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Coldest March Temperature EVER Recorded in Montana

Posted at 6:14 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 20:30:35-05

The start to March 2019 has been historically cold.  Not only have daily record cold lows and highs been set, the coldest temperatures ever recorded in the month of March occurred in Great Falls and Lewistown within the last two days.  In Elk Park this morning, a temperature of -46 was recorded.  If this temperature is confirmed, that would be the coldest temperature ever recorded in the month of March here in Montana.  Basically, it’s never been colder in Montana in the month of March than what it was this morning.  Incredible.  Tuesday morning will be another record breaker for parts of the state, but temperatures will begin to warm over the next few days.  Tuesday will start out sunny, but clouds will increase as a new storm approaches.  Highs will be in the 0s and 10s for most of the state.  Areas of snow will move through southwest Montana Tuesday night and Wednesday.  There won’t be a lot of snow, but a coating up to a couple inches are likely.  What this storm will do is push out the arctic air and replace it with slightly warmer weather.  Thursday’s temperatures will climb into the 20s and 30s, still below average but considerably warmer than recently.  Another round of snow is likely Friday into Saturday.  Technically winter ends on the 20th of March this year, but the worst of “that” winter is over and the last two exceptionally cold days will be Tuesday and Wednesday.  The rest of the month of March looks closer to normal, which does include snow and cold temperatures.  However, finally the worst of winter is just about over.

Stay warm.

Curtis Grevenitz