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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

I'm sure we will have a white Christmas


December 8, 2021

It snowed yesterday.

Not a big dump.

Only four or five inches.

But it’s going nowhere.

There’s a very good chance this snow will still be on the ground come March, and very little chance it will melt before then.

We don’t typically get a lot of snow up here, but what falls this late stays. Malta is just far enough north to miss the chinook winds that bring relief to much of the rest of the state.

Months pass in the dark of winter here without the mercury ever rising above freezing. We tell ourselves it keeps out the riff-raff.

I’ve lived in other parts of Montana where the snow came...

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