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The chance of earthquake damage in Bee is higher than Nebraska average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bee is higher than Nebraska average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #10

Bee, NE
1.00
Nebraska
0.04
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Bee, NE
0.0000
Nebraska
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #137

Bee, NE
248.56
Nebraska
205.07
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,937 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bee, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:18Cold:40Dense Fog:1Drought:5
Dust Storm:2Flood:255Hail:2,025Heat:12Heavy Snow:21
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:67
Thunderstorm Winds:1,243Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:122Winter Weather:19
Other:90 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bee, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bee, NE.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bee, NE.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 82 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bee, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.52001-06-13440°51'N / 97°05'W40°57'N / 96°59'W8.00 Miles400 Yards021.0M0Seward
 Brief Description: A slow moving tornado tracked from south of Seward to just east of town with a total track length of 8 miles. The tornado was caught on film by several chasers. The tornado destroyed an entire farmstead and a propane and anhydrous ammonia tank farm and machine shed. Several vehicles were tumbled and tossed into a field across from the farm house. The tornado was at its maximum intensity at the farmstead it destroyed. Northeast of highway 34 the tornado struck several sheds and barns.
9.01991-05-16240°48'N / 97°13'W40°58'N / 97°01'W11.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Seward
11.21992-06-15340°46'N / 96°57'W40°58'N / 96°57'W14.00 Miles500 Yards0125.0M0Seward
11.31957-06-15240°47'N / 97°14'W40°56'N / 97°04'W13.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Seward
11.81959-08-30240°55'N / 96°52'W4.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lancaster
14.82006-09-15241°06'N / 97°19'W41°07'N / 97°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0000Butler
 Brief Description: A tornado did extensive tree damage and some structual damage throughout the town of Surprise including destroying a mobile home and tearing the roof off of a bar. The tornado was embedded in a larger downburst area that did damage over a 28 square mile area surrounding Surprise according a NWS storm survey. The tornado was rated an F2 in Surprise, where it initially touched down, and then weakened and lifted a few minutes later 1 mile northeast of town.
15.01964-05-23240°50'N / 97°13'W40°46'N / 97°05'W7.90 Miles60 Yards00250K0Seward
15.31990-03-13441°02'N / 97°22'W41°02'N / 97°20'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Seward
16.71985-05-10240°53'N / 97°20'W0.50 Mile400 Yards042.5M0Seward
16.71953-05-09340°46'N / 97°09'W40°46'N / 97°03'W4.70 Miles880 Yards022.5M0Seward
17.01990-03-13441°02'N / 97°20'W41°26'N / 97°02'W30.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Butler
17.01981-04-03240°52'N / 96°52'W40°53'N / 96°42'W8.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lancaster
17.11957-04-25440°42'N / 97°14'W40°49'N / 96°54'W19.00 Miles333 Yards182.5M0Seward
17.21957-05-20240°41'N / 97°15'W40°50'N / 96°50'W23.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saline
18.01992-06-15340°44'N / 97°07'W40°46'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Seward
19.71957-06-21340°54'N / 97°28'W40°54'N / 97°21'W5.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0York
19.91970-06-10241°17'N / 96°57'W0025K0Butler
20.91966-05-22241°07'N / 96°48'W41°10'N / 96°36'W10.60 Miles33 Yards010K0Saunders
21.71984-06-12240°54'N / 96°50'W40°54'N / 96°30'W20.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Lancaster
22.41956-06-06240°44'N / 96°53'W40°42'N / 96°51'W1.30 Miles33 Yards013K0Lancaster
22.81975-06-15341°21'N / 97°57'W40°45'N / 97°02'W63.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Nance
22.91964-05-05541°03'N / 97°34'W41°21'N / 97°16'W25.80 Miles880 Yards0025K0Polk
