Slow Moving Thunderstorms Produce Heavy Rain, Large Hail

Slow Moving Thunderstorms Produce Heavy Rain, Large Hail
Towering supercell thunderstorms head from southeast Nebraska, into southwest Iowa

BEATRICE –  A cluster of slow-moving thunderstorms dropped heavy rain and large hail on southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa, last night.  Parts of Thayer, Jefferson and Gage Counties recorded several spotter reports of significant hail.

Golf ball-sized hail fell in Bruning and just west of the community.  One spotter reported 60-hundreths of an inch of rain, in only 20 minutes.  Hail ranging from quarter-sized to nearly tennis ball-size fell four miles south and northeast of Swanton.  Quarter to half dollar-sized hail was reported one mile northwest of Belvidere and just south of Cortland.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Saline and Jefferson Counties, until 11 a.m., Friday.

In southwest Iowa, hail up to the size of baseballs was reported southeast of Shenandoah.

In northwest Missouri, a 911 dispatch center reported several trees were down across parts of Nodaway County, centered around five miles southwest of Burlington Junction, Missouri.

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