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Old 10-05-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Looks like we overnight lows in the single digits with highs in the 20's next Friday/Saturday. The ECMWF weather model has low temperatures across soutwestern and central Montana down near -10 but that is an outlier.

If you want to move to a snowier area of Montana, including Bozeman, you better be sure you like the snow and cold. I love it and even I tend to get tired of it by April and May when it's still snowing... If you dread snow and cold, chances are you'll be downright depressed here.

Also it's interesting to note that most of the 'trendy' areas around Bozeman are also at higher-elevation, snowier areas of the Gallatin Valley. Belgrade gets much less snow than Bozeman for example.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Also it's interesting to note that most of the 'trendy' areas around Bozeman are also at higher-elevation, snowier areas of the Gallatin Valley. Belgrade gets much less snow than Bozeman for example.
Belgrade is also often 20 degrees colder in winter! I'd have to go into Bozeman to get warmed up.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I see the MT highway dept. has put up a bunch of new webcams. Looks like the usual suspects got the early white stuff.

Where the heck is "Aberdeen Hill"?? (other than somewhere east of Billings, by the mile marker) I never knew some of these places HAD names!
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I see the MT highway dept. has put up a bunch of new webcams. Looks like the usual suspects got the early white stuff.

Where the heck is "Aberdeen Hill"?? (other than somewhere east of Billings, by the mile marker) I never knew some of these places HAD names!
Aberdeen hill. Aberdeen is the last exit on I-90 before you hit the Wyoming line going towards Sheridan. Nasty hill. Chain marks in the pavement where trucks have spun and spun. Chain marks on the guard rail where truckers have chained their trucks to the rail to keep from sliding back down.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Aberdeen hill. Aberdeen is the last exit on I-90 before you hit the Wyoming line going towards Sheridan. Nasty hill. Chain marks in the pavement where trucks have spun and spun. Chain marks on the guard rail where truckers have chained their trucks to the rail to keep from sliding back down.
Oh, THAT hill, the hill that goes on forever. I'll bet most truckers call it something else entirely. I think I last went over it back about 1983, or whichever winter it was I had to drive down to the mine near Sheridan and get my own coal!

Hey, that brings to mind a possible project: Comments for travellers about each of the points currently under webcam scrutiny, or tales of adventures you'd rather not have had at that point in your journey
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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I see the MT highway dept. has put up a bunch of new webcams. Looks like the usual suspects got the early white stuff.

Where the heck is "Aberdeen Hill"?? (other than somewhere east of Billings, by the mile marker) I never knew some of these places HAD names!
Thanks for the link
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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Bummer....I won't get to see any of that stuff where I am

We are only just now able to cut the air off and open the windows.

Great pics! I enjoyed them.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Welcome to the board, feel free to park your beach chair anytime
BTW I will have snow by Friday morn..
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Is that a bunch of traffic backed up at Sweetgrass, or has the webcam lost its mind??

This image, if it's changed by when you see this post (this will be there for a while, not sure how long they keep 'em tho)
http://rwis.mdt.mt.gov/ScanWeb/Wx/images/Vid-000629001-00-00-2009-10-08-02-06.jpg (broken link)

Speaking of webcams and darkness, I always find this statement amusing:
Please note: At night, the camera image will appear black
and the roadway will not be visible due to a lack of illumination.
When the sun goes down, it gets dark outside... who knew??!

So... Is snow still white after dark??

Last edited by Reziac; 10-07-2009 at 09:33 PM.. Reason: more fun with cameras
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Welcome to the board, feel free to park your beach chair anytime
BTW I will have snow by Friday morn..
Now that's a hilarious image... I think we should have a winter picnic, complete with beach chairs, and even a beach! Well, with ice-fishing, anyway
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