July 30, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 31

Wind Storm Causes Widespread Damage In Valley County

The National Weather Service in Glasgow had a busy day last week as warnings were issued for a storm that ended up moving rapidly through Valley County. The weather service reported that it was a widespread storm that moved along the Hi-Line from Malta toward the northern parts of the county.

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Janet Bailey / The Courier
Storm aftermath: A toppled grain bin west of Opheim

Large trees were reported down in Glasgow, St. Marie and Opheim. Reports of hail were reported in Fort Peck and in the northern parts of Valley County.

The highest official gust was recorded at 62 mph, and the wind held steady for about an hour. The weather service said there were reports of an 80 mph...

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