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MONTANA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
422 AM MDT SUN JUL 5 2015

A PARADE OF THREE VERY INTENSE...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED
OVER NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA LATE SATURDAY EVENING AND ROLLED EAST
INTO NORTHEASTERN MONTANA DURING THE NIGHT. THESE STORMS PRODUCED
THEIR OWN FIREWORKS IN THE FORM OF VERY LARGE HAIL...DESTRUCTIVE
WINDS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. HAIL BIGGER THAN THE
SIZE OF SOFTBALLS WAS REPORTED IN HAVRE...AND A LARGE NUMBER OF
POWER LINES WERE DOWNED IN HILL COUNTY. TORNADOES WERE REPORTED
30 MILES SOUTH OF CHINOOK...11 MILES SOUTH OF HAVRE...18 MILES
EAST OF BIG SANDY...AND 21 MILES SOUTH OF CHESTER. THE STORMS
SLOWLY DIMINISHED IN INTENSITY BY 4 AM...WHEN THEY REACHED THE
NORTH DAKOTA BORDER. THESE STORMS OCCURRED AS A COLD FRONT MOVED
SOUTH ACROSS THE STATE DURING THE NIGHT...CAUSING WINDS TO SHIFT
TO THE NORTH AND BECOME GUSTY IN ITS WAKE.

AT 4 AM...TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 50 DEGREES AT CUT BANK TO 74
DEGREES AT THOMPSON FALLS.

FOR TODAY...IT WILL BE MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST. HIGHS WILL
RANGE FROM 65 TO 75 CENTRAL AND EAST TO THE LOWER 80S FAR WEST.

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CJS



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