June Was Among The Top-5 Wettest On Record at Several Locations Including Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Smith Center

NEEDLESS TO SAY...JUNE 2014 WAS A NOTABLY WET MONTH ACROSS SOUTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...AS MANY LOCATIONS
NOTCHED A TOP 5-TO-10 WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD. ALTHOUGH JUNE
RAINFALL DID NOT NECESSARILY DELIVER A "PERMANENT KNOCK-OUT
PUNCH" TO LONG-LASTING DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN ALL AREAS...NOTABLE
IMPROVEMENT WAS NOTED ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF THE AREA DURING THE
MONTH AS NO LOCATIONS ARE CURRENTLY INDICATED TO HAVE WORSE THAN
CATEGORY D1 MODERATE DROUGHT PER THE LATEST U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.

FURTHERMORE...DESPITE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL...WIDESPREAD/SIGNIFICANT
FLOODING ISSUES WERE HELD TO A MINIMUM...AS MOST EPISODES OF HEAVY
RAINFALL WERE NICELY SPACED APART IN BOTH TIMING AND LOCATION. IN
OTHER WORDS...THE SAME AREAS DID NOT GENERALLY GET DRENCHED
MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF A FEW DAYS.

FOLLOWING IS A LISTING OF WHERE RAINFALL THIS JUNE RANKED IN THE
RECORD BOOKS FOR FOUR CHOSEN OFFICIAL OBSERVATION SITES WITHIN THE
AREA...ALL OF WHICH HAVE RECORDS DATING BACK OVER 100 YEARS
:

..GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT..
(PRECIPITATION RECORDS INCLUDE 119 YEARS BACK TO 1896)

1) 13.96 INCHES IN 1967
2) 9.85 INCHES IN 2008
3) 9.65 INCHES IN 2014 <<<<< THIS JUNE
4) 9.43 INCHES IN 1908
5) 8.97 INCHES IN 1905


..HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT..
(PRECIPITATION RECORDS INCLUDE 119 YEARS BACK TO 1896...AND ARE
BASED ON NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER DATA FROM 1896-1997...AND THE
AIRPORT ASOS SINCE 1998)

1) 11.71 INCHES IN 1915
2)  9.67 INCHES IN 1967
3)  8.97 INCHES IN 1975
4)  8.81 INCHES IN 1932
5)  8.69 INCHES IN 2014 <<<<< THIS JUNE


..KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT (NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)..
(PRECIPITATION RECORDS INCLUDE 119 YEARS BACK TO 1896. PLEASE
NOTE THESE DATA ARE FROM THE OFFICIAL NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER AT
THE AIRPORT AND NOT THE UNOFFICIAL AUTOMATED STATION)

1) 15.14 INCHES IN 1967
2) 10.17 INCHES IN 1942
3)  9.28 INCHES IN 1975
4)  8.88 INCHES IN 1989
5)  8.53 INCHES IN 2014 <<<<< THIS JUNE


..SMITH CENTER KS (NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)..
(PRECIPITATION RECORDS INCLUDE 104 YEARS BACK TO 1910)

1) 11.12 INCHES IN 1941
2) 10.55 INCHES IN 1951
3)  9.20 INCHES IN 1928
4)  8.59 INCHES IN 2014 <<<<< THIS JUNE
5)  8.03 INCHES IN 1975

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.



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