OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Severe storms produced silver dollar sized hail in various parts of Nebraska and hurricane force winds near Lincoln Sunday evening.
Hail in Mead, Nebraska courtesy of Ed Ruhe.
There are reports of damage to buildings in Lincoln as winds reached 100 miles per hour near rotation in the storm cell around 6 p.m.
The Lancaster County Sheriff tweeted that there was debris and sparking wires near Van Dorn and South Coddington.
Meteorologist David Koeller confirmed one tornado as the storm moved toward Lincoln.
Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued for much of the WOWT viewing area through 10 p.m.
#Lincoln #Nebraska (#NEwx) area @NWSOmaha RT@ShaunErker: Very unexpected tornado chasing while driving on I80! Hope the cars that didn't get off are safe behind this one! Alot of cops headed that way #Nebraska #Tornado #I80 pic.twitter.com/JndKo1Pfvd https://t.co/raouLWGfzZ— Johnny Kelly (@stormchaser4850) May 5, 2019
From downtown Lincoln at 5:40 pic.twitter.com/LgyFXqk70e— Matt Tenopir (@tenopir12) May 5, 2019
Captured this awesome storm out near Pierce, Nebraska this afternoon! #newx @MattSerweKETV @BillRandbyKETV @RustyLord @mschnellWOWT @NWSOmaha @spann @StormHour @wxbrad @NEStatePatrol @omaha_scanner pic.twitter.com/NzlEEgZuF6— David Kopti (@DavidKopti) May 5, 2019