Photo courtesy of NOAA National Weather ServiceTell me again why I live in Nebraska??
A storm unfolds...
4:59 p.m. -- 2.75-inch diameter hail, Arapahoe
5:03 p.m. -- Tornado, 4 miles south of Elm Creek
5:03 p.m. -- Railroad cars derailed 1 mile east of Odessa
5:12 p.m. -- 2-inch hail, 6 miles west of Elwood
5:20 p.m. -- Tornado, 2 miles west of Kearney
5:20 p.m. -- Tornado, 3 miles south of Odessa
5:25 p.m. -- In Kearney, west side of exhibition building destroyed at fairgrounds; roof torn from apartment; trees and power lines down
5:25 p.m. -- Elm Creek, funnel cloud, strong rotation
5:35 p.m. -- Tornado, 3 miles north of Kearney
5:36 p.m. -- Tornado, 5 miles southwest of Kearney
5:41 p.m. -- Tornado, 7 miles southwest of Overton
6 p.m. -- 1.75-inch hail 4 miles north of Wood River
6:25 p.m. -- Tornado on ground at Stolley Park Road and 110 Road, 5 miles west of Grand Island
6:47 p.m. -- 60 mph wind gusts, 9 miles west of St. Edward
7 p.m. -- Tornado reported 3 miles west of Aurora
7:13 p.m. -- 3 miles south of Aurora, damage to two gas stations
7:32 p.m. -- 1-inch hail, 60 mph wind gusts at York
7:34 p.m. -- 3 miles south of Hampton, semis blown over; debris scattered along I-80; high-voltage utility lines snapped.
8 p.m. -- 3 miles east of Beaver Crossing, brief tornado touchdown
-- National Weather Service
* In Lincoln, about 2,000 Lincoln Electric System customers were without power as of 12:10 a.m. because of strong winds and lightning that had downed power lines and trees, LES spokesman Russ Reno said. Another 3,045 LES customers were without power temporarily because of the storms.
Lincoln Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Bruce Sellon said he had five units responding to areas where power lines had been blown down at about 10 p.m.
The number of downed lines increased as wind speeds picked up.
At the Lincoln Airport, 69 mph gusts were recorded.
We had similar winds on Sunday night and many trees were lost all over the city. Yet once again, we got lucky and didn't experience an actual tornado. However, I sure could use a few more hours of sleep!