Creighton EF-3 Tornado and Royal EF-2 Tornado October 4, 2013

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
535 PM CDT TUE OCT 15 2013

...DAMAGE SURVEY FOR PARTS OF ANTELOPE COUNTY AND KNOX COUNTY
NEBRASKA FOR ROYAL TORNADO AND CREIGHTON TORNADO...

A STORM DAMAGE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED FOR PARTS OF ANTELOPE COUNTY AND
KNOX COUNTY IN NEBRASKA. TWO TORNADOES OCCURRED IN THIS AREA ON FRIDAY
OCTOBER 4. ONE WAS NEAR ROYAL AND THE OTHER WAS NEAR CREIGHTON.

THE TORNADO NEAR ROYAL STARTED ABOUT 2 MILES EAST AND 6 MILES SOUTH
OF ROYAL...THEN ENDED ABOUT 2 MILES EAST OF ROYAL. SEVERAL
FARMSTEADS...TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DAMAGED ALONG THE 6.5 MILE
LONG PATH.

THE TORNADO NEAR CREIGHTON STARTED ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTH AND 1 MILE
EAST OF CREIGHTON...THEN HEADED NORTH CAUSING DAMAGE TO IRRIGATION
SYSTEMS. AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 59 IT CAUSED DAMAGE TO A RURAL HOME
AND BUILDINGS...THEN IT HIT THE CREIGHTON AIRPORT. SEVERAL BUILDINGS
AT THE AIRPORT WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED
NORTH AND THEN FINALLY NORTHWEST...HITTING SOME POWER POLES BEFORE
DISSIPATING NEAR BAZILE MILLS. THE MAXIMUM WINDS WITH THIS TORNADO
WERE NEAR 136 MPH...OR IN THE LOWEST END OF THE EF-3 CATEGORY.

.ROYAL TORNADO...

EF SCALE RATING:         EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     120
PATH LENGTH/STATUTE/:    6.5
PATH WIDTH/MAXIMUM/:     0.15 MILES
FATALITIES:              0
INJURIES:                0

START DATE:              OCTOBER 4...2013
START TIME:              448 PM CDT
START LOCATION:          6 SSE ROYAL/ANTELOPE COUNTY/NE
START LAT/LON:           42.246/-98.092

END DATE:                OCTOBER 4...2013
END TIME:                501 PM CDT
END LOCATION:            1.5 ENE ROYAL/ANTELOPE COUNTY/NE
END LAT/LON:             42.342/-98.096

.CREIGHTON TORNADO..

EF SCALE RATING:         EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     136
PATH LENGTH/STATUTE/:    6.5
PATH WIDTH/MAXIMUM/:     0.23 MILES
FATALITIES:              0
INJURIES:                0

START DATE:              OCTOBER 4...2013
START TIME:              520 PM CDT
START LOCATION:          2 SSE CREIGHTON/ANTELOPE COUNTY/NE
START LAT/LON:           42.434/-97.882

END DATE:                OCTOBER 4...2013
END TIME:                536 PM CDT
END LOCATION:            4 N CREIGHTON/KNOX COUNTY/NE
END LAT/LON:             42.526/-97.904

THE STORM SURVEY INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING AND SUBJECT TO
FURTHER COORDINATION.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA TORNADO SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

NOTE: INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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MILLER/SMITH


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