Posted: Jul 10, 2013 8:15 PM by MTN Meteorologist Mike Rawlins
Updated: Jul 10, 2013 8:16 PM
Severe storms ripped through the Treasure State on Monday, producing damaging winds, huge hailstones and two tornadoes.
Around 4:50pm on July 8, a trained spotter reported a tornado about one mile north of Melstone, MT.
According to the damage survey from the NWS, that tornado remained over open land did not cause any damage.
This tornado was rated an EF-0, with estimated wind speeds of 65-85mph (click here to read more about the EF scale).
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Billings performed a damage survey near Miles City on Tuesday.
They discovered dozens of trees were uprooted and several roofs were blown off buildings after a severe storm tore through the area Monday evening.
The damage is blamed on a brief tornado which spun up in the 12 Mile Dam area south of the city.
A damage survey indicates EF-1 damage from 75-110mph winds.