Severe Thunderstorms Saturday Afternoon And Evening

Tornadoes South of North Platte - Near Lake Malony
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Swain

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Swain

* Photos courtesy of Jennifer Swain

...POWERFUL STORMS PUSH ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL
NEBRASKA...

A STRONG UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS THE ROCKIES LIFTED A STRONG
WARM FRONT OVER NEBRASKA. THUNDERSTORMS INITIATED ALONG A DRYLINE
ACROSS SOUTHERN NEBRASKA LATE IN THE AFTERNOON THEN PUSHED
NORTHWARD. THIS FIRST CLUSTER OF STORMS DEVELOPED WEAK TORNADOES
ACROSS PORTIONS OF LINCOLN COUNTY WITH NUMEROUS FUNNEL CLOUDS.
LARGE HAIL ALSO FELL WITH THESE STORMS WITH HAIL THE SIZE OF TENNIS
BALLS. HEAVY RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH PLATTE RESULTED IN
WIDESPREAD STREET FLOODING DURING THE EVENING. AS THE EVENING
PROGRESSED...THE MAJORITY OF STRONG STORMS PROGRESSED NORTHEASTWARD
INTO PORTIONS OF LOGAN...CUSTER...BLAINE...LOUP...AND ROCK COUNTIES.

HERE IS A LISTING OF PRELIMINARY STORM REPORTS FROM THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1004 AM     HAIL             4 ESE CALLAWAY          41.27N 99.85W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       CUSTER             NE   PUBLIC

1130 AM     HAIL             BURWELL                 41.78N 99.13W
04/14/2012  E0.50 INCH       GARFIELD           NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

1133 AM     HAIL             BURWELL                 41.78N 99.13W
04/14/2012  M0.25 INCH       GARFIELD           NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1142 AM     HAIL             2 E BURWELL             41.78N 99.10W
04/14/2012  M0.25 INCH       GARFIELD           NE   PUBLIC

1144 AM     HAIL             6 S BARTLETT            41.80N 98.55W
04/14/2012  E0.25 INCH       WHEELER            NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

            GROUND COVERED.

1151 AM     HAIL             7 E BURWELL             41.78N 99.00W
04/14/2012  E0.25 INCH       GARFIELD           NE   PUBLIC

1152 AM     HAIL             9 ESE ERICSON           41.73N 98.52W
04/14/2012  E2.75 INCH       GREELEY            NE   PUBLIC

1220 PM     HAIL             7 NW BARTLETT           41.96N 98.65W
04/14/2012  E0.25 INCH       WHEELER            NE   PUBLIC

0347 PM     HAIL             HERSHEY                 41.16N 101.00W
04/14/2012  E0.25 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   AMATEUR RADIO

0350 PM     HAIL             2 E HERSHEY             41.16N 100.96W
04/14/2012  M0.25 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0409 PM     HAIL             5 S NORTH PLATTE        41.06N 100.77W
04/14/2012  E0.25 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   AMATEUR RADIO

0412 PM     HAIL             NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012  E0.25 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   AMATEUR RADIO

0412 PM     HAIL             8 SW RINGGOLD           41.43N 100.88W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       MCPHERSON          NE   PUBLIC

0416 PM     HAIL             NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012  M0.50 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0417 PM     HAIL             5 N NORTH PLATTE        41.21N 100.77W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0423 PM     HAIL             4 S RINGGOLD            41.45N 100.77W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       MCPHERSON          NE   PUBLIC

            HAIL COVERING THE GROUND WITH THE LARGEST THE SIZE OF
            QUARTERS.

0425 PM     HAIL             10 N NORTH PLATTE       41.28N 100.77W
04/14/2012  M0.50 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

0430 PM     HAIL             7 NW NORTH PLATTE       41.20N 100.87W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

0433 PM     HAIL             6 W NORTH PLATTE        41.13N 100.89W
04/14/2012  E0.50 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0440 PM     HAIL             6 WNW NORTH PLATTE      41.17N 100.88W
04/14/2012  E0.75 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

0445 PM     HAIL             STAPLETON               41.48N 100.51W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LOGAN              NE   PUBLIC

0446 PM     HAIL             STAPLETON               41.48N 100.51W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LOGAN              NE   PUBLIC

0455 PM     HAIL             4 W STAPLETON           41.48N 100.59W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LOGAN              NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            2 TO 3 INCHES OF HAIL COVERING THE GROUND.

0509 PM     HAIL             7 N NORTH PLATTE        41.23N 100.77W
04/14/2012  M1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

0525 PM     TORNADO          14 SSW NORTH PLATTE     40.95N 100.87W
04/14/2012                   LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

            THIN ROPE TORNADO ON THE GROUND.

0527 PM     HAIL             NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012  M1.75 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

            GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL IN NORTH PLATTE ON SOUTH CHESTNUT
            ST.

0532 PM     TORNADO          1 SSW NORTH PLATTE      41.12N 100.78W
04/14/2012                   LINCOLN            NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TROOPER WATCHING TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE SSW OF
            NORTH PLATTE. TORNADO WAS APPROACHING STATE FARM ROAD.

