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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
953 AM CDT Thu Jun 15 2017 /853 AM MDT Thu Jun 15 2017/


.Updated path length and damage description.


Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  9.6 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   10 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 12, 2017
Start time:             8:30 pm MDT
Start location:         3 miles WNW of Antioch, NE

End date:               June 12, 2017
End time:               8:45 pm MDT
End location:           9.5 miles N of Antioch, NE

SUMMARY: Witnesses describe a tornado touching down and destroying
mainly cottonwood trees and wind breaks. There was one large healthy
cottonwood tree that was snapped and twisted with branches strewn
across the property. There was also damage to an old barn and a
large outbuilding with hangar doors. There was a partial collapse of
the barn and the hangar doors were blown off of the large metal
outbuilding. The tornado also picked up a pile of lumber and
scattered it across the property. The local power company reports
that 30 power poles were also replaced due to damage, some poles
were snapped and others were pushed over.

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

The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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