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Snow North and West Through Sunday Morning. Freezing Drizzle, Light Snow and Fog South and East Tonight and Early Sunday. Much Colder with Heavier Snow Thursday.

Winter Weather Advisories for parts of east and south central WY through Sunday morning for snow and gusty winds. Freezing drizzle, light snow and fog tonight and early Sunday for southeast WY and western NE. 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

A large, long duration tornado developed 7 miles west of Wheatland, Wyoming during the mid-afternoon of June 7, 2012.  The EF2 tornado moved to the southeast across western Platte County, before dissipating 6 miles northeast of Chugwater, Wyoming. The tornado skipped and shifted directions several times, and was not on the ground the entire time.  Unfortunately, a considerable amount of damage and one minor injury were reported along the path of the tornado.

Tornado approximately 7 miles west of Wheatland

Credit: Becca Mazur

Approximately 4 inch diameter hail western Wheatland

Credit: Gale Kittell

Tornado near Goertz Ranch

Tornado west of Wheatland

Credit: Becca Mazur

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