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Public Information Statement
Issued: 5:15 PM MDT Jun. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 06/17/18 tornado event...

.Overview...

A cyclic supercell moved along a cold frontal boundary
during the afternoon and evening of June 17th. The storm
produced several short-lived tornadoes that did sporadic
damage between the town of Big Springs and about 15 miles
southwest of Tryon in McPherson County.

.Deuel County and McPherson County tornadoes...

Rating: EF-1 (max)
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 55 miles discontinuous
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: June 17, 2018
start time: 3:28 PM MDT
start location: Big Springs, NE

End date: June 17, 2018
end time: 5:53 PM CDT
end location: 15 miles southwest of Tryon

Survey_summary: this is a very generalized version of the survey.
Individual paths and tornado touchdowns will be detailed in
future statements after all information is analyzed.

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.


615 PM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018 /515 PM MDT Mon Jun 18 2018/

... NWS damage survey for 06/17/18 tornado event...

.Overview...

A cyclic supercell moved along a cold frontal boundary
during the afternoon and evening of June 17th. The storm
produced several short-lived tornadoes that did sporadic
damage between the town of Big Springs and about 15 miles
southwest of Tryon in McPherson County.

.Deuel County and McPherson County tornadoes...

Rating: EF-1 (max)
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 55 miles discontinuous
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: June 17, 2018
start time: 3:28 PM MDT
start location: Big Springs, NE

End date: June 17, 2018
end time: 5:53 PM CDT
end location: 15 miles southwest of Tryon

Survey_summary: this is a very generalized version of the survey.
Individual paths and tornado touchdowns will be detailed in
future statements after all information is analyzed.

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.



416 PM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018 /316 PM MDT Mon Jun 18 2018/

... Storm damage surveys ongoing...

Storm damage surveys are ongoing for storm damage from a long
tracked supercell that moved into western Nebraska, west of Big
Springs last night and tracked northeast. A team is in the field
reviewing storm damage from strong winds and the brief tornadoes
that touched down near Big Springs in southeast duel County with
additional damage reports in northwest Keith County and in
southwest McPherson County.

Additional details will be provided this evening.


NWS North Platte


416 PM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018 /316 PM MDT Mon Jun 18 2018/

... Storm damage surveys ongoing...

Storm damage surveys are ongoing for storm damage from a long
tracked supercell that moved into western Nebraska, west of Big
Springs last night and tracked northeast. A team is in the field
reviewing storm damage from strong winds and the brief tornadoes
that touched down near Big Springs in southeast duel County with
additional damage reports in northwest Keith County and in
southwest McPherson County.

Additional details will be provided this evening.


NWS North Platte

1042 am CDT Mon Jun 18 2018

... Overnight rain reports...

Location amount time/date provider
Halsey 3.04 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
stapletone 8wsw 2.90 in 0800 am 06/18 public
Grant 2.47 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Grant 1nne 2.32 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Halsey 2w 2.30 in 0923 am 06/18 RAWS
Grant 5wnw 2.23 in 0100 am 06/18 cocorahs
Grant 7nnw 2.18 in 0100 am 06/18 cocorahs
Paxton 4ne 2.08 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
7 S Paxton 1.75 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Stapleton 5w 1.68 in 0700 am 06/18 coop
Stapleton 5wsw 1.68 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Hershey 5nw 1.60 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Stapleton 1.51 in 1017 am 06/18 cwop
Champion 8w 1.29 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Inman 4se 1.28 in 1019 am 06/18 cwop
Madrid 1.23 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Sutherland 1nw 1.19 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Grant 3ene 1.12 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Almeria 7nne 1.08 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
O'Neill Airport 1.03 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Arnold 1.00 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Chambers 0.96 in 1010 am 06/18 cwop
Ogallala 2w 0.94 in 0715 am 06/18 cocorahs
Keystone 5e 0.91 in 1018 am 06/18 cwop
Ewing 9wsw 0.91 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 1wnw 0.86 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Atkinson 0.85 in 0700 am 06/18 coop
O'Neill 0.81 in 0700 am 06/18 coop
Cody 0.80 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Ogallala 0.79 in 0700 am 06/18 coop
North Platte 1se 0.76 in 1014 am 06/18 cwop
North Platte 1w 0.76 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte Airport 0.75 in 0653 am 06/18 ASOS
North Platte 3ene 0.74 in 1200 am 06/18 coop
North Platte 2wnw 0.73 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Spencer 6se 0.71 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Mullen 0.70 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 1ene 0.69 in 1015 am 06/18 cwop
Thedford Airport 0.69 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Thedford 0.69 in 0100 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 1w 0.68 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Ellsworth 4n 0.62 in 0630 am 06/18 cocorahs
Gordon 8ese 0.62 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Valentine 27s 0.59 in 1014 am 06/18 RAWS
North Platte 1w 0.58 in 0925 am 06/18 cwop
Cody 8ssw 0.57 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 1wnw 0.55 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Hershey 2se 0.55 in 0600 am 06/18 coop
Lisco 0.54 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Ewing 1n 0.53 in 0945 am 06/18 USGS
Brownlee 4n 0.50 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Arthur 0.48 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Amelia 12s 0.46 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Burwell 1ene 0.45 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Springview 0.45 in 0600 am 06/18 coop
Springview 6s 0.44 in 0954 am 06/18 cwop
Ainsworth Airport 0.42 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Chappell 10nne 0.41 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Butte 0.40 in 0600 am 06/18 coop
Merna 11w 0.40 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Valentine 4n 0.39 in 0800 am 06/18 public
Merna 0.37 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Oshkosh 10ne 0.36 in 0835 am 06/18 coop
Clinton 0.35 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Gordon Airport 0.34 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Naper 3s 0.34 in 0945 am 06/18 hads
Valentine Airport 0.33 in 0652 am 06/18 ASOS
Ewing 12s 0.33 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Valentine 1ene 0.32 in 1019 am 06/18 cwop
Rushville 1s 0.32 in 0100 am 06/18 cocorahs
Hay Springs 13ssw 0.31 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Merna 7wnw 0.31 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Rushville 7ssw 0.28 in 0730 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 2s 0.27 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Chappell 2nne 0.27 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Crescent Lake 0.27 in 0958 am 06/18 RAWS
Valentine 0.26 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Valentine 1w 0.26 in 1020 am 06/18 cwop
Anselmo 2se 0.25 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Broken Bow Airport 0.24 in 0653 am 06/18 ASOS
Burwell 0.22 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Lakeside 6sse 0.15 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Gothenburg 24n 0.14 in 0145 am 06/18 cocorahs
Wellfleet 4ene 0.14 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 7ssw 0.06 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Ogallala Airport 0.04 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Imperial 0.04 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Imperial 12n 0.03 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Wallace 9wsw 0.02 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.


