Tornado sweeps through NE Montana, destroys buildings, powerlines, farm equipment

A severe thunderstorm swept across northern Valley County Monday evening, generating a tornado and high winds that ripped apart buildings, farm equipment, powerlines, trees and crops in and around the small Hi-Line farming community of Glentana.

Winds reached as high as 120 mph, and some buildings in Glentana were torn completely apart while others were left without roofs or sections of walls, according to witnesses and the National Weather Service in Glasgow. The tornado was officially classified as an EF-2 tornado, the fourth most severe of six classifications.

An aerial photograph shows the aftermath Tuesday of a storm that swept through Glentana. A suspected tornado and high-winds storm tore through the small farming community Monday night causing massive damage to homes, barns, tractors and farms.


The tornado touched down 5 1/2 miles southwest of Glentana at 5:47 p.m., Glasgow National Weather Service reported in a PSA Tuesday night. It moved northeast and blew through Glentana at 5:53 p.m., traveling northeast 2.4 miles past Glentana before lifting at 5:56 p.m.

As of Tuesday evening, no injuries or deaths related to

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