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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
620 AM CDT SUN JUN 23 2013 /520 AM MDT SUN JUN 23 2013/

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE BRIEF TORNADO AND WIND DAMAGE FRIDAY NIGHT...

FRIDAY NIGHT...THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED NEAR 5 PM AND MOVED
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND
TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO THAT BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN 5
MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF GORDON. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF-0 ON
THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WITH WINDS FROM 65 TO 85 MPH. THE
TORNADO DAMAGE INCLUDED A CENTER IRRIGATION PIVOT THAT WAS OVERTURNED
WITH FOUR TOWERS DAMAGED...TREES DOWN...SIX POWER POLES DOWN AND A PORTION 
OF A CORN FIELD DESTROYED.

AS THE THUNDERSTORMS MOVED EAST OF THE PANHANDLE THEY DEVELOPED INTO
CUSTERS OR LINES TO PRODUCE SOME WIND DAMAGE. THE MOST EXTENSIVE WIND
DAMAGE OCCURRED IN PORTIONS OF CUSTER COUNTY. STRONG WIND GUSTS FROM 
60 TO 100 MPH PRODUCED DAMAGE ALONG A 40 MILE PATH FROM CALLAWAY TO
BROKEN BOW AND NEAR COMSTOCK. A STORM SURVEY FOUND WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE
IN THE CITY OF BROKEN BOW UP TO A MILE WIDE. IN TOWN...NUMEROUS LARGE
TREE LIMBS WERE DOWN. SOME LARGE TREES WERE ALSO UPROOTED THAT
RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO SEVERAL NEARBY HOMES AND THE LOSS OF POWER
FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER WIND DAMAGED OBSERVED INCLUDED THREE
BUILDINGS THAT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WITH THE LOSS OF ROOFS
OR AWNINGS. THE STRONG WINDS ALSO DAMAGED THREE CENTER IRRIGATION
PIVOTS AND SEVERAL GRAIN BINS NEAR WEISSERT. IN BROKEN BOW ONE
INJURY WAS REPORTED AFTER A ROOF BLEW OFF A HOME AND THE RESIDENT
WAS HIT BY FALLING DEBRIS.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE GORDON TORNADO INCLUDE:

EVENT DATE: JUNE 21...2013
EVENT LOCATION: 5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF GORDON 
EST. START TIME: 1731 PM MST 
EST. ENDING TIME: 1734 PM MST
EVENT TYPE: EF-0 
AVG PATH WIDTH: 33 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH: 0.06 MILES
PEAK WIND: 65 TO 85 MPH
INJURIES: NONE
FATALITIES: NONE

THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING
FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...CONTACT TERESA KECK AT THE
NWS NORTH PLATTE OFFICE VIA EMAIL AT TERESA.KECK@NOAA.GOV.

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