May 19th, 2013: Weak EF1 Tornado Touches Down Near Wolbach

During the mid afternoon hours on Sunday, May 19th, a brief tornado touched down in eastern Greeley County of South Central Nebraska. Touching down approximately 4 miles northeast of the town of Wolbach, this tornado was rated a weak EF-1, with top winds estimated at 90 mph. It touched down at approximately 4:51 p.m. CDT, and was only on the ground for a couple of minutes. This tornado destroyed a mobile home and shed, and broke tree limbs 5 to 8 inches in diameter. Photos of the resultant damage and of the radar signature at that time follow below.

Radar signature from KUEX radar approximately 4:51 p.m. CDT.

Mobile home destroyed northeast of Wolbach. Mobile home destroyed northeast of Wolbach. Scattered debris from destroyed mobile home.
Debris from destroyed mobile home. Scattered debris in nearby trees. Scattered debris in nearby trees.

 

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.



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