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Event Details

Event Extreme Cold/Wind Chill
State MONTANA
County/Area DAWSON
WFO GGW
Begin Date 12/14/2008 14:55:00 MST-7
End Date 12/15/2008 03:55:00 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An extremely strong arctic front moved into Montana in the early morning hours of Saturday December 13, 2008. Blizzard conditions occurred with the frontal passage while the coldest air of the season moved in behind the snowfall. As the snow tapered off the wind chill temperatures started dropping to below 40 below zero and continued from Sunday December 14th through Monday December 15th. Wind chills on Monday morning ranged from 40 to 55 below zero. The coldest locations was the Lindsay Divide Montana Department of Transportation site at 55 below zero. Area schools either canceled classes on Monday morning, or did not run school buses.
Event Narrative The coldest wind chill recorded in all of northeast Montana during this event was 55 degrees below zero at the Lindsay Divide MDT site.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) WESTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 14:29 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) LITTLE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 15:44 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY (ZONE) CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 16:44 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 17:50 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANIELS (ZONE) DANIELS (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 18:33 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) EASTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 19:00 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 19:00 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRAIRIE (ZONE) PRAIRIE (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 19:44 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCONE (ZONE) MCCONE (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 19:47 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN VALLEY (ZONE) NORTHERN VALLEY (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 20:44 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WIBAUX (ZONE) WIBAUX (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 23:46 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) MT 12/14/2008 14:55 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) MT 12/14/2008 18:35 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS (ZONE) CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS (ZONE) MT 12/14/2008 20:55 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PETROLEUM (ZONE) PETROLEUM (ZONE) MT 12/15/2008 00:22 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN PHILLIPS (ZONE) NORTHERN PHILLIPS (ZONE) MT 12/15/2008 13:55 MST-7 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K