454  
WWUS85 KBYZ 180445  
SPSBYZ  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT  
1045 PM MDT WED JUL 17 2024  
 
MTZ173-235-180530-  
SOUTHWESTERN YELLOWSTONE MT-NORTHEASTERN YELLOWSTONE MT-  
1045 PM MDT WED JUL 17 2024  
 
...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT SOUTHWESTERN YELLOWSTONE COUNTY  
THROUGH 1130 PM MDT...  
 
AT 1043 PM MDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A CLUSTER OF  
THUNDERSTORMS WEST AND NORTH OF BILLINGS, MOVING SOUTHEAST AT  
20 MPH.  
 
HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.  
 
IMPACT...GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. MINOR HAIL  
DAMAGE TO VEGETATION IS POSSIBLE.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
BILLINGS, LAUREL, LOCKWOOD, SHEPHERD, HUNTLEY, BILLINGS HEIGHTS,  
WORDEN, BILLINGS WEST END, BALLANTINE, ACTON, AND COMANCHE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IF OUTDOORS, CONSIDER SEEKING SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING.  
 
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.  
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE  
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4586 10804 4579 10805 4555 10876 4555 10880  
4563 10878 4562 10884 4573 10891 4596 10890  
4596 10892 4604 10892 4606 10891 4611 10833  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0443Z 321DEG 70KT 4579 10862  
 
MAX HAIL SIZE...0.25 IN  
MAX WIND GUST...50 MPH  
 

 
 
TESAR  
 
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