Downburst wind causes significant damage across Bowman County (PHOTOS)

A storm system rolled through Bowman County last night, and left damages to multiple properties along its way.

Bins at the Brooks Chalky Butte Ranch was tipped over by the strong wind gusts. (Pioneer Staff Photo)

By COLE BENZ | Pioneer Editor

According to the National Weather Service out of Bismarck, the hardest hit areas of the county were about 10-15 miles north of Bowman and Scranton, with the majority of the damage being caused by a slew of downburst wind gusts, some measuring 70 miles per hour.

Though the storm system didn’t last particularly long before clearing, the damage could be seen form roadsides along its path. Tipped grain bins, broken windows, and flipped campers were just some of the victims of the storm. The rain, at some points, seemed to be parallel with the ground as the wind carried the precipitation across the prairie.

The Pioneer is still gathering details and witness accounts, and expanded story can be read in the July 28 print edition.

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