Preliminary storm survey information confirms that two tornadoes hit Nemaha and Brown counties late Tuesday evening.
The first, and stronger, tornado formed 4 miles west of Bern and stayed on the ground for nearly 7 miles. The tornado lifted about 3 miles south of Bern. This tornado has been rated an EF-3 with winds near 140mph. This tornado was 1,000 yards wide at its peak–that’s a little more than 1/2 mile wide.
The second tornado hit southern Brown County. This tornado tracked for about 2.5 miles from 1.5 miles east of Willis to 1 mile north-northwest of Everest. Winds on this tornado are believed to be around 100mph. The maximum width was 200 yards.