Heavy rains and hail in neighboring counties
While Scotts Bluff County locations only got a little bit of rain Wednesday, other locations around us received heavy rain and
damaging hail. In Box Butte County, the heaviest rain was reported 10 miles west of Alliance where 5.5 inches of rain fell.
At the Bart and Kathy Dye Farm seven miles west of Alliance, five inches of rain fell as well as marble-sized hail. That farm and farmers in the area experienced damage to corn, potatoes, alfalfa, sugar beets, and pasture land.
Other rainfall reports 1.5 inches to three inches were common across west central and south central Box Butte County
A utility power power near the Berean Church at 18th and Emerson caught fire during the storm and a good portion of north-central Alliance was without electricity for just under two hours while repairs were made.
Nine miles northeast of Broadwater, there were reports of hail drifts in the yard with hail a few feet deep in the ditch. Ten miles north of Broadwater golf ball size hail broke out car windshields.
Twelve miles southeast of Hawk Springs golf ball size hail was reported. The Chugwater Creek was out of its banks fourteen miles southwest of Chugwater. Several roads washed out including Iron Mountain Road and a railroad worker was stranded on the tracks. Roads washed out three miles into Laramie County.
Jack Preston 10 south of Stegall had .84 total rainfall
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