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Wisdom

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Wisdom is a small town in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. The population was 98 at the 2010 census. The ZIP Code of the area is 59761. The town includes three tourist lodgings, service station, grocery, school (K-8), post office and a Forestry Service office. It is also included within the boundaries of the Wisdom, Montana, Census Designated Place, which is named after the town.HistoryWisdom was named for the Wisdom River, which is now named the Big Hole River, that passes through the town.GeographyWisdom is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.56km2, of which 2.54km2 is land and 0.02sqkm, or 0.82%, is water. Wisdom's average elevation is, about 1.2 miles above sea level.ClimateWisdom, owing to its high altitude and northerly location, has a subalpine climate (Köppen Dfc) with long, cold, dry winters and short summers with very warm afternoons and cold, clear mornings. With over 277 mornings each year below freezing and only July ever completely frost-free, Wisdom is in terms of frequency of frost one of the coldest places in the United States. During major cold waves, Wisdom’s location in an enclosed valley can make for exceptionally cold temperatures: −55F was reached during a great cold wave on December 23, 1983, and −50F has been reached during seven years, though not since February 4, 1989. Typically there are 47 mornings falling to or below 0F, and as many as seven fall as low as −25F, whilst 69.8 afternoons do not top freezing, a tally twice as large as central Montana areas affected by warm chinook winds.
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