I know, I know, talking about winter weather in Montana and Great Falls is probably going to jinx us with some of the nice weather occurring now.  I mean, I still have golf clubs in the back of the car to head to the course after work.

But winter will be coming eventually, and having a bit of an idea of what the season ahead may look like is starting to creep into my mind.

The One We Trust - What Does the Almanac Have to Say About Winter

Arguably one of the more trusted sources of information about the weather, planting seasons and many other tidbits, the Farmer's Almanac has been a mainstay of many kitchen tables, coffee tables, maybe even in the bathroom.  The Almanac has been dishing advice out for the last 225 years.  And I honestly think they have a better record for the weather than some of the weather services that we follow.

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Have Your Snow Shovel Ready and Some Warm Clothes for 2023-24

This year, the weather will be what we expect in Montana and in Great Falls.  Snowy, cold and ever windy living on the face of the Rockies.  The Almanac states that:

Winter will be colder than normal, with the coldest periods in late November, early December, early and late January, and early and late February. Precipitation and snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south. The snowiest periods will be in mid- to late November, mid- to late January, and early February. April and May will be warmer than normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation.

Yep, pretty much normal for us in Central Montana.  But always be prepared for any type of inclement weather in our state and area.  Storms will appear suddenly; temps will dip unexpectedly, and things can get serious pretty quickly.  Always be prepared when traveling our state during the winter months.

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