Tornado tracks across Johnson Lake on Friday night
JOHNSON LAKE, Neb. — People who live at a lake community in central Nebraska are cleaning up after a tornado tracked through the area on Friday night.
The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down northwest of Johnson Lake and tracked southeast across the lake for five miles. For most of its path, it was rated as an EF0 tornado, but briefly reached EF1 status.
The NWS says the tornado first touched down at 10:54 p.m., reached peak wind speeds of 95 miles per hour and picked up at 11:00 p.m. The tornado damaged several homes.
This was the first tornado to touch down in Nebraska this year. According to the NWS, it is tied for the 13th latest date for the state to see its first tornado.
Johnson Lake is about 10 miles south of Lexington.