Powerful storm traces Nebraska-Kansas border, Saturday night

BEATRICE – A powerful thunderstorm snaked along the Nebraska-Kansas border Saturday night, producing large-sized hail and strong thunderstorm winds.

Several counties across southern Nebraska and northern Kansas were under severe thunderstorm warnings beginning at around 6 p.m. to around 9 p.m. 

A Thayer County Sheriff’s Deputy reported golf-ball sized hail fell in the village of Chester at around 7:50 p.m.   High thunderstorm winds reportedly overturned a pivot irrigation system three miles west of Byron, along Nebraska Highway 8 at around 7:30 p.m.

Quarter-sized hail fell five miles south of Marysville, Kansas at around 8:20 p.m.

Thayer, Jefferson, Fillmore and Webster Counties were under severe thunderstorm warnings Saturday night.  In northeast Kansas, warnings were also issued for Jewell, Smith, Washington and Marshall Counties.