Yesterday's severe weather outbreak turned deadly in Nebraska as several strong tornadoes touch down across the state. The two confirmed fatalities are the first since 2004 for the state, as tornadoes ripped through small communities Monday afternoon.
Among the tornadoes that touched down yesterday were two rare "twin tornadoes". These two tornadoes were responsible for much of the damage in northeast Nebraska Monday afternoon as they pushed through the small town of Pilger, NE. Take a look at some of the incredible images captured of these two tornadoes...
Here's the radar image from the Twin Tornadoes in Pilger, Ne. Notice the twin debris balls on radar and the velocity. pic.twitter.com/fMPj6wIlyS— Henry Margusity (@HenryMargusity) June 17, 2014
And this incredible video from Tony Laubach
Preliminary Storm Reports (SPC)
There were 32 tornadoes reported Monday across six states, with 233 wind reports and 193 hail. Expect these numbers to be adjusted as duplicates and erroneous reports are sorted out, but one of the bigger severe weather days of the year nonetheless.
More severe weather for the northern plains
The severe weather threat sticks around at least through Wednesday for much of the north central United States. Today's greatest threat will be from western South Dakota into southeast Montana -- but the tornado threat extends all the way east to Chicago.
Wednesday could be even more active for many of the same areas hit with Monday's severe weather outbreak. Look at these CAPE values forecast for Wednesday afternoon (TwisterData.com). The Storm Prediction Center has a hashed outlook for this area, meaning 10% or greater chance for severe weather within 25 miles of a point.