During the morning hours of Sunday, May 30, 2010, primarily between 1 AM-10 AM, widespread showers and thunderstorms migrated across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas from west to east. Somewhat out of character for late-May, NO severe weather occurred with this activity. However, many locations picked up locally heavy rainfall between 1-2 inches, mainly along and west of Highway 281.
As is typical with thunderstorm activity, rainfall totals varied considerably over short distances. For example, just in Adams County alone, the Hastings airport picked up 0.70" inches, while 15 miles to the west, an NeRAIN observer 2 miles west of Kenesaw recorded considerably more with 1.82".
Storm Total Amounts (Including post-7 AM totals) Holdrege, NE (airport) Lexington, NE (airport) Ord, NE (airport)
May 30 Total Rainfall
Hastings, NE (airport)
Kearney, NE (airport)
NWS COOP Observer
Hastings, NE (NWS Office)
Grand Island, NE (airport)
Aurora, NE (airport)
Storm Total Amounts
(Including post-7 AM totals)
Holdrege, NE (airport)
Lexington, NE (airport)
Ord, NE (airport)
The graphic below depicts an approximation of 24-HOUR RAINFALL totals ending around 7 AM on the morning of May 30, 2010. Please note that additional, mainly light rain that fell between 7 AM-10 AM is NOT reflected in the graphic.
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This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.