Severe Storms August 18, 2011

A complex of severe thunderstorms affected parts of eastern Nebraska and parts of southwest Iowa during the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday August 18, 2011.  Hail up to softball size was reported in several locations, including Omaha's Eppley Airfield where planes were damaged and at least one person was injured by hail.  A peak wind of 92 mph was also measured at Eppley Airfield around 730 pm cdt. The was also at least one brief tornado in eastern Nebraska, which occurred in Antelope county - west of Clearwater.

Below is a preliminary list of reports received.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
134 PM CDT FRI AUG 19 2011

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

1238 PM     HAIL             NIOBRARA                42.75N 98.03W
08/18/2011  E0.88 INCH       KNOX               NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL SIZE HAIL

1245 PM     HAIL             NIOBRARA                42.75N 98.03W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       KNOX               NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND LOTS OF IT.

0107 PM     HAIL             3 NNE BLOOMFIELD        42.64N 97.63W
08/18/2011  E4.25 INCH       KNOX               NE   PUBLIC

            HAIL UP TO SOFTBALL SIZE BROKE OUT WINDSHIELD IN
            WINDROWER.

0110 PM     HAIL             6 ENE BLOOMFIELD        42.63N 97.54W
08/18/2011  E4.25 INCH       KNOX               NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            HAIL UP TO SOFTBALL SIZE

0113 PM     TSTM WND GST     BLOOMFIELD              42.60N 97.65W
08/18/2011  E60.00 MPH       KNOX               NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            50 TO 60 MPH IN BLOOMFIELD.

0200 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NW COLERIDGE          42.54N 97.24W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       CEDAR              NE   PUBLIC

            BETWEEN 200 AND 245 PM.

0216 PM     TSTM WND GST     MAPLETON                42.17N 95.79W
08/18/2011  E60.00 MPH       MONONA             IA   PUBLIC

0330 PM     HAIL             3 NW ST. HELENA         42.84N 97.29W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       CEDAR              NE   PUBLIC

            WIND ESTIMATED 60MPH.

0358 PM     HAIL             OBERT                   42.69N 97.03W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       CEDAR              NE   PUBLIC

            ALL WINDOWS ON THE WEST SIDE OF HOUSE WERE BROKEN...WINDS
            ESTIMATED AT 60 MPH

0400 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 NW HARLAN             41.66N 95.34W
08/18/2011  M65.00 MPH       SHELBY             IA   EMERGENCY MNGR

            65 MPH WIND ONE MILE NORTH AND ONE MILE WEST HARLAN. ALSO
            FARM DAMAGED ABOUT 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF HARLAN WHERE
            GRAIN BINS AND OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. A ONE
            THOUSAND GALLON PROPANE TANK MOVED 10 FEET.

0412 PM     HAIL             TENNANT                 41.60N 95.44W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       SHELBY             IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0416 PM     HAIL             1 E SHELBY              41.51N 95.43W
08/18/2011  M0.88 INCH       SHELBY             IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ALSO 50 MPH WINDS.

0425 PM     HAIL             6 N PIERCE              42.29N 97.53W
08/18/2011  E1.50 INCH       PIERCE             NE   PUBLIC

0431 PM     HAIL             HERMAN                  41.67N 96.22W
08/18/2011  M2.50 INCH       WASHINGTON         NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0431 PM     HAIL             1 S HERMAN              41.66N 96.22W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       WASHINGTON         NE   PUBLIC

0440 PM     HAIL             HANCOCK                 41.39N 95.36W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       POTTAWATTAMIE      IA   PUBLIC

            HAIL LASTED 10 MINUTES.

0449 PM     HAIL             2 SW MODALE             41.60N 96.04W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       HARRISON           IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

0451 PM     HAIL             BLAIR                   41.54N 96.14W
08/18/2011  M2.50 INCH       WASHINGTON         NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL BETWEEN GOLF BALL AND TEA CUP SIZE ALSO 50 TO 60 MPH
            WINDS.

0501 PM     HAIL             2 NW FORT CALHOUN       41.48N 96.05W
08/18/2011  E2.50 INCH       WASHINGTON         NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WINDS ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH.

0510 PM     HAIL             OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       DOUGLAS            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            UP TO GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL NEAR 40TH STREET AND NORTH POST
            ROAD.

0512 PM     HAIL             OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  E2.75 INCH       DOUGLAS            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            UP TO SOFTBALL SIZE HAIL AT INTERSTATE 680 AND 48TH
            STREET

0518 PM     HAIL             1 N OMAHA               41.28N 96.01W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       DOUGLAS            NE   AMATEUR RADIO

0522 PM     TSTM WND GST     OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  M62.00 MPH       DOUGLAS            NE   ASOS

0524 PM     HAIL             OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  M3.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            AT LEAST ONE BROKEN WINDOW IN FLORENCE AREA.

