NWS confirms EF-2 tornado in Lincoln

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in west Lincoln.

They say it developed within a large supercell thunderstorm and made touchdown around 5:40 p.m.

NWS says that it has been classified as a weak EF-2 tornado at it’s peak intensity.

Winds are estimated to have reached 120 mph with a path length of 0.5 miles and width of 200 yards. Officials report that the tornado was on the ground about 4 miles west/southwest of the downtown area for about 2 minutes. 

Officials say the supercell storm produced widespread significant wind damage in addition to the tornado. 

For reference, 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

 

 

 

 

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