I've been told that it can get cold in Montana and I have experienced that firsthand.

I'm not complaining too much. According to a survey, Billings is not one of the coldest cities in the nation. There are several of our sister cities in Montana that are on the list though. What's odd for me about this list is that I have lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho, which is on the list, but I feel it to be cooler here than what I experienced there. Strange? It's all in the layers I suppose.

One thing about it, when it gets cold things freeze and they freeze hard. This includes the ice and snow on roads. This can make for some very interesting driving conditions in the Big Sky State.

I highly recommend you be prepared for whatever mother nature decides to throw our way this winter. There are far too many deaths because of wintry roads and I believe caution along with preparation can save lives.

Please be safe this winter, Cat Pack. And, of course, stay warm.