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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 6.43 Miles
-- Width 590 Yards
State NEBRASKA
County/Area KNOX
WFO OAX
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-10-04 16:20:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3S CREIGHTON
Begin Lat/Lon 42.43/-97.88
End Date 2013-10-04 16:36:00.0 CST-6
End Location 0NNW BAZILE MILLS
End Lat/Lon 42.53/-97.9
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 The same powerful storm system that produced severe weather across eastern Nebraska on October 3rd remain in the area on the 4th. A strong area of low pressure moved from eastern Colorado into southern South Dakota during the day. As this occurred, a dry line was sweeping across central and into eastern Nebraska. A warm front continued to lift north into northeast Nebraska and western Iowa by late afternoon. With unseasonably warm and moist air in the region the atmosphere became strongly unstable. This instability coupled with a strong wind field associated with the powerful storm system and created and environment favorable for significant severe weather. Supercells developed near the intersection of the dry line and warm front over northeast Nebraska during the afternoon and tracked northeast. The supercells were responsible for large hail, damaging winds, and significant tornadoes. Other isolated thunderstorms developed south along the dry line into western Iowa producing very large hail and damaging winds during the evening of the 4th.
Event Narrative This EF3 tornado touched down approximately 2 miles southeast of Creighton. The tornado was initially weak with damage confined to softwood trees, irrigation systems, and siding and shingle damage. The tornado initially traveled north crossing highway 59 less than 1 mile to the east of the city of Creighton. The tornado made a direct impact to the Creighton Municipal Airport where 3 of the hangers received roof, garage and siding damage. There was also a storage building that lost a roof. The airport beacon was also lost during the tornado. Just to the south of the airport a building housing antique trackers was completely destroyed and was moved for 3 city blocks. The tornado then took a track to the northwest where a 10000 bushel grain bin was completely destroyed. There were also 5 other irrigation systems where destroyed as well as power poles snapped at their base. The tornado ended 1 mile north of Bazile Mills.


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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 17 0.00K 0.00K
STANTON STANTON CO. NE 10/04/2013 15:32 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROYAL ANTELOPE CO. NE 10/04/2013 15:48 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALTONA WAYNE CO. NE 10/04/2013 16:12 CST-6 Tornado EF4 0 15 0.00K 0.00K
STEINAUER PAWNEE CO. NE 10/04/2013 16:18 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CREIGHTON KNOX CO. NE 10/04/2013 16:20 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNBAR OTOE CO. NE 10/04/2013 16:50 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACY THURSTON CO. NE 10/04/2013 16:55 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 2 0.00K 0.00K
UNION CASS CO. NE 10/04/2013 17:10 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 17 0.00K 0.00K