Massive chunks of ice crashed into Alliance, Nebraska, on July 9, during severe overnight thunderstorms that brought high winds and baseball-sized hail across Nebraska Friday night and Saturday morning.
Approximately 200,000 homes lost power overnight across Nebraska in various locations. Much of the power has returned, but the Plattsmouth and Pierce areas remain heavily affected.
— Brady Legate (@bigwayne53) July 10, 2021
And the hail dropping like bombs on the ground and our food!
— Dan Fitts (@Dan_Fitts) July 10, 2021
OH my god! Look at this hail right now!
Severe storms fired up in #Nebraska yesterday!
Just look at the size of that hail! Alliance, Nebraska received reports of #hail reaching up to 4.25 inches!
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) July 10, 2021
The storm stretched as far west as Alliance, with the panhandle town reporting baseball-sized hail and a wind gust as high as 86 mph, and as far east as the Nebraska-Iowa border.
The National Weather Service in Omaha reported a tree falling on a house in Tilden, with the family getting stuck inside during the incident.
In some parts of Nebraska, crops have been totally wiped out:
Northeast Nebraska resident Trent Carstens reported seeing multiple trees knocked down in Battle Creek and Meadow Grove early Saturday morning.
“Now is the time for that Nebraska hospitality and a kind helping hand from a neighbor,” Carstens said. He noted that he hoped for the “community to come together as one.” [News Channel Nebraska]
Back in April 2021, Texas set a new hail record after a giant chunk of ice went through a roof in Hondo near San Antonio… Do you think we will get another record in Nebraska too?
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