Widespread Rain Event Sunday, May 24 Through Tuesday Evening, May 26, 2009

Moderate to heavy rain was also common across the Tri-State area over Memorial Day Weekend. Up to 5.9 inches of rainfall was reported for this event south of Morland, Kansas. Below are images and reports that summarize the event.

 

Below is a radar estimated rainfall map for the event. 

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storm total rainfall map ending May 26, 2009 at 0500Z

 

Storm total rainfall from weather observers across the area.

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48 Hour Precip Map

 

The following are three day rainfall totals, in inches, from the May 24 through May 26th rainfall event.  Thank you to our Cooperative Weather Observers, CoCoRaHS and NeRain Observers for the reports.

AUTOMATED WEATHER STATIONS:
MCCOOK, NE AIRPORT - 3.12
HILL CITY, KS AIRPORT - 2.08
GOODLAND, KS AIRPORT - 1.98
BURLINGTON, CO AIRPORT - 0.89

IN KANSAS:
MORLAND 9.7S - 5.90
COLBY 4.1ENE - 4.69
ATWOOD 11N - 4.68
ATWOOD 0.5SSW - 4.54
COLBY 1.3NE - 4.46
ATWOOD - 4.43
HOXIE 5.3S - 4.27
GOVE 4W - 4.14
GRAINFIELD - 4.13
LENORA - 4.09
OAKLEY 0.3NE - 4.09
OAKLEY 0.1NNE - 4.08
STUDLEY 9NNW - 3.96
COLBY 0.6NNW - 3.92
COLBY 1SW - 3.69
OAKLEY 4W - 3.67
LENORA 3S - 3.66
LEVANT 6.9SSW - 3.61
MCDONALD - 3.37
HOXIE - 3.32
MORLAND 1SW - 3.29
DRESDEN - 3.26
CEDAR BLUFFS - 3.16
OBERLIN - 3.07
NORCATUR 15NE - 3.01
LUDELL - 3.01
NORTON 0.4N - 3.00
MONUMENT 3.7S - 2.98
MINGO 6E - 2.97
GOODLAND 12.1NW - 2.89
PAGE CITY 7.5S - 2.85
PARK 2.8S - 2.78
SAINT FRANCIS 10.3SSE - 2.68
SAINT FRANCIS 0.3SSW - 2.61
GOODLAND 11NNE - 2.58
RUSSELL SPRINGS 3N - 2.51
NORTHEAST GOODLAND - 2.36
NORTON DAM - 2.34
GOODLAND 23SW - 2.19
HILL CITY 1E - 2.12
LENORA 16.7E - 2.11
GOODLAND 12N - 1.92
DENSMORE 2N - 1.90
SAINT FRANCIS 8.6NNE - 1.83
WINONA 3.7SSW - 1.83
GOODLAND 10.3WNW - 1.67
WALLACE - 1.51
SHARON SPRINGS 10S - 1.39
SHARON SPRINGS - 1.05
TRIBUNE 13NE - 1.04
TRIBUNE 1W - 0.64
IN COLORADO:
KIRK 6.2E - 2.81
CHEYENNE WELLS 10.8SE - 2.44
WRAY - 2.40
BURLINGTON 0.58NE - 2.15
BURLINGTON - 2.15
VERNON 4E - 2.15
STRATTON 0.1N - 2.11
WRAY 4.2NNE - 1.95
IDALIA - 1.76
BURLINGTON 11.9WSW - 1.61
LIBERTY 5.5NW - 1.49
JOES - 1.19
CHEYENNE WELLS 1.6N - 1.15
LIBERTY 15SW - 1.10
STRATTON 0.25WNW - 1.06
YUMA - 0.95
FLAGLER .06WNW - 0.54
WILD HORSE 6N - 0.34
IN NEBRASKA:
CULBERTSON - 4.62
CULBERTSON 10.1SSE - 4.14
MCCOOK 4SW - 3.93
MCCOOK 12.8SSE - 3.85
MCCOOK - 3.84
MCCOOK 5.4SW - 3.74
MCCOOK 4.6NNW - 3.66
MCCOOK 0.6NW - 3.63
PALISADE - 3.58
PARKS 8.7NNE - 3.53
INDIANOLA 2.2NW - 3.51
MCCOOK 1SE - 3.19
TRENTON DAM - 3.16
TRENTON 3.9W - 3.16
MAX 6.7NNE - 2.99
PALISADE 2.4WSW - 2.94
WAUNETA 6.5S - 2.89
BENKELMAN - 2.84
HAIGLER 9.5NNE - 2.76
PALISADE 6.1ESE - 2.76
STRATTON 3NNW - 2.68
CAMBRIDGE 2.7WNW - 2.55
BARTLEY 6SSE - 2.49
PARKS 6NW - 2.48
CAMBRIDGE 3.5N - 2.39
STRATTON RIVER SITE - 2.27
BENKELMAN 4.9NW - 2.20
PARKS 16.4N - 2.16
HAIGLER 21.1NNE - 2.14
WAUNETA 5.8S - 2.10
STRATTON 7.9NNW - 1.95

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Below are graphs that show the response of the local rivers to the rainfall.

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Achilles South Fork of Sappa Creak River Graph

Achilles 6SSE- S. Fork of the Sappa Creek

Norcatur 15NE - Sappa Creek Graph

Norcatur 15NE - Sappa Creek

Cedar Bluffs 0 Beaver Creek Graph

Cedar Bluff - Buffalo Creek

Haigler - Buffalo Creek Graph

Haigler - Buffalo Creek

McCook 1SE - Republican River graph

McCook 1SE - Republican River

McCook 4SW - Driftwood Creek Graph

McCook 4SW - Driftwood Creek




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