Weather service confirms EF-2 tornado in Sioux County

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

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

The tornado packed winds ranging from 111 mph to 135 mph.

It killed and injured horses and injured one person while damaging a ranch north of Torrington and injured one person while damaging a homestead 13 miles southwest of Harrison.

The service said it was still reviewing survey team findings and other information about tornadoes reported to have struck Bayard and Alliance.

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