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Residents weather extreme cold

A cold snap settled over north-central Montana starting New Year's Day, producing some of the coldest temperatures in the nation. But people seem to be weathering the cold, according to emergency service providers in the area.

Jim Brusda, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Great Falls, said Havre's low was 33 below zero Sunday, but that wasn't the coldest spot in the lower 48 states. Harlem had that dubious honor with a temperature of 43 below zero.

Similar temperatures have swept the state since an arctic air mass settled in, Brusda said. The temperatures are expected to wa...


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