Tornadoes in Northeast Nebraska 6/16/2014

A supercell thunderstorm moved across portions of northeast Nebraska Monday afternoon, 6/16/2014.  The storm quickly became tornadic and produced 5 tornadoes (note, the map only shows the 4 strong EF4 tornado tracks, with a direct hit on the town of Pilger, Nebraska, with an estimated population of about 350 people.  The area was in a Moderate Risk of severe weather.  A tornado watch was issued around 305 pm Monay, and the first tornado warning for the area was issued around 341 pm.  The tornado hit Pilger around 418 pm.  Each of the four tornadoes were rated as EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale and 1 tornado was rated EF0

Pilger, NE Tornado Map

 

 

THE FINAL TORNADO COUNTY FOR THE JUNE 16, 2014 TORNADO EVENT IS 5  
TORNADOES.  
   
STANTON TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-4  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 12.21 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: TBD YARDS  
START DATE: JUNE 16 2014  
START TIME: 342 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 6.78 MILES SOUTHWEST OF STANTON  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 411 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 6.65 NORTH OF STANTON  
   
INITIAL STANTON TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
START DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
START TIME: 338 PM CDT  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 340 PM CDT  
   
PILGER TORNADO
 
 
RATING: AT LEAST EF4  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 18.41 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: TBD  
START DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
START TIME: 4 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5.72 MILES SOUTHWEST PILGER  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 439 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 9.83 NORTH OF WISNER  
   
PILGER EAST TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-4  
LENGTH /STATUTE/: 11.84 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: TBD  
START DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
START TIME: 413 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2.38 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PILGER  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 432 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 9.04 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF WISNER  
   
WAKEFIELD TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-4  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 16.22 MILES  
START DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
START TIME: 440 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 10.28 MILES SOUTH OF WAKEFIELD  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 508 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 6.59 PM NORTHEAST OF WAKEFIELD  
 
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  


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