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Nye
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Montana
County Stillwater
Elevation 4,857 ft (1,480 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 272
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59061
Area code(s) 406
GNIS feature ID 777090

Nye is an unincorporated community in Stillwater County, Montana, United States. As of 2010, the population was 272.

Origination

Originally a copper mining camp, the town sprang into existence when Jack Nye and the Hedges brothers staked their claim. Mining continues to be an important part of the area's economy.

Climate

Climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfc" (Continental Subarctic Climate).

Climate data for Nye, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.9
(39)
3.9
(39)
8.9
(48)
13.3
(56)
18.3
(65)
22.8
(73)
27.8
(82)
27.2
(81)
22.2
(72)
15.6
(60)
8.3
(47)
3.3
(38)
14.4
(58)
Average low °C (°F) -7.8
(18)
-7.8
(18)
-5
(23)
-1.7
(29)
2.8
(37)
6.1
(43)
8.3
(47)
7.8
(46)
3.3
(38)
-0.6
(31)
-4.4
(24)
-8.3
(17)
-0.6
(31)
Precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
15
(0.6)
30
(1.2)
56
(2.2)
89
(3.5)
69
(2.7)
46
(1.8)
33
(1.3)
41
(1.6)
38
(1.5)
20
(0.8)
15
(0.6)
465
(18.3)
Source: Weatherbase
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