Simon’s Weekly Weather


Issued Sunday December 04, 2022 – 8:00 P.M. MDT

Wednesday, December 21

Cold with a chance of snow at times through the period. Lows from 5 below zero to 10 above zero with mid single digits around 5000 feet. Highs in the lower teens to lower 20s except locally single digits across northeastern Lincoln County with lower teens around 5000 feet.

Thursday & Friday
December  22 & 23

Unsettled with a chance of snow by Thursday afternoon through Friday. Lows from near 35 below zero to 10 below zero Thursday morning warming to 15 below zero to near zero by Friday morning. Highs from near zero to 10 above zero on Thursday warming to the lower teens to lower 20s by Friday. Around 5000 feet lows from near 15 below zero Thursday warming to 5 below zero Friday. Highs from 5 below zero Thursday warming to the upper teens by Friday.


Saturday, December 24

Not as cold with a chance of snow or freezing rain in the valleys and a chance of snow in the mountains. Lows in the upper single digits to mid teens with upper teens around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 20s to lower 30s warmest across southern Sanders County with mid to upper 20s around 5000 feet.

Sunday, December 25

Not as cold with a chance of rain or snow in the valleys and a chance of snow in the mountains. Lows in the 20s with mid 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the lower 30s to lower 40s with near 30 around 5000 feet.


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Movie of the Week

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa. .

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Word of the Week



Part of Speech:
Meaning: To behave, act, conduct (oneself). To agree, to jibe, be consistent

This Week In History – Dec. 28 – Jan. 3

December 28


1961: Edith Galt Wilson, first lady of President Woodrow Wilson, died at age 89 in Alexandria, Va.
1973: US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law.

December 29


1851: The first American YMCA opened in Boston, Massachusetts.

1937: The Irish Free State was replaced by a new nation called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.


December 30


1813: British soldiers burned Buffalo, New York, during the War of 1812.

1853: The United States bought land from Mexico to facilitate building a railroad in the Southwest, in what became known as the Gadsden Purchase, the last expansion of U.S. territory in the 48 states.

2011: Because of a change of time zone, this day was skipped in Samoa and Tokelau.


December 31


1879: Thomas Edison demonstrated incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1907: The first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) was held in New York, New York.
1955: General Motors became the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion in a year.

January 1


1908: A ball was dropped for the first time in New York City’s Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.
1934: The U.S. federal prison at Alcatraz Island received its first inmates.
1962: The U.S. Navy SEALs were established.
1971: Cigarette advertisements were banned on U.S. television.

January 2


1789: Georgia ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1900: The United States began trading with China.

January 3


1959: Alaska became the 49th U.S. state.
1983: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began erupting continuously and has not stopped to date.
2000: The last original daily Peanuts comic strip was published.

Montana Gas Price Update

As of Monday, December 19th—

Gas prices have fallen 15.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.01/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 615 stations in Montana. Prices in Montana are 73.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 35.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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Dec. 28 – Jan. 3

December 28 –

NATIONAL CALL A FRIEND DAY-  Take a few minutes, pick up the phone, and call that friend you’ve been meaning to get back in touch with.


December 29 –

This day serves as a reminder that the year is coming to an end.


December 30 –

NATIONAL BACON DAY-Just saying the word makes us hungry. It’s an incredibly versatile food.


December  31 –


CHAMPAGNE DAY – It comes at a perfect time on New Year’s Eve, especially for champagne lovers, giving us an even better excuse to pop open a bottle.


January 1 –

NATIONAL BLOODY MARY DAY – convenient for everyone who may have partied a little too much the night before


January 2 –

NATIONAL BUFFETDAY – Let’s be real – food unites us all. The ingenuity of buffets is the endless variety on offer.


January 3 –

FESTIVAL OF SLEEP DAY – Created to help you catch up on your Zs after a busy festive season.