Top stories from today’s Montana This Morning, 7-2-2021

>> FROM MTN NEWS. THIS IS MONTANA. THIS MORNING. >> I CAUGHT UP WITH A VETERINARIAN TO TELL YOU HOW PEOPLE ARE GETTING PREPARED AND YOU CAN BE TOO. COMING UP. >> RIGHT NOW. WE ALL PROBABLY KNOW THAT JUNE WAS EXTRA. BRIAN, THIS PART OF MONTANA. COMING UP, CHIEF METEOROLOGIST MIKE, HER TAKES A LOOK AT THE STATS THAT SHOW JUST HOW DRY JUNE REALLY WAS. >> THE WAY FOR DAYS AND DAYS. IT'S BEEN HOT. NO RAIN TO SPEAK OF FOR MOST OF THAT CHANGED AT LEAST IN THE SHORT TIME OF YESTERDAY WASN'T JUST A LITTLE DRIZZLE EITHER. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT RAIN POUNDING CHIEF METEOROLOGIST MIKE HEARD SAID YESTERDAY STORM BROUGHT QUITE A FEW LIGHTNING STRIKES AROUND MIGHT AS WELL. SHOT THESE PICTURES, THE WEST SIDE OF BUTTE, SOUTH MONTANA STREET. JOHN ALSO FOUND SOME STORM DAMAGE TREEHOUSE TOPPLED OVER WHEN THE TREE WAS UPROOTED. THAT HAPPENED IN THE 1000 BLOCK OF FERAL AVENUE. SO NO INJURIES REPORTED AS A RESULT OF THAT STORM.

THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS THAT MATT. AND THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE'VE TALKING ABOUT ALL WE ARE DESPERATE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF SOME RAIN. NOW WE DON'T WANT IT ALL ONE. SO AND THOSE GUSTY WINDS ARE A POSSIBILITY. >> AGAIN TODAY FOR PARTS OF THE AREAS. WE HAVE SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FIRE UP ONCE AGAIN. YOU LOOK AT OUR FUTURE CAST FOR TODAY. I EXPECT MOST TO BE PRETTY QUITE. YOU JUST SEE THESE POP-UP SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. TEMPERATURES ARE WARM ENOUGH THAT ONCAIR MASSES GET TO A LITTLE MORE BUOYANT, WHICH WE GET SOME INSTABILITY IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

WE COULD SEE SOME PRETTY DECENT DOWNPOURS WITH SOME GUSTY WIND TO SEE SOME STORMS ARE QUICK TO FORM. THEY'RE ALSO QUICK TO FALL PART. THAT MEANS SOME GUSTY WINDS 90'S FOR THE AREA AGAIN TODAY. LUCKILY, WE ARE SEEING A FEW RAIN CHIEF METEOROLOGIST MIKE HEARD AND DETAILS WHAT THESE DRY CONDITIONS MEANT AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH JUNE >> I'M METEOROLOGIST MIKE ARE HERE ON THE MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AT THEIR CO-OP WEATHER STATION WATCHING THIS RAIN GAUGE BECAUSE THIS RAIN GAUGE HAD THE MOST PRECIPITATION REPORTED DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. IT MEASURED ABOUT 1.1, 2 INCHES FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH HOWEVER, THAT IS ABOUT TOAND 15, 107 INCH BELOW NORMAL 34% OF AVERAGE FOR PRECIPITATION IN THE MONTH OF JUNE. >> AND YOU CAN SEE THE RANKINGS. THERE ARE IMPRESSIVE. THIS WAS THE TOP 3 DRIEST JUNES ON RECORD WITH THE EXCEPTION ISSUE. DYLAN BUTTE, WEST YELLOWSTONE NSU RUN THEIR NUMBER ONE AND NUMBER 2. BUT BELGRADE. THAT IS THE DRIEST JUNE YOU'VE EVER SEEN BOZEMAN.

YOU'LL SEE AIRPORT WITH ABOUT 23 1. 100'S OF AN INCH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES ARE INCREDIBLE AS WELL. ANYWHERE FROM ABOUT 5 TO 9 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. THIS RANKS IN THE TOP 5 WARMEST JUNES ON RECORD FOR PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MONTANA. I SAT IN WITH A WITH A NATIONAL SERVICE THIS MORNING AND THEY'RE PROJECTING FOR VERY LITTLE CHANGE GOING FORWARD FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMER. >> JUST YESTERDAY. THE JULY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK IS UPDATED. THE PIX ABOUT 65 TO 80% CHANCE OF NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE STATE WITH ONLY A 40% CHANCE STATEWIDE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. PRECIPITATION WILL BE HIGHLY VARIABLE AND DEPENDENT ON THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT AND FREQUENCY OF IN ONE LOCATION. BUT THERE IS STILL A STALL. PRECIPITATION OCCURRED OF THE 50% CHANCE >> THIS DRY JUNE HAS RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED LONG-TERM DROUGHT ACROSS MONTANA, ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IN FACT, THE DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS MODERATE SEVERE AND EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAS EXPANDED BY ABOUT 50% OVER THE LAST 2 WEEKS FROM SOUTHWEST MONTANA UP INTO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE, THE NEW FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SIGNIFICANT WILDFIRE POTENTIAL FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES COORDINATION CENTER FOR THE MONTH OF JULY SHOWS ABOVE NORMAL POTENTIAL FOR MUCH OF WESTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA AND UNFORTUNATELY THE ENTIRE STATE WILL LIKELY SEE ABOVE NORMAL FIRE POTENTIAL AS WELL.

AND WE ARE PRIMED BECAUSE OF THE BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION NOW ONGOING FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS. IT WAS JUNE OF 2020 THAT WE HAD OUR LAST SIGNIFICANT WET WEATHER MONTH FOR SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA. SO GOING FORWARD, IT'S EXPECTED TO BE THE SAME AND WE ARE PRIMED FOR A HISTORIC WILDFIRE SEASON REPORTING IN BOZEMAN. I'M CHIEF METEOROLOGIST MIKE HURT FOR MTN NEWS.

>> 64, THANK YOU, ON THE NATIONAL SCENE. NOW, ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION. 47% OF THE U.S. FULLY VACCINATED, BUT NEARLY ALL COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW ARE AMONG THE UNVACCINATED. DAN GROSSMAN SPOKE WITH THE DOCTOR SAYS ANYONE STILL NEEDS ENCOURAGEMENT TO GET THE VACCINE THAT STATISTIC SHOULD BE AT. >> SOCIAL BEHAVIOR DICTATES THAT WHEN SPEAKING ABOUT THE MAJORITY ATTENTION WILL NATURALLY SHIFT TO THE MINORITY TODAY. WE HAVE 5 PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED. THOSE WHO SOCIETY DICTATES HAVE CHOSEN TO BE DIFFERENT WE THAT DIRECT. CORRELATION WITH THAT VACCINATION RATE AND IT DECREASED RATE OF HOSPITALIZATIONS. BUT ON THIS DAY, DOCTOR PHIL STOCKPILE, THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR. ONE OF OUR NATION'S LARGER HOSPITALS IN AURORA, COLORADO WANTS TO FOCUS ON THE MAJORITY BECAUSE HERE IN HIS HOSPITAL, IT'S A COPY OF MUCH OF THE COUNTRY. THE MAJORITY, THOSE NOT VACCINATED ARE THE ONES WHO STILL NEED HIS HELP THOS FEW PATIENTS THAT STILL GET ADMITTED TO THE MEDICAL CENTER OF AURORA WITH COVID-19 ARE YOUNG.REALLY SICK AND ALMOST WITHOUT EXCEPTION NOT VACCINATED.

>> IF YOU WANT TO SEE JUST HOW WELL THE VACCINE IS WORKING. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS QUARTER. IT WAS THIS HOSPITAL'S FIRST COVID UNIT IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR WHEN THERE WERE MORE THAN 100 PATIENTS NOW THERE ARE ONLY 5 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AT THE END OF THIS HALLWAY. AND DOCTORS SAY THEY ARE ALL UNVACCINATED AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT OBSERVATION HOLTZ. >> CDC DATA SHOWS THAT ONLY 150 OF THE MORE THAN 18,000 COVID DEATHS IN MAY WERE AMONG FULLY VACCINATED.

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PEOPLE. >> AND SINCE THE VACCINE ROLLED OUT IN DECEMBER. ONLY 608 PEOPLE HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID DESPITE BEING VACCINATED. THE POINT ACCORDING TO DOCTOR STOCK HELP IT WORKS. WE RECENTLY HAD A YOUNG GENTLEMAN IN HIS MID 30'S. >> FATHER OF A YOUNG FAMILY WITH 4 YOUNG CHILDREN AND HE WAS SIGNED UP TO GET THE VACCINE. ONE WEEK LATER AND HE PASSED FROM COVID-19 IN SPITE OF MAXIMAL THERAPY WITH INTUBATION, WITH NEW MORE CONTAGIOUS AND DANGEROUS COVID VARIANTS CIRCULATING STILES SAYS HE WANTS TO KEEP HIS FOCUS ON THE MAJORITY. THE 54% OF AMERICANS WHO ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED AND SAY THIS. THOSE WHO ARE HESITANT GETTING VACCINATED USE THE ANALOGY OF WEARING A SEATBELT. THE SEAT BELT DOES NOT PROTECT YOU FROM POTENTIALLY DYING IN A CAR CRASH THE VACCINE DOES NOT CURE COVID. IT ADDS AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF PROTECTION. I'M DAN GROSSMAN. BACK HERE AT HOME, A SECOND ROUND OF WINNERS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY IN BUTTE, VACCINATIONS SWEEPSTAKES. >> EARLIER IN THE WEEK, HEALTH OFFICIALS DREW 5 NAMES FROM ALL THE FULLY VACCINATED.

