April Snow (again)!

Sure, the snow didn’t stick around for very long, and it was pretty much just coming at us horizontally – but it’s still cool to get over 10 inches of snow in late April!
The NWS has released the storm totals, and here’s the part about Great Falls:

Great Falls received just over 10 inches of snow, while some areas – including portions of the Little Belt Mountains – got as much as 48 inches of snow. The snowfall in Great Falls resulted in the fifth-snowiest April on record, with 23.8 inches reported for the month…And Great Falls’ nickname of the “Windy City” certainly held true; the daily wind speed average on Thursday was 29 miles per hour – the windiest April day since 1978. The strongest gust recorded in Great Falls during this week’s storm was 52 mph.

And for anyone wondering how unusual it is for a big snow during the last week of April – hey, the exact same thing happened last year at this time! And as for May snow – seem to recall it was Mother’s Day in 2003 (2004?) that we got about 8 inches of snow. And June – about 7 or 8 inches in both June of 2009 AND 2008!

Some Twitter Pals

Here’s some good Montana folks to follow on Twitter, if you aren’t already (btw, here’s me):

Claire Baiz: http://twitter.com/mt_writer
Chuck Boots: http://www.twitter.com/chuckboots
Carol Bradley: http://www. twitter.com/CarolDBradley
Allan Tooley: http://www.twitter.com/ajtooley
Mark Mathson: http://www.twitter.com/MarkMathson
MT Watchdog: http://www.twitter.com/MTWatchdog
Tim McGonigal: http://www.twitter.com/TimMcGonigal
Kevin: http://www.twitter.com/k3v72
Andre Zollars: http://www.twitter.com/mtgoldeneagle
Jenny Gorder: http://www.twitter.com/jenngorder
Ron at Pacific Steel: http://www.twitter.com/pacificrecycle

Weekend Relaxation

Friday night: great conversation over at Greg’s house with a few fascinating folks (yay alliteration!). Nice view, bonfire keeping us warm as the sun faded. Thanks to Greg for the invite, and to the other guests for interesting discussions.

Saturday night: enjoyable birthday party for friend Beatrix at her new (and adorable) home. Thanks, Trix and Mark, for inviting us!