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In a Montana town, a record-breaking 103-degree swing in 24 hours

Loma's weather in January 1972 is a fascinating exemplar of sudden temperature spikes and drops.

IN MANY PARTS OF THE U.S., IT'S NOT UNCOMMON for a summery afternoon to transform into a below-zero night. But no place has felt a ­greater 24-hour change in the mercury than Loma, Montana. Between January 14 and 15, 1972

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