Another batch of strong to severe thunderstorms rolled from north to south across parts of central and south central Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening on Friday, June 20th, resulting in several reports of hail and strong gusty winds.
One isolated supercell thunderstorm was a prolific hail producer across parts of northern Dawson County, with areas north of Cozad and Lexington reporting quarter to golf ball size hail falling for 5-10 minutes...breaking windows, damaging siding and wreaking havoc on crops.
Farther east, a separate cluster of storms raced south from the Ord area toward Grand Island, where a 60 MPH wind gust was recorded at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. These storms continued southeast toward Sutton and Geneva as they gradually weakenend and exited the area.
Below is a list of PRELIMINARY Local Storm Reports from this event:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
918 PM CDT FRI JUN 20 2008
.TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON
.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
0526 PM HAIL 4 S ORD 41.54N 98.93W
06/20/2008 E0.75 INCH VALLEY NE EMERGENCY MNGR
0532 PM HAIL PROSSER 40.69N 98.58W
06/20/2008 E0.75 INCH ADAMS NE EMERGENCY MNGR
DIME SIZE HAIL IN PROSSER
0610 PM HAIL 8 N COZAD 40.98N 99.99W
06/20/2008 E1.00 INCH DAWSON NE PUBLIC
QUARTER SIZE HAIL FELL FOR 10 MINUTES. TIME ESTIMATED
0618 PM HAIL 7 NNE COZAD 40.96N 99.93W
06/20/2008 E1.75 INCH DAWSON NE PUBLIC
HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE FELL FOR AROUND 10
MINUTES...BREAKING WINDOW ON HOUSE AND DAMAGING SIDING.
CONSIDERABLE CROP DAMAGE REPORTED IN THE AREA.
0630 PM HAIL 4 NE COZAD 40.90N 99.93W
06/20/2008 E0.88 INCH DAWSON NE EMERGENCY MNGR
0648 PM TSTM WND GST GRAND ISLAND 40.92N 98.37W
06/20/2008 M60.00 MPH HALL NE ASOS
GRAND ISLAND ASOS
0648 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 W GRAND ISLAND 40.92N 98.42W
06/20/2008 HALL NE LAW ENFORCEMENT
ROOF BLOWN OFF OF MOBILE HOME ON WEST SIDE OF GRAND
0653 PM TSTM WND GST GRAND ISLAND 40.92N 98.37W
06/20/2008 M57.00 MPH HALL NE PUBLIC
MEASURED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF GRAND ISLAND.
0730 PM TSTM WND DMG SUTTON 40.61N 97.86W
06/20/2008 CLAY NE EMERGENCY MNGR
SOME 2.5 TO 3 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN. ONE POWER LINE DOWN.
0743 PM TSTM WND GST 3 S AURORA 40.82N 98.00W
06/20/2008 E60.00 MPH HAMILTON NE EMERGENCY MNGR
(all images courtesy Tami Stombaugh)