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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1021 PM CDT SUN AUG 17 2014 /921 PM MDT SUN AUG 17 2014/

A QUITE UNSTABLE AND MOISTURE RICH ENVIRONMENT...COMBINED WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TO PRODUCE SCATTERED SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS
PORTIONS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA ON SUNDAY AUGUST 17TH.
AN ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED HAIL UP TO BASEBALL SIZE IN
WHITECLAY NEBRASKA AT 550 PM MDT. FOUR INDIVIDUALS WERE INJURED BY
THE HAIL. ONE INDIVIDUAL WAS TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO A LOCAL
HOSPITAL.

A THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX WHICH DEVELOPED NEAR MERRITT RESERVOIR
PRODUCED LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
CHERRY COUNTY INTO EASTERN THOMAS...SOUTHERN BROWN...BLAINE...
LOUP...NORTHEAST CUSTER AND SOUTHERN GARFIELD COUNTY. REPORTS OF
TREES...TREE BRANCHES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED INCLUDING BROKEN
WINDOWS. VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ALSO OCCURRED WHICH CAUSED SOME MINOR
FLOODING.

BELOW ARE THE PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORTS RECEIVED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE.

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0239 PM     HAIL             4 N MERRIMAN            42.98N 101.70W
08/17/2014  E1.00 INCH       CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

0259 PM     HAIL             4 E MERRIMAN            42.92N 101.62W
08/17/2014  E2.75 INCH       CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

            BROKEN WINDOWS REPORTED.

0301 PM     HAIL             22 SW VALENTINE         42.65N 100.86W
08/17/2014  E2.00 INCH       CHERRY             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            HAIL WAS REPORTED AT MERRITT RESERVOIR

0322 PM     HAIL             6 SSW ELI               42.86N 101.49W
08/17/2014  E1.50 INCH       CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

0322 PM     HAIL             ELI                     42.94N 101.44W
08/17/2014  E0.75 INCH       CHERRY             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL COVERING YARD

0358 PM     HAIL             18 SSE ELI              42.70N 101.30W
08/17/2014  E1.25 INCH       CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

0400 PM     HAIL             7 S MERRITT RESERVOIR D 42.54N 100.87W
08/17/2014  E1.00 INCH       CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

0400 PM     TSTM WND GST     7 N BROWNLEE            42.39N 100.62W
08/17/2014  E60.00 MPH       CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

            NICKEL HAIL AND THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

0410 PM     HAIL             5 N BROWNLEE            42.36N 100.62W
08/17/2014  E1.75 INCH       CHERRY             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE ALONG WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT
            55 TO 60 MPH.

0413 PM     HAIL             22 S CODY               42.62N 101.25W
08/17/2014  E1.00 INCH       CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

0414 PM     TSTM WND GST     7 NE BROWNLEE           42.36N 100.53W
08/17/2014  M57.00 MPH       CHERRY             NE   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            DEPARTMENT OF ROADS AUTOMATED GAGE RECORDED A SUSTAINED
            WIND OF 57 MPH...OBSERVATION DID NOT REPORT A PEAK GUST.

0420 PM     HAIL             6 N BROWNLEE            42.38N 100.62W
08/17/2014  M1.00 INCH       CHERRY             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0425 PM     TSTM WND DMG     17 N THEDFORD           42.22N 100.57W
08/17/2014                   CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORT OF VERY STRONG WINDS WHICH UPROOTED A 12
            INCH DIAMETER TREE AND TORE OFF PORTION OF A SHED ROOF.

0504 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 S THEDFORD            41.96N 100.57W
08/17/2014  M56.00 MPH       THOMAS             NE   AWOS

0515 PM     TSTM WND GST     15 ENE THEDFORD         42.06N 100.30W
08/17/2014  E60.00 MPH       THOMAS             NE   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC ESTIMATED AT LEAST 60 MPH WITH NUMEROUS TREE
            BRANCHES DOWN. NEIGHBOR HAD A LARGE TREE KNOCKED DOWN.

0530 PM     TSTM WND DMG     9 ENE ELSMERE           42.21N 100.02W
08/17/2014                   BROWN              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            COOP OBSERVER REPORTED 8 INCH TREE BRANCHES DOWN AND
            ESTIMATED WINDS TO BE AROUND 60 MPH...ALSO HAD PEA TO
            NICKEL SIZE HAIL.

0550 PM     TSTM WND GST     BREWSTER                41.94N 99.87W
08/17/2014  E60.00 MPH       BLAINE             NE   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL ALONG
            WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO.

0600 PM     TSTM WND GST     6 SW ALMERIA            41.77N 99.62W
08/17/2014  E60.00 MPH       LOUP               NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SOME TREE DAMAGE AND LOST POWER. ALSO PEA TO DIME SIZE
            HAIL.

0600 PM     TSTM WND GST     11 NW STAPLETON         41.59N 100.66W
08/17/2014  E55.00 MPH       LOGAN              NE   PUBLIC

0601 PM     TSTM WND GST     8 W ALMERIA             41.83N 99.70W
08/17/2014  E60.00 MPH       BLAINE             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WINDS KNOCKED DOWN POWER POLES AND TREES. GOLF BALL SIZE
            HAIL ALSO KNOCKED OUT CAR WINDOWS.

0630 PM     HEAVY RAIN       9 ENE ELSMERE           42.21N 100.02W
08/17/2014  M2.00 INCH       BROWN              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            MOST OF THE RAINFALL OCCURRED DURING A 45 MINUTE PERIOD.

0645 PM     TSTM WND GST     TAYLOR                  41.77N 99.38W
08/17/2014  E60.00 MPH       LOUP               NE   911 CALL CENTER

            WINDS ESTIMATED AT LEAST 60 MPH WITH NUMEROUS BRANCHES
            DOWN...ALSO HAD PEA TO DIME SIZE HAIL.

0650 PM     HAIL             20 NNW RUSHVILLE        42.98N 102.62W
08/17/2014  E2.75 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LARGE BASEBALL SIZE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS OCCURRED IN
            WHITECLAY. FOUR INJURIES OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE
            STORM. ONE INDIVIDUAL WAS TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO A
            LOCAL HOSPITAL.

0652 PM     TSTM WND GST     BURWELL                 41.78N 99.13W
08/17/2014  E60.00 MPH       GARFIELD           NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

0655 PM     HAIL             20 NNW RUSHVILLE        42.98N 102.62W
08/17/2014  E1.75 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORT OF GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.

0700 PM     TSTM WND GST     BURWELL                 41.78N 99.13W
08/17/2014  E70.00 MPH       GARFIELD           NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

            THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH. VERY LOW
            VISIBILITY IN HEAVY RAIN.

0700 PM     HAIL             16 NNW RUSHVILLE        42.93N 102.59W
08/17/2014  E1.75 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORT OF GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.

0702 PM     HAIL             BURWELL                 41.78N 99.13W
08/17/2014  E1.00 INCH       GARFIELD           NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

            ALONG WITH HAIL, ESTIMATED 70MPH WINDS WHICH KNOCKED DOWN
            NUMEROUS TREES AND SNAPPED A POWER POLE

0725 PM     HAIL             10 NNE RUSHVILLE        42.85N 102.39W
08/17/2014  E1.75 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORT OF HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE.

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