HASTINGS, Neb. – Parts of Nebraska continue to deal with blizzards and winter weather, but it was just a year ago that a record number of December tornadoes hit the state.

On Dec. 15, 2021, the National Weather Service confirmed 27  tornado touch downs during a series of storms over a three. Nebraska had only logged a total of five December tornadoes in the 70 years prior.

The hurricane-like conditions and derechos brought about winds that exceeded 100 miles per hour.

During the course of the day, Nebraska saw snow, rain, tornadoes and widely varying temperatures reaching as high as the mid 70s.

Among the locations hit by tornadoes were Saline County, Cuming County, Columbus and Rosedale.

Three farms were struck by the 100+ mph winds brought by the tornado near Rosedale.

Prior to last year, Nebraska had never been hit by a December derecho.