August 6, 2011 Evening Severe Weather Summary

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August 6, 2011

Severe Weather Event

Hail and Funnel Cloud Across Eastern Portions 
of South Central Nebraska

To the right is a National Weather Service Radar loop with overlayed storm reports, from 4:45 pm CDT, August 6th to 8:00 pm CDT, August 6

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 a weak surface boundary sinking south across the region, brought another round of thunderstorms to portions of the Hastings CWA, some of which were on the strong to severe side.  The severe weather came during a fairly narrow time frame, mainly between 5 and 8 pm, with the area affected by the severe weather confined to Merrick, Hamilton, Howard, and York Counties of South Central Nebraska.  Hail up to the size of golf balls was the primary hazard, though a funnel cloud was also reported in Merrick County.

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

  • Funnel cloud reported just west of Chapman, NE   
  • Golf ball size hail fell 2 miles east of Chapman, NE 
  • Quarter size hail fell in Marquette, NE, just northeast of St. Libory, NE, and on the north side of York, NE 
  • For an interactive listing of the PRELIMINARY storm reports, please click the linked image below: 

 August 6, 2011 Storm Reports.
Click image for detailed reports.


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