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September 10, 2015: Another Round Of Large Hail And Damaging Winds
Strikes South Central Nebraska, This Time Also Affects North Central Kansas


Event Summary

Storm Reports




This is a NWS radar loop running from 3:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CDT September 10th. The NWS Hastings coverage area is located within the orange outlined area labeled "GID".

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Event Summary

A good portion of the NWS Hastings coverage area (Click HERE for a map) saw another round of severe thunderstorms, resulting in very large hail and damaging winds. Unlike the severe weather on September 9th, this round primarily affected locations south of Interstate 80 in Nebraska and into north central Kansas. An upper level disturbance sliding southeast out of the Northern Rockies pushed a surface cold front south to near the Nebraska-Kansas state line during the day on Thursday, and it was this front that helped provide a focus for thunderstorm development.

There were scattered thunderstorms that moved through the coverage area around the midday hours, but it was the additional development during the mid to late afternoon hours that brought the severe weather. Oriented generally in a east-west line, these thunderstorms resulted in reports that started near 4:30 p.m. anywhere from Dawson to Nuckolls Counties in south central Nebraska, and ended near 7 p.m. in the Thayer County, Nebraska and Jewell County, KS areas.

Reports ranged from nickel size hail and 50 MPH winds to just over baseball ball size hail and 80 MPH winds. A few reports of house and vehicle damage were received, and there likely was a large amount of crop damage, but specifics are not currently known.

This story will be updated with any additional information that becomes available.


Storm Reports

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  • Large hail and wind resulted in significant vehicle and home damage near Speed, KS (Phillips County).  The roof suffered significant damage and multiple windows were broken at the home.
  • Hail up a little bigger than the size of baseballs (3") fell near Chester and Byron, NE (see photos below), as well as near Holbrook, NE.
  • Ping pong ball to golf ball size (1.5-1.75") hail was reported in the Carleton and Deshler, NE areas as well as near Prairie View and Burr Oak, KS.
  • Quarter to half dollar size (1-1.25") hail was reported in the Lawrence, Bruning, Lexington and Beaver City areas of south central Nebraska, as well as the Logan, Woodston, Stockton, Plainville and Mankato areas of north central Kansas.
  • An 80 MPH wind gust was measured by a storm chaser located near Burr Oak, KS.
  • A 69 MPH wind gust was measured by a mesonet station 9 miles NW of Red Cloud, NE. â��
  • A 68 MPH wind gust was measured by a mesonet station located near Jewell, KS.
  • The combination of large hail and strong winds likely resulted in numerous amounts of crop damage across the area, however at this time no specific details are known.


 Photos From The Area

Large hail and damage near Chester, NE. Photos courtesy of Donna Jones.


Large hail and damage near Chester, NE. Photos courtesy of Sarah Dake.


Hail near Holbrook, NE.
Photo courtesy of
Keith Andrews.
Fog caused from recent hail near Deshler, NE. Photo courtesy of
Kevin Houtwed.
Hard to tell if it's hail or snow in this yard near Deshler, NE.
Photo courtesy of Judith Fintel.


Hail near Chester, NE.
Photo courtesy of
Doug Watkins.
Hail near Byron, NE. Photo courtesy of
Corey Heitmann.
Hail near Burr Oak, KS.
Photo courtesy of Bart Bennetzen.
Hail near Woodston, KS.
Photo courtesy of
Karl Boland.



This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.