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Overview

Thunderstorms developed off the Northern Laramie Range the day of June 3, 2014. A cold front dropped south through the Nebraska panhandle prior, turning suface winds to the northwest. Nearly 3000J/Kg of cape and 50-60 kts of shear (0-1 km) were present making the enviorment supportive of strong supercells. As the storms moved across the high plains and intensified it began to drop baseball to softball sized hail from Torrington eastward into Bayard, NE.