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Extreme Cold, Snow Usher in December 2013

By Chris Dolce
Published: December 9, 2013

-42 Degrees in Montana

The first full week of December 2013 has been packed full of bitter cold, snowy and icy extremes. On the following pages, we walk through some of the most interesting facts about this wintry start to December beginning with the extreme cold.

Map showing the -39 degree temperature in Havre on the morning of Dec. 7.

On the morning of Dec. 7, Jordan, Mont. recorded a low temperature of -42 degrees. Not far behind was Havre, Mont. with a low of -39 degrees. Sunday morning, Harve, Mont. was the coldest spot in the nation with a low temperature of -37 degrees.

That same morning, Great Falls, Mont. dipped to -33 degrees, setting a record for the coldest temperature ever recorded so early in the season. The extreme cold led to power outages in southwestern portions of the city.

Earlier in the week on Dec. 4, a low temperature of -37 degrees was reported at a weather station in Wyoming, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

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