Winds Exceed 100 MPH In Montana

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Montana saw winds as high as 100 mph this past Thanksgiving weekend.

Some areas of Montana experienced hurricane-level winds as travelers dealt with difficulties along the Rocky Mountain Front, National Weather Service (NWS) reported.

Areas such as Great Falls, Lewistown and Cut Bank saw winds less than 70 mph, but Deep Creek witnessed extreme winds that exceeded 100 mph. (RELATED: Severe Winds Threaten Further Damage After Florida Thunderstorms)

Officials warned travelers driving on Interstate 15 from Great Falls to the Canadian border and other travel destinations that experienced the highest winds, Montana Standard reported. NWS said power outages, destroyed trees and property damage were possible and travelers needed to proceed with caution.

Heart Butte, a town in northern Montana, forecasted gusts of more than 120 MPH, Fox Weather reported. That level would equate to a Category 2 or Category 3 hurricane.