2007 PRECIPITATION AT A GLANCE  
  
PRECIPITATION TOTALS IN APRIL AND MAY HAVE BEEN RUNNING ABOVE NORMAL   
OVER MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS.    
RAINFALL DATA SHOWS MOST AREAS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST 100 TO 200   
PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL PRECIPITATION THIS APRIL AND MAY...AND A 200   
TO 300 PERCENT OF NORMAL AREA FROM EASTERN DAWSON AND SOUTHWEST   
BUFFALO COUNTIES...SOUTH INTO HARLAN AND NORTHWEST FRANKLIN COUNTIES   
IN NEBRASKA.      
  
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION TOTALS IN 2007 HAS LEFT GREELEY NEBRASKA   
WITH ITS 5TH WETTEST JANUARY THROUGH MAY PERIOD SINCE 1895...AND   
KEARNEY NEBRASKA WITH ITS 10TH WETTEST JANUARY THROUGH MAY SINCE   
1894.  PHILLIPSBURG KANSAS ALSO RECORDED ITS 11TH WETTEST JANUARY   
THROUGH MAY SINCE 1965.  OTHER SITES BREAKING INTO THEIR TOP 20   
WETTEST JANUARY THROUGH MAY RECORDS INCLUDE PLAINVILLE KANSAS...14TH   
AND YORK NEBRASKA...17TH.  
  
WHEN LOOKING AT THE PAST 3 YEARS...MOST OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA   
AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS NOW FALL WITHIN THE 90 TO 110 PERCENT OF   
NORMAL RANGE WHEN REVIEWING THE MAY 2004 TO MAY 2007 PRECIPITATION   
RECORDS.     
  
THE FOLLOWING TABLE IS A SUMMARY OF APRIL/MAY AND YEAR-TO-DATE TOTALS   
FOR A FEW SELECTED CITIES ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH   
CENTRAL KANSAS:  

                        PRECIPITATION/INCHES 
 
LOCATION...          APRIL     MAY    YEAR-TO-DATE  
  
GRAND ISLAND         4.62     2.48       10.48   
...NORMAL            2.61     4.07        9.94  
   
HASTINGS             3.19     2.55        9.51   
...NORMAL            2.87     4.59       10.76  
  
KEARNEY 4 NE         5.44     3.03       12.14  
...NORMAL            2.43     4.12        9.75   
         
GREELEY              4.72     3.09       12.99  
...NORMAL            2.65     3.92        9.56  
  
SUPERIOR             1.97     4.37        9.67  
...NORMAL            2.68     4.36       10.74  
  
YORK                 4.55     3.71       11.76  
...NORMAL            2.70     4.64       11.15  
  
PHILLIPSBURG         1.77     3.41        9.51  
...NORMAL            2.32     4.14        9.29  
  
PLAINVILLE           2.09     3.36       11.06  
...NORMAL            2.27     3.92        9.60

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