July 21, 2011 Severe Weather Summary (Superior NE Area Wind Damage)

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July 21, 2011

Severe Weather Event

Damaging Winds Strike Superior, NE Area

To the right is a National Weather Service Radar loop, from 9:00 pm CDT July 21st to 11:00 pm CDT, July 21st.

The NWS Hastings coverage area is located within the orange outlined area labeled "GID", with Interstate 80 the red and black line

(Click Radar Loop To Enlarge)

Severe Weather Summary:

Although only a small fraction of the NWS Hastings coverage area experienced severe weather on this Thursday evening, the one severe storm that did develop packed quite a punch as it moved along the Nebraska-Kansas border mainly between Nuckolls and Jewell Counties. According to radar data, this storm essentially "collapsed" as it approached Superior, sending out a blast of very strong winds estimated to at least 70 MPH. Considerable wind damage occurred from this storm, although it quickly weakened as it moved just east of Superior. Very heavy rainfall also fell in, and just west of Superior, with unofficial amounts reported to be at least 2.50 inches. 

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

  • Considerable wind damage in the immediate Superior, NE, area. Reports included a metal building on the southwest side of town that had part of one wall torn away. Also just south of Superior in extreme northern Jewell County Kansas, a trailer home sustained considerable damage with part of one of the walls blown approximately 30 yards.  

For an interactive listing of the PRELIMINARY storm reports, please CLICK HERE


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

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