Locally Heavy Rainfall September 21

A strong cold front swept across the Central Plains during the early morning hours on Monday, September 21st.  Thunderstorms developed along the front and produced locally heavy rainfall in excess of an inch, while winds gusted between 30 and 40 mph at times.  The heaviest rainfall occurred in Mitchell County where 1.45 inches fell at Beloit.  Farther to the east towards Concordia, rainfall amounts tallied over two and three inches. 

The map below depicts 24 hour rainfall amounts from 7 am Sunday, September 20th to 7 am Monday, September 21st.  Rainfall totals are from National Weather Service Cooperative Observers and automated rain gauges.  (Click on the map to enlarge.)


Cooperative observer rainfall amounts greater than one half inch are listed in the table below:


24 Hour Rainfall Amount
(ending 7 am September 21, 2009)

Location Rainfall (inches)
Beloit, KS 1.45
Hubbell, NE 0.85
Superior, NE 0.78
Lebanon, KS 0.53
Lovewell Dam, KS 0.52

Additional rainfall reports across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas from NERain and CocoRahs are listed below:

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