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Tornado Producing Storm In Nebraska

The western region of Nebraska called the Nebraska Panhandle, was our target area for severe storms on this day. We didn’t have a great distance to drive and paid a leisurely visit to a surprising spot, Lake McConaughy, This lake is so long (22 miles) that the opposite end is over the horizon. It was created in 1941 by the daming of the North Platte River. Today it is a hydroelectric resource as well as a great spot for recreational activities. It really was a totally inexpected find.


Then it was on to where the action was happening. We drove in a northwesterly direction, through the town of Oshkosh, then on towards Broadwater. It was there that a storm really intensified. A rotation showed up on our radar and in the distance we could see the clouds circulating.
It was a bit later that we found out from the National Weather Service that a small tornado was spawned. It did create some damage which we saw on the way out of the area. We passed several fields with twisted sheets of metal and torn fencing where some cattle had escaped, and were wandering on the highway. We also passed an overturned truck that had obviously been impacted by the tornado.

This storm in Nebraska was a highlight of this trip, considering what a down year it has been for twisters. As we were almost at the Wyoming border and not too far from Cheyenne, we decided to head there for the night. The area was also being primed for possible severe storms the following day.


Posted by PassionRetirees 22:49 Archived in USA

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How amazing. The photos are fabulous.


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