Sep. 17-18 Severe Weather In Valley and Greeley Counties

Mainly between 11 PM on Friday, September 17th and 2 AM on Saturday, September 18th, a supercell thunderstorm slowly moved across northern Valley County Nebraska into western and southern Greeley County. This storm developed well north of a seasonably strong cold front located near the Nebraska-Kansas state line, in an area of strong instability rooted well above the surface.

Severe Weather:
Here are a few "highlights" of the event, based on reports from local law enforcement and automated wind equipment:

  • Ping Pong ball size hail in Greeley at 1250 AM
  • Quarter size hail in Elyria at 1143 PM 
  • 52 MPH wind gust at the Ord Airport at 1152 PM

Locally Heavy Rainfall:
In addition, overnight storms dumped some locally heavy rainfall of 1-3 inches, mainly across parts of Valley, Greeley, Nance and northern Polk Counties. Through approximately 9 AM, Sept. 18th, a few of the highest known gauge readings within the area include:

  • 2.37 inches, six miles southwest of Columbus in far northeast Polk County (NeRAIN observer)
  • 1.25 inches, eight miles north-northeast of Scotia (NeRAIN observer)
  • 1.36 inches, five miles northwest of Wolbach (NeRAIN observer)

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



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