During the evening hours of Thursday, May 6, 2010, a corridor of strong to severe thunderstorms developed north of a surface warm front stretched from west to east across Kansas. Most severe weather in the NWS Hastings coverage area affected locations along and 15 miles either side of the Nebraska-Kansas border. Several storms became elevated supercells, producing considerable amounts of large hail, and also some damaging winds. Some locations saw multiple episodes of hail, as one storm after another tracked from west to east across the area.
(If you have any photos of hail or wind damage from these storms, please feel free to e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
These photos, courtesy of Rebecca Wells of Damar, KS, depict copious amounts of small hail from these storms. Just a few miles north of Damar, considerably larger hail to around half-dollar size was reported.
- 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
- 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||May 6-7 Total Rainfall||
|Webber, KS (3 miles ENE)
|Byron, NE||1.12"||NeRAIN observer|
|Scottsville, KS (5 SSW)
|Deshler, NE (5 SSW)
||0.92"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Hardy, NE (4 E)||0.86"||NeRAIN observer|
|Tobias, NE (2 WSW)
|Ruskin, NE (3 W)||0.83"||NeRAIN observer|
|Superior, NE (7 NE)
|Location||May 6-7 Total Rainfall||Source
|Hastings, NE (airport)||0.61"||ASOS (automated)|
|0.60"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Grand Island, NE (airport)||0.60"||ASOS (automated)|
|Hastings, NE (NWS Office)||0.58"||NWS Obs|
|York, NE (3 miles N)||0.52"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Kearney, NE (airport)||0.51"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Holdrege, NE||0.49"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Minden, NE||0.49"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Loup City, NE||0.47"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Ord, NE||0.39"||NWS Coop Observer|
||0.28"||NWS Coop Observer|
|Smith Center, KS||0.27"||NWS Coop Observer|
The graphic below depicts an approximation of 24-HOUR RAINFALL totals ending around 7 AM on the morning of May 7, 2010.
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This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.