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)

 Location

 

Amount

 

Hastings Downtown 3.10
Shickley 2.90
Polk 2.71
Juniata 2.50
Grand Island - Wood River Diversion 2.45
Kearney 2.38
Deweese 4E 2.30
Hastings Airport 2.24
Ravenna 2.10
Clay Center 2.05
Kearney Airport 2.01
Hebron 1.86
Saint Paul 1S
1.85
Grand Island Airport 1.84
Fairmont 1.83
Sweetwater 1.80
Clay Center 6ESE 1.80
Bruning 1.75
Wood River 1.74
Wolbach 1.74
Deweese 1SE
1.67
Genoa 1.63
Bradshaw 1.62
Deweese 1.60
Alexandria 1.55
Genoa 2S 1.54
Hardy 1.51
Fullerton 1.50
Hebron Airport 1.49
Fullerton 1.36
Phillips 1.34
Campbell 1.32
Greeley 1.30
Minden 1.30
Guide Rock 1.28
York 1.27
Dannebrog 1.27
Hubbell 1.10
Kearney 1.09
Osceola 1.08
Blue Hill 4SW 1.05
Franklin #2 1.03
Belgrade 1.02
Mankato 1.00
Aurora Airport 1.00
Riverton 0.98
Superior 0.96
Saint Paul 2N
0.96
Lexington 0.96
Holdrege Airport 0.95
Loup City 0.94
Lovewell 0.94
Burr Oak 0.91
Ashton 0.90
Shelby 0.85
Holdrege 0.85
Axtell 0.83
Burr Oak 1N 0.83
Ionia 0.77
Lebanon 0.76
Smith Center 0.68
York Airport 0.67
Lexington Airport 0.67
Cozad 0.62
Alton 0.48
Ord #2 0.46
Cawker City 0.43
Ord Airport 0.39
Osborne 0.34
Naponee 0.28
Beloit 0.27
Orleans 0.24
North Loup 0.24
Oxford 0.19
Orleans 2W 0.16
Phillipsburg #2 0.13
Portis 0.12
Glade 0.09
Kirwin Reservoir 0.04
Elwood 8S 0.03
Woodston 0.02
Woodruff 0.02

 

 Additional rainfall reports for Nebraska can be obtained at the NERain website.

 


 

 The preliminary storm summary from July 15, 2008 is listed below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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