PEOPLE IN SILVER BOWL AND AWARD THEM CASH PRIZES. 3 $5,000 WINNERS WERE HADLEY LEGAL KYLA MARSHALL EVANS AND ABIGAIL YOUNG. THE 2 $10,000 WINNERS. MICHELLE LEWIS AND VINCE OCCURS. ORGANIZERS SAY THEY HOPE WEEKLY DRAWINGS WILL ENCOURAGE MORE VACCINATIONS. >> THE WHOLE PUSH BEHIND ALL THIS IS TO GET PEOPLE. TO INCENTIVIZE THEM TO COME AND GET YOUR SHOT. YOU KNOW, DO THE RIGHT THING. PROTECT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOUYOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT BE AROUND LITTLE KIDS THAT ARE NO LIFT TO GET THE VACCINE YET AND THEY'RE AT RISK.

SO THAT'S NOT WHAT WE WANT. WE WANT EVERYONE PROTECTED. >> BY THE WAY, THE DRYING OF WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED EACH THURSDAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH OF THAT 6.37 NOW MOST OF US LOVE A GREAT FIREWORKS DISPLAY BUT MAYBE NOT EVERYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD FEELS THE SAME WAY. HERE'S EMPTY ENDS. JUNE MCDONALD WITH A REMINDER ABOUT WATCHING OUT FOR YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS. THIS 4TH OF JULY. >> IT'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER. BUT ARE YOU MAKING SURE THAT EVERYBODY. >> HOUSEHOLD IS. >> TAKING CARE OF. >> WE HAD A FEW OF THETHAT WILL WHAT JUMPED OUT THE SCREEN NOW THERE ARE SITUATIONS THAT DOG THAT JUMPED OUT OF SECOND DOOR. SECOND FLOOR. WE DON'T. WAS A BROKEN LEG >> THE STRESS OF JULY 4 FOR A VARIABLE. SOME DOGS. WILL NOT BE AFFECTED AT ALL. >> SO SOME OF THEM GET SO STRESSED OUT THEY BECOME DESTRUCTIVE.

IT'S A FAIRLY SHORT LIVED PRESS. SO THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING DESTRUCTIVE WHEN THE FIREWORKS GOING OFF, YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO LONG-TERM. THEY'RE THEY'RE FINE. >> THE 4TH IS OFTEN THE TIME OF CELEBRATION AND GATHERING AMONGST FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WHY WOULD THE LIBOR 3 FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVITIES, ALTHOUGH SOME DOGS HAVE NO TROUBLE WITH NIGHTTIME SPECTACULARS, OTHERS MAY PANIC AND BOLD. SO WHAT DO DOG OWNERS DO WITH SENSITIVE DOGS. WE DISPENSE MORE TRANQUILIZERS IN THE 2 WEEKS AROUND JULY 4TH AND THE REST OF THE YEAR. BY FAR. >> IF YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYTHING TO HELP SO THEY DON'T. YOU TURN MUSIC UP LOUD. TRY BLOCK A >> DESPITE THE STRESS THAT CAN BE PUT ON BOTH OWNER AND PUP. THERE'S ONE THING ALL PET OWNERS CAN BE THANKFUL FOR. >> IN EVERYBODY. IT LOOKS OUT FOR EVERYBODY'S DOG.I'LL BE WORKING THE YORK HERE AT THE CLINIC BY LITTLE SKY.

THE WEST ACROSS AND PEOPLE WILL STOP ALL THE TIME TO TALK US MORE LIKE 30 FEET AWAY FROM THIS ENSURES THAT VOGEL CAME DOCTOR. JACOB ALSO RECOMMENDS HAVING YOUR DOG WHERE THEIR ID TAKE AS WELL AS UTILIZING A MICROCHIP. >> SO BE SURE TO ENJOY YOUR 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY. BUT KEEP IT A LITTLE FURRY FRIEND OF MINE WITH THE SUN GOES DOWN WITH NEWS. JAY MCDONALD. >> THANK YOU, JANE. SOME GOOD ADVICE IT IS 6.39. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK, WHAT DOES TRAFFIC LOOK LIKE NOW THAT WE'RE PASSING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC OF. WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT. >> WHEN MONTANA THIS MORNING CONTINUES. BUT FIRST, HERE'S ANTHONY DUK HOPEFUL WITH A LOOK AT WHAT'S COMING UP AT 7 O'CLOCK ON CBS THIS MORNING. >> GOOD MORNING. AHEAD ON CBS THIS MORNING WE'RE IN FLORIDA WHERE THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS OF THE CONDO COLLAPSE. RESUMED OVERNIGHT. PRESIDENT BIDEN MET WITH SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS FAMILIES HEAR WHAT HE TOLD THEM ALSO AS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HIT THE ROAD THIS JULY 4TH WEEKEND GAS PRICES ARE SOARING. WE'LL GIVE YOU TIPS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TRAVEL AND HELP YOU PLAN YOUR SUMMER VACATION.

ALSO MEET A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WHO DELIVERED A MOVING PERSONAL MESSAGE TO EVERY MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL'S GRADUATING CLASS. THAT WOULD BE MORE THAN 450 STUDENTS. ALL .

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