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Occasional Strong Winds Arlington/Elk Mountain This Evening. Stronger Winds Possible Bordeaux and Arlington Late Tonight and Monday. Much Colder with Heavier Snow Thursday.

Periods of strong and gusty west winds will occur tonight along Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Laramie. Stronger west winds are possible late tonight through Monday for the Bordeaux, Arlington and I-80 Summit wind corridors. A strong cold front will sweep across southeast WY and western NE late Wednesday into Thursday bringing the potential for heavier snow and travel impacts to the region. Read More >

Overview

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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