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Special Weather Statement issued July 30 at 2:26PM MDT by NWS Great Falls MT

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 16:26:00-04

At 226 PM MDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Townsend,
moving east at 20 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include…
Townsend and Silos.

This includes Highway 12 between mile markers 1 and 13, and between
mile markers 72 and 81.

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.

Persons in campgrounds should consider seeking sturdy shelter until
this storm passes.