We are heading into the holiday season and with that, in Montana comes the travel season. Traveling in Montana in the fall and winter can be enjoyable, but it can also be treacherous. There are the roads, the weather and the other drivers to contend with. Even though it is difficult to give a pinpoint forecast in Montana for what we can expect. The Farmer's Almanac has their forecast for Montana for November, including the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Montana Falls Into the North Central Region

According to the Farmers Almanac, Montana falls into the North Central region of the country along with Wyoming, the Dakotas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri and others. Before we get to the forecast, here are the top 10 record breaking weather events that have happened in Montana.

Montana's Top 10 Record-Setting Wild Weather Events

Montana is named Big Sky Country for several reasons, not only grandiose Sunsets but impressive weather events as well! Ask any Montana resident who has scoffed at the idea of tossing a blanket or snow shovel in the trunk of the car ” just in case”. Here is a list of Montana's Top 10 Record-Setting Wild Weather Events

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Montana's Farmer's Almanac November Forecast

Here is what we can expect for Mid-November and Thanksgiving according to the Farmers' Almanac.

  • 12th - 15th
    Very unsettled Rockies, points east.
  • 16th - 19th
    Fair, cold.
  • 20th - 23rd
    Light snows in Rockies, points east for the holiday.
  • 24th - 27th
    Fair, cold, then turning stormy; a heavy snowfall into NE-Dakotas area.
  • 28th - 30th
    Clearing skies. Blustery, colder.

Will Montana ever get to the point where our vehicles won't need snow tires anymore?

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My vehicles aren't there yet. I live on a hill and for me not only are snow tires a necessity, but I need studs on two of my vehicles that are front-wheel drives. If you are planning on traveling on Montana's roads this upcoming holiday season, please drive safe, and make sure you are safe and buckle up. In Montana it's the law.

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