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Last year vs. this year... what a difference!

Highs stay above-average through the weekend
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Posted at 3:23 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 17:26:51-04

MISSOULA — It was another B-E-A-utiful day across Western Montana.

High pressure is to thank for the sunshine and warmer weather.

This time last year, a snowstorm was moving into parts of our area.

Highs were only in the mid to low 30s and snow accumulation was over an inch in some valleys!

Fast-forward to 2020 where we are quiet and seasonably warm!

These warmer than average temperatures (by 5°-to-10°) and sunshine will stick around for us through the weekend.

If you didn’t get a chance to see the Aurora Borealis last night in northwest Montana, you have the chance to do it tonight.

Tuesday night will be the last night to do so in the extended geomagnetic storm outlook.

Of course, there will be more chances, but we just do not know when yet.

You have probably noticed it getting bright at night, too.

Our moon is on the way to becoming full, and we will see two full moons in a month.

The first comes on October 1 and the second on October 31 (spooky!).