It’s Impossible To Forget These 7 Horrific Winter Storms That Have Gone Down In Montana History

Winter is a beautiful season in Montana… but we’ll be the first to admit it can get pretty treacherous. In fact, some of our storms have made national news and caused some major damage. Here are seven of the worst winter storms in Montana history:

Do you remember any of these winter storms in Montana? They were certainly events for the history books! If you haven’t gathered by now, Montana weather can be unpredictable in any season — this massive blizzard in April of 1969 is proof! (Yes, a blizzard in April. As in spring and Easter bunny season!)

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October 16, 2021

What’s winter like in Montana?

As the above list of incredible winter storms in Montana indicates, winter can be rather unpredictable in Big Sky Country. But one thing is generally true: there’s really no such thing as a mild winter in Montana. Some parts of the state certainly see harsher weather than others, but if you live in Montana, you can expect skies full of snow (and storms) for months. Have your boots and snow shovels at the ready, and cozy up in some charming little cabins during to really make the most of this wild season!

What’s the best season of the year to visit Montana?

Can we say “all of them?” Because: all of them! Allow us to explain. There are many reasons why Montana is one of the most coveted scenic states in the country: the expansive land, distant mountain ranges, and unfettered natural attractions all come to mind. But we have a few other reasons why visiting Montana is a worthwhile venture, and they include the changing of the seasons. Depending on the time of year in Montana, there are different seasonal activities to participate in. For instance, have you ever wanted to take a sleigh ride the plains? How about picking your own pumpkins at a nearby pumpkin patch? Do you know the best place to view Monarch butterfly migration in the fall? The Treasure State offers a uniquely wonderful adventure depending on the season, and this guide to the best seasonal activities in Montana will get you prepared.

Does Montana usually get a lot of snow?

In a word: yes… but depending on where you live, you could see much more than “a lot” of snow each year! Annual snowfall in Montana can reach up to 300 inches (that’s 25 feet!) in the Rocky Mountains in the western half of the state; the east may get as little as 20 inches. Most of the larger cities have annual snowfall within the 30 to 50 inches.

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