BILLINGS, Mont. - A storm with hailstones up to the size of baseballs caused property damage across southeastern Montana.
Meteorologist Sean Campbell with the National Weather Service tells The Billings Gazette winds gusting up to 59 mph Sunday evening accompanied a hailstorm that broke car windows, shredded siding and damaged trees across the region. Campbell says funnel clouds were reported in Park and Carter counties and a spotter in Powder River County reported seeing a tornado touch down.
Just over one-third of an inch of precipitation fell in 30 minutes in Billings.
The weather service says hailstones up to 2.75 inches -- just slightly smaller than a baseball -- were reported northeast of Billings and east of Colstrip, while smaller hail was reported in Billings.