Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 20.57 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
County/Area PLATTE
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-06-07 14:07:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 7W WHEATLAND
Begin Lat/Lon 42.05/-105.11
End Date 2012-06-07 15:19:00.0 MST-7
End Location 2SE SLATER
End Lat/Lon 41.85/-104.81
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Afternoon supercell thunderstorms spawned three tornadoes: two in Laramie County and one in Platte County. The Platte County tornado was rated an EF2 and produced considerable damage and one minor injury.
Event Narrative A large tornado touched down west of Wheatland and moved to the southeast across western Platte County. The tornado remained in contact with the ground for just over an hour before dissipating northeast of Chugwater. An NWS survey team rated the tornado an EF2 with maximum winds estimated between 130 and 135 mph. The damage assessment revealed the most significant damage to be along Olson Road, about 6 miles southwest of Wheatland. An unoccupied mobile home was completely destroyed, with unrecognizable debris spread about 50 yards from the foundation. A poorly constructed modular home with a crawl space was completely swept from its foundation, with parts of the metal frame found one quarter of a mile away. Many outbuildings on various properties were severely damaged or completely destroyed. A well-constructed one to two family home lost a large portion of the roof, but most of the walls remained intact with the exception of the garage. The most significant damage, however, was found near the intersection of Grange and Olson Roads. A very well constructed and recently completed barn was demolished, with debris found more than two miles away. In addition to the building damage, numerous large cottonwood trees were either snapped or uprooted but were not debarked. The tornado also derailed 6 empty rail cars about 6 miles northeast of Chugwater, shortly before it dissipated. The tornado crossed Interstate 25 just south of the Bordeaux exit at about 14:38 MST. No vehicles were affected by the tornado as it crossed the interstate. One person suffered minor injury from flying debris.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
WHEATLAND PLATTE CO. WY 06/07/2012 14:07 MST-7 Tornado EF2 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE BEAR LARAMIE CO. WY 06/07/2012 15:33 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE BEAR LARAMIE CO. WY 06/07/2012 17:25 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 0.00K 0.00K