25.11952-08-13341°21'N / 97°10'W41°15'N / 96°23'W41.10 Miles1300 Yards010K0Butler
26.21953-06-07241°21'N / 97°04'W41°25'N / 96°57'W6.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Butler
26.41990-03-13440°43'N / 97°42'W41°02'N / 97°22'W23.00 Miles440 Yards0225.0M0York
26.91964-05-06241°19'N / 96°48'W41°21'N / 96°45'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saunders
27.81959-05-20241°14'N / 96°37'W12.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saunders
28.41952-06-26240°38'N / 96°56'W40°35'N / 96°55'W2.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Saline
28.71968-07-30240°50'N / 97°35'W40°50'N / 97°32'W0025K0York
28.81992-06-15340°29'N / 97°20'W40°44'N / 97°07'W19.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Saline
29.31968-07-30241°10'N / 97°39'W41°07'N / 97°32'W6.40 Miles200 Yards02250K0Polk
29.51992-06-15241°10'N / 97°35'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Polk
30.11990-03-13441°26'N / 97°02'W41°27'N / 97°00'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Colfax
30.71954-07-30240°52'N / 97°37'W1.50 Miles880 Yards0025K0York
30.81957-04-25440°49'N / 96°54'W41°11'N / 96°02'W51.70 Miles333 Yards002.5M0Lancaster
30.91957-04-25440°35'N / 97°34'W40°42'N / 97°14'W19.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Fillmore
31.61978-05-30240°37'N / 97°27'W40°40'N / 97°24'W3.80 Miles30 Yards00250K0Fillmore
32.21952-08-13341°28'N / 97°17'W41°26'N / 97°13'W3.30 Miles1300 Yards000K0Colfax
32.61952-08-13441°13'N / 96°35'W41°01'N / 96°19'W19.40 Miles110 Yards020250K0Saunders
33.71964-05-05540°51'N / 97°50'W41°03'N / 97°34'W19.40 Miles880 Yards2302.5M0York
34.71962-07-21341°06'N / 97°47'W41°24'N / 97°30'W25.20 Miles880 Yards01250K0Polk
35.01953-05-09340°18'N / 97°27'W40°46'N / 97°09'W35.70 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Fillmore
35.11998-05-15240°40'N / 97°34'W40°41'N / 97°34'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00750K150KFillmore
 Brief Description: Midday thunderstorms spawned a tornado south of York damaging a farmstead significantly. The tornado set down two miles north of Fairmont and was on the ground for seven miles before lifting just east of McCool Junction. The tornado nearly destroyed at least one farmstead and caused damage to power poles and lines and center pivot systems. A semi tractor trailer was overturned three miles southeast of York. The driver sustained minor injuries. The same storm also produced a brief tornado south of Benedict destroying two hog confinement facilities but no hogs were injured.
35.11988-05-07241°07'N / 96°28'W41°07'N / 96°20'W7.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Saunders
36.52009-03-23240°37'N / 96°35'W40°38'N / 96°34'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0KLancaster
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the second of 5 cyclic tornadoes that a low-topped supercell thunderstorm produced at it tracked southeast through east of the Lincoln area. This tornado touched down around 2 miles east of Hickman and damaged a house in the area, destroyed some farm outbuildings, took the roof off of a barn and also caused tree damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense upper level low pressure system tracked from eastern Colorado into southeast South Dakota from March 23rd into March 24th. This caused a surface low pressure system to move from western Nebraska into southeast South Dakota during that time. As the low tracked northeast, a dry-line moved into eastern Nebraska during the afternoon of March 23rd. With surface temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and dewpoint temperatures in the 50s, ample instability was in place to allow a line of severe thunderstorms to develop as the dry-line punched eastward. Several fast moving low-topped supercell thunderstorms were embedded in the line, and one cell produced cyclic tornadoes from southeast of Lincoln into western Iowa. The storms in the line were moving north northeast at 50 to 60 mph. In addition to the severe weather, strong southerly gradient winds prevailed ahead of the low pressure. In some cases the winds gusted between 50 and 65 mph for several hours across parts of eastern Nebraska.
