By Tim Leeds 

Major thunderstorm blows through state, lightly hits Havre area


The first major thunderstorm of the season blew through north-central Montana, but it looks like most of the heavy weather hit Chouteau County before the system hit the Havre area.

"I think we kind of lucked out, " Hill County Sheriff Don Brostrom said this morning.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning during the storm, but the only report was of a funnel cloud near Loma, which did not touch down, Great Falls meteorologist Erik Gustafson said this morning.

Hail ranged from 1 ½ inches to the largest reported, east of Floweree, at 2 ¾ inches, he said, with most of the ha...

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