FREMONT – Severe thunderstorms with the potential to produce two inch size hail and possibly even tornadoes will be developing in our area over the next few hours. Be prepared to take cover from these storms. Expect widespread strong to severe thunderstorm development. This will be initially focused in the orange shaded area with storms spreading east through the evening hours. A tornado watch is in effect. Be prepared to seek shelter in case a warning is issued.
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch & Warning
At 436 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 4 miles northwest of David City, or 13 miles southeast of Columbus, moving northeast at 30 mph. This is a very dangerous storm, according to the National Weather Service. This storm is producing tennis ball to baseball size hail, and another storm outside of North Bend is currently producing the same.
A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 530 pm cdt
For southwestern burt…southeastern cuming and northwestern dodge Counties… At 443 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Snyder, or 37miles northeast of Columbus, moving northeast at 25 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include…West Point, Scribner, Dodge, Snyder, Uehling, Craig, Oakland and DeadTimber State Recreation Area. This includes the following highways… Highway 275 in Nebraska between mile markers 120 and 135. Highway 77 in Nebraska between mile markers 132 and 145.
Tornado Watch until 10PM
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch through 10PM tonight for an area spanning from Southwest Iowa (Harrison, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Monona counties)pver a huge area of Nebraska. Twenty counties are included in the watch are:
Burt, Butler, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Washington, Colfax, Cuming, Platte, Thurston, Cass, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Pawnee, Saline, Seward
The watch area will effect the cities of:
Ashland, Beatrice, Bellevue, Blair, Columbus, Council Bluffs, Crete, David City, Decatur, Dunlap, Fairbury, Fremont, Harlan, La Vista, Lincoln, Logan, Lyons, Macy, Mapleton, Milford, Missouri Valley, Nebraska City, Oakland, Omaha, Onawa, Papillion, Pawnee City, Pender, Plattsmouth, Schuyler, Seward, Sterling, Table Rock, Tecumseh, Tekamah, Wahoo, Walthill, West Point, Wilber, Winnebago, Wisner, Woodbine, And Yutan.