Huge Tornadoes Tear Through Nebraska A Day After Storms Killed 2 People

A massive, slow-moving wedge tornado touched down near the village of Coleridge Tuesday evening, causing some damage.

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2. A massive tornado touched down in Nebraska just after 8 p.m. CT Tuesday. Local media reported that the storm damaged at least two farmsteads near the village of Coleridge.

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6. The massive tornado formed from a storm cell that minutes earlier was seen with smaller, multiple vortices.

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9. Storm chasers Sean Schofer and Reed Timmer were part of a group that drove directly at the storm with a Dominator 3 storm-chasing vehicle.

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11. The group had a close encounter with the tornado but was able to escape safely. It was not immediately clear how extensive the damage was or if the storm produced any injuries.

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13. Other chasers captured the storm from a safer distance.

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16. A series of tornadoes remained on the ground in nearly the same area for more than two hours. The Omaha World-Herald said that several additional tornadoes were also spotted in the region Tuesday evening.

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Radar showed tornado-producing thunderstorms over the small Nebraska towns Tuesday evening.

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First tornado roping out near Coleridge, NE earlier! @stormpics @reedtimmerTVN @spann

— Shalyn Phillips (@ShayJo13)
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#Tornado 15min ago N of Laurel, NE. Brief but violent. There was another wedge too at the time. #newx

— Jason Cooley (@DrTornadoCooley)
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#Tornado northeast of Belden, NE a short time ago. #newx @TWCBreaking

— Chris McBee (@RRstormchasers)
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21. The tornadoes touched down just an hour away from Pilger, where a pair of tornadoes killed two people and leveled the town Monday.

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MAJOR damage here in Pilger, Nebraska need emergency personnel NOW!!

— Reed Timmer (@reedtimmerTVN)
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