I was heading home to Minden from Kearney after shopping and was listening to the warnings all around the Buffalo and Kearney county areas and decided to stop at a factory at the eastern edge of town where my husband works since I had my 3 year old son and mother with me. After we got the all clear we headed for our turn onto highway 10 and could see what looked like smoke blowing up in a field, after further investigation though we could tell that it was not smoke. It was rotating, moving, and a thin and barely visible funnel reached all the way to the clouds. There was no reports yet and since we were still west of the funnel and stopped by a train I would have called it in to the NWS but of course had no phone. Once the train was gone I hurried across the track, parked and watched the the three cars full of spotters throwing there camera equipment back in there vehicles and headed for the storm. I would have been quick to follow if my son had not been with me, but it was still amazing sitting and watching the tornado form and pickup strength and speed. Absolutely awesome. I am so thankful that I have this summer off of work and school so that I can go watch (and hopefully chase) some of these storms.