Storm path of Monday tornadoes

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Tornadoes in Northeast Nebraska 6/16/2014

 

Pilger, NE Tornado Map

The diagram above shows the path and destruction sites of the 5 tornadoes that hit Northeast Nebraska on June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service out of Omaha/Valley issued this statement and map in this link. If you look at the map you’ll see the destruction sites in Stanton, Wayne and Dixon counties. 22 homes were destroyed in Wayne County and 13 homes destroyed in Dixon county.  At one point the tornado went straight down 585th avenue (near 854th road in Wayne Co.) and hit homes on both sides of the road – from the map you can see that’s where the F4 hit and these homes are flattened and completely blown apart. You’ll also see from the map the length of each of the five tornadoes.

 

A supercell thunderstorm moved across portions of northeast Nebraska Monday afternoon, 6/16/2014.  The storm quickly became tornadic and produced 5 tornadoes (note, the map only shows the 4 strong EF4 tornado tracks, with a direct hit on the town of Pilger, Nebraska, with an estimated population of about 350 people.  The area was in a Moderate Risk of severe weather.  A tornado watch was issued around 305 pm Monday, and the first tornado warning for the area was issued around 341 pm.  The tornado hit Pilger around 418 pm.  Each of the four tornadoes were rated as EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale and 1 tornado was rated EF0

 

THE FINAL TORNADO COUNTY FOR THE JUNE 16, 2014 TORNADO EVENT IS 5  
TORNADOES.   
   
STANTON TORNADO  
  
RATING: EF-4   
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 12.21 MILES   
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: TBD YARDS   
START DATE: JUNE 16 2014  
START TIME: 342 PM CDT   
START LOCATION: 6.78 MILES SOUTHWEST OF STANTON  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 411 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 6.65 NORTH OF STANTON  
   
INITIAL STANTON TORNADO  
  
RATING: EF-0  
START DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
START TIME: 338 PM CDT  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014   
END TIME: 340 PM CDT  
   
PILGER TORNADO  
  
RATING: AT LEAST EF4   
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 18.41 MILES   
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: TBD  
START DATE: JUNE 16, 2014   
START TIME: 4 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5.72 MILES SOUTHWEST PILGER  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 439 PM CDT   
END LOCATION: 9.83 NORTH OF WISNER  
   
PILGER EAST TORNADO  
  
RATING: EF-4  
LENGTH /STATUTE/: 11.84 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: TBD  
START DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
START TIME: 413 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2.38 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PILGER  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 432 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 9.04 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF WISNER  
   
WAKEFIELD TORNADO  
  
RATING: EF-4  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 16.22 MILES   
START DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
START TIME: 440 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 10.28 MILES SOUTH OF WAKEFIELD  
END DATE: JUNE 16, 2014  
END TIME: 508 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 6.59 PM NORTHEAST OF WAKEFIELD  
  
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
  
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH