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Consider keeping an umbrella handy on your Sunday outing

If you're headed out to the kite fest at Amend Park on Sunday afternoon, you'd be wise to keep an umbrella handy — and a jacket.

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Storms cause damaging microburst in NE Montana, cut power to Williston airport

Storms cause damaging microburst in NE Montana, cut power to Williston airport

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.

September 04, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Courthouse clock repair uncertain

Courthouse clock repair uncertain

Twice a day, at 11:30, the large clock on the west side the Yellowstone County courthouse is correct.

May 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Windy and rainy days ahead

Windy and rainy days ahead

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. 

April 27, 2014 8:58 am Related Loading…
Record 139 mph wind recorded at Logan Pass in Glacier Park

Record 139 mph wind recorded at Logan Pass in Glacier Park

WEST GLACIER – That the wind blew Wednesday morning at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park wouldn’t normally be newsworthy, except for one thing.

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Corette power plant shuts down after asbestos leak

Corette power plant shuts down after asbestos leak

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.

February 18, 2014 5:04 pmLoading…
335 mph wind in Wyoming? Electronic sign causes social-media storm

335 mph wind in Wyoming? Electronic sign causes social-media storm

CASPER, Wyo. — The message on the digital sign blew many away.

January 22, 2014 8:30 am Related Loading…
Wind derailment

Wind derailment

High winds caused a train derailment near Helena. Authorities were at the scene cleaning up the debris on Monday.

January 13, 2014 5:17 pmLoading…
High winds derail train in Montana

High winds derail train in Montana

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.

January 13, 2014 5:14 pmLoading…
66-mph gust ties record in Billings; regional warning in effect

66-mph gust ties record in Billings; regional warning in effect

A 66 mph gust that occurred at 11:10 a.m., tied the record for strongest wind gust in the month of January. 

January 13, 2014 12:30 pm Related Loading…
An unloaded semitrailer overturned due to high wind

An unloaded semitrailer overturned due to high wind

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.

January 03, 2014 7:33 pm
Rain today, sun tomorrow

Rain today, sun tomorrow

There will be a 40 percent chance of scattered showers today as the high reaches 68 degrees in Billings. 

September 18, 2013 6:03 am Video Loading…
Cleanup underway after Saturday storm pummels Billings

Cleanup underway after Saturday storm pummels 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.

September 08, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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250 miles of damage from severe storm

250 miles of damage from severe storm

The Pompeys Pillar grain elevator is in need of repair from wind damage caused by a violent July 8 storm.

July 12, 2013 3:46 pm Photos

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High winds cause semi-truck to lose its trailer on Highway 3

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.

June 19, 2013 11:08 pmLoading…
Storm packing 70-mph gusts hits region; more severe weather forecast

Storm packing 70-mph gusts hits region; more severe weather forecast

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.

June 13, 2013 3:10 pm Photos

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Energy forum kicks off Tuesday evening; full slate of events Wednesday

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.

May 06, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Windy, warmer day forecast across the Billings region

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.

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