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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

County, NWS evaluate tornado damage

TEN SLEEP – Washakie County Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart and officials from the National Weather Service office in Riverton evaluated tornado damage to parts of Washakie County this week, in advance of a report to be issued on the event by the NWS.

 

June 15, 2018



TEN SLEEP – Washakie County Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart and officials from the National Weather Service office in Riverton evaluated tornado damage to parts of Washakie County this week, in advance of a report to be issued on the event by the NWS.

On June 1, an F2 Class tornado, with winds reaching 120-130 miles per hour touched down in the Billy Creek Area, south of Ten Sleep, and moved east toward the Dull Knife Reservoir in eastern Washakie and western Johnson counties.

At best estimate, the touch-down damaged or destroyed 1,000 Aspen and conifer trees, although no i...



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