In 1970 - During the early evening hours, in the midst of a severe hailstorm at Coffeyville KS, a stone 17 1/2 inches in circumference and nearly two pounds in weight was recovered. At the time, it was the largest measured hailstone in U.S. weather records. Average stone size from the storm was five inches in diameter, with another stone reportedly eight inches in diameter.
In 1989 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from Minnesota to Nebraska during the day and evening. Evening thunderstorms in Nebraska produced wind gusts to 100 miles per hour at Valentine and Gretna, and produced baseball size hail at Lewellen.