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July 10, 2011
Severe Weather Event
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 mid to late evening hours brought a round of thunderstorms to portions of the Hastings coverage area, mainly north and west of a line from York, Nebraska to Osborne, Kansas. These thunderstorms originated along the High Plains, converging into a complex which shifted northeast across the area. Some of these thunderstorms did become severe, and while there were a couple of reports of hail, the main story was with the strong winds. Damaging wind gusts of generally 60 to 70 mph, but as high as 80 mph, were reported, knocking down tree limbs and a few whole trees, as well as causing power outages when lines were knocked down. In Scotia (Greeley County), a shed roof and wall were damaged, and in Holdrege (Phelps County), an empty trailer house was blown over on the west side of town.
As far as rainfall goes, across that northwestern half of the coverage area which saw the thunderstorm activity, there were numerous reports of storm total accumulations of 0.25-1.0", and a few over 1.0". The highest amounts came from the Cooperative Observer in Fullerton (Nance County) which reported 1.45", while Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network (NeRAIN) observers reported 1.52" near Boelus (Howard County) and 1.33" 5 miles SSW of Grand Island (Hall County).
Here are a few "highlights" of the event, based on reports from storm spotters, local law enforcement, emergency management, and the public:
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