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Landspout tornado seen near Colorado-Nebraska border Monday


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

A landspout tornado dropped from the sky west of Peetz Monday afternoon, while sister funnels added to danger in the area. Threatening weather resulted in tornado sirens being triggered in Sidney with unconfirmed reports of funnels and tornadic activity.

Memorial Day solemnity was interrupted Monday afternoon as Sidney citizens were warned about tornado activity in the area after two cold-air funnel clouds were spotted near the Colorado-Nebraska panhandle border.

At 2:04 p.m., a confirmed landspout tornado was located in the area, moving east at 10 miles per hour. The tornado's path was projected to be near the Sidney airport around 2:20 p.m. and in Sidney around 2:25 p.m.

A tornado warning was issued until 2:30 p.m., and was later extended to 3 p.m. when it expired after the storm which prompted the warning weakened below severe limits and...

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