July 28th Very Early Morning Severe Weather Summary

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July 28, 2011

Severe Weather Event

Strong Winds Across North Central Kansas and Into Far South Central Nebraska

To the right is a National Weather Service Radar loop with overlayed storm reports, from 10:50 pm CDT July 27th to 2:30 am CDT, July 28

The NWS Hastings coverage area is located within the orange outlined area labeled "GID", with the Interstates in red.

(Click Radar Loop To Enlarge)

 Severe Weather Summary:

A subtle upper level disturbance pushing out of the Rockies and onto the Plains, along with an increased low level jet nosing into the region, brought another round of thunderstorms to the Hastings CWA, some of which were on the strong to severe side.  The severe weather affected the area during a fairly narrow time frame, mainly between midnight and 2 am, but precipitation continued through the remainer of the early morning hours.  The area affected by the brunt of the severe weather was also small, confined to Phillips, Smith, and Jewell Counties of North Central Kansas, along with Webster County of South Central Nebraska.  Damaging wind gusts were the primary issue with these thunderstorms.

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

  • A wind gust of 81 MPH measured at the Phillipsburg, KS Airport  
  • Estimated 70 MPH wind gusts near Cedar, KS
  • Estimated 60 MPH wind gusts near Red Cloud, NE
  • Power outages reported in Glade, KS 

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

 July 28, 2011 Storm Reports.
Click image for detailed reports.


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

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