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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 11.19 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State NEBRASKA
County/Area LANCASTER
WFO OAX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-10-03 21:08:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2E BENNET
Begin Lat/Lon 40.68/-96.46
End Date 2013-10-03 21:34:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2ESE HICKMAN
End Lat/Lon 40.59/-96.64
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 A powerful storm system moved into the central Plains on the 3rd of October and allowed for low pressure developed over the western high Plains. Ahead of this low, unseasonably warm and humid air streamed north from the Gulf of Mexico. The combination of the warm humid air and the strong upper level storm system created an atmosphere of high instability and strong shear across parts of eastern Nebraska. As a warm front slowly lifted north into southeast Nebraska during the evening of the 3rd, isolated supercell thunderstorms developed. These storms were responsible for large hail, some significant, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes.
Event Narrative This tornado touched down 2.5 miles southwest of Hickman near the Stagecoach Lake State Recreation area. It then moved through the Wagon Train Lake State Recreation area where it strengthened to EF2 intensity. It continued to track to the northeast, moving about 1 miles south of Bennet before ending 1 mile northwest of Palmyra. The strength of this tornado was rated EF2 based on the property damage near the Wagon Train Lake State Recreation and based on property damage just west of Palmyra. The intensity was EF1 south of Bennet. Otherwise the tornado strength was rated EF0 along the remainder of the track. The entire track of this tornado was 16.5 miles.


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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
WILBER SALINE CO. NE 10/03/2013 19:14 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIEND SALINE CO. NE 10/03/2013 21:01 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENNET LANCASTER CO. NE 10/03/2013 21:08 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DORCHESTER SALINE CO. NE 10/03/2013 21:18 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PALMYRA OTOE CO. NE 10/03/2013 21:34 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILBER SALINE CO. NE 10/03/2013 21:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELMWOOD CASS CO. NE 10/03/2013 21:55 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLATTSMOUTH CASS CO. NE 10/03/2013 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AVERY SARPY CO. NE 10/03/2013 22:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K