NWS: Tornadoes Spotted in 4 Nebraska Counties Tuesday

By: 10/11 News
By: 10/11 News
The National Weather Service says the tornado in Cedar Co. near Coleridge destroyed two farmsteads and one grainery.

(Courtesy: Jason Cooley) Tornado near Coleridge, Neb.

COLERIDGE, Neb. -- The National Weather Service says it received reports of several tornadoes in Nebraska after a severe storm system tracked across the northern Plains.

The Weather Service says tornadoes were also reported in the northeastern part of the state, near the South Dakota border.

Radar, spotter reports and pictures show that three tornadoes touched down Tuesday night in Cherry and Hooker counties, in the northwestern part of the state.

Meteorologist Darren Snively in the North Platte office received reports of a semi-trailer overturned and a car that rolled over in the area. No injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service says another tornado was reported in Cedar County, near Coleridge.

Damage from that storm happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and destroyed two farmsteads and one grainery.

The 10/11 weather team said this particular storm cell was seen in Cedar and Dixon Counties and remained nearly stationary for 3 hours.

At 8:55 p.m. the National Weather Service said the confirmed tornado was seen near Coleridge, moving at just 10 miles per hour.

At 9:33 p.m. the same storm was seen northeast of Laurel and remained nearly stationary.

The Cedar County Sheriff's office says Hwy. 57 is closed between Hartington and Coleridge due to debris on the road. There's no timetable of when it will reopen.

10/11 crews in Pilger could see a large amount of lightning associated with the storm cell. Cedar is about 45 miles north of Pilger.

A chance for severe weather continues into Wednesday for northeast Nebraska.


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