By Lauren Brant
On Thursday, May 10 the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Sheridan County. The storm was accompanied by heavy rain and hail.
As the storm passed through Sheridan County, residents in Rushville reported hail and heavy rain around 4:40 p.m. The storm proceeded through Gordon, causing water to flow over the curbs and onto sidewalks and lawns. There were reports of 1 in. hail and 1.75 in. hail in the area.
Several streets in Gordon became channels of running water that had a depth that reached the bottom of small vehicles and pools of water that were at least a foot deep. Further south toward Lakeside, there were also reports of 1 in. hail.
The storm also produced two tornadoes. One was reported in Morrill County between Bridgeport and Broadwater that caused irrigation pivots to overturn, tore metal roofs off of buildings, and blew over a truck. The second tornado was north of Wallace, which is in Lincoln County. No damage was reported with the tornado.
Following the storm, a large double rainbow appeared between Rushville and Clinton as the sun made the land glistening golden.