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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 4.08 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State NEBRASKA
County/Area OTOE
WFO OAX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-10-03 21:34:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 5WSW PALMYRA
Begin Lat/Lon 40.68/-96.46
End Date 2013-10-03 21:39:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3N PALMYRA
End Lat/Lon 40.74/-96.39
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 initially touched down in Lancaster County where EF2 damage was produced. The tornado crossed in Otoe County around 2 miles east of Bennet. The tornado continued to around 1 mile northwest of Palmyra before lifting. The tornado produced damage consistent with EF2 as it crossed highway 20 to the west of Palmyra to farmsteads.


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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