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60's in N.D & Montana

News Flash:...weather anomolies have not subsided in N. America yet...up to 25 degrees above average.

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Senior Contributor

Re: 60's in N.D & Montana

Big deal like it's never happened before. Especially right before a winter storm moving into the region  Warm west winds blowing over the mountains  called shinooks often cause temp spikes in this region close to the east side of the rockies in the winter months.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: 60's in N.D & Montana

ok, i've only heard about the shinooks. been near Bozeman this time of year.....it's more west......just don't remember it being that warm.

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Senior Advisor

Re: 60's in N.D & Montana

Minor item but it would be spelled 'chinook', as in the salmon variety. If it goes to Montana it goes over my head first. Has been somewhat warmer here (just got back). Not abnormally so. But heavy overcast which is normal.

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Re: 60's in N.D & Montana

In a simplistic view it is like a rollercoster the relativily warm Pacific air rises over the rockies and then on the eastern leeward side it rushs down the slope and is compressed which causes it to heat up the stronger the wind the more  the temp rise.

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