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Overview

Perhaps the most viewed tornado in Wyoming history on 5 June 2009, a tornado touched down in southern Goshen County. The tornado was observed by many parties including NOAA's VORTEX2 research project and The Weather Channel.

The first tornado report came in at 4:07 pm 11 miles west of La Grange, WY. From there the tornado continued to move east for approximately 30 miles.

The National Weather Service storm damage assessment found trees uprooted, broken power lines, and broken windows on farm homes. The tornado stayed in rural areas and no injuries were reported from the storm. 

Mature rain wrapped tornado.

Credit: Dan Fitts

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Funnel cloud just 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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