Heavy Rains Fall Over Parts of the Region
A slow moving upper level low pressure area, located over northwestern Kansas and southwestern Nebraska at mid afternoon Wednesday - will continue wobbling into north central Kansas and south central Nebraska by midnight. By sunset Thursday, the center of this low pressure aloft, will be located over northeastern Kansas. Eventually this low pressure system will work into the middle Mississippi river valley.
The southern and central parts of Nebraska will continue at risk, for moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall for the next 24 to 36 hours. Due to increased releases on the North Platte River, upstream from Lake McConaughy , increased stream flows and rising river levels are expected into this weekend. On the North Platte river at Lewellen, river levels are expected to rise to near the flood stage of 7.5 feet by Saturday morning.
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(Storm total precipitation above through 1 PM CDT - note heaviest rainfall south of Interstate 80)
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
945 AM CDT WED MAY 19 2010
...DOWNPOURS AND DRIBBLES LEAVE SOME DRENCHED AND SOME DAMP...
A WEATHER SYSTEM TO OUR SOUTH PUSHED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSHOWERS INTO THE REGION OVERNIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS SEEMED
TO VARY QUITE A BIT, WITH THE HIGHER TOTALS BEING MAINLY IN THE
WESTERN PARTS OF THE REGION. BELOW ARE A FEW RAINFALL AMOUNT TOTALS
AS OF 8 AM CDT FROM OBSERVERS WITH THE NERAIN PROJECT, AND THE NATIONAL
CITY RAINFALL AMOUNT (INCHES)
HAYES CENTER 0.81
ENDERS DAM 0.76
KINGSLEY DAM 0.47
NORTH PLATTE 0.34
BROKEN BOW 0.01