Snow More!

The good news for all those who routinely suffer from winter blues (and new initiates this long, snowy winter) is that Red Lodge is nowhere near to breaking its record for snowfalls. “Red Lodge is currently at 121.7 inches and the record stands at 271.7 inches in 1983,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Lester, Billings, on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The bad news is, “There could still be potentially big events in the spring because of the proximity to the mountains.” Looking at Red Lodge history, he reported, “In April, 2008, there were 49 inches alone. Last year, in April, there were 31 inches.” Billings, on the other hand, looks like it may break its record. It has had 81.5 inches this season. The record in the area is 98.7. Billings is already 13th in the nation, according to GoldenSnowGlobe.com (which rates cities over 100,000 by the most snowfall), as of Feb. 25. It moved down from 9th, earlier this week. But don’t despair, Billings. Regarding breaking its record this season, Lester said, “All Billings needs is average snowfall from now on and it should do it.” As for Red Lodge? “We could do 200 inches this season.”   Lester provided a happy prediction for airborne, powder loving skiers and snowboarders as well as a depressing one for all who have to dig out: “We’re a long way from being done!”

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.