Violent tornado, very large hail hits Carpenter, Wyoming

Violent tornado, very large hail hits Carpenter, Wyoming

Severe weather outbreak spawned several tornadoes and dropped very large hail in parts of eastern Wyoming on June 12, 2017, destroying or damaging several buildings and injuring at least one person. Damaging tornadoes were also reported in Nebraska and Colorado. Meantime, a snow advisory was posted Monday night and Tuesday morning for areas of western Wyoming.

Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer reported grapefruit-sized hail was blasting out his car windshield before the supercell started producing tornadoes.

In Goshen County, a tornado overturned tractors and damaged a house, injuring at least one person.

In Laramie County, officials report at least five tornadoes touched down, including one near Carpenter that damaged several homes, downed power lines and damaged a gas line. NWS received numerous reports of golf ball- and baseball-sized hail that damaged vehicles and properties, but there were no reports of injuries, according to the AP.

The video below was taken in Carpenter, Laramie County by Aaron Rigsby of Ohio Storm Chasers group. It shows a violent tornado as it crosses the road and hits structures.

Video courtesy Ohio Storm Chasers

On the same day, destructive tornadoes ripped through Colorado and Nebraska, too. The video below shows one hitting a farm in Harrisburg, NE:

Video courtesy SevereStudios

Extensive tornado damage was reported in the city of Bayard, Morrill County, NE...

Videos courtesy Live Storms Media

...and Bushnell, Kimball County:

Video courtesy Live Storm Media

The following video shows a touchdown stage of a tornado near Hereford, Colorado:

Video courtesy Live Storms Media

Severe thunderstorms are expected Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night (local time) across the north-central Plains and Upper Midwest. These storms may contain damaging wind gusts, very large hail, tornadoes, and torrential rainfall, NWS warns.

Other strong-to-severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday across the southern High Plains and also in the Northeast States.

Featured image: Violent tornado rips through Carpenter, Wyoming on June 12, 2017. Credit: Aaron Rigsby, Ohio Storm Chasers


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