249  
NWUS53 KGID 161718  
LSRGID  
 
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
1218 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018  
   
.TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
..REMARKS..  
 
0356 AM TSTM WND DMG FARWELL 41.22N 98.63W  
08/16/2018 HOWARD NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
COMBINATION OF HAIL/WIND RESULTED IN  
EXTENSIVE CROP DAMAGE IN THE AREA EXTENDING  
FROM TILDEN ROAD /1 W FARWELL/ EAST TO THE  
INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS 11 AND 92...THEN  
SOUTH TOWARD 8TH AVENUE /NEAR DANNEBROG/. IN  
THE FARWELL AREA...TREE/WINDOW/ROOF/SIDING  
DAMAGE WAS REPORTED. RURAL POWER DISTRICT  
WAS WORKING TO RESTORE POWER...AN ESTIMATED  
12 POWER POLES WERE DAMAGE/SNAPPED IN THE  
FARWELL/DANNEBROG AREA. PIVOTS WERE KNOCKED  
OVER...SOME GRAIN BIN DAMAGE...ONE GRAIN BIN  
ESE OF FARWELL WAS BLOWN OFF ITS FOUNDATION.  
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0356 AM TSTM WND DMG FARWELL 41.22N 98.63W  
08/16/2018 HOWARD NE PUBLIC  
 
REPORT RECEIVED FROM FACEBOOK OF DAMAGE TO A  
PIVOT AND CROP DAMAGE FROM THE EAST EDGE OF  
FARWELL TO APPROX 3 MILES EAST OF FARWELL.  
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0356 AM HAIL 1 SSW FARWELL 41.20N 98.63W  
08/16/2018 E1.00 INCH HOWARD NE TRAINED SPOTTER  
 
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0356 AM HAIL 3 SW FARWELL 41.19N 98.67W  
08/16/2018 E1.00 INCH HOWARD NE PUBLIC  
 
REPORT RECEIVED FROM FACEBOOK. TIME  
ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0358 AM TSTM WND DMG 2 ESE FARWELL 41.21N 98.60W  
08/16/2018 HOWARD NE TRAINED SPOTTER  
 
SPOTTER ESTIMATES WINDS WERE AT LEAST 70  
MPH. AT THEIR LOCATION...LARGE TREE BRANCHES  
WERE DOWNED...A CARPORT WAS DESTROYED AND A  
BARN DOOR WAS RIPPED OFF. NEARBY...PIVOTS  
WERE OVERTURNED AND A GRAIN BIN WAS BLOWN  
OFF ITS FOUNDATION. TIME ESTIMATED FROM  
RADAR.  
 
0358 AM HAIL 2 ESE FARWELL 41.21N 98.60W  
08/16/2018 E1.00 INCH HOWARD NE TRAINED SPOTTER  
 
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF HAIL UP TO QUARTER  
SIZE. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0402 AM HAIL 5 ESE FARWELL 41.19N 98.55W  
08/16/2018 E0.88 INCH HOWARD NE TRAINED SPOTTER  
 
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DIME TO NICKEL SIZE  
HAIL. THERE WERE DRIFTS KNEE-DEEP IN SPOTS.  
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0402 AM TSTM WND DMG 5 ESE FARWELL 41.19N 98.55W  
08/16/2018 HOWARD NE TRAINED SPOTTER  
 
SPOTTER ESTIMATES 1000 ACRES OF CROPS  
DESTROYED...CORN IS NOW KNEE-HIGH. AN AUGER  
WAS FLIPPED...AT LEAST 3 NEARBY PIVOTS WERE  
DAMAGED. TWO MILES WEST OF THIS LOCATION...A  
1/2 MILE OF POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED. TIME  
ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0403 AM HAIL 2 N DANNEBROG 41.15N 98.55W  
08/16/2018 E1.75 INCH HOWARD NE PUBLIC  
 
RECEIVED REPORT FROM FACEBOOK. TIME  
ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0406 AM TSTM WND DMG 2 S SAINT PAUL 41.19N 98.46W  
08/16/2018 HOWARD NE TRAINED SPOTTER  
 
AT LEAST 3 PIVOTS KNOCKED OVER. TIME  
ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 
0414 AM TSTM WND DMG 4 WNW SAINT LIBORY 41.11N 98.41W  
08/16/2018 HOWARD NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
EM REPORTED CROP DAMAGE APPROXIMATELY 2 W OF  
THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS 281 AND 58.  
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
 

 
 

 
 
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