George Ure of urbansurvival.com pointed to these news pieces:
Western MT Cold Breaks Records
MontanaNewsStation.com (11 Oct 09)
Cold Temperatures Threaten Seed Potato Crop
Missoulian (12 Oct 09)
It doesn't take a newspaper article to tell us what we're feeling. And it doesn't take a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows. Change! Things are changing. Food and energy. It's only October. Keep your eyes open. It's keenly observe time.