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Special Weather Statement

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WWUS85 KBYZ 182316

SPSBYZ



Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Billings MT

516 PM MDT WED JUL 18 2018

 

MTZ029-034-035-038-039-041-042-056-057-066-190015-

Yellowstone MT-Golden Valley MT-Beartooth Foothills MT-

Red Lodge Foothills MT-Musselshell MT-Northern Big Horn MT-

Eastern Carbon MT-Southern Big Horn MT-Northern Stillwater MT-

Northern Sweet Grass MT-

516 PM MDT WED JUL 18 2018



...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY...



At 512 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking thunderstorms across south 

central Montana moving southeast at 30 mph. All of these storms are 

capable of producing wind gusts up to 50 mph. Be prepared for sudden 

increases in the winds. Use caution if driving a high profile 

vehicle. Responders working with wildfires should be prepared for 

erratic winds through 615 PM MDT. 



Locations impacted include...

Billings, Columbus, Laurel, Joliet, Fromberg, Lockwood, Worden,

Huntley, Pryor, Shepherd, Billings Heights, Billings West End,

Ballantine, Absarokee, Broadview, Reed Point, Halfbreed Lake

Wildlife, Edgar, Pompeys Pillar and Silesia.



LAT...LON 4567 10966 4620 10888 4650 10826 4601 10766

      4543 10812 4538 10923

TIME...MOT...LOC 2312Z 299DEG 27KT 4582 10870 



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Borsum



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WWUS85 KGGW 182213

SPSGGW



Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Glasgow MT

413 PM MDT WED JUL 18 2018

 

MTZ019-024-062-182315-

Richland MT-Sheridan MT-Eastern Roosevelt MT-

413 PM MDT WED JUL 18 2018



...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN ROOSEVELT...

SOUTHEASTERN SHERIDAN AND NORTHEASTERN RICHLAND COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM

MDT...



At 412 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking several strong 

thunderstorms from near Medicine Lake south to near Culbertson. 

These storms are nearly stationary and their outflows may produce 

gusty and erratic winds.



Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with

these storms.



Locations impacted include...

Culbertson, Medicine Lake, Bainville, Froid, Mccabe, Snowden,

Homestead, Nohly and Fort Union.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may 

lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through 

flooded roadways.



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LAT...LON 4783 10466 4852 10453 4856 10405 4788 10404

TIME...MOT...LOC 2212Z 250DEG 9KT 4817 10412 



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Mottice



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WWUS85 KTFX 182031

SPSTFX



Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Great Falls MT

231 PM MDT WED JUL 18 2018

 

MTZ052.054-182115-

Broadwater MT-Jefferson MT-Meagher MT-

231 PM MDT WED JUL 18 2018



...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BROADWATER...SOUTH CENTRAL 

MEAGHER AND NORTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 315 PM MDT...



At 229 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 10

miles east of Townsend, moving east at 25 mph.



Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with

this storm in addition to lightning.



Locations impacted include...

Townsend, Toston, Silos and Radersburg and Deep Creek Pass. 



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio

stations and available television stations for additional information

and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.



If on or near Canyon Ferry Lake, get out of the water and move 

indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 

10 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you 

are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter 

now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.



Persons in campgrounds should consider seeking sturdy shelter until

this storm passes.



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LAT...LON 4642 11188 4650 11092 4620 11080 4619 11134

      4613 11134 4610 11138 4611 11140 4609 11139

      4606 11143 4600 11190

TIME...MOT...LOC 2029Z 277DEG 23KT 4632 11129 



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Hoenisch



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