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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
628 AM CDT WED JUN 25 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 17, 2014 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE
#2...

.OVERVIEW...

A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED OVER CENTRAL CEDAR COUNTY
DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS OF JUNE 17TH. THIS STORM MOVED
SLOWLY EAST SOUTHEAST OVER THE NEXT 4 HOURS PRODUCING LARGE
HAIL...FLOODING AND TORNADOES. DUE TO THE COMPLEX NATURE OF THE
EVENT WITH MULTIPLE TORNADOES IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TORNADO
VIDEO...AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY...RADAR DATA...AND A GROUND SURVEY WERE
USED TO COMPLETE THIS FINAL REPORT. IN SUMMARY THIS LONE SUPERCELL
WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR 6 INDIVIDUAL TORNADOES THAT COULD BE
DOCUMENTED OVER CEDAR COUNTY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD
LIKE TO THANK CEDAR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND LAW
ENFORCEMENT FOR THIER ASSISTANCE IN DETERMINING THE EVENTS OF JUNE
17, 2014.

.COLERIDGE TORNADO #1...

RATING: EF1
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.94 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 320 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
START TIME: 757 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 6.78 MILES NORTHWEST OF COLERIDGE
END DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
END TIME: 805 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 3.85 MILES WEST OF COLERIDGE

.COLERIDGE TORNADO #2...

RATING: EF-3
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.24 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1.17 MILES
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
START TIME: 809 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 3.42 NORTHWEST OF COLERIDGE
END DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
END TIME: 855 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 1.93 MILES NORTHEAST OF COLERIDGE

THIS WAS THE STRONGEST OF THE TORNADOES THAT THE CEDAR COUNTY
SUPERCELL PRODUCED. THIS TORNAOD DEVELOPED TO THE NORTHWEST OF
COLERIDGE AND MOVED SLOWLY EAST SOUTHEAST JUST TO THE NORTH OF THE
CITY OF COLERDIGE. AS THE TORNADO NEARED 567TH AVE THE TORANDO
TURNED TO THE SOUTH ALONG THE EASTERN EDGE OF THE CITY PRODUCING
SOME SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ALONG THE EASTERN SIDE OF
COLERIDGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTH UNTIL NEARING 874TH ROAD
WHERE THE FOWARD SPEED FURTHER SLOWED...AND THE TORNADO CHANGED
TO AN EASTERLY MOVEMENT WHILE BECOMING RAIN-WRAPPED. THE EASTERN
DIRECTION OCCURRED FOR A HALF MILE BEFORE THE TORNADO MOVED ALMOST
DUE NORTH ALONG 568TH AVE WHILE SIGNIFICANTLY WEAKENING. THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE...WHICH WAS STRONG EF3...OCCURRED TO THE NORTH
OF COLERIDGE ALONG 876TH ROAD. HERE...TWO FARM HOUSES WERE
DESTROYED DOWN TO THE FOUNDATION AND TREES WERE SNAPPED AND
DEBARKED.

.COLERIDGE TORNADO #3...

RATING: EF-0
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.28 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
START TIME: 910 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 2.42 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF COLERIDGE
END DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
END TIME: 918 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 2.87 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF COLERIDGE

.LAUREL TORNADO #1...

RATING: EF-1
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.17 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 800 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
START TIME: 910 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 5.94 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF LAUREL
END DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
END TIME: 925 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 4.94 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF LAUREL

.LAUREL TORNADO #2...

RATING: EF-2
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
START TIME: 928 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 4.12 MILES NORTHEAST OF LAUREL
END DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
END TIME: 934 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 4.46 MILES NORTHEAST OF LAUREL

.LAUREL TORNADO #3...

RATING: EF-2
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.04 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 750 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
START TIME: 945 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 5.60 MILES NORTHEAST OF LAUREL
END DATE: JUNE 17, 2014
END TIME: 925 PM CDT
END LOCATION: THE TORNADO EXITED INTO DIXON COUNTY 3.79 MILES EAST
              OF LAUREL

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.

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