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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1122 PM CDT FRI MAY 15 2015 /1022 PM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015/

...SEVERE STORMS MOVED ACROSS WESTERN NEBRASKA FRIDAY NIGHT...

THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AND MOVED INTO SHERIDAN AND GARDEN COUNTIES EARLY
EVENING...DROPPING LARGE HAIL. STORM COVERAGE ACROSS WESTERN
NEBRASKA INCREASED HEADING INTO THE MID EVENING HOURS...MAINLY
ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 61. STORMS CONTINUED TO PRODUCE LARGE HAIL
AS THE WINDS STRENGTHENED...ESPECIALLY IN THE OGALLALA VICINITY.
TORNADO REPORTS WERE ALSO RECEIVED TOWARD THE NORTHERN END OF THE
SYSTEM IN NORTHEAST SHERIDAN AND NORTHWEST CHERRY COUNTIES AROUND
THIS TIME. AS OF 11 PM CDT FRIDAY...THE LINE OF STORMS WAS
APPROACHING HIGHWAY 97 AND HAD GENERALLY WEAKENED TO BELOW SEVERE
LIMITS. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG AND NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 80 IN LINCOLN AND CUSTER COUNTIES DURING THE LATE EVENING
AND PRODUCED SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN.

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS RECEIVED.

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

0525 PM     HAIL             4 N ANTIOCH             42.13N 102.62W
05/15/2015  E0.88 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

            GROUND COVERED WITH HAIL...MOST WERE DIME SIZE WITH SOME
            PENNY AND NICKEL

0615 PM     HAIL             5 NNE LISCO             41.57N 102.58W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       GARDEN             NE   PUBLIC

0620 PM     HAIL             18 S HAY SPRINGS        42.42N 102.69W
05/15/2015  E2.75 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

            HAIL RANGED FROM GOLF BALL TO BASEBALL SIZE

0715 PM     HAIL             7 E ANTIOCH             42.07N 102.48W
05/15/2015  E1.75 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

0830 PM     HAIL             5 N VENANGO             40.83N 102.04W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       PERKINS            NE   PUBLIC

0832 PM     HAIL             5 E GORDON              42.81N 102.11W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

0834 PM     TORNADO          12 E GORDON             42.81N 101.97W
05/15/2015                   CHERRY             NE   STORM CHASER

            TORNADO CONFIRMED BY CHASERS AT 734 MDT.

0840 PM     HEAVY RAIN       LAKESIDE                42.06N 102.46W
05/15/2015  M1.40 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

            STORM TOTAL RAINFALL

0855 PM     HAIL             5 NW ELLSWORTH          42.11N 102.36W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

0857 PM     TSTM WND GST     18 NE OSHKOSH           41.59N 102.10W
05/15/2015  E60.00 MPH       GARDEN             NE   PUBLIC

            WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 50 TO 60 MPH

0900 PM     HAIL             15 NW ELLSWORTH         42.21N 102.49W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

            ESTIMATED TIME OF 900PM CDT

0915 PM     TSTM WND GST     25 N ELLSWORTH          42.42N 102.29W
05/15/2015  E60.00 MPH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC

            ESTIMATED 50 TO 60 MPH WINDS

0918 PM     HAIL             5 W GRANT               40.84N 101.82W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       PERKINS            NE   PUBLIC

0924 PM     HAIL             8 N GRANT               40.96N 101.73W
05/15/2015  M1.75 INCH       PERKINS            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

0939 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 N OGALLALA            41.16N 101.72W
05/15/2015  E70.00 MPH       KEITH              NE   STORM CHASER

            ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH

0941 PM     HAIL             1 SSE OGALLALA          41.12N 101.71W
05/15/2015  M1.75 INCH       KEITH              NE   STORM CHASER

0945 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     E GORDON                42.81N 102.20W
05/15/2015                   SHERIDAN           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FUNNEL REPORTED EAST OF GORDON ESTIMATED TIME OF 845 MDT.


0950 PM     HAIL             6 SW ROSCOE             41.07N 101.68W
05/15/2015  E2.00 INCH       KEITH              NE   STORM CHASER

            60 MPH WINDS REPORTED AS WELL

1010 PM     HAIL             6 E ARTHUR              41.57N 101.58W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       ARTHUR             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

1010 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     1 S RUSHVILLE           42.70N 102.47W
05/15/2015                   SHERIDAN           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FUNNEL REPORTED ESTIMATED TIME 0F 910 PM MDT.

1016 PM     HAIL             ROSCOE                  41.13N 101.60W
05/15/2015  E1.50 INCH       KEITH              NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

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