Incredible Areal View of Tornado Damage in WY Mountains

Jan 10, 2014
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I drove over that pass last week and the damage was very noticeable by the highway. The Bighorn Mountains have a history of damaging tornadoes: SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES IN THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS OF WYOMING

On the same day I watched another supercell roll out of the northern Bighorns, which produced several funnel clouds.

Ranchester Funnel
by Kevin Palmer, on Flickr

I don't think I'd want to actually be in the mountains during a tornado, it would be scary having trees come down all around you.
 
May 31, 2019
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Speaking of tornadoes coming off the Wyoming mountains, I caught this one purely by accident during my 2015 chase. It wasn't even my target - I stopped at a rest area along I-25, a storm popped nearby while
I was there, and it unexpectedly dropped a weak, brief tornado.

 

Dan Robinson

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I have always wanted to track down Fujita's photos of the 1974 Super Outbreak paths across the WV mountains. Some of the tracks crossed gorges and peaks at least 5,000 in elevation difference with steep slopes. That area is heavily forested, so the path visuals should be pretty dramatic. One of the items on a to-do list that I've never been able to get around to.
 
Jan 6, 2019
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I have always wanted to track down Fujita's photos of the 1974 Super Outbreak paths across the WV mountains. Some of the tracks crossed gorges and peaks at least 5,000 in elevation difference with steep slopes. That area is heavily forested, so the path visuals should be pretty dramatic. One of the items on a to-do list that I've never been able to get around to.
Even after 40 years ?
I found a map of them 1974 Super Outbreak