The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service has posted details on a couple of landspout tornadoes near Cheyenne last month as well as a more structured tornado that was recorded near Easterbrook on May 27.

The good news is that none of the twisters caused any known damage or injuries.

Cheyenne-based meteorologist Don Day Jr. recently told Townsquare Media that it's not unusual for Wyoming to see multiple tornadoes this time of year.

Here is the post from the National Weather Service

Active period last week with 3 new entries into the tornado database. Two landspout tornadoes in/near Cheyenne (5/24 & 5/27) plus a more structured tornado west of Esterbrook, WY Saturday (5/27). Thankfully, each caused no known damage. Thank you to everyone for the reports and pictures! More details can be found in this public notification statement link: #WYwx

May be an image of map and text that says 'NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OCEANICAN ADHINISTRATION Preliminary Damage Survey Otto Rd SW Cheyenne Landspout Date: 5/27/2023 Rating: EF-U Est. Peak Winds: N/A MPH Path Length: N/Ami Max Width: Estimated 100-200 yards Began at: Approx. 4:02 PM MDT Ended at: Approx. 4:06 PM MDT 0 Injuries, 0 Deaths -No known damage occurred as landspout tornado stayed SW of Dyno Nobel. See NWS Public Notification Statement (PNS) for more details. Speer Rd NEATHER TAE Speer'

May be an image of map and text that says 'NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OCEANICA ADMINISTRATION Preliminary Damage Survey Esterbrook, WY Tornado Date: Rating: Est. Peak Winds: Path Length: Max Width: Began at: Ended at: 5/27/2023 EF-U N/A MPH Approx. 7 miles N/A yards Approx. 2:17 PM MDT Approx. 2:25 PM MDT 0 Injuries, 0 Deaths No known damage occurred as tornado stayed in open space west of Esterbook, WY. See NWS Public Notification Statement (PNS) for more details. WEATHER'With more tornadoes possible over the next couple of months, here are the steps you should take if a twister happens in your area according to the NOAA:


  • Indoors:
    • Go to the lowest floor of the building. Find a hallway, interior closet, or stairwell with no windows.
    • Crouch or sit on the floor.
    • Cover the base of your skull with your hands or something soft.
  • Outdoors:
    • If unable to get indoors, seek the lowest point on the ground around you. Get as far away from trees, cars, or debris as possible. Lie flat and face down on the ground.
    • Cover the back of your neck/head with your hands and arms.
  • Vehicles:
    • Avoid sheltering in a vehicle, which can prove dangerous in the event of a tornado. Vehicles can be blown away from the road; glass can be shattered by debris, etc.

May 24 Landspout Spirals Over Cheyenne

A landspout - a type of tornado that is "smaller and weaker than tornadoes produced by supercells" appeared within city limits on May 24, 2023, shocking residents. The spout was visible over Dell Range Blvd. In response to the spout, F.E. Warren Air Force Base issued a warning on the base urging occupants to seek shelter.

Several Cheyenne residents captured the landspout on camera. Did you see the would-be twister appear over Cheyenne?


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