Yes, this really happened Tuesday in Fort Belknap, Montana, thanks to Chinook winds causing the temperature to rise from an early-morning low of minus 37 degrees to an afternoon high of 45 degrees, a temperature change of 82 degrees in less than 24 hours. Fort Belknap is in northern Montana, about 135 miles northeast of Great Falls.
At a Glance
- The temperature in Fort Belknap, Montana, rose 82 degrees from the morning low (minus 37) to the afternoon high (45 degrees).
- Chinook winds were the cause of the drastic temperature change.
- Other incredible temperature swings have occurred in past years, mainly in the Plains and High Plains.