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Video captures twin EF-4 tornadoes in Nebraska

Monday, July 7th, 2014 8:01am MDT
The twin terrors of the June 16, 2014 tornadoes near Pilger and Wisner, Nebraska were captured on video. (YouTube / Timothy Klaustermeier)

The twin terrors of the June 16, 2014 tornadoes near Pilger and Wisner, Nebraska were captured on video. (YouTube / Timothy Klaustermeier)

Severe weather struck eastern Nebraska on June 16 spawning an amazing four EF-4 rated tornadoes in less than an hour.  Two of these were twins, formed from the same supercell thunderstorm at nearly the same time, and stunning video from a resident’s porch shows the beasts.

While this event and the video are a few weeks old, it is well worth sharing.  The imagery is a stunning display of Mother Nature’s most violent phenomena.

Timothy Klaustermeier took the video and posted it to YouTube.  The nearly seven minute long video shows both tornadoes that spawned near Pilger and lifted north of Wisner.  Amazingly the man appears to have been quite calm during the event as the only sounds heard are the roaring of the twisters.

The National Weather Service rated both of these tornadoes as EF4s on the Enhanced Fujita Scale which means they were packing winds of at least 166mph.  One traveled over 18 miles, the other nearly 12 miles.

Two other twisters in the same area, one just before and one just after the twins, were also rated EF4s.

Extensive damage was seen in the areas of Pilger and Wisner.  Two fatalities were recorded: A five year old girl and a 75 year old man.  Sixteen people were critically injured in the storms.

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