Although south central Nebraska and much of north central Kansas avoided the onslaught of damaging tornadoes that impacted locations farther south and east, numerous severe thunderstorms producing hail, heavy rain and gusty winds affected locations mainly east of the Highway 281 corridor during the evening hours on Wednesday, June 11th.

Fortunately, most of the hail that fell across the area did not exceed nickle to quarter size in diameter. However, golf ball size was reported in a handful of locations including Ohiowa and Giltner in south central Nebraska, and near Smith Center Kansas.

Below is a list of preliminary local storm reports from this event:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
1018 AM CDT THU JUN 12 2008  
   
.TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
            ..REMARKS..  
 
0626 PM     HAIL             6 S ASHERVILLE          39.32N 97.98W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       MITCHELL           KS   LAW ENFORCEMENT   
 
            WIND TO 40-50 MPH  
 
0649 PM     HAIL             MCCOOL JUNCTION         40.74N 97.60W   
06/11/2008  E1.50 INCH       YORK               NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT   
 
0652 PM     TSTM WND GST     S MCCOOL JUNCTION       40.74N 97.60W   
06/11/2008  E60.00 MPH       YORK               NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            ALSO 1.50 INCH DIAMETER HAIL   
 
0728 PM     HAIL             BRUNING                 40.34N 97.56W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       THAYER             NE   AMATEUR RADIO     
 
0736 PM     HAIL             OHIOWA                  40.41N 97.45W   
06/11/2008  E1.75 INCH       FILLMORE           NE   EMERGENCY MNGR    
 
0736 PM     HAIL             OHIOWA                  40.41N 97.45W   
06/11/2008  E1.75 INCH       FILLMORE           NE   AMATEUR RADIO     
 
0737 PM     HAIL             BELOIT                  39.47N 98.11W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       MITCHELL           KS   AMATEUR RADIO     
 
0737 PM     HAIL             BELOIT                  39.47N 98.11W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       MITCHELL           KS   EMERGENCY MNGR    
 
0739 PM     HAIL             DESHLER                 40.14N 97.72W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       THAYER             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER    
 
0749 PM     HAIL             GENEVA                  40.53N 97.60W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       FILLMORE           NE   EMERGENCY MNGR    
 
            BETWEEN GENEVA TO FAIRMONT   
 
0808 PM     HAIL             2 S LEBANON             39.78N 98.56W   
06/11/2008  E0.75 INCH       SMITH              KS   PUBLIC            
 
0813 PM     HAIL             5 SE SMITH CENTER       39.73N 98.72W   
06/11/2008  E1.75 INCH       SMITH              KS   PUBLIC            
 
0818 PM     HAIL             8 S LEBANON             39.69N 98.56W   
06/11/2008  E1.25 INCH       SMITH              KS   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL   
    
0820 PM     HAIL             6 N ESBON               39.91N 98.43W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       JEWELL             KS   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0838 PM     HAIL             GILTNER                 40.77N 98.15W   
06/11/2008  E1.75 INCH       HAMILTON           NE   PUBLIC            
 
0846 PM     HAIL             SHICKLEY                40.42N 97.72W   
06/11/2008  E0.88 INCH       FILLMORE           NE   EMERGENCY MNGR    
 
0924 PM     HAIL             EDISON                  40.28N 99.78W   
06/11/2008  E0.75 INCH       FURNAS             NE   PUBLIC            
 
0928 PM     HAIL             HENDERSON               40.78N 97.81W   
06/11/2008  E0.75 INCH       YORK               NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE  
 
0939 PM     HAIL             BRADSHAW                40.88N 97.75W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       YORK               NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT   
 
            DIME TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL  
 
0952 PM     HAIL             STROMSBURG              41.12N 97.59W   
06/11/2008  E0.88 INCH       POLK               NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            NICKEL SIZED HAIL   
 
1002 PM     HAIL             1 SSW RAGAN             40.30N 99.30W   
06/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       HARLAN             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
1033 PM     HAIL             ROSELAND                40.47N 98.56W   
06/11/2008  E0.75 INCH       ADAMS              NE   EMERGENCY MNGR    
 
1035 PM     HAIL             AYR                     40.44N 98.44W   
06/11/2008  E0.75 INCH       ADAMS              NE   EMERGENCY MNGR    
  


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