Grand Island tornadoes By: Kristi Marie Mae Mcanany
On June 3, 1980, a massive super cell thunderstorm complex developed just north of Grand Island, Nebraska, during the early evening. This complex moved slowly south-southeast through the city at around 8 mph. This outbreak provided the basis for a book and television movie, as well as tornado and engineering research. Over a period of less than 3 hours, this storm complex produced 7 tornadoes in and around Grand Island. There was one tornado of F4 intensity and 3 others that were rated F3.
Tornados are things that touch the ground, and destroy everything that’s in its path.