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

...PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR JUNE 16, 2017 TORNADO EVENTS...

.Overview...A damage survey team spent the entire day surveying damage
in the Bellevue, NE area and points to the south and southeast. The following
results are very preliminary and confirm 2 tornadoes in the Bellevue
area Friday evening, June 16, 2017. Additional work will be completed to
finalize this information in the next few days.

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 3 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:           Near Champions Village
End Lat/Lon:            41.1020/-95.8937

A tornado developed just west of Offutt Air Force Base and moved
east southeast across the air force base property, dissipating before
reaching the Missouri River. Damage to trees and buildings was noted.

.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 likely 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. This
information is very preliminary and will be further refined in the
next few days as additional survey information becomes available.

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

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

$$

Smith/DeWald



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