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High Plains Drifter – The Nebraska Tornadoes of May 17th, 2019

  • By Jessica Moore
  • Aug 24, 2023

On May 17th, 2019, an unusual bimodal severe weather setup unfolded across the Central and Southern Plains. Focusing on the Nebraskan border near McCook, convergence, moisture, and instability combined to create a severe weather setup, leading to the formation of a picturesque white elephant trunk tornado. This tornado, rated EF-2, lasted around five minutes, causing damage but no injuries. My dedication to storm photography and reporting severe weather hazards demonstrates my commitment to both artistic passion and public safety communication.

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