National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and CDC Roll Out New Weather Map

In Montana, we are no strangers to extreme weather conditions.

Everything from tornadoes, flash floods, blizzards, and more can and has happened here in Montana.

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A variety of weather conditions spliced together

This Summer Could Be A Record Breaker In Montana

With summer right around the corner, we here in Montana usually only have to worry about the air quality due to smoke when it comes to weather warnings during the summer.

However, the last few years have seen temperatures increase, and last year was the hottest on record, according to NOAA.

That's why NOAA has teamed up with the CDC to let people know to stay safe when we see the temperatures reaching into those triple digits.

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The new heat risk map from NOAA and the CDC

New HeatRisk Map Add Magenta Color

When looking at a map, most people assume that the color red would indicate an extreme weather situation.

With this new HeatRisk map, the color magenta has been added to represent extreme temperatures:

This level of rare and/or long-duration extreme heat with little to no overnight relief affects anyone without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Impacts likely in most health systems, heat-sensitive industries and infrastructure.

Hopefully, we here in Montana won't see that color anytime soon, but if we do, make sure to stay cool by keeping you, your family, and your pets inside, along with staying hydrated.

KEEP READING: 12 Unusual Ways To Stay Cool on the Extremely Hot Days

Every summer, it is bound to happen. A heat wave will show up and we will all feel like we are melting. Ice cream won't even stay solid long enough to eat it, it is THAT hot out! If you are looking for a few ways to stay cool, this list might help. But I'll warn you, a few of these ideas are a bit unusual.

If you'd like to dig more into a few of these tips, you can find more info at the website here.

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Montana is named Big Sky Country for several reasons, not only grandiose Sunsets but impressive weather events as well! Ask any Montana resident who has scoffed at the idea of tossing a blanket or snow shovel in the trunk of the car ” just in case”. Here is a list of Montana's Top 10 Record-Setting Wild Weather Events

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