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06julAll DayBlack Hills National Forest (Crook County, WY/ Lawrence County, SD)

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Start Time:  6:38 pm MDT

End Time:  6:58 pm MDT

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds:  120 mph

Path length:  7.41 miles

Width:  770 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Crook, Lawrence

State:  Wyoming, South Dakota

Start Lat/Lon:  44.294 / -104.0961

End Lat/Lon:  44.2932 / -103.9527


The State Line Tornado developed in southeastern Crook County, Wyoming and crossed into Lawrence County, South Dakota. The tornado developed south of Cement Ridge, in Smith Draw, near Riflepit Canyon Road and traveled southeast across Tinton Road and Limestone Road, before dissipating near Forest Service 223 Road. Numerous large pine trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. Straight-line wind damage from a strong rear flank downdraft was observed to the south of the tornado along Timber Gulch Road.


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