A fast-moving thunderstorm dumped heavy rain and very large hail across metro Omaha, Nebraska late June 29, 2017. Reports mention hail of many sizes left a widespread trail of damage – shattered windshields, pierced skylights, and damaged roofs.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, hailstorms came in waves, first across central Omaha, Benson and midtown, and on to the east into Council Bluffs. Then hail moved across southwest Omaha and Sarpy County and, finally, Glenwood and others points in southwest Iowa. Most of the hail reported ranged from marble- to egg-sized.
Barrett’s Benson neighborhood took on some of the largest hailstones, up to baseball-sized and larger. Barrett measured a hailstone that was 9.5 cm (3.75 inches) in diameter.