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June 16, 2011
Severe Weather Event
Damaging Wind Gusts In Very Separate Areas
The NWS Hastings coverage area is located within the orange outlined area labeled "GID", with the interstates in red.
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Severe Weather Summary:
The evening hours of Thursday, June 16, 2011 brought damaging wind gusts to separate portions of the NWS Hastings County Warning Area. Generally between 8pm and 10pm, parts of Rooks, Osborne and Mitchell Counties in North Central Kansas experienced a prolonged period of wind gusts of 60-80 MPH. What was unique about these strong winds was that the thunderstorms responsible for producing them were mainly focused at least 20-40 miles south of the area.
A bit later in the evening, mainly between 1030 and 1115 PM, a line of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds marched into South Central Nebraska from the west, mainly impacting Dawson County before weakening.
Here are a few "highlights" of the event, based on reports from storm spotters/chasers, local law enforcement, emergency management, and the public:
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