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It’s A Twister!

July 15, 2011 State of Wyoming, Sublette County No Comments
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Tornadoes in Western Wyoming are anything but common.  However, last Wednesday, residents in the vicinity of Pinedale were startled to see a classic funnel form overhead.  Fortunately, says Brett McDonald of the National Weather Service Riverton office, the funnel never touched down to form an actual tornado.  McDonald says brief heavy rain fell in Pinedale for about ten minutes and frequent lightning was observed as well.  A report of small hail also came in.  As the thunderstorm moved into the mountains toward the northeast, the needle-like funnel cloud was observed to the southeast of the area of rain.  Because the summer meeting of the Wyoming Weather Modification Pilot Program Technical Team was being held in Pinedale that day, quite a few meteorologists observed the funnel cloud from the southeast corner of the Pinedale Library and it was documented with a photo.  The funnel cloud was observed for about 5 minutes before it dissipated.

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