Severe Weather And Heavy Rain Summary, Wednesday, July 22nd

Thunderstorms erupted across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas on Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 22, 2009.  Several of these storms did reach severe status with large hail to the size of golf balls and gusty thunderstorms winds in excess of 60 MPH being reported.  Parts of the area also saw torrential rainfall, with some of the highest reported totals around 3 inches focusing across southeast sections of both Valley and Furnas counties.

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CDT Time County Location Type Magnitude Comment Active Products
07/22/2009 14:30 Buffalo 2 Wsw Odessa,NE TSTM WND DMG 0 delayed and updated report from earlier damage...half of roof ripped off of home along dunbar road near interstate 80 mile marker 261 Severe Thunderstorm Warning 126
07/22/2009 14:30 Buffalo 2 Sw Odessa,NE TSTM WND DMG 0 reports of damage and vehicles overturned near interstate 80 mile marker 261. at least 2 vehicles overturned...including an rv. nearby residence north of interstate along dunbar road received damage with parts of a garage reportedly blown 300 feet. Severe Thunderstorm Warning 126
07/22/2009 14:30 Buffalo 1 Sw Odessa,NE TSTM WND DMG 0 two pivots were tipped over by strong wind gusts...pea size hail covering the ground damaged crops in the area Severe Thunderstorm Warning 126
07/22/2009 14:37 Phelps 11 N Funk,NE HAIL 1 quarter size hail and very strong winds bringing down branches 2-3 inches in diameter Severe Thunderstorm Warning 126
07/22/2009 14:45 Phelps 4 Nne Funk,NE HAIL 1   Severe Thunderstorm Warning 126
07/22/2009 14:50 Kearney 2 Nw Axtell,NE HAIL 0.75   Severe Thunderstorm Warning 126
07/22/2009 15:00 Phelps 11 Ne Holdrege,NE HAIL 1 delayed report of quarter sized hail. courtesy nssl shave project Severe Thunderstorm Warning 127
07/22/2009 15:03 Kearney 2 Wsw Axtell,NE TSTM WND DMG 0 thunderstorm wind gusts have knocked down branches from 2 to 4 inches in diameter...accompanied by penny size hail. Severe Thunderstorm Warning 127
07/22/2009 15:07 Kearney 4 S Axtell,NE HAIL 0.5   Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 127
07/22/2009 15:10 Dawson Gothenburg,NE HAIL 1   Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 128
07/22/2009 15:15 Franklin Hildreth,NE TSTM WND GST 60   Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 127
07/22/2009 15:15 Dawson 4 Ene Gothenburg,NE HAIL 1 copious amounts of quarter sized hail Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 128
07/22/2009 15:16 Dawson 2 E Gothenburg,NE HAIL 1.25   Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 128
07/22/2009 15:25 Dawson 1 N Willow Island,NE HAIL 1 quarter sized hail. hailed for several minutes. Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 128
07/22/2009 15:38 Dawson 2 E Gothenburg,NE HAIL 1.25   Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 128
07/22/2009 15:40 Dawson 7 Sw Cozad,NE HAIL 1 quarter sized hail. location corrected from original report last evening. Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 128
07/22/2009 16:34 Dawson 1 Ne Farnam,NE HAIL 1.25 large hail up to the size of half dollars covered the ground...and thunderstorm wind gusts knocked down shingles and branches in the area Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 131
07/22/2009 16:45 Harlan 4 S Ragan,NE HAIL 0.75 penny size hail Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 132
07/22/2009 16:45 Greeley 13 N Greeley,NE HAIL 1 quarter size hail on highway 281...just south of the greeley wheeler county line None
07/22/2009 16:55 Harlan Huntley,NE HAIL 0.75 dime to penny size hail Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 132
07/22/2009 17:24 Greeley 12 Wnw Greeley,NE HAIL 0.88 nickel sized hail Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 133
07/22/2009 17:30 Polk 1 N Shelby,NE HAIL 0.88 along with nickel size hail...one inch of rain fell in ten minutes Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 136
07/22/2009 17:50 Furnas Arapahoe,NE HAIL 1 quarter sized hail Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 137
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 139
07/22/2009 17:51 Greeley Greeley,NE HEAVY RAIN 1.1 1.10 inches of rain in 15 minutes along with some pea sized hail Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 138
07/22/2009 17:52 Valley Ord,NE HAIL 1.75 some hail up to golf ball size Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 135
07/22/2009 18:07 Adams 2 Ne Kenesaw,NE HAIL 1 some hail up to quarter size Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 141
07/22/2009 18:15 Furnas 6 Se Beaver City,NE HAIL 1 quarter sized hail. time estimated from radar data. also around 3 inches of storm total rainfall. Areal Flood Advisory 25
Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 142
07/22/2009 18:15 Furnas 6 S Beaver City,NE HAIL 1 quarter size hail. time estimated from radar data. also 1.39 inches of rainfall. report courtesy of nebraska rainfall assessment and information network. Areal Flood Advisory 25
Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 142
07/22/2009 18:20 Adams 2 E Juniata,NE HAIL 1.75 hail quarter to golf ball size Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 141
07/22/2009 18:26 Adams Hastings,NE NON-TSTM WND GST 51   Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 141
07/22/2009 18:26 Adams Hastings,NE TSTM WND GST 51 peak wind gust of 51 mph at hastings municipal airport Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 141
07/22/2009 18:27 Adams W Hastings,NE HAIL 1 quarter size hail on northwest side of hastings. Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 141
07/22/2009 18:29 Adams E Hastings,NE HAIL 0.75 penny size hail on east side of hastings Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 141
07/22/2009 18:30 Adams N Hastings,NE HAIL 0.75 three quarter inch hail at the fire station in north hastings. Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 141
07/23/2009 19:55 Rooks 5 N Damar,KS TSTM WND GST 50   Severe Thunderstorm Watch 613
Severe Thunderstorm Warning 144
07/23/2009 07:00 Phelps 12 N Funk,NE HEAVY RAIN 1.86 1.86 inches of rain from storms last evening. also report of crops destroyed from wind and hail...and pivots blown over. report courtesy of nebraska rainfall assessment and information network. None
07/23/2009 07:00 Valley 7 Sse Ord,NE HEAVY RAIN 3.14 3.14 inches of rain from storms last evening. also hail caused considerable crop damage. report courtesy of nebraska rainfall asssessment and information network. None

