June 8th Severe Weather and Rainfall Summary

A line of intense thunderstorms pushed across central and south central Nebraska as well as portions of north central Kansas early Tuesday morning, June 8, 2010, bringing with it gusty thunderstorm winds and large hail.  Wind gusts of 60 to nearly 70 mph were reported from across the area, with hail as big as quarters.  Wind damage was also observed through some locations.

Below is a radar loop which shows the storms as they moved across the area...

...and below is a list of severe weather reports received by the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska...

Click here for an interactive map of severe weather reports from the across the area.

The graphic below depicts an approximation of 24-HOUR RAINFALL totals ending around 7 AM on the morning of June 8, 2010. Note the widespread area that received at least 1 inch of rain, with localized areas of 2+ inches concentrated across parts of Valley, Greeley and Phelps counties. A few of the highest known gauge readings within the area included  2.68 inches at Loomis in Phelps County (NeRAIN observer), 2.60 inches at Spalding in Greeley County (NeRAIN observer), and  2.36 inches at Ord Evelyn Sharp Field airport (automated ASOS).

Current Rainfall Map


Here are a several more of the highest totals...


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