-43 In Montana, Coldest Since 1996 For Some

Written by on December 7, 2013 in United States of America with 0 Comments

It’s not only the coldest of the season right across the US but for many across the Rockies and Plains, today started off as the coldest low on record for the date. Across Montana, several communities saw their coldest temperature since 1996.

The coldest temperature within the Lower 48 this morning appears to have been Jordan, Mont with a low of -43 but many suffered their coldest lows since 1996 including Billings at -21, Great Falls at -33 and Havre at -39.

As you can see, it got down to low single digits all the way to Texas this morning. 3 for a tie of the record at Amarillo.

Check out these morning lows.



Bitterly cold arctic air stretched far and wide with lows down to a record tying 1 at Kansas City. As well as cold, the skies were stunningly clear, check out this early afternoon view overlooking Chicago via WeatherBug.


The ECMWF upper chart and 850 temps for today shows the intensity of cold sitting over Montana.


No wonder it was as cold this morning and there’s very little warming through this afternoon.

Check out these current numbers.


While snow and ice exit California, yet more bitter cold settles in with more records set to fall.


The arctic air holds across much of the nation this week but it will influence the East more.

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