June 2010 Weather Summary


 Monthly Weather Summary

June 2010*

* with links to significant events and preliminary climate information for several cities (including Kearney, Hastings and Grand island)

June 2010 was a busy month weather-wise, especially after a fairly quiet start to the severe weather season in April and May. Things got rolling right away during the first week, as a late night hail storm dropped baseball size hail near Cotesfield in Howard County, Nebraska. While baseball size hail isn't necessarily unusual, the fact the hail fell around 1:00 AM is quite unusual in this area. Just a few days later, high winds rolled into the region and did some damage around Lexington.

The main storyline this June was the extremely heavy rainfall which resulted in widespread flooding across both south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. The heaviest rain, generally in excess of 10 inches, fell north of Interstate 80 in south central Nebraska. Parts of Greeley County measured over 14 inches of rain for the month. Widespread and damaging flooding ensued, thanks in part to the failure of two dams, one near North Loup and the other at Ericson. The failure of the dam near North Loup led to extensive flooding in town as the Mira Creek surged out of its banks.  At about the same time the flooding was going on, a tornado set down in eastern Furnas County Nebraska. This tornado was rated an EF1 based upon the damage caused southeast of Beaver City.

More heavy rain, flooding and even tornadoes ensued about 7 to 10 days later on Father's Day weekend, this time mainly impacting north central Kansas and far southern Nebraska. Tornadoes hit near Randall, Kansas and Superior, Nebraska, and were rated EF1 and EF2 respectively. A brief tornado was also reported near Esbon, Kansas. Sandwiched in between was record flooding within the Solomon River Basin across areas of north central Kansas, roughly between Highways 24 and 36.  Though the end of the month was generally dry and warm, it wasn't without severe weather, as high winds battered Geneva, Nebraska a few hours prior to sunrise on Sunday, June 27th.

For more information, check out these links to significant weather events in June 2010 (reverse chronological order):


June 1-30:
Near-Record Rainfall
June 27: Geneva NE Storm Damage
June 19-22: Severe Weather Summary
June 20: Tornado in Superior NE
June 19: Tornado near Randall KS
June 19: AM Round of Severe WX
June 17: Severe Weather Summary
June 13: Furnas County Tornado
June 13: Ericson Dam Failure
June 10-14: Heavy Rainfall Totals
June 10: Heavy Rainfall In NE
June 8: Lexington Storm Damage
June 8: Severe Weather Summary
June 5: Baseball Size Hail in NE
June 3: Severe Weather Reports
June 1: Severe Weather Reports


Here is a short summary of preliminary June 2010 temperature and precipitation information for selected cities across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Some of the sites are automated airport stations, while others are NWS Cooperative Observers.  Not all sites have the same climate data available. "Normals" are based on 30-year averages from 1971-2000.


Location Average High (F)
Average Low (F)
Average Temperature (F)
Departure from Normal (F)
Precipitation Departure from Normal
Grand Island, NE
83.9 61.8 
1.7 degrees  above normal
8.77" + 5.05"
Hastings, NE
83.7 62.8 73.2  1.6 degrees above normal
4.76" + 1.17"
Kearney, NE
82.5 59.2
70.9 1.1 degrees above normal 5.28"
+ 1.56"
Ord, NE 80.8 58.2 69.5 Normals not available
10.60" +7.26"
Holdrege, NE 82.6 58.4 72.0 1.9 degrees above normal 6.23"  +2.58"
York, NE 84.4 60.7 72.6 Normals Not Available 7.38" Normals not available
Aurora, NE 83.8 62.1 72.9 1.7 degrees above normal 9.26" +5.07"
Smith Center, KS 88.5 62.4 75.5 1.2 degrees above normal 6.63" +3.47 "
Beloit, KS 89.0 65.3 77.2 3.0 degrees above normal
+ 0.18"
Phillipsurg, KS 88.0 62.4 75.2 2.1 degrees above normal 6.11" + 3.05"

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


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