August 18th Severe Weather

 

 

...STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RAKE PORTIONS OF HOLT...BOYD...
AND NORTHERN CHERRY COUNTIES AUGUST 18TH...

A SERIES OF INTENSE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS ACROSS HOLT AND BOYD COUNTIES. THESE STORMS QUICKLY
BECAME ANCHORED ALONG A REMNANT BOUNDARY. THIS RESULTED IN SLOW
OVERALL STORM MOVEMENT AND ENHANCED LOW LEVEL ROTATION. THESE
STORMS PRODUCED VERY LARGE HAIL RANGING FROM GOLFBALL TO BASEBALL
SIZE. TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS ALSO REPORTED FUNNEL CLOUDS AND A
TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN THE VICINITY OF EWING. A LONE SUPERCELL
THUNDERSTORM ALSO PROGRESSED INTO NORTHERN CHERRY COUNTY AND PRODUCED
UP TO PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL NORTHWEST OF MERRIMAN. HERE IS A
LISTING OF SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS AS OF 10 PM CDT.


 ..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0423 PM     HAIL             3 NNE BUTTE             42.95N 98.83W
08/18/2011  E1.25 INCH       BOYD               NE   PUBLIC

0443 PM     HAIL             3 SE INMAN              42.35N 98.49W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       HOLT               NE   STORM CHASER

            HAIL FALLING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0501 PM     HAIL             2 N EWING               42.29N 98.34W
08/18/2011  E2.00 INCH       HOLT               NE   PUBLIC

0509 PM     HAIL             1 E EWING               42.26N 98.32W
08/18/2011  E2.00 INCH       HOLT               NE   PUBLIC

0513 PM     HAIL             1 N EWING               42.27N 98.34W
08/18/2011  M2.50 INCH       HOLT               NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            GOLF BALL TO TENNIS BALL SIZE HAIL ALONG HIGHWAY 45B.

0513 PM     HAIL             5 SSE BRISTOW           42.77N 98.55W
08/18/2011  E1.50 INCH       HOLT               NE   PUBLIC

0515 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     3 NNW EWING             42.30N 98.37W
08/18/2011                   HOLT               NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

            INITIAL FUNNEL CLOUD DISSIPATED WITH ANOTHER FORMING.

0523 PM     TORNADO          1 N EWING               42.27N 98.34W
08/18/2011                   HOLT               NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            FUNNEL CLOUD BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AND THEN WENT RIGHT
            BACK UP. THE STORM WAS EXHIBITING MASSIVE ROTATION OVER
            EWING.

0545 PM     HAIL             14 NE ONEILL            42.60N 98.45W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       HOLT               NE   PUBLIC

0548 PM     TORNADO          3 SE EWING              42.23N 98.30W
08/18/2011                   HOLT               NE   STORM CHASER

            LARGE TORNADO SPOTTED NEAR THE COUNTY LINE BECOMING RAIN
            WRAPPED.

0606 PM     HAIL             4 NNE PAGE              42.45N 98.39W
08/18/2011  E2.75 INCH       HOLT               NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0655 PM     HAIL             5 NNW MERRIMAN          42.99N 101.74W
08/18/2011  E1.50 INCH       CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

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Tornado 3SSE Ewing captured by an off-duty National Weather Service Employee


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