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Wintry blast closes schools, plunges temperatures in Rockies


October 1, 2019

Brenda Ahearn – Associated Press

The Swan Mountain range towers over Flathead Lake showing a sharp contrast between the snow that dusted the mountain tops and the valley floor that saw little to no snow accumulation, as seen from Blacktail Mountain near Lakeside, Montana, on Monday, September 30.

HELENA, Mont. - Some schools in Montana took their earliest snow day in memory Monday after a blizzard dumped several feet of snow, while plunging temperatures threatened crops across other parts of the Rocky Mountains in an unusually early blast of wintry weather.

Freeze warnings were in effect in parts of Utah and Idaho, and temperatures were expected to drop into the teens and 20s in those states and Montana overnight and Tuesday morning. The cold set in with the lingering fall storm system that dumped snow for three days across much of central and western Montana, including over 4 feet (1 meter) on the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier National Park.


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