Exploring the Climate & Weather of Southwest Montana

Dates: February 3 - March 10, 2022

Meets: Th from 10:00 AM to 12 N

Location: Online

OLLI Member: $75.00

Enrollment requires a 2021 - 2022 OLLI at MSU Membership

In the last 20 years, temperatures at Bozeman Airport have ranged from a scorching 106 to a teeth-chattering 39 below zero. Snowfall in June? Why not. We'll examine the big picture of climate in the northern Rockies and look in greater detail at the climate and weather across the Gallatin Valley. Along the way, we'll visit great websites for current weather information and throw in some local photos just for fun.

Apply for a needs-based scholarship to take this offering.

Fee:   $75.00


This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Greg Ainsworth

Greg Ainsworth earned two degrees in meteorology from Texas A&M. He was a research assistant in the Office of the State Climatologist. After a stint working with crop yield computer models, his career took a turn toward data analysis in non-weather-related fields. Still, his head was always in the clouds. He wrote a monthly weather column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle for over 16 years.
Date Day Time Location
02/03/2022Thursday10 AM to 12 N Online
02/10/2022Thursday10 AM to 12 N Online
02/17/2022Thursday10 AM to 12 N Online
02/24/2022Thursday10 AM to 12 N Online
03/03/2022Thursday10 AM to 12 N Online
03/10/2022Thursday10 AM to 12 N Online

Learn about the factors that drive the climate of southwest Montana. Understand the extent to which terrain impacts weather and climate over short distances in the Gallatin Valley. Know where to go online for up-to-date weather information. Enjoy photos of weather events and atmospheric optical phenomena from the skies of southwest Montana


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