An exciting afternoon in Harney County. Several viewers sent us pictures (and one video) of a strong thunderstorm moving overhead. Strong wind spread out (probably a downburst) ahead of the storm. Boise NWS thinks it was probably not a tornado from the pictures they’ve seen. The video we received was inconclusive…similar to what you see on the left up above except real scary-looking with a nice backlighting from the sun. Notice the “double-wide” has been moved about 3 feet in the picture on the right! Now that’s some wind!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen