On Sunday, May 5, 2019 severe weather was forecast to occur from southern Nebraska, down through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. A cold front descended through Nebraska and triggered storms east of Grand Island and over Lincoln. A supercell over Lincoln produced a probable EF-2 multi vortex tornado which caused damage throughout the area.

Closer to home storms also initiated south of Dawson County along the Nebraska and Kansas state line. The storm pictured had a severe thunderstorm warning due to the two inch hail it produced. The cell moved east at 36 knots. Ping pong ball sized hail was reported along with 60 mile per hour winds. 

The photos show the powerful flanking line which was feeding this cell for a period, before smaller individual updrafts began to form as the main cell weakened. These cells were short lived and could not produce the same damage the parent cell did.

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