36.52004-05-22440°30'N / 96°47'W40°41'N / 96°28'W19.50 Miles4400 Yards130100.0M0Lancaster
 Brief Description: See description below. F73PH This long tracked tornado is often referred to as the Hallam tornado. It initially touched down 3 miles west of Daykin in northern Jefferson county. The tornado was rated an f0 or f1 in Jefferson county damaging farm outbuildings, grain bins and trees. From there the tornado crossed into Saline county southwest of Western and remained an f0 or f1 until it struck the southern portion of Wilber where it strengthened to f2. Roofs were blown off of homes just southeast of Wilber. The tornado traveled from Wilber into Gage county, crossing the county line west of Clatonia where it grew to its most intense stage, f4. The tornado remained nearly at this strength as it crossed into Lancaster county near Hallam with a damage path of around 2 1/2 miles. Many well-built homes were demolished from Clatonia to Hallam, along with grain bins, farm sheds, and outbuildings. Many trees were destroyed or uprooted. Although Hallam itself escaped the strongest winds from the storm, which occurred just south of town, 95 percent of the buildings in town were either destroyed or severely damaged. The lone fatality from the tornado occurred in Hallam. The storm also toppled several hopper cars from a freight train on the west edge of town. In total 55 railroad cars were derailed. From Hallam the tornado traveled east for several miles prior to turning northeast again just north of Cortland. The storm then tracked 2 miles north of Firth, severely damaging the Firth-Norris high school and a nearby middle school. School busses were tossed in this area. Several homes northeast of the schools were flattened as the tornado regained its f4 strength. The damage path continued northeast to Holland and then to 2 miles north of Panama where the tornado weakened to around an f2 and the damage path began to narrow. The track then curved more toward the north, passing just south of Bennet where a few homes sustained f3 damage. After passing south of Bennet, the storm moved back to the northeast and began to weaken to f0 or f1 strength as it crossed into Otoe county southwest of Palmyra. The tornado finally dissipated 1 miles west southwest of Palmyra. In total the tornado was on the ground for around 54 miles with a maximum intensity of f4. Besides the fatality, 38 people sustained injuries, 158 homes were leveled and 57 others were seriously damaged. The dollar amount of damage was estimated at 160 million, with 60 million of that agricultural including 100 cattle and 50 hogs lost. Some 150,000 acres of crop land sustained significant damage. The 5 counties were declared national disaster areas by Fema.
36.71998-06-23241°29'N / 97°18'W41°33'N / 97°13'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards0174.0M500KPlatte
 Brief Description: Two farm houses destroyed. Six farm houses severely damaged. One house blown off foundation. Bar destroyed. Center pivots overturned. Severe crop damage.
37.22001-10-09341°05'N / 97°50'W41°15'N / 97°39'W16.00 Miles1500 Yards001.8M800KPolk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado entered Polk County from Hamilton County. A powerful upper level low pressure system plowing into an unstable airmass triggered widespread severe weather across south-central Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening hours. As many as nine tornadoes were confirmed and many reports of hail were received. The tornado damage was confined to an area located north and east of Grand Island, which included Merrick, Nance, Polk, Greeley, and Hamilton counties. The tornadoes got going west of Marquette. One twister set down in Hamilton county and crossed the Platte River southeast of Chapman. Damage to outbuildings was of most significance. Other tornadoes were reported in the Marquette area, with one tornado on the ground for 12 miles from south of Marquette to southeast of Hordville. This tornado was rated an F1 and produced minor structural damage to buildings and grain bins at several farms. Power lines were lost and several trees were blown over. Numerous center pivot irrigation systems were damaged. Just before 6 pm CDT, the most damaging tornado of the day developed near the Polk and Hamilton county line, and proceeded northeast across western Polk county, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Storm chaser reports indicated this tornado frequently became multi-vortex in nature and produced a wide swath of damage. Three miles north of Polk, a home was completely ripped from its foundation and blown into some nearby trees. The tornado was rated an F3 at this point. Along its 18 mile path, the tornado damaged over 20 center pivots, and nearly every farmstead in the path of the tornado sustained damage to the home, outbuildings, machinery or grain bins. This tornado lifted southwest of Silver Creek. Just prior to the F3 tornado in Polk county, an F2 tornado was ripping up a farmstead in northern Merrick county. This tornado was responsible for tearing the roof from a home, destroying two large metal outbuildings and damage to a half-dozen vehicles. The tornado moved north and destroyed a barn on the Nance and Merrick county line, but narrowly missed the home. Window and siding damage was noted at the home. Later that evening, one final tornado was reported. This tornado moved from south of Silver Creek to northeast of Silver Creek just before sunset. The tornado clipped the southeast side of town, resulting in damage to the post office, several cars, trees, and 13 residences in town. Fortunately, most of the damage was minor.
