If your dog, cat, or any other pets you possess are accustomed to being outdoors year-round, then it's time to put a kibosh on those plans this weekend and bring them indoors! As of today, Friday, January 27th, a winter storm warning remains in effect, with temperatures expected to plunge from 33 to 4 degrees by this evening. By tomorrow, wind chill values will hit -15, and temperatures will drop to -24 by Saturday night. Even though no new snow is expected Sunday or Monday, temperatures on both days will be very harsh for humans and pets alike, so refrain from enduring any extensive outdoor activities during that timeframe.
Time to get ready for Snoflinga in Butte starting January 20th! Earlier this month, Tommy O. and Jasmine of Townsquare Media provided information on our websites about the many events planned for three solid days of winter fun! Now that it's crunch time let's revisit the itinerary! To get things off to a great start, Snoflinga's Open Ceremony will get underway this Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Butte High Altitude Skating Center (34 Olympic Way). From there, it's a winter wonderland of top-notch events this Saturday and Sunday (January 21st and 22nd). (See Below)
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!
The Butte Winter Farmer's Market has been a huge success, so luckily, organizers are happy to bring it back beginning this Saturday, November 12th! Of course, it all takes place "indoors" in the Butte Plaza Mall as beautiful crops, and meticulous handmade crafts would turn into pure icicles otherwise. With the winter weather sometimes stifling people from getting from point A to point B, the "indoor" Butte Winter Farmer's Market gives people a chance to come together in a comfortable and accessible environment.