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The most photogenic tornado in Wyoming history occurred on June 5, 2009 in southern Goshen County. The EF2 tornado was observed by many parties including the NOAA VORTEX2 research team and The Weather Channel.

The first tornado report was received at 4:07 pm, 11 miles west of La Grange, Wyoming. The tornado continued its eastward trek for approximately 30 miles.

The National Weather Service storm damage assessment team documented uprooted trees, broken power lines, and broken windows at farm homes. The tornado remained in open country and no injuries were reported.


Mature rain wrapped tornado.

Credit: Dan Fitts

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Funnel cloud about to touch down in Goshen County

Credit: Dan Fitts

Tornado beginning to dissipate near the Wyoming-Nebraska state line

Credit: Dan Fitts

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