First February Tornado Ever In Nebraska 

Tornadoes and severe weather struck parts of the Central Plains on February 28th, with harsh winter weather conditions found across far northern Nebraska, southern South Dakota, much of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, and into Michigan. A powerful late winter storm system helped produce this myriad of weather across the region.

The first ever confirmed tornado in the month of February for Nebraska, occurred 9 miles west southwest of Gandy, Nebraska, or almost 21 miles northeast of North Platte in Lincoln County, Tuesday February 28th, at 413 PM CST. The tornado was on the ground intermittently for up to six minutes, and traveled 3 miles northeast into southwest Logan County. The path of the tornado was over open rangeland and cropland, where limited damage occurred.  This tornado was rated an EF0 on the enhanced Fujita scale.

Below is an image of radar reflectivity, as the supercell thunderstorm crossed the Lincoln and Logan County line.  Additional images are available, along with a table that depicts monthly tornado occurrences in Nebraska since 1950. 

. Radar depiction of Logan County Tornado - February 28th, 2012
Radar depiction above of Logan County Tornado - February 28th, 2012
(Image time was 410 PM CST)


(Photo credit: Bob Denny)
Photo taken approximately 3 miles west of Highway 83
along the Lincoln/Logan County Line

(Google Map depiction of tornado track above)

Nebraska Monthly Total Number of Tornadoes, 1950 - 2011
(furnished courtesy of UNL and Dr. Ken Dewey)

 
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
2011
0
0
1
0
13
25
3
13
0
0
0
0
56
2010
0
0
0
1
9
22
5
0
1
0
0
0
38
2009
0
0
8
3
2
24
1
0
1
0
0
0
39
2008
0
0
0
2
18
34
3
2
0
0
0
0
59
2007
0
0
16
5
14
3
2
5
1
0
0
0
46
2006
0
0
4
4
0
8
1
2
3
0
0
0
22
2005
0
0
1
3
17
13
1
0
4
0
0
0
39
2004
0
0
0
4
76
18
10
2
0
0
0
0
110
2003
0
0
0
8
16
43
13
0
0
0
1
0
81
2002
0
0
0
2
8
3
8
7
0
0
0
0
28
2001
0
0
0
14
6
14
13
1
3
11
0
0
62
2000
0
0
0
5
10
21
6
0
0
18
1
0
61
1999
0
0
0
17
24
48
4
4
5
0
0
0
102
1998
0
0
0
0
17
28
10
0
0
10
0
0
65
1997
0
0
0
1
5
11
3
10
0
0
0
0
30
1996
0
0
0
0
12
22
15
7
1
3
0
0
60
1995
0
0
0
0
21
2
1
2
0
0
0
0
26
1994
0
0
0
6
14
14
10
0
1
10
0
0
55
1993
0
0
1
0
13
25
23
6
0
1
0
0
69
1992
6
0
1
0
17
34
14
1
1
0
0
0
74
1991
0
0
0
9
29
23
1
0
1
0
0
0
63
1990
0
0
15
1
23
39
6
4
0
0
0
0
88
1989
0
0
0
8
4
21
4
4
0
0
0
0
41
1988
0
0
0
1
7
5
4
3
0
0
0
0
20
1987
0
0
3
0
6
8
5
4
0
0
0
0
26
1986
0
0
0
17
6
10
12
3
6
0
0
0
54
1985
0
0
4
15
14
4
2
6
7
0
0
0
52
1984
0
0
0
4
6
36
4
0
0
0
0
0
50
1983
0
0
0
0
2
12
1
0
0
0
0
0
15
1982
0
0
0
1
15
13
1
2
0
1
0
0
33
1981
0
0
0
3
0
5
6
5
0
0
0
0
19
1980
0
0
0
0
10
16
1
3
0
8
0
0
38
1979
0
0
0
3
0
8
6
2
0
1
0
0
20
1978
0
0
0
8
16
7
7
2
2
0
0
0
42
1977
0
0
0
4
35
8
8
8
5
0
0
0
68
1976
0
0
1
5
3
5
10
1
1
0
0
0
26
1975
0
0
2
10
22
35
5
2
1
0
0
2
79
1974
0
0
0
14
7
1
2
6
0
2
0
0
32
1973
0
0
0
3
4
2
5
0
3
2
0
0
19
1972
0
0
0
0
15
4
10
1
0
0
0
0
30
1971
0
0
0
1
18
22
8
0
0
3
0
0
52
1970
0
0
0
0
1
8
2
2
1
0
0
0
14
1969
0
0
0
0
3
8
7
2
0
0
0
0
20
1968
0
0
0
2
2
9
7
1
0
0
0
0
21
1967
0
0
1
0
1
35
0
1
1
0
0
0
39
1966
0
0
0
0
5
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
10
1965
0
0
0
0
32
8
6
0
0
0
0
0
46
1964
0
0
0
8
13
13
5
2
0
0
0
0
41
1963
0
0
0
5
3
7
1
1
0
0
0
0
17
1962
0
0
0
1
28
9
1
2
0
0
0
0
41
1961
0
0
0
0
6
3
2
0
0
1
0
0
12
1960
0
0
0
1
10
24
1
7
0
0
0
0
43
1959
0
0
0
0
26
9
3
5
1
0
0
0
44
1958
0
0
0
2
4
12
25
10
1
0
0
0
54
1957
0
0
0
9
16
15
11
2
0
0
0
0
53
1956
0
0
0
2
6
10
8
2
1
4
1
0
34
1955
0
0
0
1
4
9
10
3
4
0
0
0
31
1954
0
0
0
1
2
8
3
2
0
0
0
0
16
1953
0
0
0
2
9
24
7
2
0
0
0
0
44
1952
0
0
0
1
3
2
1
2
0
0
0
0
9
1951
0
0
0
1
3
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
9
1950
0
0
0
0
2
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
6
Totals
6
0
58
218
733
917
358
165
57
75
3
2
2593

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by
Steve Carmel


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