Montana Outdoors

September 28, 2019

So soon?

Filed under: Baldy Mountain roadless area — Tags: , , — montucky @ 3:56 pm

Baldy Mountain

Baldy Mountain, located in western Montana

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  1. I heard about your snow on radio today, and thought we might catch a glimpse of it here. I hardly can believe the time’s passed so quickly. It seems like only yesterday we were waiting for the first buttercups. Around and around the seasons go — we’d best hang on tight.

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    Comment by shoreacres — September 28, 2019 @ 4:22 pm

    • Yes, it seemed that summer was very fleeting this year, and I had little time to enjoy it. Now the seasons will change quickly before next spring arrives.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

  2. Just saw a report that Montana could receive up to three feet. Early is bad enough with it being a blizzard. We in New England complain about the weather but you guys get the big snows.

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    Comment by Steve Gingold — September 28, 2019 @ 5:11 pm

    • Snow isn’t unusual for this time of year, but the volume in this storm is much more than usual. The valley here hasn’t had any snow yet but there is a lot already on the higher elevations, especially along the Divide. There are high winds with this one too, and a lot of trees have blown down over the roads in some areas. It is forecast to be over by Tuesday when the sky should be clear and the temps in the 50’s. I is beautiful, and I just love it!

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      Comment by montucky — September 28, 2019 @ 5:55 pm

  3. How is it around the highway between Idaho border and Missoula?

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — September 28, 2019 @ 5:17 pm

  4. Beautiful pictures–the colors look unreal! Nice to see the posts, missed you!

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    Comment by jessicagurevitch — September 28, 2019 @ 6:27 pm

    • Thank you Jessica! I will try to become more active going into fall and winter. This brief preview of winter will soon be over and hopefully it will be followed by at least several weeks of pleasant fall weather.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2019 @ 8:04 pm

  5. Wow! Reading the other commenters and your reply, seems you got a real heavy blanket of unseasonal snow drop. Good shot of Baldy mountain showing the snow. Gosh, it must be cold already in your part of Montana.

    Our weather DownUnder is pretty mixed, but the north-eastern areas have had some bad bushfires already and we’ve just started Spring.

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    Comment by Vicki — September 28, 2019 @ 7:04 pm

    • The last couple of days was a sudden drastic change from the hot summer but there will now be a respite from it for awhile. At about 4 AM this morning there was about three inches of snow on my Jeep.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2019 @ 8:16 pm

  6. Similar situation here in south western Alberta – snow in the Rockies but moving onto the prairies tonight and tomorrow. 30 to 60 cm of snow possible in high elevations near the Montana border. 10 to 20 cm in our area.
    Maybe hubby will get to try out the snow plowing ability of the new tractor earlier than he planned! Or not – back to sun and warmer weather by mid-next week. Snow will melt quickly.

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    Comment by Margy — September 28, 2019 @ 9:11 pm

    • I imagine that our climate is often quite similar to yours. Just three days ago though I serviced my snow blower but there was not enough at this elevation to put it to use yet. The fire in the stove does feel good tonight!

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2019 @ 8:19 pm

      • Storm is over – we got 10 inches of wet snow. Nothing compared to what SW Alberta and parts of Montana got!

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        Comment by Margy — September 30, 2019 @ 10:23 pm

  7. Beautiful photo, Montucky! The snow is returning to the higher elevations here, too. We may get frost tonight at 800 feet. We are in the Cascade foothills.

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — September 29, 2019 @ 7:03 am

    • Thanks Lavina! Until the other night we hadn’t even had a frost, then suddenly we have a blizzard. My house is at an elevation of about 2400 feet and the snow we had last night is already all gone. A friend who lives about 8 miles away at an elevation of 3100 feet still has over three inches on the ground.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2019 @ 8:23 pm

      • Autumn didn’t last too long here. No snow yet, but a number of subfreezing mornings. I am wondering what sort of winter is in store for us in my area in western Oregon.

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        Comment by Lavinia Ross — November 7, 2019 @ 9:06 am

        • This might be an interesting winter, as it starts out like a roller coaster. Something for everyone!

