Thunderstorms rumbled across parts of north central Kansas and south central Nebraska beginning during the evening of Thursday, April 24, 2008 and lasting well into the overnight hours.  These storms brought some large hail along with a few reports of tornadoes.  Hail up to the size of softballs fell in Stockton, Kansas and tornadoes were reported north of Beloit, Kansas.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
217 AM CDT FRI APR 25 2008
 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
 
0935 PM     HAIL             5 S GOTHENBURG          40.86N 100.16W
04/24/2008 E0.75 INCH       DAWSON             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
1005 PM     HAIL             15 W STOCKTON           39.44N 99.55W

04/24/2008 E2.75 INCH       ROOKS              KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

 

            JUST EAST OF GRAHAM AND ROOKS COUNTY LINE ON HIGHWAY 24.

 
1023 PM     HAIL             WEBSTER STATE PARK      39.40N 99.45W
04/24/2008 E1.75 INCH       ROOKS              KS   CO-OP OBSERVER
 
1027 PM     HAIL             8 W STOCKTON            39.44N 99.42W
04/24/2008 E1.75 INCH       ROOKS              KS   EMERGENCY MNGR
 

            HAIL COVERING HIGHWAY 24

 
1034 PM     HAIL             1 N LEXINGTON           40.79N 99.74W
04/24/2008 E0.50 INCH       DAWSON             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT
 

            INTERSECTION HWY AND RD 761

 

1035 PM     TSTM WND GST     STOCKTON                39.44N 99.27W

04/24/2008 M66.00 MPH       ROOKS              KS   BROADCAST MEDIA
 

            MEASURED BY KSNW WEATHER LAB AT STOCKTON GRADE SCHOOL.

 

1037 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST STOCKTON                39.44N 99.27W

04/24/2008 E50.00 MPH       ROOKS              KS   EMERGENCY MNGR
 

            ROOKS EMS RPTD WIND SHIFT NW GUST 45-50 MPH

 
1038 PM     HAIL             STOCKTON                39.44N 99.27W
04/24/2008 E4.25 INCH       ROOKS              KS   EMERGENCY MNGR
 

            QUARTER TO SOFTBALL SIZE HAIL WITH LOTS OF DAMAGE AND

            POWER OUTAGES.
 
1042 PM     TORNADO          4 S STOCKTON            39.38N 99.27W

04/24/2008                   ROOKS              KS   AMATEUR RADIO

 

            BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN

 
1042 PM     HAIL             PHILLIPSBURG            39.75N 99.32W

04/24/2008 E0.88 INCH       PHILLIPS           KS   CO-OP OBSERVER

 
1050 PM     TORNADO          4 S WOODSTON            39.40N 99.10W

04/24/2008                   ROOKS              KS   STORM CHASER

 

            BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN OBSERVED BY STORM CHASER

 
1105 PM     HAIL             HASTINGS                40.59N 98.39W
04/24/2008 E0.50 INCH       ADAMS              NE   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
1105 PM     HAIL             HASTINGS                40.59N 98.39W
04/24/2008 E0.50 INCH       ADAMS              NE   AMATEUR RADIO
 

            REPORTED 2ND STREET AND SAUNDERS AV

 

1109 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     4 E PLAINVILLE           39.23N 99.23W

04/24/2008                   ROOKS             KS   STORM CHASER

 

            ALONG HIGHWAY 18 FROM STORM CHASER

 
1114 PM     HAIL             DESHLER                 40.14N 97.72W
04/24/2008 E0.50 INCH       THAYER             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
1114 PM     HAIL             6 N ESBON               39.91N 98.43W
04/24/2008 E2.50 INCH       JEWELL             KS   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
1122 PM     HAIL             BURR OAK                39.87N 98.30W
04/24/2008 E1.00 INCH       JEWELL             KS   CO-OP OBSERVER
 
1131 PM     HAIL             1 NNW OSBORNE           39.45N 98.71W
04/24/2008 E2.00 INCH       OSBORNE            KS   STORM CHASER
 

1135 PM     TSTM WND GST     OSBORNE                 39.44N 98.70W

04/24/2008 M68.00 MPH       OSBORNE            KS   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            MEASURED BY KSNW WEATHER LAB AT OSBORNE ELEMENTARY

            SCHOOL.
 
1146 PM     HAIL             4 W CAWKER CITY         39.51N 98.51W

04/24/2008 E1.00 INCH       OSBORNE            KS   LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL ON HIGHWAY 24 ALONG MITCHELL AND

            OSBORNE COUNTY LINE

 
1151 PM     HAIL             PHILLIPSBURG            39.75N 99.32W

04/24/2008 E0.88 INCH       PHILLIPS           KS   CO-OP OBSERVER

 

            WINDS ESTIMATED AT 50 MPH AND HEAVY RAIN

 
1153 PM     HAIL             SUPERIOR                40.02N 98.07W

04/24/2008 E1.00 INCH       NUCKOLLS           NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
1226 AM     TORNADO          3 N BELOIT              39.51N 98.11W

04/25/2008                   MITCHELL           KS   AMATEUR RADIO

 

            AT LEAST ONE HOME DESTROYED

 
1226 AM     TORNADO          3 N BELOIT              39.51N 98.11W

04/25/2008                   MITCHELL           KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            CONE SHAPED TORNADO AROUND 1/3 TO 1/2 MILE WIDE AT BASE.

            NUMEROUS POWER FLASHES VISIBLE. ROOF GONE OFF 1 HOME AND

            OUTBUILDING DESTROYED.

 
1237 AM     TORNADO          6 NE BELOIT             39.53N 98.03W

04/25/2008                   MITCHELL           KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            NUMEROUS POWER LINES AND TREES DOWN ALONG WITH SHED

            DESTROYED AT FARM.

 

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