The severe thunderstorm that moved into Sheridan County just after 6 o'clock Monday night packed quite a punch. Meterologist with the National Weather Service in Billings Matt Solum explains that the winds that accompanied the brief storm were quite fierce.
The first EAS warning that was broadcast shortly after 5 pm announced that a tornado warning had been issued for Big Horn County, Montana and the very upper corner of Northwest Sheridan County. Solum says that the storm quickly changed directions and became a wind event as no funnel clouds were reported in Sheridan County.
Solum said that not long after the storm moved through eastern Sheridan County it began to dissipate. He also stated that summer thunderstorms can change their path in a matter of minutes making it hard to predict the path of the storm.