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MONTANA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
400 PM MDT WED JUL 1 2015

A QUIET MORNING HAS TRANSITIONED INTO AN ACTIVE WEATHER AFTERNOON
ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER OF THE STATE TODAY. THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDOR FROM CUT BANK TO
GLASGOW. SOME OF THE STORMS BECAME SEVERE AS THEY PUSHED
SOUTHEASTWARD INTO THE FORT BENTON AND WOLF POINT AREAS.

AS OF MID AFTERNOON TODAY...AREAS OF SMOKE CONTINUED TO ALSO AFFECT
THE NORTHERN TIER OF THE STATE...ESPECIALLY EAST OF CHESTER...ALL
THE WAY EAST TO THE MONTANA/NORTH DAKOTA BORDER. TEMPERATURES WHERE
STILL ON THE HOT SIDE OVER THE SOUTHERN TIER OF THE STATE..WHERE THE
COLD FRONT HAD NOT PUSHED THROUGH YET. THUS HELENA WAS ONE OF THE
WARMER LOCATIONS WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 93 DEGREES...WHILE HAVRE HAS
COOLED OFF TO 74 DEGREES. QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 57 MPH WIND GUSTS
WERE REPORTED IN FORT BENTON AS THE STORM WENT THROUGH...WHILE HAVRE
AND CUT BANK REPORTED 0.03 INCHES OF RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT...EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS
EVENING OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE. AN ISOLATED SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING AS WELL. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL
RANGE FROM THE UPPER 40S TO THE LOWER 60S.

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