0539 PM     HAIL             1 S NORTH PLATTE        41.12N 100.77W
04/14/2012  E1.75 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AT HWY 83 AND DODGE HILL ROAD.

0540 PM     HAIL             3 E NORTH PLATTE        41.13N 100.71W
04/14/2012  M0.25 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

0546 PM     HAIL             9 SSW NORTH PLATTE      41.01N 100.84W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0547 PM     TORNADO          NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012                   LINCOLN            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTER REPORTS TORNADO JUST SOUTH OF FLYING J TRUCK STOP
            IN NORTH PLATTE

0559 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     1 W NORTH PLATTE        41.13N 100.79W
04/14/2012                   LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

            LOWERED DOWN BUT NEVER TOUCHED DOWN.

0609 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012                   LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

0610 PM     FLASH FLOOD      STAPLETON               41.48N 100.51W
04/14/2012                   LOGAN              NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            WATER IS OVER HIGHWAY 92 FROM STAPLETON TO THE LOGAN
            COUNTY LINE ABOUT 11 MILES WEST OF STAPLETON.

0614 PM     HAIL             NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012  M2.50 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0615 PM     HAIL             NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012  E0.75 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

0621 PM     HAIL             8 SW ANSELMO            41.54N 99.97W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       CUSTER             NE   PUBLIC

0633 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     ANSELMO                 41.62N 99.86W
04/14/2012                   CUSTER             NE   STORM CHASER

            A FUNNEL WAS REPORTED BY A CHASER TO BE MORE THAN HALF
            WAY TO THE GROUND. ALSO...GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL.

0637 PM     TORNADO          6 N WELLFLEET           40.84N 100.73W
04/14/2012                   LINCOLN            NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED TORNADO NEAR JUNCTION OF HWY 23
            AND HWY 83 6 MILES NORTH OF WELLFLEET.

0640 PM     HAIL             1 SW NORTH PLATTE       41.12N 100.79W
04/14/2012  E1.75 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0641 PM     HAIL             7 W ARNOLD              41.42N 100.33W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LOGAN              NE   PUBLIC

0643 PM     HAIL             NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

0650 PM     HAIL             3 E NORTH PLATTE        41.13N 100.71W
04/14/2012  E1.50 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            PING PONG BALL SIZED HAIL AT THE LBF WEATHER OFFICE.

0715 PM     HAIL             2 S MAXWELL             41.05N 100.53W
04/14/2012  E1.50 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0722 PM     HAIL             3 ENE MAXWELL           41.10N 100.47W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

            HAIL COVERING THE GROUND

0722 PM     HAIL             2 NE MAXWELL            41.10N 100.50W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

            HAIL WAS COVERING THE GROUND.

0722 PM     HAIL             3 ENE MAXWELL           41.10N 100.47W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

            HAIL COVERED THE GROUND.

0738 PM     TORNADO          3 NE ANSELMO            41.65N 99.82W
04/14/2012                   CUSTER             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0738 PM     HAIL             1 NW MILBURN            41.74N 99.76W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       BLAINE             NE   PUBLIC

            HAIL ALMOST COVERING THE GROUND.

0741 PM     HAIL             10 SW ARNOLD            41.32N 100.33W
04/14/2012  M1.00 INCH       LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

0754 PM     HAIL             7 S ARNOLD              41.32N 100.19W
04/14/2012  E0.75 INCH       CUSTER             NE   PUBLIC

0815 PM     HAIL             8 SW CALLAWAY           41.21N 100.03W
04/14/2012  E1.50 INCH       CUSTER             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

0828 PM     HAIL             3 NW CALLAWAY           41.32N 99.96W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       CUSTER             NE   PUBLIC

0828 PM     HAIL             4 S GATES               41.60N 99.64W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       CUSTER             NE   PUBLIC

0832 PM     HAIL             19 SW CHAMBERS          42.01N 99.01W
04/14/2012  E1.50 INCH       GARFIELD           NE   PUBLIC

0848 PM     HAIL             4 N PAXTON              41.18N 101.36W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       KEITH              NE   PUBLIC

0851 PM     HAIL             7 N PAXTON              41.23N 101.36W
04/14/2012  E0.88 INCH       KEITH              NE   PUBLIC

0856 PM     HAIL             12 SW ATKINSON          42.41N 99.14W
04/14/2012  E0.25 INCH       HOLT               NE   PUBLIC

0932 PM     HAIL             6 SE OCONTO             41.08N 99.68W
04/14/2012  E1.00 INCH       CUSTER

0730 PM     FLASH FLOOD      NORTH PLATTE            41.13N 100.77W
04/14/2012                   LINCOLN            NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

            WIDESPREAD STREET FLOODING WAS REPORTED IN THE CITY
            STREETS FROM 7 PM CDT TO 830 PM CDT. AT ITS WORST...MORE
            THAN A FOOT WAS RUNNING IN MANY STREETS.

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