Severe StormsJune 3rd, 2014 at 5:35 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is a pic. (from WOWT) of a flood of both hail and water in Omaha. On the right is the SPC Severe Weather Risk Area for Wednesday. If you’re south of I-96, you are in the General (green color) Thunderstorm Outlook for Wednesday, though the best bet for thunder will be in Indiana and Ohio to our south. Here’s severe reports from E. Nebraska/W. Iowa – Many reports of wind-driven baseball-sized hail – one report of a drift of hail 4 FEET HIGH at Uehling, Nebraska! The Monster-Storm north of Omaha produced very strong winds and large hail in SW Iowa. Nebraska storm video here. Egg-sized hail. Tennis-ball sized hail. Baseball-sized hail. Softball-sized hail!! Car windows smashed. Here’s the storm moving into Omaha. THIS is what wind-driven hail can do. 80-mph winds blew this truck over. Golfball size hail and 80 to 100 mph winds reported near Newport NE. 73 mph wind reported at the airport in Omaha. Classic pic. of approaching derecho coming into Omaha. Tree falls on nursing home. Look at this video – leaves all stripped from the trees by the huge hail. 71 mph gust at Quincy, IL. 70 mph gust 2 miles west of Hiawatha, KS. Not storm related: I-495 bridge over Christina River in Delaware closed indefinitely due to support column issues. Motel crunched on I-29. Widespread wind damage across Knox County, Missouri. 76 mph wind gust at Beatrice, NE. Supercell t-storm near Holcomb, KS. 4.57″ of rain in 6 hours at Omaha. 73 mph gust at NWS office in Hastings, NE. Driving into the monster in I-80. On a brigher note - NYC sunset. NYC rainbow. Hail-damaged house in Blair, NE. Eerie green sky before monster-hailstorm hits. 250-picture slide show of damage.
Check out the GRR NWS discussion and the latest surface map. Check out Regional radar to see the rain across the Great Lakes. Here’s GRR radar, local lightning data, meso-discussions and current watches from SPC and a satellite loop. Here’s current Michigan temperatures, National lightning data and the latest discussion from GRR NWS. Here’s National Storm Reports for today and yesterday. Here’s a live pic. of the beach at Grand Haven,