Tornado Confirmed in Boone County

Tornado Confirmed in Boone County
Hail that fell in the Monroe area Monday night as a severe storm passes through (Photo Courtesy Cassie Ann)

ST. EDWARD, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed a tornado that damaged a farmstead in Boone County.

The National Weather Service says the twister touched down at 11:42 p.m. Monday about 4 miles northwest of St. Edward. The service says it damaged grain bins, a small outbuilding, trees and crops before lifting a minute later.

No injuries have been reported.

It was rated an EF-0 tornado, with peak winds of 85 mph.

While rare, tornadoes have occurred in Nebraska in October before. Most recently, Wayne was struck by an EF-4 tornado on October 4th of 2013.

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