0525 PM     HAIL             OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  E4.25 INCH       DOUGLAS            NE   BROADCAST MEDIA

            *** 1 INJ *** HAIL UP TO SOFTBALL SIZE AT EPPLEY
            AIRFIELD. RELAYED BY NEWS MEDIA. PILOT HIT BY HAILSTONE.

0525 PM     HAIL             OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  E2.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            NE   ASOS

            HAIL UP TO 2 INCH DIAMTER IN KOMA OBSERVATION

0526 PM     HAIL             COUNCIL BLUFFS          41.24N 95.86W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       POTTAWATTAMIE      IA   AMATEUR RADIO

0528 PM     HAIL             COUNCIL BLUFFS          41.24N 95.86W
08/18/2011  E2.75 INCH       POTTAWATTAMIE      IA   EMERGENCY MNGR

            WINDS ESTIMATED AT 60 MPH

0530 PM     HAIL             OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            NE   BROADCAST MEDIA

            UP TO ONE INCH HAIL ON INTERSTATE 480 BRIDGE DOWNTOWN
            OMAHA.

0532 PM     HAIL             1 E COUNCIL BLUFFS      41.24N 95.84W
08/18/2011  E2.75 INCH       POTTAWATTAMIE      IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

0537 PM     HAIL             COUNCIL BLUFFS          41.24N 95.86W
08/18/2011  E2.50 INCH       POTTAWATTAMIE      IA   BROADCAST MEDIA

            HAIL UP TO TENNIS BALL SIZE AT LAKE MANAWA EXIT. TIME
            ESTIMATED BETWEEN 530 PM AND 545 PM.

0540 PM     HAIL             1 NW WHITING            42.14N 96.16W
08/18/2011  M0.88 INCH       MONONA             IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

0540 PM     FLOOD            WINNEBAGO               42.24N 96.47W
08/18/2011                   THURSTON           NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

            WATER REPORTED OVER HIGHWAY 77 IN WINNEBAGO AND INTO
            WALTHILL.

0543 PM     HAIL             ST. HELENA              42.81N 97.25W
08/18/2011  M2.00 INCH       CEDAR              NE   PUBLIC

0546 PM     TORNADO          3 W CLEARWATER          42.17N 98.25W
08/18/2011                   ANTELOPE           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TORNADO ABOUT 3 MILES WEST OF CLEARWATER ON THE GROUND
            ABOUT ONE MILE. EVENT TIME ESTIMATED 546 PM TO 550 PM.

0554 PM     HAIL             ONAWA                   42.03N 96.09W
08/18/2011  M1.25 INCH       MONONA             IA   BROADCAST MEDIA

0555 PM     TSTM WND GST     RED OAK                 41.01N 95.22W
08/18/2011  M64.00 MPH       MONTGOMERY         IA   AWOS

0603 PM     HAIL             4 S STANTON             40.92N 95.10W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WIND ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH.

0603 PM     HAIL             4 S STANTON             40.92N 95.10W
08/18/2011  E2.75 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

0603 PM     HAIL             4 N VILLISCA            40.99N 94.98W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WINDS ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH.

0620 PM     HAIL             9 N ORCHARD             42.47N 98.24W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       KNOX               NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

0630 PM     TORNADO          CLEARWATER              42.17N 98.19W
08/18/2011                   ANTELOPE           NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0644 PM     TSTM WND GST     TEKAMAH                 41.78N 96.22W
08/18/2011  M59.00 MPH       BURT               NE   ASOS

0644 PM     HAIL             WOODBINE                41.74N 95.71W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       HARRISON           IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL UP TO QUARTER SIZE

0645 PM     HAIL             OAKDALE                 42.07N 97.97W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       ANTELOPE           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LASTED 15 MINUTES.

0657 PM     HAIL             1 N HARLAN              41.66N 95.33W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       SHELBY             IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

0700 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N BRADDYVILLE         40.59N 95.04W
08/18/2011                   PAGE               IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            15 INCH DIAMETER TREES DOWN...NUMEROUS NORTH FACING
            WINDOWS BROKEN IN TOWN. POWER LINES DOWN. WINDS ESTIMATED
            70 MPH PLUS ALSO ONE INCH HAIL. NORTH SIDE OF
            BRADDYVILLE.

0705 PM     HAIL             5 E BLAIR               41.54N 96.04W
08/18/2011  E0.75 INCH       HARRISON           IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL UP TO DIME SIZE ON HIGHWAY 30 NEAR INTERSTATE 29

0709 PM     HAIL             3 SE CLARINDA           40.71N 95.00W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       PAGE               IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL LASTED FOR 15 MINUTES.

0722 PM     HAIL             WAHOO                   41.22N 96.62W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       SAUNDERS           NE   PUBLIC

            MOSTLY PEA SIZED WITH SOME NICKEL AND QUARTER SIZED.

0723 PM     HAIL             TILDEN                  42.04N 97.83W
08/18/2011  M0.88 INCH       ANTELOPE           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0728 PM     TSTM WND GST     OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  E60.00 MPH       DOUGLAS            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NEAR 163RD AND FORT.

