Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Verus® Research Awarded U.S. Army Contract for Directed Energy System Placement Analysis Capability
Albuquerque, N.M. – Verus® Research, a New Mexico-based team...
Map of the Month: GfK Retail Purchasing Power, Germany 2021
GfK’s Map of the Month for December shows the...
Space Foundation Opens Registration for 37th Space Symposium, To Be Held April 4-7, 2022
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate...
UP42 Joins the BDI NewSpace Initiative on Its Mission to Foster the German Economy and Innovation
The Berlin-based geospatial start-up becomes an official member of...
Introducing TomTom IndiGO: The world’s first open digital cockpit software platform for carmakers
AMSTERDAM - TomTom (TOM2), the geolocation technology specialist, today...
Two EF-4 tornado tracks are visible in this false-color image of northeast Nebraska captured by NASA's Terra satellite on  June 21, 2014. The tracks are tan paths of bare ground across plant-covered fields, which are red. The towns of Pilger and Wisner are bright white.

Two EF-4 tornado tracks are visible in this false-color image of northeast Nebraska captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on June 21, 2014. The tracks are tan paths of bare ground across plant-covered fields, which are red. The towns of Pilger and Wisner are bright white.

On June 16, 2014, a tornadic thunderstorm system moved across portions of northeast Nebraska, producing five tornadoes, including rare twins on the ground at the same time.

Four of the tornadoes were rated as EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, meaning they were violent tornadoes with winds between 166 and 200 miles per hour. One EF-4 tornado spun directly through Pilger, Neb., a small town of 350 people, leveling much of the town.

In the accompanying image, the two EF4 tornado tracks start at the bottom-middle and traveled northeast where they eventually crossed paths and dissipated (middle top of the image). According to the National Weather Service, the tornado that hit Pilger directly had a path 18.41 miles long. The eastern tornado traveled 11.84 miles.

Image courtesy of NASA.

Read the full story.

Comments are closed.