Summer in Montana is something to behold.

After a long winter, the grass is green, the mountains are majestic, and the big skies seem more prominent than normal. Of course, summer weather can be a little unpredictable with showers and the occasional thunderstorm or two, however, while not unheard of, you usually don't think of more snow.

Plus, for many, including a lot of locals it seemed that the past winter was longer than normal, so the last thing anyone wants is more snow, right? But is that even a possibility?

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Taking a look at the Bozeman forecast this week, there isn't snow predicted, but we are looking at a lot of rain and cooler temps, which means we could see some white mountaintops around the area.

Obviously, summer snow isn't the norm, but it does happen, in fact, in July of 2021 Montana saw snowfall along with Idaho and Wyoming, and it snowed in June of 2020 here in Big Sky Country.

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Credit: Canva

Of course, there have been numerous other years that we've received snow in the summer months, and if you've lived here anytime at all, it's not that big of a deal.

Keep in mind, the snow usually happens in higher elevations, but the fact remains it's not unheard of to have snow in Montana during the summer. So, if you're thinking about moving to Montana, you might want to keep that in mind.  Not only is winter like 9 months a year, but you can literally see snow almost any time of the year.

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Credit: Canva

Does this week's forecast mean you need to go through the winter weather box and grab your boots and gloves?  Probably not, but keep an eye out for snow-covered mountain tops, and maybe get a picture or two.

Here's 8 States That Have Longer And Harsher Winters Than Montana

Winter can be brutal here in Montana with lots of wind, snow, and temperatures well below zero. In fact, that alone should be a word of warning for those thinking of moving here from warmer climates.

A lot goes into being prepared to live in a state with rough winters and if you've never done it before, you certainly need to make sure that you are prepared. You need to make sure you have the right tires, vehicle, and winter clothing. Plus, I would highly suggest you learn how to drive in winter conditions before moving to a state that celebrates winter 6 months out of the year.

And while winters can be very rough here in Montana, we don't even crack the Top 5 for States With The Most Brutal Winters.

20 License Plates Banned In Montana

This is just a small glimpse at banned license plates in the state of Montana. There are well over 4000 that could be added to this list.

Now why some of these are banned is beyond me. I don't find any of them offensive, that's for sure; the state of Montana has the right to refuse:

"any combination of letters or numbers, or both, that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency or which are misleading or a duplication of license plates provided elsewhere."- Montana Motor Vehicle Department

What plates are banned in your state? Hopefully, they are not as picky as Montana.

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