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Active Weather Through Memorial Day

Severe thunderstorms are expected the next two days from the northern and central Plains into the Upper Midwest. These storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and a few tornadoes. Meanwhile, the dry and parched conditions with gusty winds continue across New Mexico into the southern High Plains and critical fire weather threats are likely. Read More >

A tornado moved from five miles south of Sheffield, through Kane and into Elk State Park.  There were 45 buildings damaged or destroyed.  Forest devastation was so complete near the path’s center that every tree was either uprooted or snapped off at the base.  Many ended up defoliated and/or debarked.
Source: NCDC Storm Data: May 1985; Volume 27, Number 5

Source:  Killer Tornados - Published by The Area Shopper, Photo Credit:  The Kane Republican