Severe thunderstorms swept through the Midwest Wednesday, including one that
produced a tornado in southeastern Nebraska. The National Weather Service says
the tornado was on the ground for about eighteen minutes just after 9pm
Central time. The tornado touched down a few miles west of the town of Aurora.
At its largest, the funnel cloud spanned a quarter mile across derailing train
cars, uprooting trees and downing power lines. There have been no reports of
injuries or fatalities.