Aug. 9-10, 2014: Another Round of Severe Weather, Heavy Rain

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August 9-10, 2014

Strong Wind, Large Hail and Heavy Rainfall Strike the Area


To the right is a National Weather Service Radar loop, valid from 6:00 p.m.  Saturday, August 9th to 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 10th.

The NWS Hastings coverage area is located within the orange outlined area labeled "GID", with the Interstate highways in red.

(Click Radar Loop To Enlarge)

Event Summary:

Severe thunderstorm activity rolled across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas starting during the evening hours on Saturday, August 9...and although the severe threat had subsided by midnight, strong thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall continued into the early morning hours of Sunday, August 10.  Large hail, strong thunderstorm wind gusts and heavy rainfall were all observed with this thunderstorm activity.  Some of the more notable storm reports include:

  • Baseball-size hail 3 miles east of Lexington, NE and 2 miles south of Lebanon, KS
  • 71 MPH wind gust at Hastings, NE
  • 72 MPH wind gust 1 mile south of Wood River, NE
  • 80 MPH wind gust 3 miles east/northeast of Bellaire, KS

Rainfall amounts of three to five inches were also reported through some locations, which resulted in flooding for some areas.  The heavy rainfall also resulted in new daily rainfall records being set (for August 9th) at Grand Island and Hastings in Nebraska.


Hail Photo Submitted by Nikki Stephenson in Lebanon, KS. Photo of a Shelf Cloud Submitted by Nathan Moore. Another Photo of a Shelf Cloud Submitted by Nathan Moore.
Hail Photo Submitted by Nikki Stephenson in Lebanon, KS. Photo of a Shelf Cloud Submitted by Nathan Moore. Another Photo of a Shelf Cloud Submitted by Nathan Moore.

Ragged Shelf Cloud Submitted by Nathan Moore. Another Angle Submitted by Nathan Moore. Half Dollar Sized Hail in Lexington Submitted Jared Woody.
Ragged Shelf Cloud Submitted by Nathan Moore. Another Angle Submitted by Nathan Moore. Half Dollar Sized Hail in Lexington Submitted Jared Woody.

Mesocyclone Photo Submitted by Dale Kaminski in Phelps County, NE. Another Photo of a Mesocyclone Submitted by Dale Kaminski in Phelps County, NE. Another Cloud Photo Submitted by Hope Brown in Cozad, NE.
Mesocyclone Photo Submitted by Dale Kaminski in Phelps County, NE. Another Photo of a Mesocyclone Submitted by Dale Kaminski in Phelps County, NE. Another Cloud Photo Submitted by Hope Brown in Cozad, NE. 

 Below is a map of storm reports from across the area...

Click on the image above to enlarge

Click here for an interactive map of storm reports


 

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.

 
 



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