Hamilton residents woke up to snow on the ground December 24. There was about an inch of snow in the city limits and more out on the foothills and in the Bitterroot Mountains from a southern storm that slipped by the valley to the east, covering the rest of the state. The snow covered the roads and brought out the city plows, which also came out to move the slushy mess as the temperature rose above freezing. That temperature change brought out the fog, too.

The good news is that weather forecasters are predicting clearer skies for the next week. The temperatures will drop back down into the 30s for the highs and the teens for the lows over the weekend.