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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSGID Received: 2018-07-02 19:48 UTC

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Hastings NE
248 PM CDT Mon Jul 2 2018


.OVERVIEW...A supercell thunderstorm in southern Phelps county
produced at least two verifiable tornadoes on June 30.

.West Sacramento Wildlife Management Area Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  Brief touchdown
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             6/30/2018 
Start time:             3:40 PM CDT
Start location:         6.4 miles southeast of Holdrege/Phelps County 
Start Lat/Lon:          40.36241/-99.31049

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Reports of this tornado were received via Phelps 
County Emergency Management and from area residents. Those viewing
the tornado from the northwest and southeast corroborated its location
to be generally in the West Sacramento Wildlife Management Area. 

.Tornado south southeast of Funk...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.45 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 30, 2018 
Start time:             4:02 PM CDT
Start location:         4.6 miles southeast of Funk/Phelps County
Start Lat/Lon:          40.3999 N/-99.2125 W 

End date:               June 30, 2018
End time:               4:03 PM CDT
End location:           4.5 miles southeast of Funk 
End_lat/lon:            40.4611 N/-99.2055 W

SURVEY_SUMMARY: The location of this tornado was determined
from reports and video evidence of a ground circulation under
the funnel. Some debris was noted with the tornado but overall
damage appeared very minimal along its short path. 

There may have been other brief tornadoes along the trail of 
the supercell into Kearney County, however, it is too difficult
to determine exact locations or impacts at this time. 

Thanks to all those who provided pictures, videos and reports 
during this event. 

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

The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.