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Winter Storm Taking Shape for this Weekend!

A Winter Storm is taking aim on Wyoming and western Nebraska Saturday into Sunday, with significant impacts to travel expected, especially late Saturday into Sunday. Read More >

Overview

The F4 tornado on June 27, 1955 followed torrential rains on June 26 across the Nebraska Panhandle. High temperatures reached about 80 degrees and cumulus clouds began to develop by early afternoon. The situation of this particular day was a rare event that produced the largest and most devastating tornado in western Nebraska. The tornado began along the path from Henry, Nebraska along the Wyoming-Nebraska border, southeast along the North Platte River to about 8 miles east of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. This path was approximately 40 miles when the tornado dissipated.