Posted: Oct 25, 2012 7:23 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Updated: Oct 25, 2012 7:24 PM
Butte-Silver Bow residents woke up to a winter wonderland in October on Thursday.
The area received about 1 to 2 inches of snow overnight.
Snow flurries continued on and off throughout the day with peaks of sunshine through the clouds.
Roads were snow covered in the morning but melted by noon and began to dry out in the afternoon.
Matthew Ott lived in Butte as a child and is back in town visiting from Wyoming.
He says the nice thing about snow in Butte is that it falls straight down instead of sideways because of wind in Wyoming.
He says he's not surprised it snowed in October.
"This is about right. Usually snow at about Halloween time seems normal," says Ott.
Ott brought a friend to Butte who is from Wyoming.
Jeff Thorp says he will never get used to the snow and that it's too early for winter conditions.
"My personal reference is it's too soon. I don't like the snow. I think it should stay away longer," says Thorp.
Ott thinks the chilly temperatures and snow in October could be a sign of things to come.
"Its been pretty mild lately, it seems like, for the last few years. I think it's going to be a harsh winter," adds Ott.
If you're a winter person, don't get attached to the snow too quick, because it could get up to the 50's by Monday.