Former resident grateful for quick response

SEELEY LAKE - Paul Benbow, former Seeley Lake resident who currently lives in Missoula, had an "intense" experience during the heavy thunderstorm Sunday, June 13.

According to the Seeley Lake Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) near the Seeley Lake Airport, temperatures reached 90 degrees by 5 p.m. However as the predicted cold front hit, temperatures dropped 30 degrees and winds hit gusts of up to 39 miles per hour by 7 p.m. The RAWS at Clearwater Junction recorded wind gusts up to 42 miles per hour at 7 p.m.

The Lolo National Forest reported hundreds of large trees fell down across the S...


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