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          Comment by montucky — November 8, 2019 @ 7:43 pm

  8. Early….but beautiful in your photo! We’re also hearing about the Montana snow forecast on the news, wow, up to 4′ can’t be good. Mother Nature must be trying to cool off from the summer’s heat…

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — September 29, 2019 @ 7:35 am

    • Yes, a few weeks ago we were enduring the late summer heat, then suddenly awoke to winter. Actually, I would prefer a more gradual change.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2019 @ 8:25 pm

  9. Too soon…

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    Comment by Anonymous — September 29, 2019 @ 8:46 am

    • Seemed to be but by the end of the coming week we will be back in the 50’s again. Kind of a roller coaster ride.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2019 @ 8:26 pm

  10. So early, but so beautiful.

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    Comment by peggyjoan42 — September 29, 2019 @ 9:55 am

  11. If you are seeing signs of winter then these summery temperatures we’re experiencing must be here to stay now!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — September 29, 2019 @ 10:05 am

    • It seems strange to see that we are in opposite seasons. Personally, although I greatly enjoy having four distinct seasons, I enjoy the anticipation of Spring more than the anticipation of winter.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2019 @ 8:39 pm

      • Me too! Winter has its benefits I suppose, but having so few hours of daylight compared to high summer is the most challenging for me.

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        Comment by de Wets Wild — September 29, 2019 @ 9:36 pm

  12. A beautiful shot! I had seen where it was forecast for snow especially in the higher elevations this past weekend. Reading your estimate in the comment earlier the top must be well snowed in. Glad I can say I’ve been there. Ron

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    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2019 @ 4:26 am

    • It would be nice to see what Eddy Peak is like, but I doubt if I could get up there at the moment.

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      Comment by montucky — September 30, 2019 @ 5:58 pm

  13. I am SO GLAD to see you post. I was beginning to wonder where in the world you’ve been. Anyway, I heard about all the snow Montana was inundated with. Kinda early, isn’t it? Hope you are doing well.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — September 30, 2019 @ 2:56 pm

    • Thanks! Yes it’s early, because of the amount of snow that we received. Most of the heavy snow was well to the east of here but we did get some high winds along with ours. The valley snow here has already all melted.

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      Comment by montucky — September 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

  14. The news here said you were getting feet of snow. I thought they must be exaggerating but maybe not!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — September 30, 2019 @ 2:59 pm

  15. Oh, but it is so beautiful….

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    Comment by seekraz — September 30, 2019 @ 3:46 pm

    • It is! However I’m just as happy that it has melted in the lower elevations and the weather is warming up in the coming week. It was jut a preview of winter.

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      Comment by montucky — September 30, 2019 @ 6:03 pm

  16. I, too, heard the news and thought of you! Wow. Hope your Autumn returns.

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    Comment by Candace — September 30, 2019 @ 5:59 pm

    • Autumn will resume fairly soon. It is supposed to be 51 tomorrow and 59 by Thursday. I’m still hoping for a pretty Autumn.

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      Comment by montucky — September 30, 2019 @ 6:05 pm

  17. So how hard were you hit by the snow where you are?

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — September 30, 2019 @ 7:22 pm

    • We escaped nearly all of it. The worst of the storm was to the north and east of here. The high peaks around here are sure white though.

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      Comment by montucky — September 30, 2019 @ 7:48 pm

  18. I read that Montana got snow this week and I couldn’t believe it! We had a rush of cold days down in Calif. at the same time, but of course nothing like your snowfall. Beautiful photo of Baldy Mtn, montucky.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — October 4, 2019 @ 4:09 pm

    • The early snow was not all that unusual, but the amount of it was. Locally only the high peaks received much snow, but north and east along the Divide there were huge amounts at one time. The mountain and others along the valley were really pretty, and still have a heavy snow cover.

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      Comment by montucky — October 4, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

  19. Great shot … so nice to see you back! πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — October 4, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

  20. Hello Terry.

    Well, gorgeous photo and it is the evidence that winter is coming. Here in my country we have had very cold and rainy. In the north in my country there have been first snow falls, but snow has melted during the day. In Helsinki the temperature has been during the night about the temperature has been close to the freezing point.
    Welcome back.

    Have a good day!

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    Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2019 @ 11:10 pm

    • It’s interesting that we are having similar weather patterns this year. We had a light snow last night and tonight’s forecast calls for temperatures well below freezing, around 19F.

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      Comment by montucky — October 9, 2019 @ 8:32 pm

  21. We left Bozeman after 10 awesome days, heading back to Florida on 9/23, just before the storms hit. We love Montana!

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    Comment by Lisa Coleman — October 9, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

  22. I’m looking at your snow from a very warm Florida. πŸ™‚ We don’t seem to get winter here.

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    Comment by anotherday2paradise — October 18, 2019 @ 12:37 pm

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  24. Hi Montucky, A bit chilly? We are here in formerly warm and Sunny Florida, too! Have a great coming weekend!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 14, 2019 @ 9:20 pm

    • It is the time of year here when we have freezing nights then warm ones. We have already had one night down to 5F.

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      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2019 @ 8:23 pm


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