The above feature photo is a screen grab which was taken whilst watching Greg Johnson’s video. The GoPro that captured the footage was mounted on the roof ofe the Tornado Hunters truck.
So, you get a storm chasing vehicle perspective, if you get the drift haha.
New footage of the McCook, Nebraska Tornado that struck on the 17th May of this year has emerged online. The GoPro-caught video offers a different and somewhat unique perspective of the Tornado – watched below.
The description for the video can be
read in full below.
“This footage of two separate tornadoes
on May 17 2019 in McCook Nebraska was shot with a roof mounted GoPro camera.
The footage has been sped up to 4x speed.”
It was a terrible Tuesday! On the 5th May 1964, a historic, destructive and deadly Tornado event affected a number of counties within central and eastern Nebraska.
Two particularly damaging/significant Tornadoes touched down, one was rated an F5/EF-5 and the other F4.
It’s suffice to say, the above mentioned F5/EF-5 Tornado travelled nearly seventy miles from eastern Adams County to northwestern Butler County is the last F5/EF-5 Tornado recorded in Nebraska. With that being said, let’s get into an overview of the Tornado event.
For some residents in central/eastern Nebraska, 5th May 1964, started out like any other day. However, by sunset, it would be a day of total destruction. During the afternoon, severed thunderstorms developed and quickly pushed northeast.
of these storms produced an F4/EF-4 Tornado touched down initially in
southeastern Greeley County and destroyed much of Wolbach and caused several injuries
– thankfully and fortunately no one died.
It’s safe to say, the biggest and most destructive Tornado was yet to come. By 5:00pm, a Tornado touched down just southeast of Hastings and developed into an F5/EF-5. Two people were killed by this Tornado a farm three miles northwest of Bradshaw…
…There were also numerous injuries,
including fifteen people near Shelby.
several towns along the way which were spared a direct hit, including Hampton,
Bradshaw, Benedict, Stromsburg and Shelby. Suffice to say there was complete
destruction of all farmsteads in the direct path.
It was a significant and powerful Tornado that completely destroyed at least a dozen of these farms within the first thirty miles of its track. The Tornado width was one quarter of a mile wide, sometimes two – three separate damaging funnels extended from the same cloud.
preceded, accompanied and followed the Tornado touching down. The Tornado
lifted near Bellwood in Butler County, the Tornado briefly touched the ground a
few times in the next forty miles.
Find a poster about the Tornado, produced by the National Weather Service (NWS) in the link below.
This happened twenty eight years ago today! A handful of iconic and reconisgeable Tornadoes struck on the 26th April 1991.
The 26th April
started ominously as storms formed across central and western Oklahoma in the early
morning hours which then moved northeast. A Tornado struck Tonkawa, northern
Oklahoma around half an hour after sunrise. These storms moved northeast into
…However these storms weakened
in the late morning hours, but a dry line remained across central Kansas into central
Storms then redeveloped in the
afternoon along the dry line and outbreak of Tornadoes across much of central
and southern Plains happened. Before the outbreak ended, over fifty Tornadoes
had touched down in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska…
…Five violent Tornadoes touched down in southern Kansas and
The most significant/deadliest
Tornado touched down in Wichita, Kansas when an F5 Tornado swept through the
southern and eastern portions of the Wichita metropolitan area – including the
McConnell Air Force Base and the town of Andover.
Four other Tornadoes received the F4 rating in this outbreak, three of these violent Tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma. One Tornado overturned several cars on the Cimarron Turnpike before striking Wesport and Skiatook.
A second F4 Tornado struck Oologah, Oklahoma, northeast of Tulsa. The other violent Tornado was the only one to strike within the National Weather Service Norman (branch) area of responsibility – initially touching down east of Enid, around two point five miles from Garber…
…This Tornado ultimately
became known as the ‘Red Rock’ Tornado. It touched down at around 6:30pm, moved
northeast around sixty six miles over an hour and a half – making it one of the
longest Tornado paths document in Oklahoma.
In closing of this outbreak overview, another six Tornadoes touched down in north central and north eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening of the 26th April 1991.
We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this significant outbreak a well-balanced and detailed introduction.
Now you’ve read about it, now relive the 26th April 1991 outbreak thru the lens of a camera in the videos below.