Mother Nature Provides Her Own Fireworks

MOTHER NATURE BROUGHT HER OWN FIREWORKS INTO PLAY FOR THE FOURTH OF  
JULY ACROSS PARTS OF WESTERN NEBRASKA.  
 
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MARCHED ACROSS THE REGION LATE ON THE  
EVENING OF JULY 4TH - AND CONTINUED THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS  
ON JULY 5TH.  
 
FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAINS NEAR BRULE CAUSED WATER OVER HIGHWAY 30  
TO THE WEST OF BRULE LATE SUNDAY EVENING. WIND DAMAGE FROM  
THUNDERSTORMS WAS REPORTED AT A MOBILE HOME PARK JUST NORTH OF  
OGALLALA. HAIL THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS WAS REPORTED ONE MILE WEST OF  
OGALLALA AT 1126 PM CDT (1026 PM MDT).  
 
HEAVY RAINS OCCURRED WITH THIS COMPLEX OF STORMS...ESPECIALLY  
ACROSS PARTS OF GARDEN...KEITH...HAYES...LINCOLN...CUSTER AND  
FRONTIER COUNTIES. LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE RECEIVED EIGHTY  
FIVE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL IN THE 24 HOUR PERIOD ENDING  
AT 700 AM CDT ON JULY 5TH - ALTHOUGH RAINFALL REPORTS OF AN INCH OR  
MORE WERE REPORTED FROM THE WESTERN SIDE OF NORTH PLATTE.  
 
BELOW ARE THE HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS REPORTED TO THE NATIONAL  
WEATHER SERVICE AS OF 930 AM CDT MONDAY JULY 5TH:  
 
LOCATION STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNT  
 
KEYSTONE 1 N 1.70 INCHES  
PAXTON 4 N 1.70 INCHES  
MAXWELL 2 S 1.66 INCHES  
OGALLALA AIRPORT 1.63 INCHES  
KEYSTONE 2 W 1.60 INCHES  
KINGSLEY DAM 1.51 INCHES  
WELLFLEET 1.44 INCHES  
PALISADE 1 W 1.27 INCHES  
EUSTIS 2 NW 1.26 INCHES  
OSHKOSH 10 NE 1.24 INCHES  
HAYES CENTER 1 NW 1.10 INCHES  
BROKEN BOW AIRPORT 1.04 INCHES  
STOCKVILLE 1.00 INCH
Doppler Radar Rainfall Estimates
(Doppler Radar Storm Total Rainfall Estimates above)

Graphical analysis of heaviest rainfall from July 4th through early July 5th
(Graphical analysis above, of heaviest rainfall ending 7/5/2010 at 8 AM CDT)
Radar animation with local storm reports annotated
(Radar animation with local storm reports annotated above)
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by
Steve Carmel


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