Update at 1:25 a.m. EDT Monday: This blog is no longer live, as the severe threat has ended across the Plains. Detailed reports of the event can be found below.
Severe weather moved into parts of the south-central United States Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday.
The storm system stretched from Nebraska down through west-central Texas, bringing violent thunderstorms, damaging winds and even large hail to the area.
Hail more than 2 inches in diameter fell near Prosser, Neb., with up to golf-ball-sized hail reported in Texas. The highest winds were clocked at 76 mph at Haskell, Okla.
The storms weakened early Thursday morning but not before leaving thousands of electric customers without service in Kansas and Oklahoma.
12:25 a.m. EDT Thursday: More than 1,000 Westar Energy customers in Kansas were without power, the utility reported.
10:54 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell in Fort Belknap, Texas, emergency management reported.
10:33 p.m. EDT Wednesday: 60 mph wind gust reported one mile south-southwest of Cherokee, Okla., according to Mesonet.
10:05 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Ping-pong-sized hail fell at Elbert, Texas, law enforcement reported.
9:47 p.m. EDT Wednesday: "The greatest threat for severe weather in the next few hours will reside near I-80 in central Nebraska and southward to I-20 in northern Texas," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Erik Pindrock said.
9:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday:
9:28 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Hail totaling 1.25 inches in diameter reported in Eagle Pass, Texas, reports Maverick County law enforcement.
9:07 p.m. EDT Wednesday:
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8:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: More than 4,000 OG&E Energy Corp. customers are without power in Norman, Okla., and in Oklahoma City, reports OG&E Energy Corporation.
8:26 p.m. EDT Wedesday: Wind gusts up to 76 mph reported near Haskell, Texas, according to Oklahoma Mesonet.
8:21 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Golf ball sized hail reported near Lake Kemp, Baylor County, Texas, reports a NWS trained spotter.
8:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Hail totaling more than 2 inches in diameter reported near Prosser, Adams County, Nebraska, reports county emergency management.
7:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Golf-ball-sized hail reported two miles south of Crowell, Foard County, Texas, reports a NWS trained spotter.
7:26 p.m. EDT Wednesday:
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6:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Watch AccuWeather LIVE now for the latest updates on the severe weather ramping up across the southern and central Plains:
4:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday: 1.25 inches of hail reported near Bloomington, Neb., about 30 miles south of Interstate 80, according to NWS spotter.
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