While the cold snap throughout the Midwestern portion of the county is making national news, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the coldest wind chills on record in Montana.
Havre: Minus 69
Havre recorded the coldest wind chill on record in Montana with a freezing 69 below zero on December 24, 1983 at 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Great Falls. The actual temperature that day was 48 below zero, with the wind at a slight 6 mph breeze.
Bozeman: Minus 68.5
Bozeman approached Havre's record with a wind chill of 68.5 blow zero on Dec. 24, 1983, according to the NWS in Great Falls.
Hingham: Minus 67.5
Northern Montana saw a cold snap in 2018, with Hingham reporting a wind chill of 67.9 below zero on Feb. 12, according to the NWS in Great Falls. The temperature was minus 39 with winds at 13 mph that day.
Lewistown: Minus 64
Lewistown recorded a chilly 64 below zero wind chill on December 24, 1983, according to the NWS in Great Falls.
Cut Bank: Minus 64
The wind chill in Cut Bank dropped to 64 below zero on Feb. 1, 1989, according to the NWS in Great Falls. The temperature was 31 below zero, but a north wind at 23 mph dropped the wind chill to almost record levels.
Great Falls: Minus 63
Great Falls recorded a chilly 63 below zero wind chill on Dec. 24, 1983, according to the NWS in Great Falls.
Helena: Minus 59
Helena experienced a freezing 59 below zero on Jan. 26, 1957, according to the NWS in Great Falls.