- Several tornado warned storms
fired up in Nebraska on May 30th, and although we didn't see
a tornado, we did encounter some huge hail that must've been
over 4 inches in diameter. They were dropping all around us as
we drove east of Atkinson and luckily, we didn't take any direct
hits from the big ones (The local sheriff's police cruiser windshield
was not so lucky).
- When we doubled-back, we found
some hailstones that were still measuring 3 1/2 inches, and this
was after at least a half hour of melting. Unfortunately, this
hail storm did have at least one fatality. Amongst the hail,
we discovered a rabbit that had been killed by the hail. It was
still warm on the underside when we found it.
- The storms eventually congealed
into a line and we gave up the chase for the night, settling
down in O'Neil, Nebraska for the night.