Storm produces rain but also hail
Many communities in western Nebraska and southeast Wyoming received nice precipitation from the storm that rolled through the region, but there were also reports of good sized hail that came with it.
In the eastern end of Scotts Bluff County, there were reports of washed out roads north of Minatare and south of Melbeta. The Minatare fire department reported some flash flooding in low lying areas. Six miles north of Morrill a lightning strike split a tree with a large branch falling into the yard, and another onto a roof.
Even with the precipitation from last evening, we have only had 5" of official rainfall, three inches below normal for the year.
The precipitation amounts are as follows.
.25 at Scottsbluff Airport
.24 1 1/4 North of Riverview
2.10 at Lisco
The hail reports are as follows
(E) Estimated (M) Measured
0808 PM E.25 HAIL (E) 25 WSW HEMINGFORD
SIOUX Co. THIS WAS AT PLAINSVIEW RANCH.
0839 PM 54mph TSTM WND GST (M) TORRINGTON
0850 PM 55mph TSTM WND GST (E) MITCHELL
0855 PM .75 inch HAIL (E) 9 NW MINATARE
FROM 853 TO 855 PM MDT.
0856 PM .50 inch HAIL (E) 9 N MINATARE
FROM 850 TO 855 PM.
0920 PM 60mph TSTM WND GST BAYARD
WIND GUST ESTMATED.
0923 PM 1.00 inch HAIL (E) 1 W SCOTTSBLUFF
0929 PM .75 inch HAIL (E) MINATARE
0934 PM 1.00 inch HAIL (E) MINATARE
0934 PM 1.00 inch HAIL (E) BAYARD
1000 PM 1.00 inch HAIL (M) 19 E HARRISBURG
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