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NWS confirms EF2 tornado hit north of Ft. Laramie | KTIC Radio

NWS confirms EF2 tornado hit north of Ft. Laramie

NWS confirms EF2 tornado hit north of Ft. Laramie
KNEB Storm Chaser Dan Fitts captured the EF2 tornado on Tuesday afternoon just north of Fort Laramie, Wyoming (Fitts/ KNEB/RRN)

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has determined
the tornado Tuesday in Platte and Goshen County should
be rated as an EF2 with a peak wind of 130 miles per hour.

The tornado spun down from a supercell thunderstorm that
developed in the late afternoon Tuesday in northern Platte County
and rapidly intensified as it moved east prompting a tornado warning at 3:08 p.m.

Storm Chaser video confirmed a multi-vortex tornado. However the tornado path was what they call discontinuous, as it dissipated and reformed moving east through Goshen County, so no hard numbers on the length of the tornado have been established.

There was nothing reported about any structural damage as a result of the tornado Tuesday. Initial unconfirmed reports indicated at least four homes and several outbuildings damaged or destroyed.
The investigative team will continue to study the path of the tornado.

Most of the severe storm reports from Wednesday came from northern Colorado where reports of large hail came in from Weld, Segwick, Logan and Phillips County.

Over 3 inch size hail was reported at Sterling Colorado.

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