Wherever dark clouds may scatter, storm chasers will gather. After meteorologists predicted violent storms throughout the Midwest this weekend, Friday evening's twisters did not disappoint.
Thunderstorms erupted throughout western and central Nebraska, and around 5:45 p.m. a tornado touched down near McCook, causing damage to at least one home. A little while later, as the storm moved northeast, two more tornadoes touched down near Farnam.
Tornado timelapse from birth! North East of Stockville Nebraska. Around 7:04 pm CST. 5/17/19.— MYLES / NELSON (WX/MUSIC) (@MylesNMusic) May 18, 2019
Got under it several times trying to get ahead. Scared for my life after this! #tornado @accuweather @ReedTimmerAccu #newx #rt #stormhour #stormcandy pic.twitter.com/TXbW6nxli0
The surge of severe weather has attracted both amateur storm chasers as well as professionals.
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The severe storms are expected to continue throughout the weekend, with thunderstorms likely in the Lincoln area Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Fire Chief turn storm chaser - captures a rope in Nebraska 👀😲 🎥 Fire Chief Marc Harpham📍McCook, Nebraska#newx #nebraska #nebraskaweather #tornado #tornadoes #severeweather #wildweather #storms #caughtoncamera #mccook #firechief #firefighter pic.twitter.com/5eB4elDxzj— Life With Weather (@LifeWithWeather) May 18, 2019