A long chain of thunderstorms on Wednesday caused a microburst that damaged property and uprooted trees near McCabe in northeastern Montana while causing power outages across the area and into North Dakota.
Twice a day, at 11:30, the large clock on the west side the Yellowstone County courthouse is correct.
Gusty, cool and rainy weather will be what Billings residents can expect as a slow-moving storm hovers over the region for the next several days.
WEST GLACIER – That the wind blew Wednesday morning at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park wouldn’t normally be newsworthy, except for one thing.
PPL Montana recently shut down its J.E. Corette power plant in Billings and sent workers home after a steam tube failed on the boiler and damaged asbestos-containing insulation. A subsequent windstorm also whipped up materials.
Billings' January weather ended just as it started — cold and snowy — but there was plenty of variety in between.
CASPER, Wyo. — The message on the digital sign blew many away.
High winds caused a train derailment near Helena. Authorities were at the scene cleaning up the debris on Monday.
BUTTE — Gusty winds apparently blew 58 large containers off a train 13 miles west of Helena near the small community of Austin and caused numerous power outages throughout Lewis and Clark County.
A 66 mph gust that occurred at 11:10 a.m., tied the record for strongest wind gust in the month of January.
An unloaded semitrailer overturned due to high wind Friday on Wyoming Boulevard in Casper, Wyo., east of the intersection with Casper Mountain Road. Winds were gusting to 65 miles per hour at the time, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
There will be a 40 percent chance of scattered showers today as the high reaches 68 degrees in Billings.
Standing in front of his home on Golden Acres Drive in the still-under-construction Copper Ridge Subdivision on Billings’ West End, Chris Ciccotelli watched as a neighbor used a skid steer to push a large pile of loose mud out of the street.
The Pompeys Pillar grain elevator is in need of repair from wind damage caused by a violent July 8 storm.
Strong winds caused a mobile office being pulled by a semi-truck to twist off its frame and roll into a field near mile marker 24 on Highway 3 at about 7:15 p.m., according to Montana Highway Patrol.
The National Weather Service reported that hail as big as 1.75 inches in diameter, or about the size of a golf ball, fell six miles northwest of Billings when a quick but powerful storm moved through the area.
Gov. Steve Bullock will deliver the keynote address, and numerous energy industry representatives will be on hand for the Big Sky Energy Forum Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Skies will be mostly sunny and temperatures could reach 50 degrees in Billings on Friday, but strong winds will continue in the western foothills through out the day bringing 55 mph to 65 mph gusts from Livingston to Big Timber, the National Weather Service said.
High winds across central and southern Montana on Sunday forced Red Lodge Mountain to shut down its chairlifts throughout the day and tipped over a semi near Livingston.