By: Marlene Affeld
Montana - “The Last Best Place” is a land of contrasts. We are blessed with high mountain ranges and deep fertile valleys, singing mountain brooks and raging rivers. The weather is, however, one of our biggest contrasts.
Winter storms are the most life-threatening of any natural hazard Montanans face. Accurate statistics on winter related deaths are hard to tally, however Montana has one of the highest cold weather related death counts in the nation.