Isolated severe thunderstorms popped over parts of the region during the afternoon on September 3rd and continued into the evening hours.
Thunderstorms were strongest in north central Kansas, where large hail was common in Jewell and Mitchell counties. A series of thunderstorms brought quarter to golf ball size hail, especially around the Beloit area between 5 and 6 pm. Winds estimated to be near 60 mph were also reported near Beloit. Another storm about one hour later dropped ping pong ball size hail 8 miles south of Glen Elder. Finally, heavy rain of 2.05 inches was reported near Webber. Other reports in Kansas include:
In south central Nebraska, the thunderstorms were less numerous, but one storm managed to squeeze out some quarter size hail in far southern Hall county around 5:40 pm. That same storm dropped dime size hail at the National Weather Service (NWS) Office just north of Hastings, along with 0.62 inches of rain in about 15 minutes.
Click on the map below to get a summary of storm reports from Thursday, September 3rd. Pull down the ensuing page to see a list of all storm reports from NWS Hastings.
|This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.|