Aug. 17, 2014: Damaging Winds & Large Hail Strike Southern Portions of the Area

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August 17, 2014

Severe Thunderstorms...Including Very Strong Wind...Strike the Area

To the right is a National Weather Service Radar loop, valid from 5:00 p.m.  Sunday, August 17th to 1:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18th.

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:

Thunderstorms erupted over northern Nebraska during the afternoon hours on Sunday, August 17.  This thunderstorm activity increased in coverage and intensified as it moved southeast across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.  Although some hail was reported with these thunderstorms, by far the most significant weather came in the form of very strong wind which was observed across various parts of the NWS-Hastings "coverage area"...and in many cases exceeded 70 MPH!  Below are some of the more notable storm reports from across the area...

  • 83 MPH wind gust at Hastings, NE
  • 71 MPH wind gust 1 mile south of Wood River, NE
  • 71 MPH wind gust 6 miles north of Juniata, NE
  • 70 MPH wind gust at Superior, NE
  • 70  MPH wind gust at Mankato, KS
  • 67 MPH wind gust at Phillipsburg, KS
  • Softball-size hail (4.25 inches in diameter) 1 mile south of Agra, KS 


 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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