Severe Weather Strikes Western & North Central Nebraska Wednesday Evening

The combination of an upper disturbance which moved from Wyoming into Nebraska, with ample low level moisture working on a stationary frontal boundary - led to a bout with severe weather on Wednesday evening, August 21st.

Wind gusts estimated up to 80 miles an hour, along with hail to the size of golfballs - blasted eastern Deuel County. WIndows were reported broken out of a residence located 4 miles west of Big Springs, on the north side of the home.  Around 744 PM CDT hail to the size of baseballs was reported at Newport, in Rock County.  Strong winds and locally heavy rain buffeted Atkinson in Holt County - with some localized street flooding reported.

Thunderstorm approaching Big Springs
Severe Thunderstorm just west of Big Springs at 709 PM CDT August 21st
Supercell thunderstorm approaching Big Springs - photo credit Dean Cosgrove
Supercell thunderstorm approaching Big Springs - photo credit Dean Cosgrove

Severe Thunderstorm just northwest of Newport in Rock County at 735 PM CDT

A lightning strike caused this fire about 2 miles east of Dickens in Lincoln County 
Photo credit Dean Cosgrove

Interactive Preliminary Local Storm Reports from August 21st
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