WAYNE – Active storm cells moved through Northeast Nebraska Friday evening affecting much of the area. Luckily, reported storm damage is moderately minor considering the storms’ potential for tornadic activity.
There were unconfirmed reports of funnel touch-down near Meadow Grove in Pierce county and near Madison in Stanton county. A farm near the Wayne and Stanton county line, about three miles east/southeast of Hoskins, was hit, and four miles northeast of Hoskins, a grain bin was destroyed. According to the national weather service, the storm produced wind gusts of up to 71 miles per hour in the area.
The storm also produced large hail, hitting up 1.5 inches in diameter near Newman Grove and 1.75 inches near Battle Creek and Norfolk in Madison county.
No major structural damage has been reported at this time.