Interesting Montana Facts By Brandon Smith

  1. Largest Snowflake

    The largest snowflake ever observed was 38 cm wide was recorded in Montana on January 28, 1887. That’s damn near 15 inches. On this remarkable snowy day astonished witnesses saw the falling of perhaps the largest snowflake ever, measuring a massive 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick. This record has been confirmed with The Guiness Book of World Records, and USA Today.



  1. Greatest Temperature Change

Loma, Montana holds the world record for the greatest temperature change in 24 hours. On January 14-15, 1972, the temperature went from -54°F to 49°F.


3. Hello, Anyone There?

46 out of Montana’s 56 counties are considered “frontier counties” with an average population of 6 or fewer people per square mile.



4. One Big Steer

The World’s Largest Steer can be found at Baker, Montana at the O’Fallon Museum.  Weighing in at 3,980 pounds, he grew to be 5’9″ tall and 10’4″ long. Born March 23, 1923 just east of Baker, Montana, the steer lived for 15 years and 4 months. Raised by Jack Guth, a former jockey, the steer toured local stock shows and circuses when he was alive. After he died, his hide was preserved.


5. Largest Natural Lake

Flathead Lake, in northwest Montana contains over 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline. It is considered the largest natural freshwater lake in the west.