You Guessed It! Near Record Rains In June


Some Near Record Rainfall This June


    Even with a dry last few days of the month, June 2010 will turn out to be one of the wettest on record for a few spots. Ironically, of the official National Weather Service sites listed, this June was not a record breaker, although it was pretty close. The rain came in buckets at times, and at all times of the day. The heaviest rain fell in south central Nebraska along and north of Interstate 80, and especially north of State Highway 92.  Rainfall this month has made June 2010 a top ten "wettest June" in Ord, Grand Island, Greeley and Loup City. In the case of Grand Island, 2008, 2009 and 2010 are all among the ten wettest on record.

June 2010 Rainfall Totals and Rank

  Ord Airport
Greeley Loup City Grand Island
June 2010 Precipitation 10.60" 11.91" 8.83" 8.77"
All-Time Rank 3rd wettest 2nd wettest 6th wettest 5th wettest
All-Time Wettest June 10.93" in 1975 16.27" in 1896 11.78" in 1896 13.96" in 1967
Normal June Rainfall 3.34" 3.89" 3.83" 3.72"
Departure from Normal +7.26" +8.02" +5.00" +5.05"
The rain records for Loup City and Greeley from 1896 correspond well with each other and neighboring stations. Greeley reported 12.00" of rain on June 4-5, 1896 and Loup City 10.05" on the same days.
In Grand Island, for the past 3 years, June has been one of the wettest on record. June 2008 is the 2nd wettest (9.85"), June 2009 the 6th wettest (8.27") and this June the 5th wettest (8.77")


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Total rainfall for the month of June across Nebraska. The purple areas correspond to 10+ inches of rain.
Departure from normal of rainfall in June. The bright purple areas reflect 300% of normal rainfall fell.
Graphics are courtesy of the High Plains Regional Climate Center



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




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