Aug. 1, 2013: Severe Storms Hit Clay and Dawson Counties Especially Hard

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August 1-2, 2013

Damaging Winds, Large Hail, and Heavy Rainfall Across the Area

To the right is a National Weather Service Radar loop, valid from 5:00 PM CDT August 1 through 5 AM CDT August 2.

The NWS Hastings coverage area is located within the orange outlined area labeled "GID".

(Click Radar Loop To Enlarge)

-Event Summary-

During the afternoon hours of Thursday, August 1, 2013, isolated thunderstorms developed over portions of northern Nebraska.  These thunderstorms moved south and eventually merged into a line bringing large hail, strong thunderstorms wind gusts, and heavy rainfall to the area mainly during the evening. Some of the worst damage was concentrated within portions of Dawson and Clay counties, including extensive tree and structural damage in and near the community of Edgar (which was also struck by an EF-2 tornado on May 27th!). Much of South Central Nebraska received much-needed rainfall of 1.50-3.50", with some locally higher amounts closer to 4", including 3.90" measured 4 miles south of Cozad.

-Storm Reports-

Below is a map of preliminary storm reports from across the area from the severe weather event of August 1-2, 2013.  Click on the map to view a detailed listing of these storm reports.



-Images of Storm Damage-

Crop damage 3 miles west of Clay Center, NE.

Tree damage and street flooding in
Clay Center, NE.

Tree damage in Edgar, NE.


Crop damage 2 miles south of Harvard, NE. Power poles and lines down 1 mile east of Inland, NE. Power pole damage 1 mile southeast of
Inland, NE.

 Center pivot overturned 2 miles southeast of Inland, NE.

Storage shed damage 2 miles southeast of Inland, NE.

 Storage shed debris and crop damage 2 miles southeast of Inland, NE.

Storage shed damage 2 miles southeast of Inland, NE.

 Tree damage in Edgar, NE.

 Damage to grain bins in Edgar, NE.



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