GREAT FALLS — There were plenty of social media posts and graphics on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, to mark the unique "2-22-22" day.
And in Great Falls, even Mother Nature joined in on the palindromic fun: the National Weather Service reported that the official high temperature on Tuesday was -2°, and the official low temperature was -22°.
In announcing the coincidence on Facebook, the NWS said: "You can't make this stuff up, folks."
And while -22° is certainly one of the colder temperatures we've seen recently, Mother Nature had another surprise in store just a few hours later.
At 5:24 a.m. on Wednesday, the temperature in Great Falls dropped a bit further, bottoming out at -25°, which is a new cold-temperature record for February 23 in Great Falls.