Powerful storms paid another visit to south-central Nebraska late Wednesday and during the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning.  The storms came in waves...repeating over many of the same areas through the course of the evening and late night.  In their wake...hail to the size of baseballs was reported in the Marquette and Minden areas...a wind gust to 76 mph was reported at the Hastings, Nebraska Airport...with gusts to 60 to 70 mph reported at many locations.  The storms also produced tornadoes in about half a dozen locations...and Kearney had another close call...with a report of a tornado 3 miles south of Kearney just after midnight.  Very heavy rain was also widespread across the region with areas around Polk...Stromsburg and Hordville receiving over 6 inches of rain. 

Tornado reports
Hail reports
Wind reports


Tornado Reports

Time (CDT) Location County State Lat Lon Comments
453 PM COTESFIELD HOWARD NE 41.36 -98.63 (GID)
1044 PM 5 S ELWOOD GOSPER NE 40.52 -99.86 (GID)
1123 PM BERTRAND PHELPS NE 40.53 -99.63 (GID)
1128 PM 1 NW SMITHFIELD GOSPER NE 40.58 -99.75 (GID)
0004 AM 3 S KEARNEY BUFFALO NE 40.66 -99.08 (GID)

Hail Reports

Time (CDT) Size (inches) Location County State Lat Lon Comments
325 PM 1.00 LEXINGTON DAWSON NE 40.78 -99.74 NICKEL TO QUARTER HAIL HEAVY RAIN (GID)
342 PM 1.25 LEXINGTON DAWSON NE 40.78 -99.74 (GID)
346 PM 1.00 2 NW LOUP CITY SHERMAN NE 41.3 -98.99 (GID)
358 PM 1.00 3 N OVERTON DAWSON NE 40.78 -99.54 (GID)
413 PM 1.75 4 NE OVERTON DAWSON NE 40.78 -99.48 (GID)
519 PM 1.75 6 N HAMPTON HAMILTON NE 40.97 -97.89 (GID)
520 PM 1.75 5 N WOLBACH GREELEY NE 41.47 -98.39 (GID)
525 PM 0.88 CHAPMAN MERRICK NE 41.02 -98.16 (GID)
600 PM 2.75 7 W MARQUETTE MERRICK NE 41.01 -98.14 (GID)
605 PM 1.00 JOHNSON LAKE GOSPER NE 40.68 -99.85 (GID)
616 PM 1.75 6 SW CAIRO HALL NE 40.94 -98.69 (GID)
626 PM 1.75 4 W GRAND ISLAND HALL NE 40.92 -98.44 AT 110TH AND 13TH STREET (GID)
716 PM 1.75 HORDVILLE HAMILTON NE 41.08 -97.89 (GID)
721 PM 0.75 STROMSBURG POLK NE 41.12 -97.59 (GID)
727 PM 1.75 2 NE GRESHAM POLK NE 41.05 -97.37 (GID)
820 PM 1.25 GRAND ISLAND HALL NE 40.92 -98.37 (GID)
835 PM 1.00 1 N WOOD RIVER HALL NE 40.84 -98.6 (GID)
858 PM 1.25 GRAND ISLAND HALL NE 40.92 -98.37 (GID)
932 PM 1.25 HEBRON THAYER NE 40.17 -97.59 (GID)
954 PM 1.50 ALEXANDRIA THAYER NE 40.25 -97.39 (GID)
1015 PM 1.00 BRUNING THAYER NE 40.34 -97.56 (GID)
1048 PM 1.75 RED CLOUD WEBSTER NE 40.09 -98.52 (GID)
1105 PM 1.00 JOHNSON LAKE GOSPER NE 40.68 -99.85 (GID)
1116 PM 1.00 FAIRFIELD CLAY NE 40.43 -98.1 (GID)
1151 PM 0.88 HASTINGS ADAMS NE 40.59 -98.39 (GID)
1152 PM 0.88 3 S ALDA HALL NE 40.82 -98.47 PEA TO NICKEL SIZED HAIL REPORTED. (GID)
1156 PM 1.00 SHICKLEY FILLMORE NE 40.42 -97.72 COVERING THE GROUND (GID)
1159 PM 2.75 10 NW MINDEN KEARNEY NE 40.6 -99.09 (GID)
1201 PM 2.75 KEARNEY BUFFALO NE 40.7 -99.08 (GID)
1215 PM 1.75 4 S GIBBON BUFFALO NE 40.69 -98.84 GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 60-70 MPH. (GID)
123 AM 2.50 1 W CLAY CENTER CLAY NE 40.52 -98.07 70 MPH WIND GUST (GID)

Wind Reports

Time (CDT) Speed (mph) Location County State Lat Lon Comments
549 PM 60 4 NW AURORA HAMILTON NE 40.91 -98.06 ALSO REPORTED DIME SIZED HAIL. (GID)
556 PM UNK 5 W STROMSBURG POLK NE 41.12 -97.69 STRONG ROTATION OBSERVED BY VFD (GID)
1152 PM 60 4 W KEARNEY BUFFALO NE 40.7 -99.16 (GID)
0040 AM 70 CAMPBELL FRANKLIN NE 40.3 -98.73 GOLFBALL SIZED HAIL. (GID)
0042 AM 70 5 E CAMPBELL WEBSTER NE 40.3 -98.64 GOLFBALL SIZED HAIL. (GID)
0045 AM 70 HOLSTEIN ADAMS NE 40.46 -98.65 GOLFBALL SIZED HAIL. (GID)
109 AM 76 HASTINGS ADAMS NE 40.59 -98.39 (GID)
146 AM UNK HASTINGS ADAMS NE 40.59 -98.39 LARGE TREE BLOWN DOWN BURLINGTON ROAD AND 12TH STREET MANY TREE BRANCHES LAYING IN STREETS (GID)

 

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