Severe Weather For Billings Tonight Until 10 P.M.- May 18, 2014
Billings and surrounding communities are under watch for severe thunderstorms until 10 p.m. tonight.At about 3:50 p.m. this afternoon there were reports of a tornado on the ground in Big Timber on the north side of I-90 and heading east.
Shortly after that notification there was a severe thunderstorm warning issued for Billings and the surrounding areas until 5:24 p.m. Yellowstone County is still under a sever thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m.
National Weather Service:
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THESE STORMS. ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...IF ONE IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE... SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM. THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. THIS REPLACES THE PREVIOUS WARNING FOR STILLWATER AND SWEET GRASS COUNTIES.