this week, and it will feel like mid-summer to these quasi-eskimos!