Winter will be here before you know it, and experts are predicting extremely cold temperatures for many northern states, including Montana.

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Farmers' Almanac recently released an extreme winter forecast for 22-23, and temperatures in Montana are expected to be some of the coldest in the lower 48. According to the prediction, the north-central United States could experience extreme temperatures well below zero. Temperatures could be -40 or below in January.

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To put it simply, the Farmers' Almanac is warning readers to get ready to:

Shake, shiver, and shovel.

Above-average precipitation is predicted for this winter, which means there's a good chance that much of Montana will be pounded with snow.

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Winter doesn't officially arrive until December 21, but that date doesn't really apply in Montana. Frigid temperatures and snow aren't uncommon before then. In fact, the Almanac is predicting a white Christmas for many Montanans.

Unofficial Networks broke it down and made it easier to understand:

Snow lovers will be happy in the North Central States as they will see a fair share of storminess during the winter season, which should mean plenty of snow for winter enthusiasts to enjoy (maybe even in time for a white Christmas?)

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Cold temperatures and snow are common every year in Montana, but this winter sounds like it's going to be extra cold and snowy. Now is a great time to start preparing for winter. Make sure you're stocked up on flannel shirts and wool socks because this winter is going to be a doozy!

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