Winter Clouds

Winter Clouds by Wren Farris Broadcast 1.10 & 15.2016 Listen:   At no other time is the parting of clouds felt more powerfully than outdoors, at the height of winter. On this particular day, the clouds break intermittently and when they do, motion ensues. The...

Montana’s Rain Shadow Explained

Rain Shadow by Alison James Broadcast 5.6 & 5.11.2018   Listen:   I love driving from Missoula to Helena or Great Falls or Bozeman, over the big passes of the Continental Divide and along some of our country’s most spectacular rivers. On the west side of...

Why No Two Snowflakes Look Alike

Why No Two Snowflakes Look Alike by Brooke Carlisle Broadcast 12.6 & 12.11.2015 Listen:   You know the old saying “no two snowflakes are alike”? Well, there may be more truth to that than you think. I am from Hillsboro, Oregon, where the snow falls in wet,...

The Inside Scoop on Inversions

Western Montana’s Winter Inversions Explained by Ondi Crino Broadcast 11.8.2016 Listen:   Since my recent move to Missoula from the sunny state of Florida, I had experienced many unfamiliar weather conditions. Montana residents might be well accustomed to...

Moon Dogs

by Ellie Duncan Tonight we’re staying in a primitive cabin, lit with the enticing orange and warmth of the small cast iron fireplace. We pull our toasted faces away from the hypnotic flame, determined to observe the night sky from the frozen surface of Lake Como which...