Storms bring hail, destructive winds to parts of Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A line of storms pushed through Nebraska on Friday, bringing large hail and winds strong enough to blow over a train.

Three tornadoes were also reported, near Alma and Minden in south-central Nebraska.

Near Daykin, about 70 miles southwest of Lincoln, the roof of a barn blew off, and the shingles and brought a power line down with them.

A witness said sparks were flying, but the Norris Public Power District quickly shut off the power.

Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer said Furnas and Harlan Counties seem to have taken the brunt of the storm.

A viewer in that area sent a photo of hail that appears to be at least the size of a tennis ball.

In central Nebraska, the winds knocked several train cars on their sides southwest of Shelton.

As of 10:30 p.m., there were no watches or warnings in southeast Nebraska.

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