Rainfall Totals for Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 16-17)


Some Locally Heavy Rain Across Parts of Area

   Heavy rain across the area on Monday and Tuesday added up to over 2 inches at several locations in south central Nebraska. The heaviest rain fell roughly along and north of Interstate 80, although locations from Holdrege westward also measured some substantial rain. In general, less than a one quarter inch of rain was measured south of Highway 6 and into north central Kansas. The rain lingered through the day Tuesday, especially along and east of U.S. Highway 281 in south central Nebraska.

    The table below represents a summary of rain amounts at the National Weather Service Office north of Hastings and Automated Weather Observing Sites (AWOS) in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. These totals represent two-day totals for August 16 and 17.

Location 2-Day Rain Total
Grand Island, NE 2.86"
Kearney, NE 1.48"
Aurora, NE 1.38"
Lexington, NE 1.10"
Holdrege, NE 1.06"
Hastings, NE (NWS Office) 1.00"
Hastings, NE (Airport) 0.71"
Ord, NE 0.65"
York, NE 0.53"
Phillipsburg, KS 0.09"
Hebron, NE 0.07"

Beloit, KS


The main rain area extended beyond south central Nebraska and covered much of Nebraska centered along Interstate 80 from west of North Platte to Omaha. The image below is a doppler radar Storm Total Preciptation esimate for the region and illustrates the east-to-west swath of the rain. Far northern Nebraska and parts of southeast and south central Nebraska near the Kansas border didn't pick up much, if any rain at all. Areas of little or no rain show up as 'black' on the image (i.e. northern Nebraska, much of Kansas).

(click on the image to enlarge)

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


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