...A ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND  NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS LAST NIGHT... 

HEAVY RAIN DRENCHED A LARGE PART OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL SOUTH AND EAST OF A LINE FROM COLUMBUS NEBRASKA...TO HOLDREGE NEBRASKA.  
  
WIDESPREAD RAINS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES FELL ALONG THE HIGHWAY 81 CORRIDOR FROM NORTH OF YORK...TO HEBRON NEBRASKA. A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN GENEVA REPORTED 5.87 INCHES OF RAIN. THIS  TYPE OF REPORT APPEARS TO BE COMMON IN THE GENEVA AND FAIRMONT  AREAS. IN FACT...ACCORDING TO THE NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK...8.45 INCHES OF RAIN FELL NORTHEAST OF  FAIRMONT...AND 7.25 INCHES FELL WEST OF GENEVA. AS ONE WOULD EXPECT...FLOODING HAS BEEN A PROBLEM IN THESE AREAS.  
  
FURTHER WEST...RAIN AMOUNTS WERE LESS AROUND GRAND ISLAND...HASTINGS AND KEARNEY.  HOWEVER... WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCHES AMOUNTS WERE COMMON.  
  
THE RAIN EXTENDED DOWN INTO NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS. LEBANON REPORTED  4 INCHES OF RAIN. NEAR ALTON...2.98 INCHES RAIN FELL...AND BURR OAK REPORTED 2.66 INCHES. NEARLY ALL OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS LIKELY  RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT RAIN...WITH HEAVIEST AMOUNTS CENTERED ALONG THE SOLOMON RIVER  BASIN.  
  
ALTHOUGH TOO HEAVY IN SOME LOCATIONS...THE RAIN WAS BENEFICIAL AT MANY OTHER LOCATIONS. IN FACT...THE RAIN REPORTED IN SOUTH CENTRAL  NEBRASKA FELL ACROSS AREAS WHICH HAD NOT SEEN WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT  RAIN FOR WEEKS. THIS WAS IN SHARP CONTRAST TO THE FREQUENT RAINS  RECORDED FURTHER WEST AND NORTH RECENTLY.  
  
BELOW ARE SOME RAINFALL REPORTS ACROSS THE REGION FROM AUTOMATED WEATHER STATIONS AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS.     

  

VALUES OF PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7 AM CDT.  
  
STATION               PRECIPITATION  
  
AURORA AIRPORT    :   2.42  
GRAND ISLAND      :   0.76  
HASTINGS AIRPORT  :   2.19  
HEBRON AIRPORT    :   2.03  
HOLDREGE          :   1.67  
KEARNEY AIRPORT   :   1.77  
LEXINGTON         :   0.07  
ORD AIRPORT       :   0.06  
YORK AIRPORT      :   3.15  
   
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COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH  
CENTRAL KANSAS  
  
VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING AT 6 AM LOCAL TIME  
  
SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
  
STATION NAME          PRECIPITATION  
  
AURORA            :   2.60  
CLAY CENTER       :   2.55  
FAIRMONT          :   4.35  
FRANKLIN #2       :   1.30  
GREELEY           :   0.11  
HEBRON            :   2.88  
KEARNEY 4NE       :   2.42  
LOUP CITY         :   0.04  
MINDEN            :   1.22  
OSCEOLA           :   2.04  
OXFORD 6NNW       :   1.63  
SUPERIOR          :   2.20  
YORK              :   3.61  
  
NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS  
  
STATION NAME          PCPN  
  
ALTON 1W          :   2.98  
BELOIT            :   1.33  
BURR OAK          :   2.66  
PLAINVILLE 4WNW   :   0.93  
SMITH CENTER      :   1.80  
  
MORE COOPERATIVE OBSERVER STATIONS IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
   
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STATION              24-HR  
NAME                 PRECIP
   
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ARCADIA          :   0.02  
ASHTON           :   0.05  
BELGRADE         :   1.17  
BLUE HILL 4SW    :   2.59  
BRUNING          :   1.52  
CAMBRIDGE        :   0.03  
CAMPBELL         :   1.60  
CARLETON 3SW     :   1.82  
CLAY CENTER 6ESE :   2.82  
DEWEESE 4SE      :   2.45  
ELWOOD 8S        :   1.24  
FULLERTON        :   0.74  
GENEVA           :   5.87  
GENOA            :   0.52  
GRESHAM 3W       :   3.55  
GUIDE ROCK       :   2.00  
HOLDREGE         :   1.78  
MILLER           :   0.16  
NAPONEE          :   0.45  
ORD              :   0.12  
ORLEANS          :   0.54  
POLK             :   2.42  
RED CLOUD        :   1.50  
RIVERTON         :   3.02  
SHELBY 3NE       :   1.36  
SHICKLEY 4S      :   2.46  
ST PAUL 4N       :   0.47  
WOLBACH          :   0.59  
WOOD RIVER       :   0.82  
  
MORE COOPERATIVE OBSERVER STATIONS IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
   
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STATION           24-HR  
NAME              PRECIP
   
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CAWKER CITY       1.53  
DAMAR             1.40  
HUNTER            1.10  
IONIA             1.75  
LEBANON           4.00  
LOGAN             0.92  
LOVEWELL DAM      0.94  
MANKATO           1.15  
PALCO             1.35  
PORTIS            2.00  

 


From the National Weather Service - New Experimental Precipitation Analysis page - the image
below distinctly shows the swath of heavy rainfall which affected south central Nebraska and
North Central Kansas. You can access this new information at this location:

New Precipitation Analysis - Experimental Product



For a view of the statewide precipitation map - please see below:

 

For a view of WFO Hastings County Warning Area precipitation map - please see below:

 


Our latest statewide precipitation maps are always accessible on our web site by clicking here ... and our latest county wide precipitation maps are always accessible on our web site by clicking here 
 
Further information about precipitation can always be found at the bottom of the Hastings National Weather Service web site. 
 

Courtesy of the NeRAIN (Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network) - please note the rainfall maps which depict the prodigious rainfall across Fillmore and York counties on August 16th (where flash flood warnings were issued during the heavy rain event). You can access the NeRAIN network by clicking on the provided link.

Fillmore County NeRAIN rainfall map below:

York County NeRAIN rainfall map below:

 Webpage Composition by Steve Carmel

 


 


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