Tornado touches down in Wibaux; heading to Beach
The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a tornado warning for parts of Billings, Golding Valley and Slope counties.
A tornado was spotted six miles west of Wibaux, Mont., at approximately 7:20 p.m. Mountain Time and was moving east at 45 mph. The tornado is a part of a line of thunderstorms moving across the region. The storm has the potential to produce more tornadoes and quarter-sized hail. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows and vehicles may occur and tree damage is likely, according to NWS.
The tornado is expected to be near Beach at approximtely 7:45 p.m. and Sentinel Butte around 7:55 p.m. Mountain time.
The NWS advises people to take cover by moving to the lowest part of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If outside or in a mobile home, seek shelter.
A high wind warning is also in effect for Billings, Burke, Dunn, Divide, Golden Valley, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties until 12 a.m. Mountain Time. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Burke, Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties. Stark, Slope, Bowman Adams and Hettinger counties are in a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Mountain Time.