Thunderstorms developed across western and northern Nebraska Tuesday Night and rolled southeast through the state and into northern Kansas Tuesday evening and night. The storms produced widespread rainfall, with many locations receiving rainfall amounts in excess of 1 and 2 inches. The storms also produced damaging winds in excess of 60 mph in portions of central Nebraska, along with some hail.
The following image depicts rainfall precipitation estimates from the Hastings National Weather Service Radar. Only rainfall precipitation esimates greater than one inch are displayed. (The lower amounts have been filtered out.) The 'yellow' areas indicate precipitation estimates of 2.5 to 5 inches. The areas in 'red' depict rainfall estimates in excess of 5 inches.
The table below is a listing of reported precipitation amounts ending at 8 am Wednesday morning. The precipitation amounts are courtesy of National Weather Service Cooperative Observers, automated rain gauges, and storm spotters.
Rainfall Amounts (inches)
(reports as of 8 am CDT July 16, 2008)
|Grand Island - Wood River Diversion||2.45|
|Saint Paul 1S
|Grand Island Airport||1.84|
|Clay Center 6ESE||1.80|
|Blue Hill 4SW||1.05|
|Saint Paul 2N
|Burr Oak 1N||0.83|
Additional rainfall reports for Nebraska can be obtained at the NERain website.
The preliminary storm summary from July 15, 2008 is listed below: