How nice is it to finally feel like we are getting to enjoy some Fall weather here in Montana?

I don't know about you, but in recent years it seems like we've gone straight from Summer to Winter. It's hot. It's cold. The leaves are green. The leaves are gone. Now a little gold in between. (Whether an accurate portrayal or not, that's what it feels like for sure)

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Billings recently shared a photo collage on X showing how the trees have looked each October going back to 2017.

For a few years now we have taken a photo of the fall colors at our office on approximately the same date. We took 2023's today. Here's a mosaic of photos going back to 2017. It is the opinion of the meteorologists currently working that 2021 is the best one.

Meanwhile, NWS Great Falls is reporting that moisture is on its way:

Widespread rainfall is expected to make way across the Treasure State with the heaviest rainfall to occur between Wed and Thurs. Here are the probabilities of a tenth, half, and one inch of rainfall at selected locations. How much rain will fall in your bucket?

Click here for the specific forecast details.

And for those of you hunters headed out in Southwest Montana- get ready for winter.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Gallatin and Madison County Mountains and Centennial Mountains beginning Midnight Tuesday through 6 AM Thursday, with upwards of 4 inches of snowfall between 7000 and 8000 feet. Be prepared for wintry conditions if outdoors.

Here's the full post from NWS Billings via X:


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