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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1117 AM MDT THU OCT 18 2017

...RECORD WIND GUSTS...

THE VERY STRONG WINDS OF TUESDAY OCTOBER 17 SET SEVERAL NEW RECORDS.
THE STRONGEST AREA GUST WAS 84 MPH WEST OF AUGUSTA JUST BEFORE
MIDNIGHT ON THE 18TH. SEVERAL GUSTS WERE IN THE 70 MPH RANGE AS WELL.

THE NEW RECORDS WERE SET AS FOLLOWS:
CUT BANK PEAKED AT 68 MPH, THEIR OLD RECORD FOR THE DATE WAS 64 MPH
SET IN 2001. THIS WAS THEIR STRONGEST OCTOBER GUST SINCE 2009. THEIR
HIGHEST GUST OF RECORD FOR OCTOBER IS 83 MPH SET IN 1975 AND 2008.

GREAT FALLS SET A NEW DAILY GUST RECORD AT 61 MPH. THIS EXCEEDED THE
OLD RECORD OF 48 MPH SET IN 2005. THIS WAS THEIR STRONGEST OCTOBER
GUST SINCE 1999. THEIR RECORD GUST FOR OCTOBER IS 77 MPH SET IN 1949.

HAVRE REACHED A GUST OF 60 MPH, EXCEEDING THEIR OLD RECORD OF 48 MPH
SET IN 2001 AND 2003. THIS TIED FOR THE 5TH STRONGEST OCTOBER GUST,
AND THE STRONGEST OCTOBER GUST SINCE 1914. THE HIGHEST GUST OF
RECORD FOR OCTOBER IS 69 MPH.
THIS WAS ALSO THE SECOND WINDIEST OCTOBER DAY OF RECORD, A 27.6 MPH
AVERAGE. THE STRONGEST DAILY AVERAGE FOR OCTOBER IS 30.5 MPH SET IN
1966.

HELENA PEAKED AT 45 MPH, EXCEEDING THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 44
MPH SET IN 2012.

OTHER REPORTED PEAK WIND SPEEDS FOR OCTOBER 17...

78 MPH...SWEET GRASS MDT...TOOLE COUNTY
78 MPH...FORT BENTON 7SW...CHOUTEAU COUNTY
77 MPH...CHINOOK 10S.......BLAINE COUNTY
74 MPH...DEEP CREEK RAWS...GLACIER COUNTY
73 MPH...JUDITH PEAK.......FERGUS COUNTY
72 MPH...BROWNING MDT......GLACIER COUNTY
71 MPH...SUNBURST MDT......TOOLE COUNTY
71 MPH...DEL BONITA........GLACIER COUNTY
70 MPH...AUGUSTA 17SW......LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY
70 MPH...TWO MEDICINE MDT..GLACIER COUNTY
68 MPH...BYNUM 14W.........TETON COUNTY
68 MPH...CUT BANK 20N......GLACIER COUNTY
68 MPH...PENDROY MDT.......TETON COUNTY
68 MPH...CUT BANK APT......GLACIER COUNTY
66 MPH...CHESTER 14N.......TOOLE COUNTY
66 MPH...RUDYARD 20NNW.....HILL COUNTY
66 MPH...JOPLIN 14NNW......LIBERTY COUNTY
66 MPH...CHESTER 16NNE.....LIBERTY COUNTY
66 MPH...PENDROY 17WNW.....TETON COUNTY
63 MPH...POWER 4SW.........TETON COUNTY
63 MPH...GREAT FALLS NWS...CASCADE COUNTY
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