So we are now three days into this thing called “Spring” and it’s been snowing (lightly, but still snowing) all day. Not complaining, mind you — love the snow!
But 406 Dove on Twitter sums it up nicely: #Montana’s #mothernature is like the #clingy girlfriend you just can’t shake off!!
You all know that I love the snow and the cold — I’ll take a Montana winter over any tropical beach — but wow, THIS winter just keeps on coming. Check out the latest forecast:
Jonathan Logan is a science teacher here in Great Falls – fun to follow on Twitter.
He’s getting some national exposure thanks to a brief video he shot during the super-ultra-freezing weather we had a couple of days ago. The video was picked up by USA Today and shows what happens to boiling water when it’s thrown into the air – when the temperature is -26 degrees.
Now it’s getting serious: our coldest weather in just over three years, apparently. Looks like we got about 5 or 6 inches of snow today – and I think that makes it 4 out of the last 6 Mondays that we’ve had snow.
Going to make the Christmas Stroll on Friday night pretty challenging…and I feel sorry for the poor souls that are taking part in the annual Polar Bear Plunge.
As promised – the first serious blast of winter arrived overnight – began snowing at around 10ish on Sunday night and as of noon on Monday, it’s still coming down.
The drive to work this morning was scariest driving I’ve had in my 11 years in Montana so far…took me nearly 30 minutes to get the 2.3 miles from home to work…sliding through an intersection or two, not being able to get up a couple of hills and then having to attempt “controlled slides” back down to turn around, etc.
Here’s a shot of our picnic table from about 9 a.m.
UPDATE: And here’s the picnic table at about 2:30 p.m.
According to my buddy Mike, things are going to get a lot colder (and snowier!) around here in a few days…check out his predicted forecast high temps for Great Falls: