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Posted at 5:41 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 20:56:43-05

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY remains in effect for northeast Montana for dangerously cold wind chill values.

This January certainly has been "light" on snow and cold. However, over the past few days much of Montana has experienced weather that would send literal shivers down the spines of people that do not call the Treasure State home. Lows have been in the 0s and -0s, with northeast Montana reaching -24 air temperatures and wind chills as low as -35. Temperatures this cold are life-threatening, but not out of the ordinary for Montana this time of year. Slowly the airmass will be warming over the next few days. A southerly flow will push temperatures back into the 20s, 30s, and even a few 40s toward the weekend. Most of the state will be dry until Friday when a weak area of low pressure will spread some light snow across central and southern areas. At best up to 1" will accumulate in the lower elevations. Some snow showers will continue into Saturday, but the final day of January on Sunday will be partly cloudy and mild. February will see an increase in activity with a cold front likely to impact the area on Tuesday and Wednesday with some snow and colder temperatures. The first half of the month (at least) will have more storminess with chances at snow. So after a very quiet stretch, a more normal period of storm activity is likely.
Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist