Montana Severe Weather Awareness Week

Spring in Montana means warmer temps, longer days, and hazardous weather. The week of April 21st – 25th is Montana Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Learn more about weather hazards from your nearest National Weather Service Office, located in Billings, Glasgow, Great Falls and Missoula.  Check-in to find out about local events and activities.  Each day this week features a different theme

Monday – NWS Watch and Warning Program

Tuesday – Severe Thunderstorm Climatology

Wednesday – Severe Weather Safety

Thursday – Lightning Safety

Friday – Weather Information Sources


Weather Alert Systems

Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?  These are issued for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods.  A watch indicates that there is a possibility for one of these events to occur.  If a watch is issued, you should have a plan of action ready.  A warning means that a tornado, severe thunderstorm, or flash flood has been detected by radar or observed by trained storm spotters or public officials.  If the National Weather Service issues a warning in your area, take action immediately.

Make sure you and your family are ready for severe weather by purchasing a weather radio and learning about the Emergency Alert System.

Interested in becoming a trained weather spotter? Here are some upcoming FREE Skywarn Spotter Training sessions going on around the state:

Billings Office  
April 166:00-8:00 PMBaker, MT
Senior Center
April 191:00-3:00 PMSheridan, WY
Masonic Lodge, 109 S. Gould St.
April 226:00-8:00 PMBillings, MT
National Weather Service Office, 2170 Overland Ave
April 236:00-8:00 PMMiles City, MT
Miles Community College Room 106
May 56:00-8:00 PMRoundup, MT
Ambulance Barn
May 156:00-8:00 PMBig Timber, MT
Sweet Grass County High School, Math B Room
Glasgow Office
Date Time Location
April 812:00Culbertson County Building
April 86:00 PMCulbertson
High School
April 107:00 PMGlasgow
FMDH Hospital Conference Room
April 166:00 PMJordan
Ambulance Building
April 176:00 PMSidney
Fire Hall
April 246:00 PMGlendive
Fairgrounds/DES Building
May 76:00 PMWibaux
Fire Hall
May 136:00 PMPoplar
Greet the Dawn Building
May 2812:30Circle
Senior Center
May 286:00 PMCircle
Senior Center
Great Falls Office
Date Start Time Address
May 56:30 PMHill County Annex
3024 4th Ave
Havre, MT
May 66:30 PMJudith Basin Courthouse
91 3rd St North
Stanford, MT
May 76:30 PMEmergency Operations Center
2610 N Main St
Fort Benton, MT
May 86:30 PMEmergency Communications Center
219 E Tamarack
Bozeman, MT
May 126:30 PMCascade County DES Office
521 1st Ave NW
Great Falls, MT
May 136:30 PMAmbulance Building
815 Oilfield Ave
Shelby, MT
May 146:30 PMCourthouse Annex
1210 E. Main
Cut Bank, MT
May 153:00Law Enforcement Center
221 Breckenridge Ave
Helena, MT
May 196:30 PMFire Hall
101 W. Crawford
White Sulphur Springs, MT
May 216:30 PMAmbulance Training Center
13 1st Street SW
Fairfield, MT
May 226:30 PMSearch & Rescue Building
1116 Highway 41
Dillon, MT
May 276:30 PMFire Hall
34 Main St.
Harlem, MT
May 292:00 County Complex Basement
And 121 8th Ave South
6:00 PMLewistown, MT
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