Storms packed with wind, rain knock out power in North Platte

Severe weather blew through western Nebraska overnight Friday. North Platte received a half inch of rain in just an hour. Parts of the city lost power for about four hours overnight. (SOURCE: Sarah Bekele/KNOP-TV)
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Severe weather blew through western Nebraska overnight Friday. Meteorologist Brayden Murdock says the storms dropped large amounts of rain Thursday night and Friday morning. North Platte received a half inch of rain in just an hour.

North Platte's Municipal Light & Water says about 150 homes lost power before 2 a.m. Friday morning because of wind and branches. Most of the outages were confined to the southcentral and southwest sections of North Platte. Officials also say there were a couple isolated outages on the northeast side of the city.

Rain totals:
Gordon: 3.11"
Callaway: 1.95"
Near Rushville: 1.85"
Valentine: 1.22"
Atkinson: .94"
Ogallala: .66"
North Platte: 61"