Stanton – Cuming – Wayne

Chase Logs

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National Centers for Environmental Information reports:

This tornado developed about 5.5 miles southwest of the town of Pilger and moved directly northeast directly striking the town. The tornado did violent damage within the town of Pilger. Nearly 75 percent of the structures in the town received some damage, while structures near the center of the tornado were completely destroyed. A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother seriously injured while attempting to take cover from their mobile home to a storm shelter. The tornado continued to move northeast past the town crossing Highway 275 about 1 mile west of the Cuming County line. The tornado continued northeast exiting Stanton County about 2.25 miles northeast of the city of Pilger into Cuming County.

In Cuming County the tornado impacted several rural residences along the path resulting in significant damage. The tornado was nearly paralleling another violent tornado to the east, and these tornadoes came in close proximity near X Road and 4 1/2 Road where the paths appear to have crossed with the tornado to the east continuing to the north, while this tornado continued northeast crossing into Wayne County about 7.15 miles north of Wisner, NE.

Once entering the county the tornado produced violent damage at two farmsteads where the houses were completely destroyed down to the foundation. The tornado finally started to narrow and weaken as a new tornado developed to the northeast. As this occurred the tornado narrowed and accelerated to the east northeast to the south of the new tornado before finally dissipating.