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Hail storm rips through the Yellowstone Valley Sunday

Thousands were without power Sunday night
Posted: 7:00 AM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 09:01:12-04

A hail storm that ripped through the Yellowstone Valley Sunday night brought 0.53 inches of rain, flooded streets, and downed power lines in Billings.

The storm moved through Billings in about an hour starting around 7 p.m.

Streets in Billings started to look like lakes as the storm drains struggled to keep up with the deluge.

The StromTracker Weather Center recorded wind gusts associated with the storm between 56-and-71 miles per hour.

Winds knocked over several trees and power lines. Some houses were damaged from the fallen limbs.

The NorthWestern Energy outage map showed thousands without power in Billings Sunday night.

Hail stones measuring between pea and tennis ball size were found in the aftermath.

The full extent of the storm's damage was still yet to be seen Sunday night.