37.41970-07-14240°29'N / 96°53'W40°30'N / 96°47'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Gage
37.62004-05-22440°28'N / 96°53'W40°31'N / 96°46'W7.00 Miles2640 Yards0020.0M0Gage
 Brief Description: See description below. This long tracked tornado is often referred to as the Hallam tornado. It initially touched down 3 miles west of Daykin in northern Jefferson county. The tornado was rated an f0 or f1 in Jefferson county damaging farm outbuildings, grain bins and trees. From there the tornado crossed into Saline county southwest of Western and remained an f0 or f1 until it struck the southern portion of Wilber where it strengthened to f2. Roofs were blown off of homes just southeast of Wilber. The tornado traveled from Wilber into Gage county, crossing the county line west of Clatonia where it grew to its most intense stage, f4. The tornado remained nearly at this strength as it crossed into Lancaster county near Hallam with a damage path of around 2 1/2 miles. Many well-built homes were demolished from Clatonia to Hallam, along with grain bins, farm sheds, and outbuildings. Many trees were destroyed or uprooted. Although Hallam itself escaped the strongest winds from the storm, which occurred just south of town, 95 percent of the buildings in town were either destroyed or severely damaged. The lone fatality from the tornado occurred in Hallam. The storm also toppled several hopper cars from a freight train on the west edge of town. In total 55 railroad cars were derailed. From Hallam the tornado traveled east for several miles prior to turning northeast again just north of Cortland. The storm then tracked 2 miles north of Firth, severely damaging the Firth-Norris high school and a nearby middle school. School busses were tossed in this area. Several homes northeast of the schools were flattened as the tornado regained its f4 strength. The damage path continued northeast to Holland and then to 2 miles north of Panama where the tornado weakened to around an f2 and the damage path began to narrow. The track then curved more toward the north, passing just south of Bennet where a few homes sustained f3 damage. After passing south of Bennet, the storm moved back to the northeast and began to weaken to f0 or f1 strength as it crossed into Otoe county southwest of Palmyra. The tornado finally dissipated 1 miles west southwest of Palmyra. In total the tornado was on the ground for around 54 miles with a maximum intensity of f4. Besides the fatality, 38 people sustained injuries, 158 homes were leveled and 57 others were seriously damaged. The dollar amount of damage was estimated at 160 million, with 60 million of that agricultural including 100 cattle and 50 hogs lost. Some 150,000 acres of crop land sustained significant damage. The 5 counties were declared national disaster areas by Fema.
39.11967-06-13241°59'N / 97°23'W41°05'N / 97°17'W62.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Stanton
40.41964-06-08240°24'N / 96°55'W40°30'N / 96°43'W12.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saline
40.51965-05-08241°25'N / 97°21'W41°44'N / 97°09'W24.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Platte
40.61982-05-20241°34'N / 97°04'W41°37'N / 96°55'W5.00 Miles30 Yards003K0Colfax
41.01998-06-23241°36'N / 97°04'W41°36'N / 96°59'W2.70 Miles1000 Yards0000Colfax
 Brief Description: Debris on highway.
