Weather Bureau Survey Teams are assessing damage following Tuesday’s storms. Meteorologist Dave Eastlack with the National Weather Service in Valley says teams are focusing on two areas.
“We had two tornado reports. One in Burt County and one in Cass County.”
Eastlack says damage patterns from straight-line winds differ from those caused by a tornado.
“All the debris is pushed down in one direction but with a tornadic storm, you will kind of see a rotating pattern where it is kind of chaotic.”
Eastlack says it still takes good old fashioned eye witnesses to help determine if a storm contained a tornado. He says technology can not show them everything.
“With storms like this, we can get a pretty good idea there is a tornado with it but we can’t confirm it with the radar.”
The storm teams will interview witnesses and storm spotters to determine if there actually was tornadic activity. Tornados were reported near Craig in Burt County and near Plattsmouth in Cass County.