June 19th-Early Morning June 20th Severe Weather Summary (Mainly Wind Damage)

Severe thunderstorms pushed across central and south central Nebraska during the early evening hours of Sunday, June 19th.  This activity then persisted into the early morning hours of Monday the 20th.  Many of these thunderstorms produced severe weather across the area, with large hail and gusty thunderstorm winds being observed through multiple locations.  The radar loop below shows the evolution of thunderstorm activity across the area Sunday evening through early Monday morning...

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

  • Considerable wind damage reported in northern Furnas County mainly between 9-10 PM, including reports of a garage and barn destroyed 3 miles northwest of Arapahoe.

  • Several hours later, between 130-200 AM, significant wind damage was reported in the Silver Creek area in northeast Merrick County, with reports of an old grain elevator blown across Highway 30, and debris covering the road between Clarks and Silver Creek.



For an interactive listing of the PRELIMINARY storm reports, please click the linked image below. 


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



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