Winter Storms in Glacier

The weather here on the east side of the Park has been “extreme” in recent days.

It started on Sunday. Incredibly strong winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. I was up in the St. Mary’s area that morning but it was obvious I wasn’t going to get any decent footage so I headed toward the west side. I ended up only going as far as Goat Lick because the weather wasn’t improving. Along with the wind came fog then rain which turned to snow and then back to rain.

It is amazing how fast the weather changes up here. One minute it can be 50 degrees and an hour later it is in the 30’s.

Yesterday the entire town of East Glacier was without power the entire day. I’m guessing it was a result of the tremendous winds that we’ve been experiencing but I haven’t heard for sure. By nighttime the cabin was getting downright cold. Fortunately I have the propane heater with me so I fired it up and warmed up the cabin in no time.

It has pretty much been a blizzard this morning. I spent a couple of hours shooting the tundra swans but only ended up with a couple of minutes of usable footage. Hopefully things will clear up in the next day or so. In the meantime I’m taking advantage of the break to edit some of the earlier shots. More to come.