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Event

May 13th, 2012 Nebraska Outbreak
Date of tornado outbreak: May 13th, 2012
Duration1: 3 hours, 27 minutes- And currently ongoing.
Maximum rated tornado2: F7 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 10
Total Damages: $125 billion (2012 USD)
Total Fatalities: 8,166

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale


Imagine if this actually happened.


Storm similarities

This storm in some ways was similar to the storm that caused the night of the twisters in 1980. Mainly because of it being anti-cyclonic is nature. There were cyclonic and anti-cyclonic tornadoes produced by this storm.




Tornado count

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F1
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F2
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F3
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F4
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F6
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F7
10 2 2 (1 anti-cyclonic) 1 2 (1 anti-cyclonic) 1 (1 anti-cyclonic) 2 0 1


Tornadoes

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List of confirmed tornadoes - May 13th, 2012
F#
Location
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Nebraska
F0 S of Grand Island 0337 3.5 miles 0 deaths - A skinny funnel briefly formed and went a short distance without any damage caused.
F3 SSW of Aurora 0359 19.5 miles 4 deaths - A mile wide tornado destroyed several farms.
F1 NE of Wilber 0411 9.5 miles 0 deaths - A tornado tore through a park.
F3 SW of Grand Island 0428 20.5 miles 7 deaths - An anti-cyclonic cone tornado tore apart a neighborhood.
F4 St. Paul 0450 29.5 miles 90 deaths - An anti-cyclonic half mile wide tornado devastated St. Paul.
F1 SSE of Aurora 0459 8.7 miles 1 death - An anti-cyclonic tornado tore apart a farm-steed, one of the farmers was killed when a tractor was dropped on a propane tank while the farmer was filling it.
F5 NW of Aurora 0524 26.5 miles 9 deaths - A skinny yet powerful rope tornado tore down a radio station, completely flattened a wal-mart and devastated part of a neighborhood.

Shopping carts were found as far as 4 miles away from where they used to be. For a tornado this small, its winds were recorded as high as 309 mph.

F2 Nebraska City 0539 15.5 miles 5 deaths - A half mile wide tornado destroyed several farms.
F7 SW of Nebraska City 0559 141.5 miles 8,000 deaths - A massive mile and a half wide tornado first started near Altus, Oklahoma and dissipated a few miles north or Evansville, Indiana.

This tornado flattened entire cities, airports, strip-malls, neighborhoods and shopping centers. This tornado was strong enough to even Obliterate brick and concrete houses. Winds with this tornado topped 415 mph.

F5 Nebraska City 0639 51.5 miles 50 deaths - A half mile wide tornado destroyed Nebraska city.
F0 Omaha 0641 2.3 miles 0 deaths - A compact tornado blew the roof tiles off some roofs in Omaha.

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