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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
944 PM CST THU DEC 16 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/15/21 TORNADO EVENT...

.7 SW UNDERWOOD, IA...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 15 2021
START TIME:             424 PM CST
START LOCATION:         7 MILES SW UNDERWOOD / POTTAWATTAMIE / IA
START LAT/LON:          41.3140 / -95.7655

END DATE:               DEC 15 2021
END TIME:               427 PM CST
END LOCATION:           5 MILES SW UNDERWOOD / POTTAWATTAMIE / IA
END LAT/LON:            41.3471 / -95.7579

SURVEY SUMMARY: A NARROW BUT STRONG TORNADO TRACKED ALONG ROAD 
L34 THROUGH SHERWOOD COUNTRY ESTATES BEFORE ENDING NEAR JUNIPER 
ROAD. THE MAXIMUM DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED TO A HOME IN SHERWOOD 
COUNTRY ESTATES WHERE THE NARROW TORNADO REMOVED THE MAJORITY OF A
HOMES ROOF AND DAMAGED OTHER NEARBY HOMES AS WELL.


.NEOLA, IA...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 15 2021
START TIME:             431 PM CST
START LOCATION:         2 MILES E UNDERWOOD / POTTAWATTAMIE / IA
START LAT/LON:          41.3867 / -95.6366

END DATE:               DEC 15 2021
END TIME:               436 PM CST
END LOCATION:           2 MILES NNE NEOLA / POTTAWATTAMIE / IA
END LAT/LON:            41.4799 / -95.6038

SURVEY SUMMARY: A NARROW EF-2 TORNADO BEGAN PRODUCING DAMAGE NEAR
MAHOGANY ROAD AND 290TH ST AND TRACKED NORTH NORTHEAST INTO THE 
SOUTHEAST EDGE OF NEOLA AND THEN CAUSED INTERMITTENT DAMAGE NEAR 
RAILROAD HIGHWAY NORTH OF NEOLA. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS 
TO A HOME ALONG 290TH STREET WHERE THE ROOF WAS REMOVED AND WALLS 
BLOWN OUT. A NEARBY GARAGE WAS MOVED OFF OF ITS FOUNDATION AND 
APPROXIMATELY 10 MATURE TREES WERE ALL UPROOTED BEHIND THE HOME 
WITH SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO HARDWOOD TREES IN THE FRONT YARD. THE 
NARROW NATURE OF THIS TORNADO WAS EVIDENT IN THE DAMAGE PATH AS 
NEARBY BARNS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE TRACK HAD LOW-END DAMAGE, 
POSSIBLY OWING TO THE SIGNIFICANT FORWARD SPEED OF THE TORNADO. 
THE TORNADO WAS SEEN BRIEFLY BY THE RESIDENT BEFORE SEEKING 
SHELTER. A BUSINESS ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF NEOLA ALSO HAD 
SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO LARGE METAL BUILDINGS, AT LEAST TWO OF WHICH
WERE DESTROYED.


.2 NE BEAVER LAKE, NE...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 15 2021
START TIME:             410 PM CST
START LOCATION:         4 MILES ENE MURRAY / CASS / NE
START LAT/LON:          40.9429 / -95.8630

END DATE:               DEC 15 2021
END TIME:               411 PM CST
END LOCATION:           4 MILES NE MURRAY / CASS / NE
END LAT/LON:            40.9532 / -95.8579

SURVEY SUMMARY: TORNADO DEVELOPED IN OPEN FIELD AND TRAVELED 
NORTH-NORTHEAST. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WAS DONE TO A HORSE FARM. 
EXTENSION OF HOUSE DESTROYED. HORSE TRAILER ROLLED. SEVERAL LARGE 
TREES SNAPPED AN UPROOTED. UNABLE TO SURVEY NORTHERN END OF TRACK 
DUE TO TERRAIN AND NO ROAD.


.BEAVER LAKE, NE...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 15 2021
START TIME:             409 PM CST
START LOCATION:         2 MILES NE MURRAY / CASS / NE
START LAT/LON:          40.9197 / -95.8794

END DATE:               DEC 15 2021
END TIME:               410 PM CST
END LOCATION:           2 MILES ENE MURRAY / CASS / NE
END LAT/LON:            40.9269 / -95.8767

SURVEY SUMMARY: THREE WITNESSES OBSERVED TORNADO FORM SOUTH SIDE 
OF LAKE. ROOF TAKEN OFF RESIDENCE. SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES SNAPPED 
AND PINE TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.


.3 SW BEAVER LAKE, NE...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   TBD
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 15 2021
START TIME:             406 PM CST
START LOCATION:         3 MILES SSE MURRAY / CASS / NE
START LAT/LON:          40.8855 / -95.9154

END DATE:               DEC 15 2021
END TIME:               407 PM CST
END LOCATION:           2 MILES SE MURRAY / CASS / NE
END LAT/LON:            40.8985 / -95.9051

SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO POWER POLES
AND TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF A FARM OUTBUILDING NEAR HIGHWAY 75 AND 
BAXTER LOOP.


.3 NE NEHAWKA, NE...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 15 2021
START TIME:             405 PM CST
START LOCATION:         3 MILES NE NEHAWKA / CASS / NE
START LAT/LON:          40.8569 / -95.9464

END DATE:               DEC 15 2021
END TIME:               406 PM CST
END LOCATION:           4 MILES NE NEHAWKA / CASS / NE
END LAT/LON:            40.8656 / -95.9360

SURVEY SUMMARY: ROOF REMOVED FROM HOUSE. ROOF OVER GARAGE 
UPLIFTED AND DISPLACED. HOUSE MOVED SLIGHTLY ON FOUNDATION. 
SEVERAL LARGE PINES & OAK TREES SNAPPED.


.6 NW NEBRASKA CITY, NE...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   TBD
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 15 2021
START TIME:             405 PM CST
START LOCATION:         6 MILES NW NEBRASKA CITY / OTOE / NE
START LAT/LON:          40.7544 / -95.9283

END DATE:               DEC 15 2021
END TIME:               405 PM CST
END LOCATION:           6 MILES NW NEBRASKA CITY / OTOE / NE
END LAT/LON:            40.7561 / -95.9273

SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO SNAPPED POWER POLES. 
SWIRLING WAS NOTED IN CORN FIELDS NORTH AND SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 
C.

&&

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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