41.31952-08-13441°01'N / 96°19'W40°56'N / 96°13'W7.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cass
41.32004-05-22240°20'N / 97°17'W40°29'N / 96°54'W20.00 Miles1200 Yards0820.0M0Saline
 Brief Description: See description below This long tracked tornado is often referred to as the Hallam tornado. It initially touched down 3 miles west of Daykin in northern Jefferson county. The tornado was rated an f0 or f1 in Jefferson county damaging farm outbuildings, grain bins and trees. From there the tornado crossed into Saline county southwest of Western and remained an f0 or f1 until it struck the southern portion of Wilber where it strengthened to f2. Roofs were blown off of homes just southeast of Wilber. The tornado traveled from Wilber into Gage county, crossing the county line west of Clatonia where it grew to its most intense stage, f4. The tornado remained nearly at this strength as it crossed into Lancaster county near Hallam with a damage path of around 2 1/2 miles. Many well-built homes were demolished from Clatonia to Hallam, along with grain bins, farm sheds, and outbuildings. Many trees were destroyed or uprooted. Although Hallam itself escaped the strongest winds from the storm, which occurred just south of town, 95 percent of the buildings in town were either destroyed or severely damaged. The lone fatality from the tornado occurred in Hallam. The storm also toppled several hopper cars from a freight train on the west edge of town. In total 55 railroad cars were derailed. From Hallam the tornado traveled east for several miles prior to turning northeast again just north of Cortland. The storm then tracked 2 miles north of Firth, severely damaging the Firth-Norris high school and a nearby middle school. School busses were tossed in this area. Several homes northeast of the schools were flattened as the tornado regained its f4 strength. The damage path continued northeast to Holland and then to 2 miles north of Panama where the tornado weakened to around an f2 and the damage path began to narrow. The track then curved more toward the north, passing just south of Bennet where a few homes sustained f3 damage. After passing south of Bennet, the storm moved back to the northeast and began to weaken to f0 or f1 strength as it crossed into Otoe county southwest of Palmyra. The tornado finally dissipated 1 miles west southwest of Palmyra. In total the tornado was on the ground for around 54 miles with a maximum intensity of f4. Besides the fatality, 38 people sustained injuries, 158 homes were leveled and 57 others were seriously damaged. The dollar amount of damage was estimated at 160 million, with 60 million of that agricultural including 100 cattle and 50 hogs lost. Some 150,000 acres of crop land sustained significant damage. The 5 counties were declared national disaster areas by Fema.
41.61967-06-09240°25'N / 96°54'W40°28'N / 96°40'W12.60 Miles33 Yards02250K0Gage
42.31982-06-14240°24'N / 96°57'W0.20 Mile50 Yards00250K0Saline
42.91970-06-15241°26'N / 96°57'W41°33'N / 96°08'W42.90 Miles600 Yards000K0Butler
43.01982-05-20241°37'N / 96°55'W41°37'N / 96°52'W2.00 Miles30 Yards003K0Dodge
43.11990-03-13340°21'N / 97°37'W40°37'N / 97°24'W23.00 Miles180 Yards002.5M0Fillmore
43.21988-05-07241°07'N / 96°20'W41°11'N / 96°10'W6.70 Miles73 Yards212.5M0Sarpy
43.51963-04-28241°35'N / 97°01'W41°40'N / 96°47'W13.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Colfax
43.51990-03-13440°38'N / 97°50'W40°43'N / 97°42'W15.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Fillmore
43.71957-05-20240°04'N / 97°30'W40°42'N / 96°20'W75.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Thayer
43.71991-04-26340°36'N / 96°24'W40°47'N / 96°16'W14.00 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Otoe
43.91965-05-08340°10'N / 97°34'W40°43'N / 97°19'W40.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Thayer
44.21956-04-28340°15'N / 97°23'W40°29'N / 96°42'W39.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
44.51992-06-15240°54'N / 97°54'W0.10 Mile30 Yards002.5M0Hamilton
45.11977-05-04341°36'N / 97°08'W41°43'N / 97°07'W7.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Colfax
45.51965-07-01340°43'N / 96°25'W40°39'N / 96°11'W12.80 Miles33 Yards01250K0Otoe
45.71967-06-09240°18'N / 97°34'W40°25'N / 96°54'W35.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Thayer
45.92008-06-08241°08'N / 96°16'W41°11'N / 96°08'W8.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KSarpy
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was the first touchdown of 2 tornadoes that hit the Omaha metro area this night. Tornado number 1 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 scattered EF0 damage in Gretna with tree and shingle damage noted. From there tornado number 1 continued northeast to near 156th and Giles Road. EF 2 damage was noted just southwest of that point with major roof damage to a home. The tornado then crossed over into the Millard area of Douglas county where it continued for about 3 more miles before merging with tornado number 2. Tornado 1 also caused EF2 damage in Douglas county with much of it concentrated in the vicinity of 137th and Y Streets. The tornadoes spun up on the leading edge of a bow echo that gathered strength as it raced through the Omaha metropolitan area. More than 500 homeowners reported damage from the storm and OPPD reported that 13,800 customers lost power. EPISODE NARRATIVE: As one unseasonably strong upper level system lifted into Canada another one dropped down behind it across the northern Plains. This caused surface low pressure to develop over northeast Kansas along a cold front that was crossing the plains. This in turn caused the front to slow down as it moved into southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa. A small line of thunderstorms that had developed along the front moved ahead of it and encountered a strong low level jet. The combination of the low level jet, and a warm front that extended east of the low, strengthened the line segment just to the southwest of Omaha and causing it to bow out. In turn a few quick moving spin-up circulations and 2 tornadoes developed as the bow echo crossed the Omaha area. Although these tornadoes hit in the middle of the night and caused significant damage in the Omaha area, there were no deaths or serious injuries with the storm. The system also produced areas of heavy rain which caused some flash flooding and then eventual river flooding.
