849  
NOUS43 KGID 042011  
PNSGID  
NEZ049-063-074-051200-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
311 PM CDT TUE MAY 4 2021  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MAY 2, 2021 LANDSPOUT TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
A SERIES OF SHORT-LIVED LANDSPOUT TORNADOES OCCURRED IN SOUTH  
CENTRAL NEBRASKA ON SUNDAY EVENING, MAY 2. THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF  
FOUR LANDSPOUTS BASED UPON ONSITE DAMAGE SURVEYS WHERE POSSIBLE AND  
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY EYE WITNESSES, PICTURES AND VIDEOS. THIS INFORMATION  
IS CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AND MAY UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.  
 
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PROVIDED INFORMATION, INCLUDING FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  
AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, IN THE FORM OF PICTURES, VIDEOS AND OTHER HELPFUL  
INFORMATION TO ASSIST WITH THE SURVEY INFORMATION.  
   
AURORA LANDSPOUT EAST OF HIGHWAY 14
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.9619 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 05/02/2021  
START TIME: 07:51 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 SSE AURORA / HAMILTON COUNTY / NE  
START LAT/LON: 40.8401 / -97.9914  
 
END DATE: 05/01/2021  
END TIME: 07:56 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1 SSE AURORA / HAMILTON COUNTY / NE  
END LAT/LON: 40.8527 / -97.9972  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
THIS LANDSPOUT MOVED NORTH NORTHWEST FOR ABOUT 1 MILE BEFORE DIMINISHING  
ROUGHLY AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 14 JUST SOUTH OF AURORA. THE MAIN OBSERVABLE  
DAMAGE WAS DAMAGE TO STORAGE BUILDING ROLL-UP DOORS, A COUPLE OF LARGER  
OVERHEAD DOORS AND A DOWNED POWER LINE. THE TREELINE NEAR THE START OF THE  
TORNADO HAD EVIDENCE OF CORNSTALKS LOFTED UP INTO THE TREES AND POWER LINES.  
   
AURORA LANDSPOUT WEST OF HIGHWAY 14
 
 
RATING: EF-UNKNOWN  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:UNKNOWN  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: BRIEF TOUCHDOWN  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: UNKNOWN  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 05/02/2021  
START TIME: 07:51 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 S AURORA / HAMILTON COUNTY / NE  
START LAT/LON: 40.8403 / -98.0049  
 
END DATE: 05/01/2021  
END TIME: 07:52 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 S AURORA / HAMILTON COUNTY / NE  
END LAT/LON: 40.8403 / -98.0049  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
THIS LANDSPOUT WAS RATED AN UNKNOWN EF SCALE AND UNKNOWN WINDSPEED BECAUSE  
OF THE LACK OF OBSERVABLE DAMAGE. THE LOCATION WAS ESTIMATED BASED UPON  
PICTURES AND VIDEO.  
   
AXTELL LANDSPOUT
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.7277 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 05/02/2021  
START TIME: 07:57 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4 E AXTELL / KEARNEY COUNTY / NE  
START LAT/LON: 40.474 / -99.0502  
 
END DATE: 05/03/2021  
END TIME: 08:01 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 E AXTELL / KEARNEY COUNTY / NE  
END LAT/LON: 40.4741 / -99.0829  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
THIS LANDSPOUT APPEARED TO DRIFT/MOVE WEST OVER THE COURSE OF A FEW  
MINUTES OVER FARMGROUND JUST SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF THE ETHANOL PLANT EAST  
OF AXTELL. DAMAGE WAS MINIMAL.  
   
STROMSBURG TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.3314 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 05/02/2021  
START TIME: 08:06 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3 SSW STROMSBURG / POLK COUNTY / NE  
START LAT/LON: 41.0707 / -97.6259  
 
END DATE: 05/02/2021  
END TIME: 08:10 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3 SW STROMSBURG / POLK COUNTY / NE  
END LAT/LON: 41.0898 / -97.6289  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
THIS TORNADO MOVED NORTH NORTHWEST ACROSS A FARMSTEAD JUST SOUTH OF  
HIGHWAY 66 AND THEN CROSSED THE HIGHWAY SOUTHWEST OF STROMSBURG. IT  
DISSIPATED A LITTLE FARTHER NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY. THE TORNADO UPSET  
A HORSE TRAILER, DAMAGED SHINGLES ON A HOUSE AND RIPPED OFF THE  
OVERHEAD DOORS FROM A METAL BUILDING.  
 

 
 
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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