August 31 Isolated Severe Weather Recap

During the mid to late afternoon hours on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, a narrow corridor of strong to severe thunderstorms flared up across southeast sections of the NWS Hastings coverage area, generally along a line from near Hebron Nebraska through Osborne Kansas. These storms formed along a well-defined cold front that had already pushed through much of the area earlier in the day.

Severe Weather:
Here are a few "highlights" of the event, based on reports from storm spotters, local law enforcement/emergency management, and the public:

  • Quarter to half dollar size hail, 2 miles west of Alexandria Nebraska at 555 PM 
  • 4 inches of rain measured in Chester Nebraska, with some localized flooding reported across far southern Thayer County.

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 CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW for an "interactive" map of PRELIMINARY storm reports across the NWS Hastings coverage area. Each icon on the map indicates the location of a report of hail, heavy rain, or a thunderstorm wind gust or wind damage report. These same reports from within the NWS Hastings area are also listed below:



This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.


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