Day 120

Note to self

July 24th, 2010

Don't walk across Montana in the winter.


  1. Gentle Giant says:

    For sure Matt and that’s without the wind factor.

  2. Madan says:

    Speaking from first hand experience (I grew up about 150 miles from this sign), you can feel the difference between 0 and about -10 or -15. After that, it’s just really, really miserably cold. Even at 0 F, your eyeballs start freezing unless you’re wearing goggles and you can feel your lungs freeze momentarily on every breath. Not very fun, unless you’re an Eskimo.

  3. Yeah really I agree with you Matt. Brrrrrrrrr…….now that’s COLD !!!!!! Guess I should be grateful when we get the wind chill factor in here off of Lake Erie that it isn’t 70 below!? Nah, cold is cold no matter how you slice it.

  4. Jeff says:

    Note from Self to Matt: I ain’t gonna walk no more. When this is over … get a new pair of leggs. I quit.

  5. John in MI says:

    I’ll bet the Bud Clamato is better at -70. Clamatosicles, yeah that’s the ticket.

  6. alan of cedar rapids iowa says:

    We set a new all time record here a few years ago of -29

  7. Don in Tennessee says:

    Minus 70 is cold but it is Montana. I can remember minus 24 in Maryville, TN which is the SOUTH for sure. Pipes were frozen and it was just plain BRRRRR.

    Anything at 0 or below is hard to cope with.

    Today we had a heat index of 108, and yesterday it was 109. BRRRRR!!!!

    Neighbors pool felt GREATTTTT!!!!

  8. deanna valenti meyer says:

    When I lived in Wyoming, I got up for work one morning and looked at the thermometer outside to see how I should dress. Well, this city girl had never seen the needle quite that low before…it was sitting at -20! That was bitter cold for sure…I can’t even imagine -70. Yikes!

  9. We frequently get “cold” snaps in winter here, Artic Canadian air pushes down and freezes us, there HAVE been days when it has been to cold to snow, when your sweat from your wintergarments freezes and if your an unlucky teenage girl who didn’t fully dry her hair before heading to the bus, well then yes, your hair will literally snap like twigs.
    We have had snow in summer, 70 degree weather in winters but January is almost always about the -25-30 days When 0 look like a shorts day.

  10. Gigi says:

    The trees at the back of the sign look awesome, as well as the big blue sky.

  11. Michelle says:

    Was in Montana when the temperature there it -53. That’s MINUS 53! I wish I had kept the newspaper because that was the headline…just the number -53 degrees. That was without the wind chill factor. When it got up to zero I remember going outside with no coat because it felt like summer.
    Peace, Michelle in Providence

  12. jerry's kid says:

    As kids, when we would complain about being cold my dad would say, “Cold? This isn’t cold. Wyoming is cold! (where he grew up) The only thing between Wyoming and the North Pole is a barbed wire fence!” Made me laugh to remember that.

  13. Chaser1 says:

    the eastern side of the state, where I am is worse because of the wind. can get temps down to -80 including wind chill, enough to crystalize your breath as you exhale or see steam roll off of your own skin. 90 seconds to freeze the skin on your eyes and parts of your lungs if you arent careful.

  14. Craig ( NC!) says:

    Question: I noticed there are more brown tree “ever greens”, as there is Green tree “ever greens” are these apart of the wood beetles he was telling us about?

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