Babb, Montana

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Babb, Montana
Unincorporated community
Babb, Montana
Babb, Montana
Coordinates: 48°51′37″N 113°26′9″W / 48.86028°N 113.43583°W / 48.86028; -113.43583Coordinates: 48°51′37″N 113°26′9″W / 48.86028°N 113.43583°W / 48.86028; -113.43583
Country  United States
State  State of Montana
County Glacier County, Montana
Elevation 4,524 ft (1,379 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59411

Babb is a small unincorporated community in Glacier County, Montana, United States, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. It has one school (Babb School), a K-6 elementary school which had 36 students as of 2005 [1].

Nearby attractions include the Many Glacier Hotel built in 1914.

Geography[edit]

Elevation: 4,524 ft.

Location: Glacier County

Latitude 48.86027908

Longitude -113.43582916

History[edit]

Established in 1905 as a post office, the town of Babb was named for Cyrus C. Babb, the engineer in charge of surveying the U.S. Reclamation Service’s St. Mary Irrigation Canal, which siphoned water from the St. Mary River into the Milk River and was one of the first Bureau of Reclamation projects in the nation.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Babb, Montana (Elevation 4,524ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 62
(17)
70
(21)
69
(21)
85
(29)
88
(31)
92
(33)
96
(36)
99
(37)
94
(34)
84
(29)
77
(25)
70
(21)
99
(37)
Average high °F (°C) 29.8
(−1.2)
34.4
(1.3)
40.1
(4.5)
50.8
(10.4)
60.6
(15.9)
67.7
(19.8)
76.2
(24.6)
75.4
(24.1)
65.3
(18.5)
55.8
(13.2)
41.9
(5.5)
33.5
(0.8)
52.6
(11.4)
Average low °F (°C) 6.7
(−14.1)
10.6
(−11.9)
16.7
(−8.5)
26.3
(−3.2)
34.4
(1.3)
40.7
(4.8)
44.2
(6.8)
42.9
(6.1)
36.3
(2.4)
30.1
(−1.1)
20.0
(−6.7)
11.2
(−11.6)
26.7
(−2.9)
Record low °F (°C) −54
(−48)
−53
(−47)
−39
(−39)
−18
(−28)
2
(−17)
20
(−7)
27
(−3)
21
(−6)
−3
(−19)
−20
(−29)
−31
(−35)
−48
(−44)
−54
(−48)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.83
(21.1)
0.74
(18.8)
0.99
(25.1)
1.50
(38.1)
2.65
(67.3)
3.52
(89.4)
1.79
(45.5)
1.87
(47.5)
1.93
(49)
1.05
(26.7)
0.83
(21.1)
0.82
(20.8)
18.53
(470.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 10.3
(26.2)
9.0
(22.9)
10.5
(26.7)
7.5
(19.1)
2.4
(6.1)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.9
(7.4)
4.9
(12.4)
7.7
(19.6)
9.0
(22.9)
64.5
(163.8)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montana Placenames: From Alzada to Zortman, p. 11. Montana Placenames Companion Website
  2. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved April 13, 2013.