SPC Stats

Path length: 3.8  miles

Width:  100 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  12

Rating:  F2

County:  Scotts Bluff

This tornado made a quick jaunt of nearly 4 miles just north of Scottsbluff, NE on July 26, 1993.  It was the strongest tornado of 6 that were confirmed on this day.  Three F0s occurred in parts of South Dakota.  There were 2 in Pennsylvania: An F0 and an F1.

A furniture store was destroyed and 6 people inside were injured.  Per an article in The Des Moines Register, “People hung onto furniture legs and watched couches fly overhead as the tornado struck the store.”  The article also mentioned that 4 people were injured in car accidents as they tried to “steer clear of the tornado’s path.”  

Per Storm Data, 6 homes were destroyed in a subdivision.  As the tornado moved east away from Scottsbluff, 2 more homes and a quilt shop was heavily damaged.  

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 41.90 / -103.70   End:  41.90 / -103.65      

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Newspaper Clippings

Discrepancies:

We gathered information for this event from the SPC Database, the July 1993 Storm Data Publication and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:

Note:  There was no NCDC entry for this event.

Path Length:

  • Only a small difference here.
  • Grazulis has 4 miles and remaining sources have 3.8 miles.

      Sources:

      The Storm Prediction Center

      NCDC Storm Events Database

      July 1993 Storm Data Publication

      newspapers.com

      Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 1353.

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