Heavy Rainfall:
Widespread heavy rainfall of 1.5 to over 3 inches fell across areas generally along and north of Highway 92 in central and east central Nebraska on Thursday morning, June 10, 2010. Due to the fact that much of this rain fell after the "standard" reporting time for rainfall observers (7-8 AM), true storm total rainfall are somewhat limited at this time. However, based on known gauge readings and radar estimates, the heaviest rain targeted the following counties: Valley, Greeley,Nance, northern Polk, and northern Howard.   

The image below depicts the radar estimated storm total precipitation through 11 AM, June 10th. The bottom of the image roughly corresponds with Interstate 80, and the top of the image extends up into Holt and Antelope Counties. ***Please note that in general, the radar estimates in this image are likely overdone by 20-40%, which is typical of radar rainfall estimations from thunderstorms.*** Nonetheless, all areas shaded in yellow or orange likely received between 2-3+ inches.

Listed below are several of the highest rainfall totals reported to NWS Hastings. Please note that many of these are NOT storm-total amounts, but do reflect the majority of the rain. The highest amounts that are likely near-storm-total include 3.03 inches in Fullerton (NWS Cooperative Observer), 2.45 inches in Greeley (NWS Cooperative Observer) and 2.45 inches two miles south of Genoa along the Loup River (USGS river gauge).

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
1225 PM CDT THU JUN 10 2010  
   
.TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
            ..REMARKS..  
 
0636 AM     HAIL             4 NE ELYRIA             41.72N 98.95W   
06/10/2010  E1.00 INCH       VALLEY             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            A FEW HAIL STONES UP TO QUARTER SIZE. TIME ESTIMATED FROM  
            RADAR.  
 
0810 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 E ARCADIA             41.42N 99.05W   
06/10/2010  M1.30 INCH       VALLEY             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            RAINFALL TOTAL THROUGH 7 AM...COURTESY NEBRASKA RAINFALL   
            ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK  
 
0819 AM     HEAVY RAIN       8 NNE SCOTIA            41.58N 98.64W   
06/10/2010  M1.89 INCH       GREELEY            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            RAINFALL TOTAL THROUGH 8 AM...COURTESY NEBRASKA RAINFALL   
            ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK  
 
0826 AM     HEAVY RAIN       ARCADIA                 41.42N 99.13W   
06/10/2010  M1.46 INCH       VALLEY             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER    
 
            RAINFALL TOTAL THROUGH 8 AM  
 
0826 AM     HEAVY RAIN       7 N NORTH LOUP          41.60N 98.77W   
06/10/2010  M1.93 INCH       VALLEY             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            RAINFALL TOTAL THROUGH 8 AM...COURTESY NEBRASKA RAINFALL   
            ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK  
 
0851 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NW WOLBACH            41.45N 98.46W   
06/10/2010  M1.51 INCH       GREELEY            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            RAINFALL TOTAL THROUGH 7AM...COURTESY NEBRASKA RAINFALL   
            ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK  
 
1019 AM     HEAVY RAIN       GREELEY                 41.55N 98.53W   
06/10/2010  M2.45 INCH       GREELEY            NE   CO-OP OBSERVER    
 
            STORM TOTAL RAINFALL THROUGH 10 AM  
 
1107 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 S GENOA               41.42N 97.73W   
06/10/2010  M2.45 INCH       NANCE              NE   OTHER FEDERAL     
 
            STORM TOTAL RAINFALL THROUGH 11 AM. USGS GAUGE ON LOUP   
            RIVER  
 
1200 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NE SHELBY             41.22N 97.39W   
06/10/2010  M1.68 INCH       POLK               NE   CO-OP OBSERVER    
 
            TOTAL SINCE 8 AM THIS MORNING.   
 
1223 PM     HEAVY RAIN       FULLERTON               41.36N 97.97W   
06/10/2010  M3.03 INCH       NANCE              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER    
 
            STORM TOTAL RAINFALL THROUGH NOON  
  

 

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.

 


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