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Tornado was confirmed F-2

Jun 15, 2017 - From wire reports

HARRISON, Neb. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado churned into western Nebraska from Wyoming, killing horses, injuring two people and damaging buildings before dissipating.

The service said Wednesday evening that the twister formed around 5:10 p.m. Monday about 15 miles (25 kilometers) north of Torrington, Wyoming, and ended 52 minutes later about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south-southwest of Harrison, Nebraska.

It packed winds ranging from 111 to 135 mph (179 to 217 kph).

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