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Winds reach 111-135 mph during weekend tornado

CHEYENNE (WNE) -– The National Weather Service ranked Sunday’s tornado that damaged eight homes near Federal as a two out of five on a scale used to rank tornado damage.

 

May 31, 2018



CHEYENNE (WNE) -– The National Weather Service ranked Sunday’s tornado that damaged eight homes near Federal as a two out of five on a scale used to rank tornado damage.

The winds that ripped the roof off at least two homes topped out at 111-135 miles per hour when it passed through the area northwest of Cheyenne, but the tornado could have been even stronger after it left Federal.

Wind speeds are almost impossible to estimate without surveying damage, said Chad Hahn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

“It is likely that the tornado continued to occur even outside of...



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