Thirty-eight straight days with below average high temperatures. Forty-nine consecutive days with at or below average high temperatures. Talk about a brutal end to winter!
For the folks of Glasgow, Montana, a town of about 3,000 people in the eastern portion of the state, an extremely cold end to winter has left the city keeping those thick winter coats on a little longer than they're probably used to.
February was Glasgow's coldest month since 1996, and earlier this week, the town recorded a low of zero or below in April for the first time since 1975.
A consistent northwest flow has kept Glasgow and much of Montana on the colder side of things, clearly, but it's also led to an especially snowy winter in western reaches of the Treasure State. That should help keep this summer's fire season under wraps after a busy fire year there last summer and early fall.
The forecast? How about more...snow and cold. Average high temperatures this time of year in Glasgow are usually in the low-to-mid 50s, so as you can see, the streak will probably live on.
Stay warm, eastern Montana!
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this epic cold spell.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi