Showers and thunderstorms pushed across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas the morning of August 5th, bringing with them locally heavy rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning.  A few of these storms also reached severe status, with wind gusts as high as 70 mph and hail to the size of quarters reported.  The map and table below depict reports of severe weather across the area during the morning on Wednesday, August 5th... is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.