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Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.75 in.
State NEBRASKA
County/Area HOWARD
WFO GID
Begin Date 06/17/2009 20:37:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth NNW
Begin Location ST PAUL WALTS ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 41.27/-98.46
End Date 06/17/2009 20:37:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Early on in the afternoon, a few scattered thunderstorms developed across eastern portions of South Central Nebraska, with one severe thunderstorm across Thayer County, where quarter to baseball size hail was reported. The main show came later during the early evening hours, after a surface warm front had moved north into the area. Near the front, good instability and shear was present, as was moisture. Scattered thunderstorms developed along the edge of the mid level cap near the surface front, and with the environment present, some became strong to severe. The main storm of the day developed in Buffalo County, then moved east across Hall and Hamilton Counties. In each of these counties, this storm produced a tornado, with the largest occurring in Hamilton County, along Highway 34 near the town of Aurora. This tornado caused EF2 damage to a home in its path, before dissipating a few miles west of Aurora. Other damage caused by this storm included downed power poles and derailed train cars, as well as roof damage to the Iams plant caused by strong inflow winds. Weaker tornadoes were reported on the south side of Grand Island in Hall County, as well as north of Gibbon in Buffalo County, where EF1 damage occurred at a few farmsteads. Penny to tennis ball size hail was also reported across the area, causing damage to crops, with one report of broken house windows in Valley County.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 565.00K 1.395M
CHESTER THAYER CO. NE 06/17/2009 11:48 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 15.00K 200.00K
HUBBELL THAYER CO. NE 06/17/2009 11:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 50.00K
HUBBELL THAYER CO. NE 06/17/2009 12:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 150.00K
PLEASANTON BUFFALO CO. NE 06/17/2009 17:09 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLEASANTON BUFFALO CO. NE 06/17/2009 17:19 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 225.00K
BUTLER BUFFALO CO. NE 06/17/2009 17:46 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
BUTLER BUFFALO CO. NE 06/17/2009 17:54 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 30.00K
SHERMAN RES SHERMAN CO. NE 06/17/2009 18:00 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
BUTLER BUFFALO CO. NE 06/17/2009 18:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
LUCE BUFFALO CO. NE 06/17/2009 18:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 30.00K
NORTH LOUP VALLEY CO. NE 06/17/2009 18:15 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 150.00K
NORTH LOUP VALLEY CO. NE 06/17/2009 18:20 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 250.00K
CAMERON HALL CO. NE 06/17/2009 18:26 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 75.00K
GRAND IS HALL CO. NE 06/17/2009 19:19 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURKETT HALL CO. NE 06/17/2009 19:22 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
LITCHFIELD SHERMAN CO. NE 06/17/2009 19:31 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAND IS HALL CO. NE 06/17/2009 19:38 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CHAPMAN MERRICK CO. NE 06/17/2009 19:50 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PHILLIPS HAMILTON CO. NE 06/17/2009 19:50 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PHILLIPS HAMILTON CO. NE 06/17/2009 19:52 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
MURPHY HAMILTON CO. NE 06/17/2009 19:59 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 250.00K 75.00K
ST PAUL WALTS ARPT HOWARD CO. NE 06/17/2009 20:37 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 565.00K 1.395M