Widespread Rain October 13

An upper level disturbance crossed the Central Plains on October 13, producing widespread rainfall across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.  Temperatures varied above and below freezing from Lexington to Ord and the rain transitioned to freezing rain at times in the morning.  During the evening, a mixture of rain, sleet and snow developed from Ord to Greeley.   Total rainfall amounts from 7 am October 13th to 7 am October 14th ranged from two tenths of an inch to over three quarters of an inch.

The rainfall amounts are illustrated on the map below.  Click on the image to enlarge.

Rainfall amounts greater than one half inch are listed in the table below.  The rainfall reports are courtesy of National Weather Service Cooperative Observers, NeRAIN, CocoRaHS, and automated rain gauges.


24 Hour Rainfall
(ending 7 am October 14, 2009)

Location Rainfall (inches)
Elm Creek 2.2 WSW
Geneva 4.1 W
Reynolds 4 SW
Phillips 6.3 ENE
Sumner 2.7 W 0.63
Elba 8 WNW 0.60
Scotia 8.4 NNE 0.57
Hampton 0.8 ENE
Minden 4.4 NW 0.57
Arapahoe 9.8 NNE 0.55
Canaday Steam Plant 0.55
Belgrade 0.55
Ashton 0.54
Greeley 0.54
Ord 0.54
Cawker City 0.52
Elba 2.5 W 0.52
Oxford 6NNW 0.52
Scotia 3 SSE 0.51
Hordville 3.5 SE 0.51
Spalding 0.2 SW 0.50
Hampton 0.3 E 0.50

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