Area Weather History for May 7-13

May  7:  A nice 1.00 inch of precipitation fell in Cheyenne on this day in 1995, while
               on this day in 1926, 1.85 inches of rain fell in Alliance, Nebraska.
 
               A late season storm brought 6.6 inches of snow to Chadron, Nebraska on
               this day in 1950.
                     
May 8:   Nine inches of snow fell in Cheyenne on this day in 1943, while further back in
               1892, Cheyenne was covered with 6 inches of snow.  
               
May  9:  On this day in 1927, Chadron, Nebraska recorded its greatest daily precipitation
               on record for May with 2.31 inches. 2 inches of snow also fell there on that day.
                                                       
May 10: On this day in 1991, very slow moving severe thunderstorms produced up to 7
                inches of rain over northeastern Sioux county of the Nebraska panhandle. This
                resulted in major flooding of the White River, which swept into the Crawford,
                Nebraska area. The river crested at 16.3 feet at Crawford, while numerous
                roads, bridges, and 20 miles of railroad tracks were washed out. In addition,
                hail up to 5 inches in diameter was reported near Fort Robinson and Crawford.
                Damage estimates from the storms exceeded $16 million.
 
                Late season winter-like storms brought 11.2 inches of snow to Cheyenne on
                this day in 1933, while 13.0 inches of snow was recorded in Cheyenne on this
                day in 1889.
               
May 11:  Today is the average last freeze date in Spring for Chadron and Scottsbluff.
 
                On this day in 1991, thunderstorms erupted over parts of the Nebraska
                panhandle, producing hail up to 3.75 inches in diameter around Hemingford,
                Nebraska. 
            
May 12:  Cheyenne received 3.8 inches of snow on this date in 1980. It turned out to
                be the last snow of the 1979-80 season which produced a record 121.5 inches
                of snowfall for Cheyenne. On the same day Scottsbluff, Nebraska received
                just under an inch of snow /0.8”/ which brought their snow season to an end
                with a record 78.5 inches.
 
May 13:  On this date in 1974 strong winds raked across parts of the area, with a gust
                of 75 mph recorded in Cheyenne. Also on this day in 1961, a late season storm
                covered Cheyenne with 10.3 inches of snow.


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