How cold does it get in the winter?

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Winters in this part of Montana are much milder than is generally believed by non-residents. This area is called the “Banana Belt” by Montanans. The average high temperature in January, the coldest month, is 28 degrees Fahrenheit and there is very little snow accumulation. Because of the surrounding mountains and relatively low elevation (4000′), it is dry and sunny most days of the year. All homesites have southern exposure.

                                               Jan.           Apr.           Jul.
Avg. daily high temp           28              55               84               59_
Avg. daily low temp             8                30               52               32
Avg. precip. (inches)          .66              1.01            1.04            .65