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Subject Guides: Weather

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Snow slide and C.M. & P.S. Locomotive along the St. Regis River.

Catalog Number: PAc 2006-26.20


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Collection Title Catalog Number Description Link
United States Weather Bureau (Helena, Mont.) records 1867-1989    MC 396

Most are for the Helena, Montana station, but there are also records for volunteer observers in many towns across the state, plus official records for Fort Assiniboine (1888) and Fort Custer (1882-1891).

Finding aid available.  Click on Catalog Record and then follow the link under Electronic Access.

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Anaconda Copper Mining Company Records
MC 169

Includes 2 weather related files: “Weather observations and instruments” 1903-1940, 1952 (Box 192, Folders 8-9); and Meteorological charts, 1908-1958 (Box 222, Folders 1-4), both taken by Great Falls Reduction Dept.

Finding aid available.  Click on Catalog Record and then follow the link under Electronic Access.

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Montana climate
US 551.5 M76U

Discusses Montana's topography and climate. This includes a discussion of Montana's temperature ranges, precipitation, humidity and the types of storms seen in this state. Additionally, comparisons are made between Montana's eastern and western sections.


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Charles Banderob interview, 1982 
OH 310

A Ballantine, Montana resident, discusses the farming history of the Huntley Project area, the struggles of farmers during drought and the Great Depression years, and his involvement with, and benefits of, the Farmers Union.


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The Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory: a 50-year dedication to understanding wildlands and fire 

Electronic Record

This report explores the tradition of research within the Forest Service and how these early research programs, including fire-related research at the Priest River Experimental Forest, contributed to the establishment of the Fire Lab.

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This guide is only an introduction to weather. To learn more, search our catalog using the search terms below or click the link for the Weather Resource List.



Weather Climate


Weather Forecasting

Snow Surveys Forest Fires



Click here for the Weather Resource List




 Montana Historical Society Research Center

 225 North Roberts, P.O. Box 201201, Helena, MT 59620-1201, 406-444-2681, 406-444-2696 (fax).



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