(OMAHA) Severe thunderstorms slammed parts of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa during the afternoon and evening hours on Thursday.
The National Weather Service says hail up to softball size was reported in several locations, including Omaha’s Eppley Airfield where planes were damaged and at least one person was injured by hail. A peak wind of 92 mph was also measured at Eppley Airfield.
Around the Harlan area, 65 mph winds were reported along with 1” hail. A farm was also damaged five miles northwest of Harlan where grain bins and outbuildings were destroyed. A one thousand gallon propane tank was also moved 10 feet.
Braddyville sustained 70 mph winds causing downed trees and power lines. Several north facing windows were broken in town as well. Hail around 1” in size was reported.
Other reports from the National Weather Service include 60 mph wind gusts in Mapleton, 1” size hail around Shelby, Hancock, Modale, Harlan, Clarinda, Underwood, and Villisca. Tennis ball size hail was reported in Council Bluffs along with 60 mph winds. 64 mph winds were reported near Red Oak. 70 mph winds were reported near Stanton along with hail between 1” and 2.75”. Quarter size hail was reported near Woodbine and pea to quarter size hail near Glenwood.