Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 5 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State NEBRASKA
County/Area JOHNSON
WFO OAX
Report Source TRAINED SPOTTER
NCEI Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2006-04-15 16:15:00.0 CST
Begin Location 4SW STERLING
Begin Lat/Lon 40.43/-96.42
End Date 2006-04-15 16:25:00.0 CST
End Location 3N STERLING
End Lat/Lon 40.52/-96.37
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 500K
Crop Damage
Event Narrative This tornado formed about 6 miles west of Wymore at 433 pm CDT (1533 CST), tracked northeast to around 4 miles east of Beatrice where it caused f2 damage, then tracked just south of Adams and crossed into Johnson county 2 miles southeast of Adams, or 4 miles southwest of Sterling, around 515 pm CDT. In Johnson county the tornado tracked another 5 miles before dissipating or lifting 3 miles north of Sterling. This tornado formed from a supercell which then became rain-wrapped taking on a heavy rain (hp) supercell characteristics.

In Johnson county the average damage path width was around 150 yards. The tornado caused f1 damage 2 miles northwest of Sterling where some roof and tree damage was noted. In all 6 houses received damage in Johnson county from the tornado and several outbuildings were destroyed. The storm also knocked power lines down which resulted in loss of power for some customers for up to 8 hours.


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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 0 5.000M 0.00K
WYMORE GAGE CO. NE 04/15/2006 15:33 CST Tornado F2 0 0 4.500M 0.00K
STERLING JOHNSON CO. NE 04/15/2006 16:15 CST Tornado F1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 5.000M 0.00K