Large Hail Pummels Parts of Southwestern Nebraska
July 15th, 2010

Scattered thunderstorms developed late Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening - on July 15th.  These storms produced some large hail over parts of southwestern Nebraska.  The first report came in at 613 PM CDT (513 PM MDT) of one inch diameter hail from 8 miles southwest of Lewellen in Garden County.  By 622 PM CDT (522 PM MDT) the hail had increased to one and a half inches at the same location.  The largest hail reported, the size of golf balls at 1.75 inches in diameter, occurred 9 miles northwest of Big Springs and 10 miles south of Lewellen, in Deuel County.

Below are preliminary local storm reports received by the National Weather Service through 845 PM CDT on July 15th, and some photographs of  a supercell near Lewellen responsible for some of the large hail reports.  These photographs were provided courtesy of Jason Spady.

.TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON  
   
.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
..REMARKS..  
 
0613 PM HAIL 8 SW LEWELLEN 41.25N 102.25W  
07/15/2010 M1.00 INCH GARDEN NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
0622 PM HAIL 8 SW LEWELLEN 41.25N 102.25W  
07/15/2010 M1.50 INCH GARDEN NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
JAGGED HAIL ALMOST THE SIZE OF THE TOP OF A WD-40 CAN  
TOP.  
 
0624 PM HAIL 6 SW LEWELLEN 41.27N 102.22W  
07/15/2010 M1.00 INCH GARDEN NE PUBLIC  
 
QUARTER SIZE HAIL BEGAN AT 605 PM CDT AND ENDED AT 624 PM  
CDT.  
 
0648 PM HAIL 9 NW BIG SPRINGS 41.16N 102.20W  
07/15/2010 M1.75 INCH DEUEL NE PUBLIC  
 
GOLFBALL SIZED HAIL OCCURRED FROM 648 PM CDT AND ENDED AT  
655 PM CDT.  
 
0650 PM HAIL 10 S LEWELLEN 41.19N 102.14W  
07/15/2010 M1.75 INCH DEUEL NE PUBLIC  
 
HAIL UP TO GOLFBALL SIZE OCCURRED. HAIL ACCUMULATED TO  
ABOUT ONE HALF INCH DEPTH IN DRIVEWAY. ESTIMATED RAINFALL  
SO FAR OF ONE INCH.  
 
0715 PM HAIL 10 SSE BIG SPRINGS 40.93N 102.00W  
07/15/2010 E0.88 INCH PERKINS NE PUBLIC  
 
PEA TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL OCCURRED AND LASTED TEN MINUTES  
ENDING AT 725 PM CDT. ESTIMATED 45 MPH WIND GUSTS.  
 
0825 PM HAIL 8 NNE LAMAR 40.68N 101.92W  
07/15/2010 E1.00 INCH CHASE NE PUBLIC
Supercell thunderstorm photographed near Lewellen, courtesy of Jason Spady
Photo of thunderstorm near Lewellen, by Jason Spady

Rainbow as severe thunderstorm departs - photo credit Jason Spady
Page composition
by
Steve Carmel


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.