46.31956-06-06240°33'N / 97°40'W40°22'N / 97°28'W16.20 Miles33 Yards03250K0Fillmore
47.11957-04-25340°22'N / 97°57'W40°39'N / 97°24'W34.70 Miles220 Yards00250K0Clay
47.41991-04-26240°26'N / 96°30'W40°31'N / 96°28'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Gage
47.51974-04-20340°19'N / 97°44'W40°36'N / 97°29'W23.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Nuckolls
48.02008-05-29240°51'N / 98°02'W40°52'N / 97°53'W8.00 Miles1000 Yards0020K100KHamilton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started southwest of Aurora and moved southeast. The parent supercell had produced a rear flank downdraft (RFD) that was traveling down Interstate 80. As the tornado interacted with this RFD about a mile north of the Interstate, it rapidly increased in size and strength and started to move eastward. At this point the tornado damaged several homes and brought down a self standing cell tower. One home along Highway 14 sustained considerable damage. The tornado then moved to the northeast and dissipated just southwest of the village of Hampton. To the west of Hampton, several empty rail cars were blown off the tracks by what appeared to be inflow winds into the tornado. A major high voltage power line was brought down by the tornado as well as many power lines and poles in the rural areas. Also many center pivot irrigation systems were blown over along the tornadoes path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant severe weather outbreak occurred during the late afternoon and evening of May 29th. Several tornadoes were reported from near Elwood to north of York. Two tornadoes caused damage in the city of Kearney and one occurred just to the south of town. Another tornado damaged homes and power poles near Aurora. Another tornado started in north-central Kansas and entered south-central Nebraska near Hubbell. Very strong winds moved down a portion of Interstate 80 and pushed cars and trucks off of the roadway near Aurora. Other areas of south-central Nebraska received heavy rains and hail. Hail to the size of baseballs was reported near Arapahoe in Furnas County. These storms also produce a lot of rainfall over areas that had fairly wet ground. Several areas of flooding were noted in the Platte and Republican River valleys.
48.61967-06-09240°35'N / 96°23'W40°39'N / 96°11'W11.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Otoe
48.72004-05-22240°15'N / 97°30'W40°28'N / 97°21'W8.00 Miles800 Yards002.5M500KThayer
 Brief Description: A tornado traveled 8 miles and damaged 6 farmsteads. One house was hit by the tornado. Damage was so severe; the owners burnt the 120 year old house. A machine shed was destroyed toward the end of the tornadoes path. Three semi-trucks were stacked on top of each other at one site. Several center pivot systems were destroyed. One of the worst severe weather outbreaks in recent years struck south-central Nebraska the afternoon and evening of May 22. No less than 17 different tornadoes rolled across south-central Nebraska. Dozens of homes were damaged and a few completely destroyed. Over 250 center irrigation pivots were damaged or destroyed in south-central Nebraska alone. Large hail and strong straight-line winds of up to 80 mph also wreaked havoc on the region. Several million dollars in property damage was reported. Hundreds of power poles were snapped resulting in dozens of miles of downed electrical line.
49.41988-05-07241°11'N / 96°10'W41°12'N / 96°07'W2.50 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Douglas


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