June 17, 2009 Tornadoes
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Lincoln, NE
Aurora, NE
2009-06-17 1:18 PM MDT
2009-06-18 1:25 AM MDT
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tornadoes and gustnadoes
625

Summary

We tracked this photogenic EF2 tornado for 5 miles along US Hwy 34 west of Aurora, Nebraska. It overturned a dozen rail cars and spun up numerous gustnadoes along the leading edge. The tornado was headed straight for Aurora which prompted the NWS to issue a rare Tornado Emergency. Fortunately it lifted just before it got to town.

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Video

Check out this time-lapse video of our intercept of the Aurora, Nebraska tornado. You can hear the sirens wailing in Aurora at the end of the video.

Details

 

Prior to initiation we had time to check out the view from the bluffs in western Iowa:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Chase Stats

2004-05-24 - 2018-06-06
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Miles:
108
38
39
23
8
7
916
46,214
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