April 29-May 1 Rainfall Totals

Rainfall April 29th through the morning May 1st added up to some pretty significant amounts at several locations in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. The image and table below summarizes 3-day rainfall totals roughly through the morning May 1st. Most of this rain fell in two events, one very early Wednesday morning on April 29, and the other during the morning hours of Thursday, April 30.  A third, lighter rainfall affected areas mainly north of Interstate 80 in Nebraska during the morning hours on Friday, May 1.

Several locations reported over 2" of rain over the course of these three days, with Smith Center, Kansas leading the way with 2.34".


City County 3-Day Rainfall
Smith Center, KS Smith 2.34"
Superior, NE Nuckolls 2.16"
4SW Blue Hill, NE Webster 2.07"
Lebanon, KS Smith 2.03"
1N Burr Oak, KS Jewell 1.85"
Hebron, NE Thayer 1.73"
Mankato, KS Jewell 1.60"
Ionia, KS Jewell 1.55"
Naponee, NE Franklin 1.39"
Fullerton, NE Nance 1.28"
Aurora, NE (airport) Hamilton 1.25"
Grand Island, NE (airport) Hall 1.24"
Cawker City, KS Mitchell 1.15"
Phillipsburg, KS Phillips 1.15"
Holdrege, NE (city) Phelps 1.14"
Franklin, NE Franklin 1.01"
4SE Phillips, NE Hamilton 1.02"
Orleans, NE Harlan 0.98"
Bruning, NE Thayer 0.98"
Canaday Steam Plant
Gosper 0.96"
Holdrege, NE (airport) Phelps 0.92"
6ESE Clay Center, NE Clay 0.82"
Wilsonville, NE Furnas 0.81"
Hastings NWS Office
Minden, NE Kearney 0.79"
Ashton, NE Sherman 0.79"
Clay Center, NE Clay 0.70"
Kearney, NE Buffalo 0.67"
2 SW Alton, KS Osborne 0.66"
8S Elwood, NE Gosper 0.66"
Wood River, NE Hall 0.65"
Beloit, KS Mitchell 0.64"
Loup City, NE Sherman 0.64"
Wolbach, NE Greeley 0.61"
Hunter, KS Mitchell 0.61"
4N St. Paul, NE Howard 0.59"
Osceola, NE Polk 0.58"
6 NNW Oxford, NE Furnas 0.57"
Edison, NE Furnas 0.56"
Hastings, NE (airport) Adams 0.55"
Fairmont, NE Fillmore 0.54"
4N York, NE York 0.51"
Miller, NE Buffalo 0.37"
Greeley, NE
North Loup, NE Valley 0.30"
York, NE (airport) York 0.51"
Lexington, NE (airport) Dawson 0.28"
Ord, NE (airport) Valley 0.16"



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


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