Wednesday storm leaves behind blankets of hail

Posted at 5:16 PM, May 11, 2016

A hail storm covered parts of Omaha Wednesday.

The storm rolled through just after 3am and people woke up to quite a shock.

“I have never seen anything like it,” said Tom Romberger.

“Just hail started coming down I have never seen anything like it before,” said Dareck Smith.

The blankets of hail left people in awe, and brought the snow plows out to clear parking lots and streets.

One apartment complex near 108th and Fort had Hero’s Landscaping come out to shovel the hail out of the way.

“I think the guys thought I was pulling their leg when I said we have to grab shovels and push some snow around, or hail,” said Taylor Olberding. 

The frozen stones were a new experience for these guys to dig into. They said it was a bit different to shovel than snow.

“It’s heavier, it's kind of melting together underneath,” said Olberding.

Although several inches of hail fell, the damage was minimal.

“Right now I don't see any, but we had some water in the basement and tree branches down,” said Romberger.

The hail started to melt by the afternoon as the sun peaked out Wednesday afternoon.