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By: AutumnWinters, 9:56 PM GMT on November 16, 2012



After weeks of abnormally warm temperatures, mid-October finally brought us a 36-hour dose of typical snowy-cold-Montana autumn weather.

Here at Mossy Rock House, we measured nearly 8" of snow. This was then followed by two weeks of alternating cold rain, and "Little Baker's" snows.



The Snowstorm That Wasn't:

Last week our first blast of arctic air from Canada arrived. Additionally, the first major snow-storm of the season w...

Mabon - Autumnal Equinox 2012

By: AutumnWinters, 7:19 PM GMT on September 22, 2012

AUTUMN 2012 "A whiff of woodsmoke on the wind, The first chill in the air,The woods edged in gold... Without looking at the calendar We know we've turned the page... It is September! ...Come Autumn, ....Come!" -unknown *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Its finallllllly here....the First Day of Autumn, Mabon! My favourite day, well,...

Updated: 7:20 PM GMT on September 22, 2012

Come, Autumn, Come!

By: AutumnWinters, 6:38 PM GMT on September 21, 2012

Fall, Leaves, FallBy Emily Jane Brönte Fall, leaves, fall;die, flowers, away;Lengthen night and shorten day;Every leaf speaks bliss to meFluttering from the autumn tree.I shall smile when wreaths of snowBlossom where the rose should grow;I shall sing when night’s decayUshers in a drearier day.*** *** *** *** ***Hooray!!! Today is the last day of Summer... At long last!For those of us who prefer the "dark half of the year"... Autumn was a long time coming. This su...

Updated: 7:25 PM GMT on September 21, 2012

Hazy Days-Dazzling Hues

By: AutumnWinters, 7:10 PM GMT on September 17, 2012

Although its mid-September in the Northern Rockies of NW Montana, we haven't experienced our usual early Fall cool-down. Instead the past few weeks have been dominated by unseasonal inland high pressure.Our chilly nights, followed by unusually warm days have one benefit... We're experiencing early, very bright autumnal colour in our trees and shrubs.My "Autumn Blaze" Maple began turning the third week of August, as have my "Burning Bushes".Many trees in the area pea...

Updated: 9:22 PM GMT on September 17, 2012

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Montanan who loves phenology & Wx, espescially the Autumn and Winter seasons. NWS SkyWarn Weather Spotter. Writer-Artist-Photographer. @CC_WxWitch