Saturday evening, July 10, 2010, brought isolated severe thunderstorms to parts of south central Nebraska, with these storms initially developing along a surface low pressure trough to the west of the area.
Here are a few "highlights" of the event, based on reports received from storm spotters and local law enforcement/emergency management:
CLICK HERE for an "interactive" map of storm reports across the NWS Hastings coverage area. These same reports are also listed below:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1220 AM CDT SUN JUL 11 2010
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
0615 PM HAIL GOTHENBURG 40.93N 100.16W
07/10/2010 E1.50 INCH DAWSON NE TRAINED SPOTTER
PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL AND 50-60 MPH WINDS IN TOWN
0620 PM HAIL GOTHENBURG 40.93N 100.16W
07/10/2010 E1.75 INCH DAWSON NE STORM CHASER
HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS. LOTS OF QUARTER SIZED.
0624 PM HAIL 4 NE GOTHENBURG 40.97N 100.11W
07/10/2010 E1.75 INCH DAWSON NE TRAINED SPOTTER
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS
0632 PM HAIL 8 N COZAD 40.98N 99.99W
07/10/2010 E0.88 INCH DAWSON NE PUBLIC
NICKEL SIZE HAIL
0815 PM HAIL 3 NW ORD 41.63N 98.97W
07/10/2010 E1.50 INCH VALLEY NE PUBLIC
A FEW PING PONG BALL SIZE STONES...MOST SMALLER
1042 PM HAIL 3 N LITCHFIELD 41.20N 99.15W
07/10/2010 E0.75 INCH SHERMAN NE TRAINED SPOTTER
ESTIMATED DIME SIZE HAIL AND 30-40 MPH WINDS
1045 PM TSTM WND GST LITCHFIELD 41.16N 99.15W
07/10/2010 E60.00 MPH SHERMAN NE TRAINED SPOTTER
ESTIMATED 60 MPH WIND GUST
1154 PM TSTM WND GST GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT 40.97N 98.32W
07/10/2010 M55.00 MPH HALL NE ASOS
55 MPH WIND GUST
1157 PM TSTM WND GST 1 SE GRAND ISLAND 40.91N 98.35W
07/10/2010 M57.00 MPH HALL NE TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER MEASURED 57 MPH GUST ON SOUTHEAST SIDE OF TOWN.
SMALL TREE BRANCHES DOWN.
- 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) 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).
The graphic below depicts an approximation of 24-HOUR RAINFALL totals ending around 7 AM on the morning of July 11, 2010. Clearly, the heaviest rain in excess of 0.75-inch focused north of Highway 92 in south central Nebraska. A few of the highest known gauge readings within the area included: