Rainfall Totals October 11-15

Overview:

An expansive low pressure system over the western United States resulted in widespread rainfall between 1 and 4 inches across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas from Saturday through Wednesday, October 11-15, 2008. Despite most areas seeing at least some rain on each of these days, the majority of rain fell during two rather distinct time periods: One from Sunday into Monday morning, and the other from Tuesday into Wednesday morning.  

Below is a table showing total rainfall during this 5-day period for numerous sites across the Hastings National Weather Service County Warning Area. Unless otherwise noted, all data is from the NWS Cooperative Observer network.  

South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas Rainfall Totals

October 11-15, 2008

County

Location

Rain Total

Rooks KS

Plainville (4 miles WNW)

3.36" **

Osborne KS

17 miles S Osborne (trained spotter)

3.25"

Franklin NE

Franklin

3.32" **

Smith KS

Smith Center

3.12" **

Phillips KS

Logan

3.04" **

Osborne KS

Alton (2 miles SW)

2.95"

Thayer NE

Hebron

2.89"

Adams NE

Hastings NWS Office

2.87" **

 Mitchell KS

Beloit

2.81" **

Jewell KS

Burr Oak

2.70"

 Webster NE

Blue Hill (4 miles SW)

2.69" **

 Buffalo NE

Kearney (4 miles NE)

2.62" **

 Kearney NE

Minden

2.59" **

 Hall NE

Wood River

2.51"

 Clay NE

Clay Center

2.51" **

 Mitchell KS

Cawker City

2.43"

 Jewell KS

 Ionia

2.43"

 Nuckolls NE

 Superior

2.41" **

Hamilton NE

Phillips (4 miles SE)

2.35" **

Hall NE

Grand Island Regional Airport (automated)

2.09"

Fillmore NE

Fairmont

2.42"

Polk NE

Osceola

1.89"

Furnas NE

Wilsonville

1.85"

Nance NE

Fullerton

1.74"

Valley NE

Ord Evelyn Sharp Field Airport (automated)

1.73"

Buffalo NE

Miller

1.69"

Howard NE

St. Paul (4 miles N)

1.66"

Gosper NE

Elwood (8 miles S)

1.66"

Gosper NE

Canaday Steam Plant

1.61"

Dawson NE

Lexington Airport (automated)

1.53"

Furnas NE

Cambridge

1.46"

Sherman NE

Loup City

1.40"

Greeley NE

Greeley

1.13"

 ** denotes all-time record 5-day total for the period October 11-15



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