EF1 and EF2 Tornadoes Hit Portions of Omaha Metro 6/8/08-Updated

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY  
745 PM CDT TUE JUN 10 2008  
   
..A SECOND TORNADO CONFIRMED IN OMAHA SUNDAY MORNING
 
 
DATA COLLECTED FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEYS ON   
SUNDAY...MONDAY AND TUESDAY...AS WELL AS RADAR DATA...INDICATED TWO   
TORNADOES OCCURRED IN THE OMAHA METRO AREA EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.  
 
HERE ARE THE SPECIFICS OF THE FIRST AND STRONGEST TORNADO...  
 
LOCATION...FIRST TOUCHED DOWN WEST OF GRETNA NEAR 232ND AND WEST   
ANGUS ROAD AND TRAVELED EAST AND NORTHEAST BEFORE MERGING WITH THE   
SECOND TORNADO JUST EAST OF 132ND AND WESTWOOD LANE.  
 
ESTIMATED TIME...TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 210 AM...AND MERGED WITH SECOND  
TORNADO AROUND 225 AM.   
 
EF-SCALE RATING...EF2  
 
PATH WIDTH...0.25 MILES AT WIDEST POINT  
 
PATH LENGTH...11 MILES  
 
INJURIES...3 KNOWN  
 
FATALITIES...NONE  
 
TORNADO NUMBER ONE STARTED JUST SOUTHEAST OF 232ND AND WEST ANGUS   
ROAD...ABOUT A MILE WEST OF GRETNA. A GARAGE WAS DEMOLISHED AT THIS   
POINT...SUGGESTING EF1 DAMAGE. THE TORNADO MOVED EAST NORTHEAST AT   
45 MPH...AND PRODUCED ONLY SCATTERED EF0 DAMAGE IN GRETNA WITH TREE   
AND SHINGLE DAMAGE NOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO NEAR   
156TH AND GILES ROAD BY 220 AM. EF2 DAMAGE WAS NOTED JUST SOUTHWEST   
OF 156TH AND GILES WITH MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE TO ONE HOME. THE TORNADO   
THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH...ACROSS THE MILLARD AREA...THEN   
MERGED WITH THE SECOND TORNADO NEAR 132ND AND WESTWOOD LANE.    
 
THE AREA THAT WAS HIT THE HARDEST WAS IN THE VICINITY OF 137TH   
STREET AND Y STREET...WHERE EF2 DAMAGE OCCURRED.  A FEW HOMES HAD   
ROOFS COMPLETELY BLOWN OFF IN THIS AREA.  IT THEN HIT THE   
WALMART...SAMS CLUB...HOME DEPOT SHOPPING AREA AFTER IT CROSSED L   
STREET JUST EAST OF 132ND STREET.    
 
SPECIFICS FOR TORNADO NUMBER TWO...  
 
LOCATION...FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST OF 204TH AND Q   
STREETS...AND TRAVELED EAST NORTHEAST TO NEAR 132ND AND WESTWOOD   
LANE WHERE IT MERGED WITH TORNADO NUMBER ONE. THE DAMAGE PATH   
CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST FROM 132ND AND WESTWOOD LANE NEAR 114TH AND   
SHIRLEY STREETS.  
 
ESTIMATED TIME...TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 212 AM...AND LIFTED AROUND 227   
AM.  
 
EF-SCALE RATING...EF1  
 
PATH WIDTH...0.25 MILES AT WIDEST POINT  
 
PATH LENGTH...9 MILES  
 
INJURIES...NONE KNOWN  
 
FATALITIES...NONE  
 
TORNADO TWO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST OF 204TH AND Q   
STREETS...AND PRODUCED EF1 DAMAGE TO ROOF AND DECKING ON ONE HOME.   
THE TORNADO PRODUCED MAINLY EF0 DAMAGE AS IT MOVED EAST AND PASSED   
JUST SOUTH OF LAKE ZORINSKY AND SOUTHEAST OF OAK VIEW MALL...BEFORE   
LIFTING NEAR 114TH AND SHIRLEY STREETS. MINOR STRUCTURE DAMAGE...  
TREE DAMAGE AND LIFTED SHINGLES...COMPRISED MOST OF THE DAMAGE WITH   
THIS TORNADO.  
 
FOR A SPECIFIC MAP AND DAMAGE PHOTOS... SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OMAHA  
 
ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE  
EF0...65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...201+ MPH  

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