Storm Triggers Tornado Warnings From Bern, Kan., to Hamburg

DAWSON – Tornadoes were spotted near Bern, Kan.,  Highway 75 at Dawson and east of Auburn Tuesday as line of thunderstorms moved northeast at 45 mph.

A tornado warning was issued for Pawnee and Richardson counties shortly after 7 p.m.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers reported a tornado near DuBois at 7:23 p.m. and observed a tornado cross Highway 75 near Dawson. Inch-sized hail was also reported there.

About 30 minutes later, Nemaha County storm spotters reported a tornado moving up Highway 75.

Tornado sirens were sounded in Auburn and a tornado was confirmed seven miles east of town at 8:10 p.m.

The storm triggered tornado warnings for several other counties until losing strength north of Riverton, Iowa.

Richardson and Nemaha county emergency management did not receive reports of damage Tuesday evening.


8:45 p.m. – Storm spotters deactivated in Richardson County.

8:45 p.m. – Nemaha County Emergency Management reports that no damage has been reported to EMA.

Photo south of Kansas and Nebraska state line by Bern, Kan. Courtesy Clinton Stonebarger.

8:37 p.m., Atchison County warning until 8:45 p.m. Strongest portion of thunderstorm over Riverton, Iowa. Storm moving east at 45 mph.

8:29 p.m. Tornado warning until 9 p.m. for Fremont County, Iowa. Severe thunderstorm spotted over Hamburg. Tornado producing storm.

At 8:17 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing tornadoes located three miles southeast of Peru, 16 miles west of Tarkio, moving north at 35 mph.

At 8:10 p.m. tornado confirmed at 7 miles east of Auburn, tracking northeast at 45 mph. Brownville and Watson, Mo., in line of storm.

Photo Courtesy: Rose Martin

At 8:07 warning was issued for eastern Nemaha County. Tornado sirens sounded in Auburn.

at 7:55 p.m., Nemaha County storm spotters report funnel cloud moving up Highway 75, tracking north.

Tornado confirmed  near Auburn moving north toward the Brownville and Nemaha area.

7:45 p.m. Inch-sized hail reported in Dawson

7:23 p.m. Nebraska State Patrol reported tornado visible from near Highway 105 and Highway 8 near DuBois.

7:07 p.m., severe thunderstorm over Axtell and northwest of Seneca, Kan.

Cities impacted include Pawnee City, Table Rock, Humboldt and other locations, including Dawson, Highway 75, Camp Cornhusker and Du Bois.

Photo Courtesy: Brandon Petet