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A devastating hailstorm struck Pine Bluffs, Wyoming during the late afternoon of June 27, 2016. The thunderstorm formed over Cheyenne and moved east along Interstate 80. Quarter size hail was observed on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne. The storm quickly intensified and hailstones up to golf ball size fell over Pine Bluffs. Along with the destructive hail, winds were estimated as high as 90 mph.

Wind-driven hail produced catastrophic damage to many homes, businesses, and vehicles along Interstate 80 and at Pine Bluffs. The Wyoming National Guard and the Red Cross assisted the town with clean up efforts.


Hail falling at Pine Bluffs

Credit: Jackie Fornstrom

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Piles of hail along the roads in Pine Bluffs

Credit: Derede Danden

Car damage in Pine Bluffs

Credit: KNEB

Uprooted trees in Pine Bluffs

Credit: KNEB

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