Rainfall Totals for Monday Night (August 23)


More Heavy Rain across Parts of the Area

   Once again, some locally heavy rain moved across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, this time pounding areas along and ahead of a cold front Monday night. There was a sharp back edge to the rain, as very little to no rain fell west of Kearney. It was a different story to the east.

   Over 5 inches of rain fell in southeast Adams county, Nebraska around Ayr and Pauline, which caused water to flow over Highways 74 and 281 for a short time. The Little Blue River at Deweese was in flood as well. Click HERE for the latest stage and forecast information. Pockets of extremely heavy rain were common. One such area was across Clay county, Nebraska where over 4 inches of rain fell, another in eastern Thayer county, Nebraska,  where over 3 inches of rain was reported, and still more over Osborne county, Kansas, where around 4 inches of rain fell near and south of Alton.

    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 23 and 24 (basically Monday night).

Location 24-hour rainfall ending Tuesday, 8/24
Hebron, NE 2.12"
Aurora, NE 1.36"
Hastings, NE (Airport)
Holdrege, NE 1.06"
Hastings, NE (NWS Office)
Grand Island, NE 0.73"
Beloit, KS 0.63"
York, NE 0.55"
Philipsburg, KS
Kearney, NE
Ord, NE Trace

Lexington, NE



Of course, not all of the rain lands at the airport. Here is a list of selected rain amounts from NWS Cooperative Observers, the Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network (NeRAIN) and the public. These amounts illustrate the localized, yet very heavy nature of the some of the rainfall.


Location 24-hour Rainfall Ending at 7:00 AM Tuesday, 8/24
8.3 miles southwest of Glenvil, NE 5.10"
4.8 miles southeast of Clay Center, NE 5.10"
Ayr, NE 4.72"
3 miles northeast of Fairfield, NE 4.40"
6 miles east southeast of Clay Center, NE 4.10"
2 miles southwest of Alton, KS 3.48"
Hubbell, NE 3.30"
Franklin, NE 3.15"
2 miles west of Clay Center, NE 2.87"
4.5 miles southwest of Scottsville, KS 2.79"
1 mile east of Juniata, NE 2.60"
Riverton, NE 2.58"
Bruning, NE 2.29"
Minden, NE 2.28"
Hunter, KS 2.01"
8 miles southeast of Beloit, KS 1.72"
Smith Center, KS 1.42"
Plainville, KS 1.33"
Burr Oak, KS 0.88"


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


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