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Joe Stuver 

September weather goes from summer to winter, skips fall


October 12, 2018

Folks in the high country woke up Tuesday to snow. In the Hammond area the snow accumulated deep enough for Layla Brownfield to make a snow angel. The snow melted fast, but appeared again in the higher reaches Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Jay Brownfield)

Southeastern Montana folks have seen temperatures go from late summer to late fall, as the first hard freezes were seen at Broadus this first week of October, 2018. But there has also been some mighty fine moisture, so few complaints are being heard as people enjoy the glory of the changing of colors, and the changing of the season.

After a brutal three-month beginning, 2018 is actually shaping up to be a fine year, with lots of good moisture. Those first three months stressed ranchers to the breaking point, as many had to buy hay and feed to make it through that tough beginning. Add that...

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