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Crazy Storms 6-26-09

Storm systems ripped through northeast Colorado and most of Nebraska on the afternoon and evening of Friday, June 26th, 2009. Reports of softball sized hail was reported on the north side of Lake McConaughy. Broken windows, downed trees, overturned campers and a broken up boat were all reported on the north side of Big Mac. North Platte saw some power outages, downed trees and power poles and a some train cars were derailed at the Union Pacific Bailey Rail Yards. Chase County saw the worst of the storms as some roofs were damaged or destroyed, at least 30 power poles were taken down and many trees did not make it through the storm. Accidents on I-76 west of Julesburg were reported following up to 80 MPH winds and heavy rains, mised with possible funnel clouds. If you have a picture to submit, include your name, date, location and send it to midwestopinions@gmail.com

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    Picture taken by Marlene Birkholtz in Ogallala the evening of June 26th, 2009. This storm prompted tornado sirens in Ogallala before moving to the north northeast and causing considerable damage on the north side of Lake McConaughy.
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    Picture taken by Mandi Neitzel in North Platte on the evening of June 26th, 2009. This particular cell took down trees and power poles and derailed a train car at UP's Bailey Yards.
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    Picture taken by Sheryl Johnson from just south of Ogallala on the evning of June 26th, 2009.
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    Picture taken by Sheryl Johnson from just south of Ogallala on the evning of June 26th, 2009. This particular cell prompted tornado sirens in Ogallala and then proceeded to devastate areas on the north side of Lake McConaughy. Rotation was reported with this storm multiple times.
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    Picture taken by Julie Pflum in Imperial the morning of June 27th, 2009, the morning after a storm system tore through the area downing power poles and trees and destroying roofs in and around Imperial.
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    Picture taken by Julie Pflum in Imperial the morning of June 27th, 2009, the morning after a storm system tore through the area downing power poles and trees and destroying roofs in and around Imperial.
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    Picture taken by Julie Pflum in Imperial the morning of June 27th, 2009, the morning after a storm system tore through the area downing power poles and trees and destroying roofs in and around Imperial.
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    Taken by Chuck Heinis of Ogallala on the evening of 6.26.09.
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    Taken by Chuck Heinis of Ogallala on the evening of 6.26.09.
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    Taken by Chuck Heinis of Ogallala on the evening of 6.26.09.
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    Taken by Chuck Heinis of Ogallala on the evening of 6.26.09.
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    Taken by Chuck Heinis of Ogallala on the evening of 6.26.09.
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    Taken by Chuck Heinis of Ogallala on the evening of 6.26.09.
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    Taken by Chuck Heinis of Ogallala on the evening of 6.26.09.
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    Taken by Chuck Heinis of Ogallala on the evening of 6.26.09.