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.
The massive tornado formed from a storm cell that minutes earlier was seen with smaller, multiple vortices.
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.
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.
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.
The tornadoes touched down just an hour away from Pilger, where a pair of tornadoes killed two people and leveled the town Monday.
Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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