(Neb)-Christmas Day Tornado Confirmed in Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down briefly in south-central Nebraska about 3 miles south of Funk on Christmas Day.
The Weather Service says the EF1 twister carried peak winds of an estimated 100 mph and spent about 3 minutes on the ground, where it damaged at least six power poles and four center pivot irrigation systems but caused no injuries.
The is the latest in the year for a confirmed tornado in Nebraska since 1950 and the first December tornado since 1975.
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