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Thunderstorm packing heavy rain and damaging winds races through western Nebraska

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NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska — A severe thunderstorm packing heavy rain and damaging winds raced has raced through parts of western Nebraska.

Residents and city officials in North Platte and other communities reported downed trees, power outages and rain runoff that accumulated more than axle deep in some spots on Thursday night.

The National Weather Service says nearly 1.4 inches of rain fell on North Platte in about 70 minutes.

Hail 2 inches in diameter was reported about 15 miles north of the city, and 1.5-inch hail was reported seven miles west of Thedford in Thomas County.

No injuries have been reported.

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