1042 am CDT Mon Jun 18 2018

... Overnight rain reports...

Location amount time/date provider
Halsey 3.04 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
stapletone 8wsw 2.90 in 0800 am 06/18 public
Grant 2.47 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Grant 1nne 2.32 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Halsey 2w 2.30 in 0923 am 06/18 RAWS
Grant 5wnw 2.23 in 0100 am 06/18 cocorahs
Grant 7nnw 2.18 in 0100 am 06/18 cocorahs
Paxton 4ne 2.08 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
7 S Paxton 1.75 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Stapleton 5w 1.68 in 0700 am 06/18 coop
Stapleton 5wsw 1.68 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Hershey 5nw 1.60 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Stapleton 1.51 in 1017 am 06/18 cwop
Champion 8w 1.29 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Inman 4se 1.28 in 1019 am 06/18 cwop
Madrid 1.23 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Sutherland 1nw 1.19 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Grant 3ene 1.12 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Almeria 7nne 1.08 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
O'Neill Airport 1.03 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Arnold 1.00 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Chambers 0.96 in 1010 am 06/18 cwop
Ogallala 2w 0.94 in 0715 am 06/18 cocorahs
Keystone 5e 0.91 in 1018 am 06/18 cwop
Ewing 9wsw 0.91 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 1wnw 0.86 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Atkinson 0.85 in 0700 am 06/18 coop
O'Neill 0.81 in 0700 am 06/18 coop
Cody 0.80 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Ogallala 0.79 in 0700 am 06/18 coop
North Platte 1se 0.76 in 1014 am 06/18 cwop
North Platte 1w 0.76 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte Airport 0.75 in 0653 am 06/18 ASOS
North Platte 3ene 0.74 in 1200 am 06/18 coop
North Platte 2wnw 0.73 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Spencer 6se 0.71 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Mullen 0.70 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 1ene 0.69 in 1015 am 06/18 cwop
Thedford Airport 0.69 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Thedford 0.69 in 0100 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 1w 0.68 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Ellsworth 4n 0.62 in 0630 am 06/18 cocorahs
Gordon 8ese 0.62 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Valentine 27s 0.59 in 1014 am 06/18 RAWS
North Platte 1w 0.58 in 0925 am 06/18 cwop
Cody 8ssw 0.57 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 1wnw 0.55 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Hershey 2se 0.55 in 0600 am 06/18 coop
Lisco 0.54 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Ewing 1n 0.53 in 0945 am 06/18 USGS
Brownlee 4n 0.50 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Arthur 0.48 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Amelia 12s 0.46 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Burwell 1ene 0.45 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Springview 0.45 in 0600 am 06/18 coop
Springview 6s 0.44 in 0954 am 06/18 cwop
Ainsworth Airport 0.42 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Chappell 10nne 0.41 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Butte 0.40 in 0600 am 06/18 coop
Merna 11w 0.40 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Valentine 4n 0.39 in 0800 am 06/18 public
Merna 0.37 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Oshkosh 10ne 0.36 in 0835 am 06/18 coop
Clinton 0.35 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Gordon Airport 0.34 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Naper 3s 0.34 in 0945 am 06/18 hads
Valentine Airport 0.33 in 0652 am 06/18 ASOS
Ewing 12s 0.33 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Valentine 1ene 0.32 in 1019 am 06/18 cwop
Rushville 1s 0.32 in 0100 am 06/18 cocorahs
Hay Springs 13ssw 0.31 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Merna 7wnw 0.31 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Rushville 7ssw 0.28 in 0730 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 2s 0.27 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Chappell 2nne 0.27 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Crescent Lake 0.27 in 0958 am 06/18 RAWS
Valentine 0.26 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Valentine 1w 0.26 in 1020 am 06/18 cwop
Anselmo 2se 0.25 in 0800 am 06/18 coop
Broken Bow Airport 0.24 in 0653 am 06/18 ASOS
Burwell 0.22 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Lakeside 6sse 0.15 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Gothenburg 24n 0.14 in 0145 am 06/18 cocorahs
Wellfleet 4ene 0.14 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
North Platte 7ssw 0.06 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs
Ogallala Airport 0.04 in 0655 am 06/18 AWOS
Imperial 0.04 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Imperial 12n 0.03 in 0800 am 06/18 cocorahs
Wallace 9wsw 0.02 in 0700 am 06/18 cocorahs

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.