AINSWORTH, Neb. - The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Brown County on Thursday, June 20. One tornado was located 10.3 miles south of Ainsworth, and the other touched down seven miles south of Long Pine. NWS has rated both of them as EF-1.

The tornado near Ainsworth, measured at 50 yards wide and .4 miles long, damaged a single-wide home and several outbuildings on a farmstead north of Hofeld Lake. The NWS reports that the estimated peak winds were 101 miles per hour.

The tornado near Long Pine remained over open terrain but damaged trees. Several storm spotters witnessed this tornado, which was 50 yards wide and .1 miles long, before it became rain-wrapped. The NWS estimates the peak winds were 94 miles per hour.

As News Channel Nebraska previously reported, the severe weather also caused major flooding in Brown and Rock Counties, leading to the closure of several major roads.