 


Due to the scattered nature of the thunderstorms, rainfall totals across central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas varied considerably over short distances. In general, the highest totals of around 3 inches or higher focusd across southeast sections of Valley and Furnas counties. The table below highlights some of the more notable rainfall amounts across the area.

Some Of The Higher July 22 Rainfall Totals

Location Source July 22 Rainfall
Ord, NE                                     (7 miles SSE)
NeRAIN observer
3.14"
Beaver City, NE                       (6 miles SE)
public 3.00"
Funk, NE                                 (12 miles N)
NeRAIN observer
1.86"

Oxford, NE                               (6 miles NNW)

NWS Cooperative Observer 1.57"
Long Island, KS                       (4 miles WNW)
public 1.25"
Greeley, NE
NWS Cooperative Observer 1.21"
Wilsonville, NE
NWS Cooperative Observer
1.18"
Cozad, NE                                 (4 miles S)
NeRAIN observer
1.12"
North Loup, NE
NWS Cooperative Observer 1.08"
Cambridge, NE
NWS Cooperative Observer 1.00"

 


 

Below are photos taken by a NWS Hastings storm survey team on Thursday, July 23rd, approximately 3 miles west-southwest of Odessa, NE. Several photos depict damage to a residence along Dunbar Road, where a garage was destroyed with debris scattered approximately 100-150 feet to the southeast. This was determined to be the result of intense straight-line winds of around 80 MPH or higher.

 




And finally...a few weather pictures of interest which were taken just after thunderstorm activity had moved through some locations across the area.



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