Heavy Rain Over the Tri-State Area

Heavy Rains Fall Over the Tri-State Area 

Over the past few days, the Tri-State region experienced heavy rainfall, resulting in amounts ranging from half an inch to around eight inches.  The heaviest amounts have occurred along the I-70 corridor. The showers and thunderstorms are expected to slowly move northeast during the day, bringing a break in the rainfall along I-70, with the heavier amounts occurring along the KS/NE border. Flash flooding has resulted in the areas that have received the higher amounts of rain, such as in Goodland, KS and Burlington, CO, with water filling many ditches and drainage areas along roads.  As the weather system moves northeast, areas along I-70 should begin to dry. The entire Tri-State region should begin to dry out as this system moves away tonight into Saturday, with the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the weekend and dry conditions returning next week.

Goodland Renner Field received additional rainfall today.  At 11 AM MDT Goodland had received 6.12 inches of rain since Monday.  This amount of rain will recur on average every 100 years. The total (Wednesday through Friday) of 6.11 inches is the second highest amount recorded in any three day period at Goodland.  The highest amount occurred July 18-20, 1985, when 6.64 inches of rain fell.  


24 Hour Rainfall Reports Ending at 7 AM MDT (September 13, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

Storm Total Rainfall Reports

Below is a listing of rainfall reports for the entire event, sorted from highest to lowest rainfall totals. Only those stations which reported through the entire event are included in this list.  We thank our COOP reporters and CoCoRaHS volunteers for these valuable observations!

 

State Name StationType Total Rainfall
KS  GOODLAND 0.5 ENE  CoCoRaHS 6.50
KS  GOODLAND 13.2 SW  CoCoRaHS 6.39
KS  GOODLAND CITY  COOP 6.27
KS  GOODLAND RENNER FLD ASOS  6.14
KS  WALLACE  COOP 5.55
CO  BURLINGTON CARSON AP ASOS 5.25
KS  GOODLAND 10.3 WNW  CoCoRaHS 5.10
KS  WINONA 3.7 SSW  CoCoRaHS 4.86
CO  WILD HORSE 6N  COOP 4.70
KS  LEVANT 6.9 SSW  CoCoRaHS 4.40
KS OAKLEY 10.4 SSW  CoCoRaHS 4.20
KS  GOVE  COOP 4.15
KS  OAKLEY 4W  COOP 4.11
CO  BURLINGTON  COOP 4.04
CO  BURLINGTON 0.58 NE  CoCoRaHS 4.04
KS  COLBY 0.1 NNE  CoCoRaHS 3.96
KS  OAKLEY 0.3 NE  CoCoRaHS 3.88
KS  OAKLEY 7.3 SSW  CoCoRaHS 3.84
KS  GOODLAND 12.1 NW  CoCoRaHS 3.83
KS  RUSSELL SPRINGS 3N  COOP 3.69
KS  SHARON SPRINGS  COOP 3.60
KS  COLBY 1SW  COOP 3.22
KS  PARK 2.8 S  CoCoRaHS 3.16
CO  BURLINGTON 8.4  NNE  CoCoRaHS 3.07
KS  GRAINFIELD 0.0 SSE  CoCoRaHS 3.07
CO  BURLINGTON 11.9 WSW  CoCoRaHS 3.00
KS  HOXIE 5.3 S  CoCoRaHS 2.96
KS  GRAINFIELD  COOP 2.91
CO  CHEYENNE WELLS 1.6 N  CoCoRaHS 2.91
NE  CULBERTSON  COOP 2.85
CO  LIBERTY 5.5 NW  CoCoRaHS 2.80
CO  JOES  COOP 2.67
CO  VERNON 7.1 S  CoCoRaHS 2.52
KS  ATWOOD  COOP 2.50
KS  NORCATUR 3.1 WSW  CoCoRaHS 2.38
CO  IDALIA  COOP 2.34
KS  OBERLIN  COOP 2.23
CO  CHEYENNE WELLS 10.8 SE  CoCoRaHS 2.22
NE  STRATTON  COOP 2.21
KS  HOXIE  COOP 2.05
KS  TRAER 2.5 NNW  CoCoRaHS 2.04
CO  WRAY 4.2 NNE  CoCoRaHS 1.79
CO  VERNON 4E  COOP 1.70
NE  BENKELMAN  COOP 1.69
CO  YUMA  COOP 1.62
 NE  McCook 5.4 SW CoCoRaHS 1.61
KS  TRIBUNE 1W  COOP 1.57
 NE  Culbertson 10.1 SSE CoCoRaHS 1.53
KS  DRESDEN  COOP 1.50
NE  TRENTON DAM  COOP 1.50
CO  KIT CARSON 9NNE  COOP 1.34
KS  MORLAND 9.7 S  CoCoRaHS 1.32
CO  ALVIN 3.1 N  CoCoRaHS 1.26
KS  HILL CITY MUNI AP ASOS 1.05
 NE  Benkelman 3.7 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.03
KS  DENSMORE 2N  COOP 1.02
NE  MAX 13N  COOP 0.98
CO  CLARKVILLE 5.7 E  CoCoRaHS 0.92
 NE  Max 4.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.92
 NE  Parks 6.0 NW CoCoRaHS 0.87
CO  WRAY  COOP 0.86
 NE  Palisade 6.1 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.86
 NE  Benkelman 4.9 NW  CoCoRaHS 0.84
 NE  McCook 4.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.82
 NE  Bartley 9.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.81
 NE  Haigler 9.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.77
 NE  Wauneta 6.5 S CoCoRaHS 0.74
NE  MC COOK  COOP 0.69
NE  MCCOOK MUNI AP ASOS 0.56
 


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