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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSGID Received: 2018-08-07 22:50 UTC

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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Hastings NE
550 PM CDT Tue Aug 7 2018



Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.6 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   125 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 6, 2018
Start time:             7:43 PM CDT
Start location:         7.7 north northwest of Bradshaw/York County
Start Lat/Lon:          40.9933N -97.7701W

End date:               August 6, 2018
End time:               7:47 PM CDT
End location:           7.1 north of Bradshaw/York County
End_lat/lon:            40.9841N -97.7416W

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A brief EF-1 rated tornado occurred in northwest York
county on Monday evening, August 6. The tornado had a path of about
1.6 miles and was roughly 125 yards at its widest point. Peak winds
were estimated at 90 mph. The time of the tornado was determined
from reports and radar analysis. 

The tornado caused minor damage to a house 7 miles north of Bradshaw,
mainly to the soffits, garage doors and some roof damage. Grain bins
were damaged along with several trees. Some larger cedar trees were
snapped 2-3 feet above ground. Two irrigation pivots were damaged in
the path. 

The tornado was associated with a supercell and a much larger scale 
wind and hail event in the region. There were numerous irrigation pivots
overturned or damaged, and crop damage was widespread, especially
around and just to the east of the tornado path. Some soybean fields
were stripped and beat to the ground, and cornfields were cut down by the
wind and hail to only three feet tall in spots (the corn would normally be
8 feet tall). In general, crop damage extends across much of York county,
and also back to the west in Hamilton county. There is also sporadic wind
damage throughout the area. 

The NWS Hastings office would like to thank everyone who provided
reports, pictures and insights into the damage throughout the 
area Monday evening. 

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 event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.