Two large storms swept through the area on Tuesday, Aug. 6 and  Friday, Aug. 9.

The first storm brought damaging winds, heavy rain and hail. Winds were recorded at 49 mph around midnight Aug. 6 at the O'Neill Airport. The City of Atkinson lost power for a few hours. 

The second storm cell resulted in tornado warnings in South Dakota and thunderstorm warnings in Nebraska. Hail fell north of Atkinson and wind gusts hit 41 mph. 

 

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