Thunderstorms developed along a cold frontal boundary late Saturday evening, June 26th, and the storms continued into the early morning hours of June 27th.  A few thunderstorms became severe and produced damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, half dollar size hail, and locally heavy rainfall in excess of two inches.  The city of Geneva, NE sustained the most damage from the storms, where winds exceeded 70 mph and caused considerable tree damage.  The following storm damage photographs are courtesy of Terry Marshall, trained storm spotter.  All photographs were taken in Geneva, NE.

     
     
   
 

The radar loop below, courtesy of the Iowa Environmental Mesonet (Iowa State University), depicts early morning storms across southern Nebraska,Sunday, June 27, 2010. The wind damage in Geneva (pictured above) took place primarily between 2:45 am and 2:50 am.

 

Radar Loop of Thunderstorms early Sunday Morning (June 27th)

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE   
   
.TIME...   ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE...   ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
            ..REMARKS..  
 
1135 PM     HAIL        12 WNW PHILLIPSBURG     39.82N 99.53W   
06/26/2010  E0.88 INCH  PHILLIPS           KS   CO-OP OBSERVER    
 
0218 AM     HAIL        2 ESE GENEVA            40.53N 97.60W   
06/27/2010  E1.00 INCH  FILLMORE           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0232 AM     HAIL        1 NNE GENEVA            40.54N 97.59W   
06/27/2010  E1.00 INCH  FILLMORE           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0235 AM     HAIL        1 N GENEVA              40.54N 97.60W   
06/27/2010  M1.25 INCH  FILLMORE           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0243 AM     HAIL        2 N GENEVA              40.56N 97.60W   
06/27/2010  E0.75 INCH  FILLMORE           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0247 AM     TSTM WND DMG GENEVA                 40.53N 97.60W   
06/27/2010               FILLMORE          NE   EMERGENCY MNGR    
 
      6 TO 8 INCH DIAMETER TREES LIMBS AND BIGGER DOWN IN TOWN.  
      MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AT TWO LOCAL BUSINESSES. 3 LARGE TREES   
      SPLIT IN TOWN. TWO-THIRDS OF TOWN WITHOUT POWER. NICKEL   
      SIZE HAIL REPORTED. LOCAL FIRE CHIEF ESTIMATED WINDS IN   
      EXCESS OF 70 MPH. WIND GUSTS LASTED 5 TO 10 MINUTES.   
    
0330 AM     HEAVY RAIN   GENEVA                  40.53N 97.60W   
06/27/2010  M2.40 INCH   FILLMORE           NE  TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            MOST OF THE RAIN CAME IN 30 MINUTES  
 
0758 AM     HEAVY RAIN   4 SW BLADEN             40.28N 98.65W   
06/27/2010  M2.03 INCH   WEBSTER            NE   PUBLIC            
 
            OVERNIGHT RAINFALL TOTAL. COURTESY NEBRASKA RAINFALL   
            ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK   
 
0758 AM     HEAVY RAIN   2 NE BLUE HILL          40.35N 98.42W   
06/27/2010  M2.04 INCH   ADAMS              NE   PUBLIC            
 
            OVERNIGHT RAINFALL TOTAL. COURTESY NEBRASKA RAINFALL   
            ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK   


 

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.

 

 


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