Buffalo, Montana

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Buffalo is an unincorporated community in Fergus County, Montana, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Buffalo has a post office, with the ZIP code of 59418.[1] It was named for the buffalo which roamed this area.[2]

The post office was established in 1890.[3] It closed for several years until the Great Northern Railroad created a line to Billings with Buffalo as a station.[2]

Buffalo is bordered by Lewis and Clark National Forest. It is located between the Little Belt Mountains and the Big Snowy Mountains.

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate System classifies the weather as humid continental, abbreviated as Dfb.[4]

Climate data for Buffalo, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3
(26)
2
(35)
2
(36)
10
(50)
17
(62)
21
(69)
27
(81)
26
(79)
20
(68)
14
(57)
7
(44)
2
(36)
12
(54)
Average low °C (°F) −16
(4)
−10
(14)
−9
(15)
−3
(26)
3
(37)
6
(43)
10
(50)
9
(49)
4
(40)
0
(32)
−6
(22)
−9
(15)
−2
(29)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 28
(1.1)
20
(0.8)
36
(1.4)
53
(2.1)
94
(3.7)
100
(4)
58
(2.3)
56
(2.2)
53
(2.1)
41
(1.6)
28
(1.1)
28
(1.1)
599
(23.6)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Carkeek Cheney, Roberta (1983). Names on the Face of Montana. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87842-150-5. 
  3. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Historical Society. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Buffalo, Montana
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 5, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°49′16″N 109°49′43″W / 46.82111°N 109.82861°W / 46.82111; -109.82861