A Look Back at 2009
The following is a summary of significant weather events of 2009 which impacted south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Each month contains a summary of web stories and the events which occurred. A compiled list of the Tornadoes of 2009 is also listed below.
Our Top Weather Highlights of 2009 include: The Christmas 2009 Blizzard, June 17 Tornado near Aurora, NE, December 7-9th Snowstorm, the early season Severe Weather April 4th and 5th, and the cold spells during the Summer, October and the record snowy December for some locations.
Tornadoes 2009 - Last year marked just four days with the occurrence of tornadoes in south central Nebraska, while in north central Kansas, there were no tornadoes reported during the year. The strongest developed on June 17th, when an EF2 tornado touched down west of Aurora, NE on Highway 34, then traveled east approximately five miles before lifting. In its path, it destroyed a house and several outbuildings, power poles, trees, and overturned about a dozen railroad cars.
2009 Tornado Summary for south central Nebraska and north central Kansas
|DATE||LOCATION||PATH LENGTH||PATH WIDTH (MAX)||RATING||INJURIES||DEATHS|
|April 4||2.5 miles south southeast of Fairfield, NE to 1 mile west of
|3.03 miles||50 yards||EF0||0||0|
|April 4||1 mile east of Sutton, NE||0.10 mile||25 yards||EF0||0||0|
0.6 mile south of Assumption, NE to 1.2 miles south southeast of
|0.69 mile||250 yards||EF0||0||0|
|June 15||3 miles south of Shelton, NE||0.10 mile||20 yards||EF0||0||0|
approximately 9.5 miles north northwest of Gibbon, NE to
|1.11 miles||200 yards||EF1||0||0|
|June 17||approximately 9.6 miles north northwest of Gibbon, NE||0.21 mile||25 yards||EF0||0||0|
|June 17||approximately 5.5 miles northwest of Shelton, NE
to 5.1miles north northwest of Shelton, NE
|3.57 miles||100 yards||EF0||0||0|
|June 17||3.3 miles southwest of Grand Island, NE to 2 miles south
of Grand Island, NE
|1.86 miles||20 yards||EF0||0||0|
3 miles south southwest of Phillips, NE to 3.4 miles south
|0.99 mile||25 yards||EF0||0||0|
|June 17||approximately 8 miles west of Aurora, NE to 3 miles west of Aurora, NE||5.12 miles||450 yards||EF2||0||0|
|September 24||2.6 miles southwest of Holliger, NE||0.10 mile||20 yards||EF0||0||0|
The map below illustrates the locations of the 2009 tornadoes. Click on the map to enlarge.