The National Weather Service says thunderstorms that pounded western Nebraska with hail left a faint trail of damage detectable from a satellite.
A northwest-to-southeast line across the Panhandle can be seen from more than 22,000 miles above the Earth. The weather service office in North Platte posted the Monday evening satellite images on its Facebook page .
Meteorologist Nathan Jurgensen with the National Weather Service in North Platte says the damage trail was about 150 miles long and was probably about 5 miles wide or less.
The hail, as big as softballs, shredded corn and bean fields. Jurgensen told KNEB News they received a report from a gentleman six miles northeast of Lisco who reported “baseball size hail and extensive damage to his property, including the siding of his house and every window on the north side being shattered. ”
Jurgensen said there were a number of similar reports elsewhere , especially in Oshkosh, where at least golf ball size and strong winds produced widespread damage to multiple homes, again on the north side.