Heavy Rainfall Impacts

Thunderstorms brought locally heavy rainfall, along with some local reports of wind damage, to parts of western & north central Nebraska Wednesday afternoon and evening. The moisture laden slow moving storms, produced prodigious amounts of rainfall in short periods of time, as some locations received over an inch of rain in less than one hour.

Below is an image of the Storm Total Precipitation from the WSR-88D Doppler Radar in Thedford, helping to depict the areas of heavy rain that occurred.

Storm Total Precipitation - as depicted by NWS Doppler Radar at Thedford
(Storm Total Precipitation image above - as depicted by NWS Doppler Radar at Thedford)

Below is a radar animation showing the slow movement of the storms and the resultant areas of locally heavy rainfall that occurred on the afternoon and evening of July 6th.

Radar animation from July 6th, 2011
(Radar Animation above, from July 6th, 2011)

Below are some preliminary local storm reports, and reports received by the National Weather Service office in North Platte, of heavy rainfall amounts.

 
.TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON  
   
.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
..REMARKS..  
 
0700 PM HEAVY RAIN THEDFORD 41.98N 100.57W  
07/06/2011 M1.99 INCH THOMAS NE AWOS  
 
0700 PM TSTM WND GST 3 SE LAKESIDE 42.03N 102.42W  
07/06/2011 E70.00 MPH SHERIDAN NE PUBLIC  
 
THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS BROKE TREE BRANCHES.  
 
0715 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 SE ANSELMO 41.60N 99.84W  
07/06/2011 M1.04 INCH CUSTER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
1.04 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JUST UNDER AN HOUR.  
 
0719 PM TSTM WND GST 5 SE ELLSWORTH 42.01N 102.22W  
07/06/2011 E60.00 MPH GARDEN NE PUBLIC  
 
0856 PM HEAVY RAIN CHAMBERS 42.21N 98.75W  
07/06/2011 M2.00 INCH HOLT NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
COOP OBSERVER MEASURED TWO INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE LAST  
TWO HOURS. RAIN IS STILL FALLING.  
 
0900 PM TSTM WND DMG 7 NNE BROWNLEE 42.38N 100.57W  
07/06/2011 CHERRY NE PUBLIC  
 
WIND DAMAGE TO TREES FROM DECAYING THUNDERSTORMS. LARGE  
PINE TREE WAS TOPPED AND LARGE LIMB OF TREE BROKEN OFF  
ANOTHER TREE.  
 
0910 PM HEAVY RAIN ANSELMO 41.62N 99.86W  
07/06/2011 M2.25 INCH CUSTER NE PUBLIC  
 
0915 PM TSTM WND GST OGALLALA 41.13N 101.72W  
07/06/2011 M45.00 MPH KEITH NE AWOS  
 
0922 PM HEAVY RAIN 7 SW AMELIA 42.16N 99.06W  
07/06/2011 M1.91 INCH HOLT NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVER AT SWAN LAKE REPORTED 1.91  
INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE PAST TWO HOURS. RAIN  
IS STILL FALLING.  
 
1022 PM HEAVY RAIN 8 WSW CALLAWAY 41.25N 100.06W  
07/06/2011 M1.55 INCH CUSTER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
1030 PM HEAVY RAIN 3 E NORTH PLATTE 41.13N 100.71W  
07/06/2011 M1.70 INCH LINCOLN NE ASOS  
 
DAILY TOTAL RAINFALL AT LEE BIRD FIELD THROUGH 1030 PM  
CDT.  
 
1129 PM HEAVY RAIN NORTH PLATTE 41.13N 100.77W  
07/06/2011 M0.91 INCH LINCOLN NE NWS EMPLOYEE  
 
TOTAL RAINFALL ON THE WEST SIDE OF NORTH PLATTE.  
 
1159 PM HEAVY RAIN NORTH PLATTE 41.13N 100.77W  
07/06/2011 M1.95 INCH LINCOLN NE OFFICIAL NWS OBS  
 
NEW RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL ESTABLISHED FOR JULY  
6TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD BY ONE HALF INCH. PREVIOUS  
RECORD WAS 1.45 INCHES ON JULY 6TH 1949.  
 
0600 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 NW SPRINGVIEW 42.85N 99.78W  
07/07/2011 E1.67 INCH KEYA PAHA NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 600 AM CDT.  
 
