During the late afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, April 29, 2010, a corridor of strong to severe thunderstorms erupted along a cold front across the far southeast portions of the NWS Hastings county warning area. Mainly between 630pm-930pm, these storms dumped torrential rainfall and hail up to the size of golf balls across portions of Thayer, Jewell and Mitchell counties.
(If you have any photos of these storms, please feel free to e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The NWS Hastings 30-county coverage area is depicted within the orange outlined area labeled "GID"
- Interstate Highways are depicted by the thick red and black lines
- The actual Severe Thunderstorm (yellow) and Tornado (red) warning polygons issued during the event are overlayed with the radar data. In addition, preliminary local storm reports pop up on the image as small white triangles (for example, "Hail 1.5" indicates hail 1.5 inches in diameter)
|Location||April 29-30 Total Rainfall||
|2.61"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Hubbell, NE||2.15"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Alexandria, NE (4 WNW)||2.14"||NDNR river gauge
Chester, NE (3 miles NE)
|Alexandria, NE (4 WNW)
|Hebron, NE (7 miles ESE)
||1.53"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Location||April 29-30 Total Rainfall||Source
|0.74"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Holdrege, NE||0.35"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Loup City, NE||0.31"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Lexington, NE (6 miles SSE)||0.28"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Ord, NE||0.18"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Kearney, NE (airport)||0.17"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Grand Island, NE (airport)||0.07"||ASOS (automated)|
|York, NE (3 miles N)||0.07"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Smith Center, KS||0.06"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Hastings, NE (NWS)||0.04"||NWS Obs|
|Hastings, NE (airport)||0.03"||ASOS (automated)|
The graphic below depicts an approximation of 24-HOUR RAINFALL totals ending around 7 AM on the morning of April 30, 2010. Note the narrow, concentrated corridor of heavy rainfall extending through portions of Thayer, Jewell and Mitchell counties.
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This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.