June 17, 2009 Tornadoes
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Lincoln, NE
Aurora, NE
2009-06-17 2:18 PM CDT
2009-06-18 2:25 AM CDT
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tornadoes and gustnadoes
625

Summary

We tracked this highly photogenic tornado for around 8 miles. The tornado was headed straight for Aurora, NE which prompted a rare Tornado Emergency issued by the NWS. 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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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2004-05-24 - 2017-06-12
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99
35
35
7
6
817
41,205
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