598  
NOUS43 KGID 021948  
PNSGID  
NEZ073-074-083-084-030500-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
248 PM CDT MON JUL 2 2018  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 30, 2018 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM IN SOUTHERN PHELPS COUNTY  
PRODUCED AT LEAST TWO VERIFIABLE TORNADOES ON JUNE 30.  
   
WEST SACRAMENTO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: BRIEF TOUCHDOWN  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 6/30/2018  
START TIME: 3:40 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 6.4 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HOLDREGE/PHELPS COUNTY  
START LAT/LON: 40.36241/-99.31049  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: REPORTS OF THIS TORNADO WERE RECEIVED VIA PHELPS  
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND FROM AREA RESIDENTS. THOSE VIEWING  
THE TORNADO FROM THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST CORROBORATED ITS LOCATION  
TO BE GENERALLY IN THE WEST SACRAMENTO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA.  
   
TORNADO SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF FUNK
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.45 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUNE 30, 2018  
START TIME: 4:02 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4.6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FUNK/PHELPS COUNTY  
START LAT/LON: 40.3999 N/-99.2125 W  
 
END DATE: JUNE 30, 2018  
END TIME: 4:03 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FUNK  
END_LAT/LON: 40.4611 N/-99.2055 W  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE LOCATION OF THIS TORNADO WAS DETERMINED  
FROM REPORTS AND VIDEO EVIDENCE OF A GROUND CIRCULATION UNDER  
THE FUNNEL. SOME DEBRIS WAS NOTED WITH THE TORNADO BUT OVERALL  
DAMAGE APPEARED VERY MINIMAL ALONG ITS SHORT PATH.  
 
THERE MAY HAVE BEEN OTHER BRIEF TORNADOES ALONG THE TRAIL OF  
THE SUPERCELL INTO KEARNEY COUNTY, HOWEVER, IT IS TOO DIFFICULT  
TO DETERMINE EXACT LOCATIONS OR IMPACTS AT THIS TIME.  
 
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO PROVIDED PICTURES, VIDEOS AND REPORTS  
DURING THIS EVENT.  
 
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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