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Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1027 PM CDT FRI AUG 8 2014 /927 PM MDT FRI AUG 8 2014/

...SEVERE STORMS AFFECTED WESTERN NEBRASKA FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS FORMED ON THE
NEBRASKA/SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER NEAR MERRIMAN. THE STORMS GREW AS THEY
PROGRESSED EASTWARD ACROSS CHERRY COUNTY...PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN
AND WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH. THE LINE OF STORMS FURTHER INTENSIFIED AND
STRETCHED FROM KEYA PAHA COUNTY TO THEDFORD BY LATE FRIDAY
AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED IN THE
PANHANDLE AND BEGAN MOVING ACROSS GARDEN AND DEUEL COUNTIES...WHICH
ALSO PRODUCED SEVERE WIND GUSTS. OVER THE COURSE OF THE
EVENING...THE TWO STORM SYSTEMS MERGED INTO A LINE FROM NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA TO IMPERIAL. THE STRONG WINDS COLLAPSED AN
INFLATABLE PLAYSET IN HOLT COUNTY WHILE HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER
WAS REPORTED IN EASTERN CUSTER COUNTY. IN ADDITION TO WIND AND
HAIL...MANY LOCATIONS RECEIVED VERY HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT
LIGHTNING.

BELOW IS A LIST OF STORM REPORTS RECEIVED BY NWS NORTH PLATTE ON
FRIDAY.

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

0350 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 NW CROOKSTON          42.94N 100.77W
08/08/2014  E60.00 MPH       CHERRY             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED WIND GUSTS OF AT LEAST 60 MPH

0710 PM     TSTM WND GST     10 W OSHKOSH            41.41N 102.54W
08/08/2014  E65.00 MPH       GARDEN             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            60 TO 65 MPH WIND GUST

0715 PM     HAIL             11 NE ANSELMO           41.73N 99.71W
08/08/2014  E1.25 INCH       CUSTER             NE   PUBLIC

0720 PM     HAIL             7 S PURDUM              41.97N 100.26W
08/08/2014  E0.75 INCH       BLAINE             NE   PUBLIC

            RELAYED BY 911 CALL CENTER

0720 PM     HAIL             THEDFORD                41.98N 100.57W
08/08/2014  E1.00 INCH       THOMAS             NE   PUBLIC

            RELAYED BY 911 CALL CENTER

0745 PM     HAIL             DUNNING                 41.83N 100.10W
08/08/2014  E1.00 INCH       BLAINE             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            VISIBILITY UNDER 1/8 MILE

0745 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CHAMBERS                42.21N 98.75W
08/08/2014                   HOLT               NE   PUBLIC

            *** 2 INJ *** INFLATABLE KIDS PLAYHOUSE COLLAPSED DUE TO
            WIND

0750 PM     HAIL             DUNNING                 41.83N 100.10W
08/08/2014  E1.25 INCH       BLAINE             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ALSO HEAVY RAINS, WHICH LED TO WATER RUNNING IN THE
            DITCHES.

0810 PM     HAIL             1 E GATES               41.65N 99.63W
08/08/2014  E2.00 INCH       CUSTER             NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

0828 PM     HAIL             4 E BROKEN BOW          41.41N 99.56W
08/08/2014  E1.75 INCH       CUSTER             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0851 PM     HAIL             12 SSE BROKEN BOW       41.24N 99.55W
08/08/2014  E1.00 INCH       CUSTER             NE   PUBLIC

0900 PM     TSTM WND GST     IMPERIAL                40.52N 101.64W
08/08/2014  M61.00 MPH       CHASE              NE   ASOS

0907 PM     TSTM WND GST     IMPERIAL                40.52N 101.64W
08/08/2014  E61.00 MPH       CHASE              NE   ASOS

            SUSTAINED WNW WINDS AT 33 MPH WITH WIND GUST OF 61 MPH AT
            ASOS.

$$

SNIVELY/MOLDAN








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