ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Nebraska tornado 2013 warning today is growing in Cherry County. The Nebraska tornado alert for today August 1, 2013 was issued by the National Weather Service moments ago after a system was spotted moving through the area.
The National Weather Service in North Platte indicates to news that at 416 PM MDT today “a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 9 miles south of Merriman”. Reps indicate to news that the system was moving fast, namely “southeast at 30 mph.”
As a result, NWS has issued a “Tornado Warning for west central Cherry County in north central Nebraska until 500 PM MDT” today. They indicate that possible hazards may include a tornado and “ping pong Ball size hail”.
Officials have also been able to determine the storm’s projected path. The National Weather Service indicates that “Locations impacted include intersection of Highway 61 and shadbolt Road, Highway 61 crossing the Snake River and Medicine Lake. This includes Highway 61 between mile markers 199 and 224.”
Weather Underground on Twitter reports that the alert was issued first three hours ago. But each hour it has been extended. “Tornado Warning for Cherry County in NE until 5:00 PM MDT”, Weather Underground tweeted moments ago. Elsewhere no other tornado warning remains in place tonight in the U.S.