A much needed rain hit the Chadron and Dawes County area Monday evening, but it brought with it hail and high winds that caused Severe Thunderstorm Warnings to go into effect. Storms brewed north of Chadron and headed south over town dumping up to a half-inch of rain in 15 minutes according to the National Weather Service.
Small hail was seen on the south end of Chadron and most of those hailstones we observed were breaking up upon impact with the ground.
A Flash Flood Warning remains in place until 10:15 PM for Chadron. Localized flooding was occurring at intersections in town and water was flowing quickly east-to-west through the major construction project on Highway 20. The photo below was taken at the intersection of Cedar Street and Highway 20 near the end of the storms duration.