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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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