Thunderstorms on Memorial Day produced a few weak tornadoes in the Panhandle.
Forecaster Richard Emanuel in the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne, Wyoming says the storms hit the southern Panhandle after two o’clock Monday afternoon.
“Basically, we had an area of thunderstorms, mainly across the southern Panhandle and while the storms themselves were not that strong, they did produce a few what we call land spouts. These are very weak and narrow tornadoes that can occur even in moderate to strong thunderstorms,” Emanuel tells Nebraska Radio Network.
The tornadoes lasted only about 15 minutes.
“One of them touched down, then two others remained as funnel clouds,” Emanuel says.
He says they developed in open territory. No damage has been reported.