Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 5.93 Miles
-- Width 600 Yards
State NEBRASKA
County/Area JEFFERSON
WFO OAX
Begin Date 05/27/2013 20:02:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth ESE
Begin Location HARBINE
Begin Lat/Lon 40.18/-96.92
End Date 05/27/2013 20:06:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth S
End Location HARBINE
End Lat/Lon 40.18/-96.97
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Thunderstorms developed along a stationary boundary near the Kansas and Nebraska border on the afternoon of May 27th. Due to high amounts of instability and shear in the atmosphere these thunderstorms quickly became severe. The thunderstorms moved east over southern Nebraska, moving into southeast Nebraska by early evening. Although other isolated severe weather was reported, one particular storm moving through Jefferson and Gage Counties produced the majority of the severe weather. The storm complex exited southeast Nebraska prior to midnight producing severe weather around the Falls City Nebraska area.
Event Narrative A NWS storm survey indicated that a tornado developed approximately 2 miles south of Harbine. The tornado traveled in an east northeast direction impacting several farmsteads in Jefferson County. There was minor damage to 4 houses, and 5 out buildings were damaged beyond repair. Other damage included over-turned center pivots and tree damage. Approximately 2 miles east southeast of Harbine the tornado produced damage consistent with a weak EF2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Here a large recently well-built metal outbuildings were destroyed, minor damage was done to a home, and 2X4 boards were driven into the ground.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOBIAS SALINE CO. NE 05/27/2013 19:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEA JEFFERSON CO. NE 05/27/2013 19:51 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARBINE JEFFERSON CO. NE 05/27/2013 20:02 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEATRICE GAGE CO. NE 05/27/2013 20:16 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEATRICE GAGE CO. NE 05/27/2013 20:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRBURY JEFFERSON CO. NE 05/27/2013 20:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEATRICE GAGE CO. NE 05/27/2013 21:41 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORTLAND GAGE CO. NE 05/27/2013 21:43 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHUBERT RICHARDSON CO. NE 05/27/2013 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALLS CITY RICHARDSON CO. NE 05/27/2013 22:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K