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Havre and why it's so cold


January 17, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Frost shrouds trees on Second Avenue in Havre Jan. 5. A combination of factors in Havre including elevation and being in a valley contribute to the city often having different weather conditions than nearby areas, including a 50-degree temperature difference between Havre and the Bear Paw Mountains Tuesday.

The cold weather that has gripped Havre so far in January can seem maddening to many.

But it might be even more maddening when Havreites dare look at their weather app, or the Weather Channel and they find out that in places like Great Falls, the temperature is some 50 degrees warmer. Or in extreme cases, it's so much warmer a mere 10 to 20 miles away.

That was certainly the case Tuesday, according to Jim Brusda of National Weather Service in Great Falls. At 2 p.m. Havre was reading a balmy minus 9 degrees, while just a few miles away Rocky Boy was reporting 40 degrees above zero, and a...

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