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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
914 PM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017


.Overview...A damage survey team spent the entire day Saturday and
much of the day on Monday in the Bellevue, Nebraska area and into
adjacent portions of Mills county Iowa. This survey confirms two
tornado tracks through the impacted area, one of which has been
extended into Iowa from the initial survey on Saturday. These
tornado tracks were embedded within broader areas of intense
straight-line wind damage which frequently ranged from 60 to 100 mph
and caused damage in addition to the tornadoes themselves.

The survey team did not have time to visit the Springfield or Plattsmouth
areas, which also received substantial wind damage Friday evening.
Based on a detailed post event radar analysis, the damage in these
areas appears to mostly widespread straight line downburst wind damage
with wind speed estimates of 80 to 100 mph. But again, we did not
have time today to complete a formal damage survey for these areas.

.Bellevue, NE Tornado #1...

EF scale rating:        EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    Up to 110 mph
Path length /Statute/:  Approximately 6.7 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   175 yards yards
Fatalities:             0 Injuries:               0

Start date:             06/16/2017
Start time:             Approximately 808 pm CDT
Start location:         Near Willow Lakes Golf Course
Start Lat/Lon:          41.1291/-95.9372

End date:               06/16/2017
End time:               Approximately 813 pm CDT
End location:           5.5 miles southeast of Offutt AFB
End Lat/Lon:            41.0710/-95.8338

A tornado developed just west of Offutt Air Force Base and moved
east southeast across the air force base property. The tornado
maintained an intermittent track southeast of the Air Force Base
with few available damage indicators until reaching a farm
1 mile west of Interstate 29 where it caused substantial tree and
farm building damage, as well as roof damage to a home.

.Bellevue, NE Tornado #2...

EF scale rating:        EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    Up to 135 mph
Path length /Statute/:  Approximately 9.3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   To be determined
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             06/16/2017
Start time:             Approximately 805 pm CDT
Start location:         Approximately 2.2 miles southwest of Offutt
                        Air Force Base
Start Lat/Lon:          41.1012/-95.9572

End date:               06/16/2017
End time:               Approximately 818 pm CDT
End location:           Approximately 2.0 miles northwest of Glenwood IA
End Lat/Lon:            41.0646/-95.7892

This tornado developed in the Two Springs subdivision in
Bellevue, NE, moving east southeast affecting Pipers Glen, then
Hyda Hills, and Normandy Hills, then crossed the Missouri River and
dissipated before reaching Glenwood. EF2 damage was noted along the
path in Hyda Hills, with EF0-EF1 damage elsewhere along the path.
Substantial home damage was noted along some of the path. Additional
widespread straight-line wind damage was surveyed in the vicinity of
the tornado path, and as far west as 84th street in the Shadow Lake

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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


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