July 17, 2013 | Volume 100/Number 28

Tornado Skips Valley County

An impressive storm cloud was visible in central Valley County Monday afternoon but the storm’s hail and wind didn’t come until it reached farther east. Hailstones 1 inch and larger were seen from Scobey to Poplar, with some crop damage reported. A tornado classified by the National Weather Service an as EF2 touched down about 20 miles north of Wolf Point and later north of Poplar. This photo was taken shortly after 3 p.m. Monday at St. Marie, on 5th Avenue facing east.

Frank Vargo / For The Courier

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