Lonely Planet Writer

Strong wind blows thousands of tumbleweeds through Montana

A staple of classic Western films is a lone tumbleweed rolling down an empty street – but a video posted to Facebook captures what it looks like when thousands of the weeds tumble through at once.

A user video captures thousands of tumbleweeds rolling across Montana.
A user video captures thousands of tumbleweeds rolling across Montana. Image by Tom Forwood Jr. Facebook

Tom Forwood Jr. posted a video of thousands of tumbleweeds being blown across a frozen lake in the western state of Montana to Facebook on Wednesday, with a caption: “Insane. The temp dropped 19 F in as many minutes and there had to be thousands of Tumbleweeds.”

Montana had been hit with 52 mph winds and a temperature drop from 51 F to 37 F in eight minutes, reports WXShift, and the video is a testament to the strength of the wind.

Watch the video here.