Posted: Aug 5, 2012 1:39 PM by Meteorologist Mike Heard
Updated: Aug 5, 2012 2:26 PM
Cold morning lows produced a few notable record lows Saturday. Northern Gallatin county cooled off into the upper 30's and lower 40's.
Belgrade or Gallatin Field dropped to 37 degrees Saturday morning and that is a new record low. The old record low was 38 set in 1996.
Bozeman-MSU co-op reported a low of 41 degrees Saturday morning. That ties the record for August 4th and the last time it was that cold was way back in 1923.
Many of the reporting stations across SW Montana east of the divide were very close to their record lows Saturday morning.
A deep low pressure system ushered in the cool down on Friday and as skies cleared along with a very dry lower level atmosphere temperatures fell rapidly. The last time Gallatin Field fell to 37 degrees or lower was back on June 16th.
Temperatures are climbing above normal once again on Sunday and should stay in the hot upper 80's to lower 90's for highs and upper 40's and lower 50's for lows this week.