0728 PM     HAIL             NEWMAN GROVE            41.75N 97.78W
08/18/2011  M0.88 INCH       MADISON            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0730 PM     TSTM WND GST     OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  M92.00 MPH       DOUGLAS            NE   ASOS

            THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST AT EPPLEY AIRFIELD

0733 PM     HAIL             UNDERWOOD               41.39N 95.68W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       POTTAWATTAMIE      IA   CO-OP OBSERVER

0740 PM     TSTM WND GST     BELLEVUE                41.16N 95.92W
08/18/2011  E60.00 MPH       SARPY              NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WINDS ESTIMATED UP TO 60 MPH BY REACT SPOTTER

0740 PM     TSTM WND GST     BENNINGTON              41.37N 96.16W
08/18/2011  E80.00 MPH       DOUGLAS            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED 80 MPH WIND NEAR 163RD AND FORT.

0740 PM     TSTM WND GST     OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011  E65.00 MPH       DOUGLAS            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WINDS ESTIMATED UP TO 65 MPH NEAR INTERSTATE 680 AT
            IRVINGTON.

0748 PM     HAIL             GLENWOOD                41.05N 95.74W
08/18/2011  E0.88 INCH       MILLS              IA   PUBLIC

0749 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 S PLATTSMOUTH         40.94N 95.89W
08/18/2011  E60.00 MPH       CASS               NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            CARS BLOWN ONTO ROAD SHOULDERS

0752 PM     HAIL             NEWMAN GROVE            41.75N 97.78W
08/18/2011  M1.50 INCH       MADISON            NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0753 PM     HAIL             GLENWOOD                41.05N 95.74W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       MILLS              IA   PUBLIC

            PEA TO QUARTER SIZE.

0800 PM     TSTM WND GST     GREENWOOD               40.96N 96.44W
08/18/2011  E75.00 MPH       CASS               NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0800 PM     TSTM WND DMG     OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011                   DOUGLAS            NE   AMATEUR RADIO

            TREES DOWN IN GALLAGHER PARK NEAR 52ND AND MAPLE.

0800 PM     FLASH FLOOD      OMAHA                   41.26N 96.01W
08/18/2011                   DOUGLAS            NE   BROADCAST MEDIA

            PARKING GARAGE FLOODED AT EPPLEY AIRFIELD

0803 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GREENWOOD               40.96N 96.44W
08/18/2011                   CASS               NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            3 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0805 PM     HAIL             GREENWOOD               40.96N 96.44W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       CASS               NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0810 PM     TSTM WND GST     8 WNW COLUMBUS          41.48N 97.50W
08/18/2011  E60.00 MPH       PLATTE             NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

            WINDS ESTIMATED UP TO 60 MPH

0811 PM     HAIL             ALVO                    40.87N 96.39W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       CASS               NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0813 PM     HAIL             RANDOLPH                40.87N 95.56W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       FREMONT            IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

0820 PM     HAIL             ELMWOOD                 40.84N 96.29W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       CASS               NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0833 PM     HAIL             FARRAGUT                40.72N 95.48W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       FREMONT            IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

0833 PM     HAIL             FARRAGUT                40.72N 95.48W
08/18/2011  M1.75 INCH       FREMONT            IA   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DELAYED REPORT.

0930 PM     TSTM WND DMG     AUBURN                  40.39N 95.84W
08/18/2011                   NEMAHA             NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE DOWN IN THE TOWN OF AUBURN.

0931 PM     HAIL             3 SE UTICA              40.86N 97.30W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       SEWARD             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL UP TO GOLFBALL SIZE

0932 PM     HAIL             GOEHNER                 40.83N 97.22W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       SEWARD             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0934 PM     HAIL             5 W MILFORD             40.77N 97.15W
08/18/2011  M1.50 INCH       SEWARD             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0936 PM     HAIL             GOEHNER                 40.83N 97.22W
08/18/2011  E1.75 INCH       SEWARD             NE   PUBLIC

            HAIL UP TO GOLFBALL SIZE

0940 PM     HAIL             LINCOLN                 40.82N 96.69W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       LANCASTER          NE   PUBLIC

            NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL NORTHWEST SIDE OF LINCOLN

0944 PM     HAIL             10 W LINCOLN            40.82N 96.88W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       LANCASTER          NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

0949 PM     HAIL             DORCHESTER              40.65N 97.11W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       SALINE             NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HAIL UP TO ONE INCH DIAMETER. LASTED 3 MINUTES

0958 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FALLS CITY              40.07N 95.60W
08/18/2011                   RICHARDSON         NE   PUBLIC

            TWO TREES BLOWN DOWN AND SOME TREE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN.

1008 PM     HAIL             WILBER                  40.48N 96.96W
08/18/2011  M1.00 INCH       SALINE             NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HAILED A COUPLE OF TIMES THROUGH AROUND TWENTY TWO AFTER
            THE HOUR.

1012 PM     HAIL             2 SE WILBER             40.46N 96.94W
08/18/2011  E1.50 INCH       SALINE             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

1114 PM     HAIL             5 N BATTLE CREEK        42.07N 97.60W
08/18/2011  E1.00 INCH       MADISON            NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT


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