Widespread Rainfall October 5-6

An upper level disturbance and cold frontal boundary swept across the Central Plains region on October 5-6, producing widespread rainfall across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.  In general, rainfall amounts averaged one third of an inch to one half of an inch, however some locations across north central Kansas tallied rainfall amounts between one and two inches.  The highest rainfall report received was from Logan, KS where 1.94 inches of rain fell. 

The map below illustrates the location of the heavier rainfall.  (Click on the image to enlarge.)

A sampling of rainfall amounts greater than three-quarters of an inch are listed in the table below.  The rainfall amounts are courtesy of National Weather Service Cooperative Observers.


October 5-6
24 Hour Rainfall

(ending 7 am October 6, 2009)
Location Rainfall Amount (Inches)
Logan, KS 1.94
Phillipsburg, KS 1.30
Smith Center, KS 1.05
Mankato, KS
Orleans, NE 0.82

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