Several funnel clouds were reported by spotters in Burt and Cass Counties but none were confirmed by the National Weather Service. Homes throughout eastern Nebraska were damaged and the storm downed trees and power lines.
This man was in the storm and tried to protect his truck from the hail and strong winds. He didn’t have much success.
“Actually parked my truck clear underneath the trees as I could and it took my windshield out. At least a tree didn’t go on it.”
This man was driving along Highway 77 near Ceresco when he got caught up in the storm.
“But the wind is kind of going west and then it switches and comes back from the north. It is blowing pretty good here and there is a super green color here.”
Some of the most severe weather hit near the Blair area in Washington County. This man was driving west of Blair.
“Raining as hard as I’ve ever seen. Got trees down. Hail.
This man was also near Blair and he said the worse part of the storm was hail.
“Got pictures of bigger than golf ball sized hail. It took my windshield out.”
Clean-up efforts are underway. About 20-thousand Omaha Public Power District customers were without power either during or after the storm. Extra crews were called in to help restore power. Outages were reported from Blair south to Cass County and from near Wahoo in Saunders County east to the Missouri River.