It gets cold in Montana. Those born here know that from birth. It is a bit of a surprise for those that move here in the spring, summer or fall.

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A recent cold streak made me wonder what the coldest temperature was each year since the new millennium. I think we are all still glad it did not turn into 2019 where we had 32 straight days it stayed below freezing, though you might be surprised by another stat from that year in the gallery below.

Thanks to Paul Nutter at the National Weather Service, I was able to find out the coldest temperature of each year since 2000.

You may remember he helped me find out what day we got the first snow fall in Great Falls since 2000 as well.

Seriously if you ever have a weather question, give them a call. They are very friendly and should be able to answer any question you throw their way. It is amazing how much you can learn from them. I did not realize just how much I was interested in various aspects of weather until I had a chance to speak with Paul. I am brainstorming new article ideas all the time after our conversation.

I think the thing that surprised me the most by the information that Paul provided me was just how cold it does get here in Montana. The "warmest" cold day was -12 in 2001. In fact, there have only been 4 years since the new millennium that we did not get down to -20 at some point during the year.

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and check out the list below showing you the coldest it got each year since 2000 right here in Great Falls.

Coldest day in Great Falls since 2000

What day was the coldest day each year since 2000

See what day the first snow came to Great Falls since 2000

We asked the National Weather Service what day it first snowed in Great Falls

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