A City of Havre grader plows snow on Second Street this morning. Snow and cold blanketed the region after most of the first three weeks of February having highs in the 30s and 40s, melting off the previous significant accumulation of snow. Havre had received less than an inch of snow all month at the National Weather Service recording station at the Havre City-County Airport, but by midnight Tuesday had received 6.2 inches, including a record 4.4 inches Tuesday alone. A winter weather advisory remains in place through 5 a.m. Thursday, with up to two more inches primarily in Hill and Blaine counties and the Bear Paw Mountains and extreme cold through Friday night.
After a brief reprieve from snow and ice, this area received a blast of the white stuff with Havre receiving nearly six inches of snow in a two-day storm that caused dangerous road conditions and hazardous conditions for anyone outside.
After one of the snowiest Decembers on record the area saw a blanket of snow and ice become a near constant feature of the local landscape, but in recent weeks the sheet had been slowly melting as milder weather hit Havre.
The National Weather Service recorded highs in the upper 30s and low 40s in this region for most of the month, with lows fluctuating be...