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During the afternoon of June 13 2016, a tornado touched down about 3 miles northwest of Hermosa at 4:22 pm MDT. The tornado traveled in a northeast direction and was on the ground for approximately 12 minutes. The tornado dissipated about 6 miles northeast of Hermosa.

The tornado initially touched down in a wooded area along Murphy Road, where numerous pine trees were snapped. As the tornado tracked northeast, it snapped several power poles along Highway 79. As the tornado entered the Spring Creek Acres subdivision, several homes were badly damaged and many outbuildings were destroyed. Preliminary damage associated with this tornado has been rated EF-2, with winds estimated between 120 and 125 mph.

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