Catching up on our rainfall...

The first couple of months started out dry for the local area, however, during April and the first half of May, we’ve replenished that deficit.  Meanwhile, it has been quite wet from Missouri into southern Illinois and also from around the Quad Cities across southern Wisconsin into southern Michigan.  The graphic below shows the year-to-day percent of normal precipitation for the year through 7am May 12th, 2008.

CR Precipitation


Through 7am May 12th, Omaha had a year to date deficit of 0.26, Lincoln had a deficit of just 0.15, and Norfolk had a deficit of 0.82.

OMA YTD Rainfall

May Precip-Thru 5/12/08 1.40
May to Date Departure -0.03
May to Date Normal 1.43
YTD Normal 8.07
YTD Precipitation 7.81
YTD Departure -0.26

LNK YTD Rainfall

May Precip-Thru 5/12/08 1.80
May to Date Departure 0.37
May to Date Normal 1.45
YTD Normal 7.89
YTD Precipitation 7.77
YTD Departure -0.15

OFK YTD Rainfall

May Precip-Thru 5/12/08 2.61
May to Date Departure 1.35
May to Date Normal 1.26
YTD Normal 7.15
YTD Precipitation 6.33
YTD Departure -0.82

Local climate graphs/data prepared by:

NWS Omaha/Valley Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny

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