Strong Thunderstorms Move Across Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa on June 1

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved from eastern Nebraska into Iowa during the afternoon and evening hours on June 1.  Numerous reports of large hail and damaging winds were received, especially from the Omaha metro area as severe thunderstorms moved across.  Localized flooding was also reported in the city of Omaha due to the high amounts of rainfall (around 1-2") in short amounts of time. Tornadoes were reported between 3:30-4:30pm northwest of Dodge and southwest of Craig in east central Nebraska associated with one of the stronger storms.  Another tornado was reported 8 miles west-northwest of Plattsmouth at around 6:03pm.  The National Weather Service will send a storm damage survey team to these areas to investigate possible tornado damage and paths and assign ratings to that damage.  The team also will investigate wind damage in north Omaha, around Crescent, and toward Underwood to assess the wind strength.  Survey results should be available by late this afternoon.

 Storm reports from 6/1/2010

Thunderstorms continued during the early morning hours on June 2 along the Kansas-Nebraska border, with a few reports of large hail.  Heavy rainfall fell from Jefferson to Richardson county overnight as thunderstorms followed each other along the same paths through the night, an effect known as "training" thunderstorms.


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