Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 6.64 Miles
-- Width 264 Yards
County/Area ANTELOPE
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-10-04 15:48:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 6SSE ROYAL
Begin Lat/Lon 42.246/-98.092
End Date 2013-10-04 16:01:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2ENE ROYAL
End Lat/Lon 42.342/-98.096
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 The tornado developed about 2 miles east, and 6 miles south of the city of Royal. The tornado moved in a nearly due north fashion passing to the east of the city. The tornado impacted several farmsteads during the greater than 6 mile path. Outbuildings, trees and power line damage was common along the path of the tornado.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

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