Weather Services Confirms Wyoming Tornado

June 12, 2018

A tornado that tore across the prairie was about as big as they get in Wyoming.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in a rural part of the state, and estimates the twister’s winds reached 150 mph and its path was 600 yards wide.

Last week’s tornado kept to sparsely populated areas north of Laramie, and nobody was hurt. Only a handful of homes were damaged, though an attached garage at one home was destroyed.

The weather service says the tornado snapped numerous wooden power poles and completely bent over several steel utility poles.

Other recent tornadoes in Wyoming have damaged homes near Gillette and Cheyenne.

Weather Service officials say tornadoes aren’t unusual in Wyoming this time of year but typically occur in remote areas and cause little damage.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Windstorm

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