Lincoln avoids major storm damage

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Puddles of water linger as a reminder of the Sunday night storm. Photo by Hilary Kindschuh, NewsNetNebraska

While torrential rain, rolling thunder, cracking lightning and thudding hail may have kept you up last night, it seems Lincoln avoided any major damage from the Sunday night storm.

Bryon Miller, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, said the Lincoln Airport measured 0.82 of an inch of rain, mostly between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Strong winds up to 53 mph were reported, as well as golf ball-sized hail.

Survey crews were out checking on damage across the region Monday morning, Miller said. While there was some damage in the capital city — including a downed tree at 48h and Holdrege streets — Lincoln came out pretty well compared to some areas in Northeast Nebraska. Winds around 80 mph were measured in Madison County, with a lot of tree and power line damage reported there. A home reported damage northeast of Norfolk in Stanton County.

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Puddles of water linger as a reminder of the Sunday night storm. Photo by Hilary Kindschuh, NewsNetNebraska

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