High-Wind Damage From Thursday Night Storm
Western Nebraska Storm Damage May 10
A spring storm with high winds, hail, and a possible tornado caused considerable damage to center pivots, buildings and trees east of Bridgeport in Morrill County Thursday evening. The damage started south of Bridgeport near the Court House and Jail Rock golf course and continued to Broadwater. The majority of the damage was along the south side of the North Platte River along state Highway 92. Numerous center pivots were flipped over, power poles were snapped off, and trees were uprooted. One machine shed was destroyed and scattered for half a mile. Area power districts were replacing poles and downed power lines.
The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was surveying the damage Friday afternoon, including reports of possible tornado damage 20 miles southwest of Bridgeport. Wind gusts of 60 mph were reported 7 miles southwest of Bridgeport at 6 p.m. MT and damaging wind gusts were reported in other areas of Morrill County as well, NWS reported.