The incredible staff at the World Museum of Mining have always been a determined crew! Unfortunately, this season they're level of determination has been tested by the fact that they may not be able to open their doors to the public in a few days as planned. The factor getting in the way? The weather! It didn't matter that the first day of Spring was March 20th. No, old man winter has his claws dug in deep and it's hard to tell when he'll let go. But, I'll say it again...the World Museum of Mining is determined. Yes, in true form, organizers are working hard to get the museum as ready as possible for the proposed April 1st opening date by conducting training, scheduling and routine cleaning. As we know all too well, the cold temperatures have made snow removal very difficult in many areas around town, and this includes the grounds at the World Museum of Mining. After all, the safety of visitors is their first priority. (continued...)
While many prepare for holiday travel, like clockwork, Montana weather conditions remain uncooperative. If you're from Montana, it's just expected. You know the drill; old man winter is in a mood and wants us all to suffer with extreme snowfall and wind chill factors ten times colder than any kitchen freezer. Yes, I'm playing the world's smallest violin right now, and for good reason. Even though we all know what to expect when winter rolls around in Montana, it's still the main topic when chiming in with locals. Griping about the weather is part of the fun and, furthermore, all part of the challenge. Montanans love a good challenge, and with that, we again embrace putting old man winter in his place. That's right ol' man...we got this!
Mother nature had a nice tour of Montana over the past 24 hours, dropping a significant amount of snow from the Idaho border to the Dakotas.
The Winter Storm Warning that was issued for the entirety of Montana marched across the state, wreaking havoc on travel...