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Crushing Cold Spell Hits on The Longest Night

When temperatures in Montana get cold, they can get deathly cold. At windchills of 40 below, frostbite can take hold in 5 minutes.

With dangerous cold conditions across the state, we’ll talk with emergency shelter providers from Kalispell to Bozeman to hear about the ways they are preparing, and reaching out to the homeless in their communities to try and save lives.

Also, Dec. 21 is the Winter Solstice, and we’ll learn more about the “Longest Night” ceremonies around the state recognizing those who died as a result of a lack of shelter.

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