Sparks Tornado Storm Survey
On May 23, 2010, the National Weather Service in North Platte conducted a storm damage survey of a tornado which occurred around 850 PM CDT Saturday, May 22, 2010. The tornado has been officially rated an EF-0 tornado with winds ranging from 65 to 85 mph. The path length was approximately one mile with a path width of 20 yards. No injuries were reported with this storm.
The tornado touched down over an open field west of Sparks, traveling east, it struck a metal building tearing off the west facing roof. The tornado then destroyed a portion of a grandstand, and completely demolished a concession stand before lifting 200 yards east of the concession stand.
|Left Picture: Damage to the roof of a building on the southwest side of Sparks. Right Picture: Rodeo grandstand in Sparks destroyed by the tornado.|
|Left picture: Destroyed concession stand looking west with the grandstand in the background. Right picture: Soda pop cooler moved from the concession stand 100 yards to the east.|
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NWS North Platte