Hail in North Platte Saturday, August 31st 

The combination of an unstable atmosphere, ample available atmospheric moisture and an upper level disturbance across parts of north central Nebraska - brought some severe thunderstorms on Saturday evening, August 31st.  Hail up to the size of ping pong balls and golf balls fell across portions of North Platte.  Heavy rain which accompanied these storms also prompted the issuance of an urban and small stream flood advisory for central Lincoln County.

Supercell thunderstorm to the north of North Platte - Photo credit Les Green
Supercell thunderstorm to the north of North Platte - Photo credit Les Green

Reflectivity Loop of Hail Producing Thunderstorm (MP4)
Reflectivity Loop of Hail Producing Thunderstorm (AVI)
(Caveat: May be slow loading)

Reflectivity and KDP Loop of Hail Producing Thunderstorm (M4V)
Reflectivity and KDP Loop of Hail Producing Thunderstorm (AVI)
Specific Differential Phase (KDP)
(KDP is most useful in rain/heavy rain events, helping improve precipitation estimates
 and detecting water-coated hail in dual-pol)
(Caveat: May be slow loading)

Lit Volume Viewpoint of Hail Producing Thunderstorm (M4V)
Lit Volume Viewpoint of Hail Producing Thunderstorm (AVI)
(Shaded high quality volumetric representation of Archive Level II radar data)
(Lit Volume view shows semi-transparent data)
(Caveat: May be slow loading)

 Hail - Photo credit Less Green
(Hail - Photo credit Les Green)
Preliminary Local Storm Reports from August 31st, 2013
(Preliminary local storm reports from August 31st, 2013 - click to view)

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