Check Out These Cooler Temps Across Half of Montana
Check out these temperatures across about half of the state of Montana. 65 degrees in Red Lodge. 76 in Livingston. 77 in Billings and Baker. And these are just the forecasted highs for Monday. My phone is telling me that the low in Billings will be 56.
While fires continue to challenge Northwest Montana, a good chunk of the rest of the state is enjoying some moisture and lower temperatures. I was in Red Lodge over the weekend, and I was amazed at how green it is at this time of the year. Southwest and Southcentral Montana had a lot of moisture in June, but usually it all dries out by now.
We're used to seeing triple digit temps in August in Montana. While Miles City will only top out at 78 degrees today, the cow town hit 110 degrees back in 1949 and 1995, according to the National Weather Service Office in Billings. Sheridan, Wyoming also hit 106 degrees on this date back in 1983.
It is still a very active fire season in Northwest Montana. NBC Montana has been tracking some of the latest updates. I'd also encourage folks to check the Inciweb website for the latest official information.
As I mentioned earlier, I was surprised at how green it still looked in the Red Lodge area. The main street in Red Lodge was packed on Saturday night as folks were waiting out on the benches in front of several restaurants in order to get a table for dinner.
After getting a bite to eat, we took in the pig races at the Bearcreek Saloon and Steakhouse. (If you want to get a table there on pig racin' night you better call ahead)
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