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A large tornado developed 7 miles west of Wheatland during the mid-afternoon hours on June 7, 2012.  This tornado moved to the southeast across a large part of western Platte County, before finally dissipating 6 miles northeast of Chugwater approximately one and a half hours after its formation. The tornado skipped and shifted directions on several occasions, and was not on the ground for the entire time.  Unfortunately, a considerable amount of damage and one minor injury was reported along the path of the tornado.

Tornado approximately 7 miles west of Wheatland.

Becca Mazur

Approximately 4 inch diameter hail. West side of Wheatland

Gale Kittell

Goertz Ranch

West of Wheatland

Becca Mazur

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