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(Neb)-Christmas Day Tornado Confirmed in Nebraska

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/29/2016 03:37 PM
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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