Update at 4:30 a.m. EDT Monday: This blog is no longer live, as the severe threat has ended. Detailed reports of the event can be found below.
Violent thunderstorms produced tornadoes on Sunday across parts of Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
Parts of the country on high alert for an outbreak of tornadoes included central and western Iowa, southeastern Nebraska and central Kansas.
However, outside of the highest tornado risk areas, the severe weather threat stretched south into west-central Texas as well as northeast into parts of southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. These storms can produce damaging winds, hail, flooding and frequent lightning.
2:29 a.m. CDT Monday: Under 1,000 Iowa customers are now without electricity, utilities reported early Monday.
2:09 a.m. CDT Monday: About 100 flights have been canceled and another 100 delayed early Monday in the U.S., FlightStats reported.
2:05 a.m. CDT Monday: About 15,000 Omaha, Nebraska, area power customers were without service at this time, Omaha Public Power District reported.
1:45 a.m. CDT Monday: Omaha, Nebraska, broke its May 11 rainfall record with 2.21 inches. The previous record was 1.66 inches, set in 1893.
1:42 a.m. CDT Monday: Lincoln, Nebraska, broke its May 11 rainfall record with 2.96 inches; the old record was 1.33 inches, set in 1982.
12:31 a.m. CDT Monday: 0.71 inches of rain fell in 22 mins, four miles south-southeast of the Newton, Kansas, airport, NWS spotter reported.
12:17 a.m. CDT Monday: 80 mph wind gust five miles east-northeast of Sedgwick, Kansas, law enforcement reported.
12:11 a.m. CDT Monday: 2.03 inches of rain fell since 10:30 p.m. CDT, two miles south-southeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana, according to Mesonet.
11:50 p.m. CDT Sunday: Severe damage reported from storms earlier Sunday in Sutton and other parts of eastern Nebraska, with no reports of significant injuries, according to the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper.
11:41 p.m. CDT Sunday: Damage reported around Utica, Nebraska, that forces cancellation of classes on Monday at the Centennial Public School.
— Nebr/SWIowaRedCross (@neiaredcross) May 12, 2014
11:34 p.m. CDT Sunday: Ping-Pong-sized hail fell at Mount Hope, Kansas, reported NWS spotter.
11:23 p.m. CDT Sunday: 63 mph wind gust recorded at Prairie City, Iowa, NWS spotter reported.
11:03 p.m. CDT Sunday: More than 22,000 Nebraska power customers are without service, utilities report.
Crews will be working throughout the night to restore power. However, customers may be without power throughout the night.
— Norris Public Power (@NorrisPPD) May 12, 2014
10:58 p.m. CDT Sunday: More than 3,300 Iowa electric customers are without power, utilities report.
10:52 p.m. CDT Sunday: Tennis-ball-sized hail two miles northeast of Willowdale, Kansas, reported NWS spotter.
10:39 p.m. CDT Sunday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell two miles south of Red Oak, Iowa, emergency management reported.
10:24 p.m. CDT Sunday: Flight delays due to thunderstorms at O'Hare and Midway airports, the FAA reported.
10:21 p.m. CDT Sunday: 2.75 inches of rain in two hours at Akron, Indiana, NWS spotter reported.
10:17 p.m. CDT Sunday: Photo of McPherson, Kansas, tornado.
— Corey Inmon (@CoreyInmon) May 12, 2014
10:00 p.m. CDT Sunday: Tornado on the ground southwest of McPherson, Kansas, emergency management reports.
9:55 p.m. CDT Sunday: 70 mph wind gust seven miles south of Turon, Kansas, emergency management reports.
9:53 p.m. CDT Sunday: Baseball-sized hail fell two miles west of Thurman, Iowa, law enforcement reports.
9:36 p.m. CDT Sunday: Numerous streets flooded in Atlantic, Iowa, emergency management reported.
9:33 p.m. CDT Sunday: Tornado on the ground eight miles northeast of Nickerson, Kansas, reported NWS spotter.
9:22 p.m. CDT Sunday: Numerous roads closed by flooding in York County, Nebraska, 911 call center reported.
9:17 p.m. CDT Sunday: More than 20,000 power customers without service in Omaha, Nebraska, area, according to Omaha Public Power District.
9:13 p.m. CDT Sunday: Confirmed tornado on the ground near Sheldon, Iowa, NWS spotter reported.
9:08 p.m. CDT Sunday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell two miles east of Chase, Kansas, reported NWS spotter.
9:07 p.m. CDT Sunday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell at Alden, Kansas, emergency management reported.
9:03 p.m. CDT Sunday: Video of a storm at Omaha, Nebraska.
8:31 p.m. CDT Sunday: Fire department reports a tornado west of Rensselaer, Indiana, approaching Monon, Indiana within the next 20 minutes.
8:18 p.m. CDT Sunday:
Flash flood warning for Lincoln area until 11 pm. Rainfall of 1.5 inches since 7 pm at Lincoln airport, more storms heading toward town.
— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) May 12, 2014
8:04 p.m. CDT Sunday: An 82 mph wind gusts was reported at 82 Omaha/Eppley Airfield.
7:55 p.m. CDT Sunday: A 78 mph wind gust was reported at the Gary, Indiana airport around 6:50 p.m. CDT
7:38 p.m. CDT Sunday: 70 mph wind gust reported by NWS employee in Elhorn, Nebraska, just west of Omaha.
7:10 p.m. CDT Sunday: The Lincoln, Nebraska, airport reported a wind gust of up to 67 mph at around 6:53 p.m. CDT.
7:07 p.m. CDT Sunday:
Sutton,NE lots of damage pic.twitter.com/iVyn3sot2L
— Jeff Bulin (@EXTREMECHASER) May 11, 2014
6:45 p.m. CDT Sunday: Law enforcement reports golf ball-sized hail in Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas.
6:07 p.m. CDT Sunday: A car was crushed by a tree after a tornado ripped through Sutton, Nebraska Sunday evening.
5:54 p.m. CDT Sunday: An NWS spotter reported wind gusts of up to 60 mph in Oakville, Des Moines County, Iowa.
5:35 p.m. CDT Sunday: An NWS spotter reported hail about 1.25 inches in diameter, near Clark State Lake in Clark County, Kansas.
5:21 p.m CDT Sunday: Emergency management reports a tornado near Friend, Saline County, Nebraska. Center pivots are flipped and trees are downed.
4:46 p.m. CDT Sunday: A huge wedge tornado on the ground in Nebraska.
— Aaron (@TexasChaser) May 11, 2014
4:28 p.m. CDT Sunday:
— Cory Mottice (@EverythingWX) May 11, 2014
4:15 p.m. CDT Sunday:
People in Sutton Take Cover. Potential large tornado heading right for Sutoon.
— NWS Hastings (@NWSHastings) May 11, 2014
3:51 p.m. CDT Sunday: An NWS spotter reports nickel and quarter-sized hail near Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa.
3:22 p.m. CDT Sunday: Law enforcement reports wind gusts estimated to be 60 to 70 mph in Arbela, Scotland County, Missouri.
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