North Platte Airport (LBF) has already
surpassed the Average Rainfall Total for the Year!

After Monday's, August 16, rainfall of 1.28" at North Platte, the total for the year reached 19.82" which is above the average annual rainfall amount of 19.66".  This has happened several times in the last 136 years, but this ranks 15th as the earliest day of the year to have surpassed the annual average mark. 1951 ranks first with a date of June 23 when the total was surpassed. Below is a list of the top 20 earliest dates along with the year end total of precipitation.

Rank Earliest to Reach
Yearly Average Rainfall
Date Amount
(on that date)
Year End Total

1

6/23/1951 20.66" 33.44"
2 6/26/1915 19.68" 32.69"
3 6/30/1905 19.71" 26.81"
4 7/16/1962 19.76" 24.75"
5 7/19/1949 19.67" 26.09"
6 7/21/1977 19.76" 24.87"
7 7/26/1942 19.79" 29.74"
7/26/1965 20.13" 29.61"
9 8/3/1883 19.94" 29.92"
10 8/7/1957 20.16" 29.72"
8/7/1993 20.12" 26.20"
12 8/9/1981 19.99" 23.79"
13 8/13/2008 19.92" 26.62"
14 8/14/1902 19.67" 26.27"
15 8/16/2010 19.82" ????
16 8/17/1891 20.00" 23.36"
17 8/24/1992 20.88" 23.01"
18 8/25/1979 20.06" 25.00"
19 8/29/1950 20.00" 22.81"
20 9/4/1938 20.17" 21.81"


Page composition
by Matt Masek
8/20/2010

 


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