NWS Damage Survey for the 6/16/14 Tornado Event near Burwell, NE 

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Tornado 4 miles west southwest of Burwell at 637 PM CDT. Photo credit: Will Weber
Tornado 4 miles west southwest of Burwell at 637 PM CDT.  Photo credit: Will Weber
Tree stripped near Burwell
Tree Damage near Burwell 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
807 AM CDT WED JUN 18 2014 /707 AM MDT WED JUN 18 2014/  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE 6/16/14 TORNADO EVENT NEAR  
BURWELL...  
   
OVERVIEW...A
SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED TORNADOES IN THE   
BURWELL AREA DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS ON JUNE 16TH...2014.  
THE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED SIX SEPARATE TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS ALONG A  
PATH 23 MILES LONG FROM NORTHEASTERN CUSTER COUNTY... 4 MILES  
NORTH OF SARGENT...TO SOUTHEASTERN GARFIELD COUNTY...10 MILES  
EAST-NORTHEAST OF BURWELL.  
   
TORNADO 1
 
 
RATING:                 EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.2 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   40 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             0  
INJURIES:               0  
 
START DATE:             JUNE 16 2014  
START TIME:             624 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         4 N SARGENT  
START LAT/LON:          41.6985/-99.3655  
 
END DATE:               JUNE 16 2014   
END TIME:               624 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           4 N SARGENT  
END_LAT/LON:            41.6985/-99.3655   
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WAS REPORTED.  
HOWEVER...NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.  
   
TORNADO 2
 
 
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.4 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             0  
INJURIES:               0  
 
START DATE:             JUNE 16 2014   
START TIME:             635 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         5 WSW BURWELL  
START LAT/LON:          41.7580/-99.2362  
 
END DATE:               JUNE 16 2014  
END TIME:               640 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           3 W BURWELL  
END_LAT/LON:            41.7722/-99.1937  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DAMAGED TREES...A SMALL  
BUILDING...AND A GRAIN BIN IN THIS AREA.   
   
TORNADO 3
 
 
RATING:                 EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.2 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   500 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             0  
INJURIES:               0  
 
START DATE:             JUNE 16 2014  
START TIME:             701 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         1 N BURWELL  
START LAT/LON:          41.8028/-99.1407    
 
END DATE:               JUNE 16 2014  
END TIME:               715 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           5 NE BURWELL  
END_LAT/LON:            41.8277/-99.0457   
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DAMAGED TREES...POWER POLES...  
IRRIGATION PIVOTS ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH. TRUNKS OF TREES   
WERE SNAPPED IN THIS AREA.  
   
TORNADO 4
 
 
RATING:                 EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.6 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   700 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             0  
INJURIES:               0  
 
START DATE:             JUNE 16 2014  
START TIME:             720 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         8 NE BURWELL  
START LAT/LON:          41.8397/-98.9986   
 
END DATE:               JUNE 16 2014  
END TIME:               726 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           10 NE BURWELL  
END_LAT/LON:            41.8466/-98.9697   
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DAMAGED TREES...STREET SIGNS...  
AND BUILDINGS ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH. TRUNKS OF TREES WERE  
SNAPPED IN THIS AREA.  
   
TORNADO 5
 
 
RATING:                 EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    130 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             0  
INJURIES:               0  
 
START DATE:             JUNE 16 2014  
START TIME:             728 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         10 ENE BURWELL  
START LAT/LON:          41.8348/-98.9567    
 
END DATE:               JUNE 16 2014  
END TIME:               732 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           10 ENE BURWELL  
END_LAT/LON:            41.8348/-98.9508   
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DAMAGED PRIMARILY TREES IN THIS  
AREA. TRUNKS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED IN THIS AREA.  
   
TORNADO 6
 
 
RATING:                 EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.2 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   40 YARDS   
FATALITIES:             0   
INJURIES:               0  
 
START DATE:             JUNE 16 2014  
START TIME:             730 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         10 ENE BURWELL  
START LAT/LON:          41.8295/-98.9537    
 
END DATE:               JUNE 16 2014  
END TIME:               730 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           10 ENE BURWELL  
END_LAT/LON:            41.8295/-98.9537   
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO A TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY WHILE    
TORNADO 5...TO THE NORTH...WAS ON THE GROUND. TREE DAMAGE WAS   
OBSERVED IN THIS AREA.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO   
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.   


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