Nebraska Tornado: Confirmed Twister Eight Miles Near Ord and Ericson, Moving East

A tornado was confirmed near Ord, Nebraska on Tuesday.

The twister was eight miles north of Ord and moving east at 35 miles per hour.

It was also eight miles southwest of Ericson, according to the National Weather Service. Weather spotters confirmed the tornado.

The storm could produce baseball size hail.

People are warned not to go outside as the tornado may be obscured by rain.

“Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter,” the service said. “Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.”

The service said that the tornado will be near Greeley around 5:10 p.m. CDT and Spalding around 5:20 p.m. CDT.

“Take cover now!” it said.

“Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or heat the tornado. Take cover now.”

The tornado comes amid weather warnings across the Midwest, including Omaha.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in that area, with warnings that storms could produce tornadoes.

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