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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
520 PM CDT Mon May 6 2019


A tornado developed within a large supercell thunderstorm on
the evening of May 5, 2019. This supercell storm produced
widespread significant wind damage in addition to the tornado.

.Lincoln, NE Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 5, 2019
Start Time:             538 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 WSW of Downtown Lincoln
Start Lat/Lon:          40.782/-96.758

End Date:               May 5, 2019
End Time:               540 PM CDT
End Location:           3.5 WSW of Downtown Lincoln
End Lat/Lon:            40.7835/-96.7479

This weak EF-2 tornado damaged homes, an ice cream shop, destroyed
sheds, and snapped trees along its narrow path.

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

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.