May 4, 2012: Large Hail Affects Portions of Central Nebraska

Baseball Size Hail Affects Portions of 
Central Nebraska
May 4, 2012

To the right is a National Weather Service Radar loop,
  from 6:50 pm, May 4th to 12:00 am CDT on May 5th.

(Click Radar Loop To Enlarge)

In a continuation of active weather for early May, another round of severe thunderstorms developed across northern Nebraska the evening of May 4th, along a warm frontal boundary.  The storms produced very large hail of golf ball to baseball size hail, with the largest hail reported in St. Paul.




Hail from St. Paul, Nebraska. Photo courtesy of Jamie Klingsmith

Preliminary Storm Reports from May 4th.
(click to open an interactive page)
Hail 2 inches in diameter in St. Paul. 
Photo by Julie Swanson.

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