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