0600 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 SE ANSELMO 41.60N 99.84W  
07/07/2011 M1.86 INCH CUSTER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNT ENDING AT 600 AM CDT.  
 
0600 AM HEAVY RAIN 8 WSW MERNA 41.44N 99.90W  
07/07/2011 M1.47 INCH CUSTER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 600 AM CDT. REPORT  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0600 AM HEAVY RAIN 7 W THEDFORD 41.98N 100.71W  
07/07/2011 M2.58 INCH THOMAS NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 600 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0600 AM HEAVY RAIN 8 WSW CALLAWAY 41.25N 100.06W  
07/07/2011 M1.76 INCH CUSTER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 600 AM CDT.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN ELLSWORTH 42.06N 102.29W  
07/07/2011 M2.13 INCH SHERIDAN NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 12 SW ANSELMO 41.50N 100.03W  
07/07/2011 M1.27 INCH CUSTER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN ARNOLD 41.42N 100.19W  
07/07/2011 M1.71 INCH CUSTER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 1 NW SUTHERLAND 41.17N 101.14W  
07/07/2011 M1.13 INCH LINCOLN NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 11 W MERNA 41.48N 99.97W  
07/07/2011 M1.78 INCH CUSTER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 SE ANSELMO 41.60N 99.84W  
07/07/2011 M1.72 INCH CUSTER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 WNW NORTH PLATTE 41.14N 100.81W  
07/07/2011 M1.18 INCH LINCOLN NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN BROKEN BOW 41.41N 99.64W  
07/07/2011 M1.45 INCH CUSTER NE ASOS  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT AT THE BROKEN  
BOW AIRPORT.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN THEDFORD 41.98N 100.57W  
07/07/2011 M2.42 INCH THOMAS NE AWOS  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT AT THE  
THEDFORD AIRPORT.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 WNW ANSELMO 41.63N 99.90W  
07/07/2011 M2.92 INCH CUSTER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 29 SSW VALENTINE 42.49N 100.77W  
07/07/2011 M1.30 INCH CHERRY NE PUBLIC  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 8 S NORTH PLATTE 41.02N 100.77W  
07/07/2011 M1.30 INCH LINCOLN NE NWS EMPLOYEE  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. LOCATION WAS  
NEAR OUTLET OF LAKE MALONEY.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 12 SSW FARNAM 40.55N 100.30W  
07/07/2011 M1.23 INCH FRONTIER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN EMPLOYEE.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 4 NE BERWYN 41.39N 99.45W  
07/07/2011 M1.67 INCH CUSTER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN 7 NNE BROWNLEE 42.38N 100.57W  
07/07/2011 M2.30 INCH CHERRY NE PUBLIC  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT.  
 
0700 AM HEAVY RAIN THEDFORD 41.98N 100.57W  
07/07/2011 M2.49 INCH THOMAS NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 700 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM HEAVY RAIN CHAMBERS 42.21N 98.75W  
07/07/2011 M3.88 INCH HOLT NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 800 AM CDT.  
 
0800 AM HEAVY RAIN 18 NE BASSETT 42.77N 99.28W  
07/07/2011 M2.80 INCH ROCK NE BROADCAST MEDIA  
 
REPORT RELAYED BY KBRB RADIO STATION FROM AINSWORTH.  
 
0800 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 WNW NORTH PLATTE 41.14N 100.81W  
07/07/2011 M1.06 INCH LINCOLN NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 800 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM HEAVY RAIN 3 E LONG PINE 42.53N 99.64W  
07/07/2011 M1.50 INCH ROCK NE BROADCAST MEDIA  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 800 AM CDT. REPORT  
RELAYED BY KBRB RADIO STATION IN AINSWORTH.  
 
0800 AM HEAVY RAIN 9 NW BARTLETT 41.98N 98.68W  
07/07/2011 M1.63 INCH WHEELER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 800 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY AN NERAIN OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM HEAVY RAIN BURTON 42.91N 99.59W  
07/07/2011 M1.25 INCH KEYA PAHA NE BROADCAST MEDIA  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 800 AM CDT. REPORT WAS  
RELAYED BY KBRB RADIO STATION IN AINSWORTH.  
 
0800 AM HEAVY RAIN MASON CITY 41.22N 99.30W  
07/07/2011 M1.14 INCH CUSTER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 800 AM CDT.

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