Suspected Tornado Touches Down Near McCook

A suspected tornado touched down on the outskirts of McCook in Nebraska’s Red Willow County on Friday, May 17. Footage shot by residents shows what appears to be a rope tornado moving to the north-west of the town.

The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for McCook shortly beforehand.

The weather service later told Storyful it could “tentatively say a tornado occurred between Culbertson and McCook,” based on reports, pictures and videos. A damage survey would be conducted on Saturday to confirm the tornado, the service said. Credit: Chance Koetter via Storyful