Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Tornado activity and severe weather


Coby Hicks for the Western Nebraska Observer

A stunning photo of the Memorial Day 2016 landspout that traveled from the Peetz, Colo. area into Cheyenne County. No injuries were reported.

Area residents began calling the Kimball County Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon, concerned that a tornado had touched down at or near the Four Winds Golf Course, according to Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway.

Though the tornado was in northern Colorado, its size had many assuming it was much closer to Kimball.

Gillway said that he knew before he left his home on Memorial Day, May 30, that it was going to be a stormy day near the Kimball area. Indeed, he said that the excitement began at 12:41 p.m. that afternoon, prompting him to text his deputy, Brandon Loy.

"Pretty good storm South...

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