Snow, cold, wind and icicles were found this past weekend as a bit of winter struck the state.
Montana is in a colder weather pattern that will last for the next few days. Areas of snow mainly in the mountains and along the Continental Divide.
While Monday was still summery, more of a fall-feeling will develop over the next several days.
What a beautiful weekend! And what a stark contrast from last year’s Labor Day when wildfires exploded across the state.
It did not look or feel like summer Monday as a cold storm struck the state with rain and mountain snow. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Hallelujah! Rain, cooler temperatures and widespread cloud cover were welcomed through most of fire-weary Montana. Rain fell through a lot of the state, and fell on many of the state’s wildfires.
GREAT FALLS- Lightning is the primary cause of fires during the summer wildfire season.
The worst fire weather and possibly the worst weather of year in general is over, but the damage is done. A record breaking heat wave along with a cold front that triggered thunderstorms and wind resulted in many new fires across Montana, several that grew thousands of acres.
Here in Montana, we get all four seasons to the max with dramatic changes from season to season, month to month, and day to day.
This photo of the Park Creek Fire north of Lincoln is from exactly a year ago. What a different summer thus far, but weather conditions this week could lead to new wildfires and explosive growth.
HELENA – Montana offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, but all of that time spent under the sun isn’t so great for your skin. “People