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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
441 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 /341 PM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017/


.OVERVIEW...A line of severe thunderstorms moved through
central Nebraska on Tuesday, June 27th. The storms moved
into northeastern Lincoln county and began causing widespread
damage consistent with 70 to 118 mph wind speeds. There
was widespread damage to power poles, many of which were
snapped several feet up from the base of the pole and tossed
into the neighboring field several feet from the base. These
particular poles were relatively new. Power pole damage was
widespread across the damage area. There was also widespread
tree damage, trees uprooted and snapped at the trunk. Several
buildings lost roof material and some metal sheds lost large
sections of siding.

The damage area was not continuous but the more significant
damage stretched for 40 miles, touching three counties.

.Northeast Lincoln County to Arnold Nebraska Wind Damage...

Peak wind Estimated:    100-118 mph
Path length /Statute/:  40 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   5 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 27, 2017
Start time:             8:40 pm CDT
Start location:         17 miles southwest of Arnold

End date:               June 27, 2017
End time:               9:15 pm CDT
End location:           Anselmo

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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