Aug. 9, 2014: Record Rain For the Date at Grand Island, Hastings

During the calendar day of Saturday, August 9, 2014, official automated rain gauges at both Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island and also Hastings Municipal Airport established new rainfall records for the date. Those details follow below...

More significantly, 2-day rainfall from several rounds of showers and thunderstorms on Aug. 8th-9th totaled 2.60" at Grand Island and 1.87" at Hastings. Parts of the NWS Hastings coverage area received considerably higher rain amounts of 4+ inches during this same time frame. Although there were various localized flooding issues (including significant urban flash flooding in Kearney on the night of the 8th), for the most part these were very beneficial rains that stemmed the tide of what had been a notably dry preceding month for most areas. 




...RECORD RAINFALL FOR AUGUST 9TH AT GRAND ISLAND NEBRASKA...

ON SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH...CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 2.04" OF RAIN...MOST OF WHICH FELL DURING THE
EVENING HOURS. THIS TOTAL ESTABLISHED A NEW DAILY RECORD FOR
AUGUST 9TH...ECLIPSING THE PREVIOUS MARK OF 1.52 INCHES IN 1901.

THIS WAS ALSO THE HIGHEST CALENDAR-DAY AUGUST RAINFALL IN GRAND
ISLAND SINCE 3.22 INCHES FELL ON AUGUST 11, 1997.

PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT GRAND ISLAND DATE BACK TO 1895.

&&

THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY
CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER /NCDC/.  THEREFORE...
THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION.  FINAL AND CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA
CAN BE ACCESSED AT WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.



...RECORD RAINFALL FOR AUGUST 9TH AT HASTINGS NEBRASKA...

ON SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH...HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT RECEIVED 1.06" OF 
RAIN...SOME WHICH FELL DURING THE PRE-DAWN HOURS AND
SOME DURING THE EVENING. THIS TOTAL ESTABLISHED A NEW DAILY
RECORD FOR AUGUST 9TH...ECLIPSING THE PREVIOUS MARK OF 0.77 INCHES
IN 1895.

THIS WAS ALSO THE HIGHEST CALENDAR-DAY AUGUST RAINFALL AT HASTINGS
AIRPORT SINCE 1.24 INCHES FELL ON AUGUST 25, 2012.

&&

PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT HASTINGS ARE BASED ON NWS COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER REPORTS (HASTINGS 4N) BETWEEN THE YEARS OF 1895 AND MARCH
1998...WITH RECORDS SINCE APRIL 1998 FROM THE AUTOMATED SENSOR AT
HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY
CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER /NCDC/.  THEREFORE...
THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION.  FINAL AND CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA
CAN BE ACCESSED AT WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.



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



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