Tuesday, August 3, 2010

High Plains July 2010 Precipitation Totals



July 2010 was wet for many locations across Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Southeastern South Dakota and northeastern Nebraska, where precipitation was 200-300 percent of normal, were hit particularly hard this month and flooding along many rivers continues even now.

Early in the month heavy precipitation in the panhandle of Nebraska led to flooding and even evacuations in the town of Lodgepole. Meanwhile, 6.95 inches of precipitation fell in 24 hours (July 4-5) in Dodge City, Kansas setting a new record for the greatest 24-hour precipitation ever recorded there!

Later in the month, more storms brought heavy precipitation to southeastern South Dakota where street flooding was reported in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, and Vermillion. In addition to the heavy rains, a record breaking hailstone with a diameter of 8 inches fell in Vivian.

Monsoonal moisture brought heavy rains to Colorado as well, pushing the Trinidad Perry Stokes Airport up to the wettest July on record with 6.84 inches.

Below is a list of the locations which made it into the top 10 list for July.

Location

Month to Date Precipitation (inches)

July Rank

Record/Year

Period of Record

Arthur, NE

7.45

WETTEST

7.14/1958

1929-2010

Marion, SD

12.74

WETTEST

9.47/1915

1901-2010

Trinidad Perry Stokes AP, CO

6.84

WETTEST

6.55/1981

1948-2010

Vermillion 2 SE, SD

11.99

WETTEST

9.63/1907

1893-2010

Wessington Springs, SD

10.78

WETTEST

7.55/1907

1893-2010

Yankton 2E, SD

10.21

WETTEST

8.86/1972

1932-2010

Dodge City, KS

8.40

2nd wettest

9.13/1962

1875-2010

Eastonville 2 NNW, CO

6.28

2nd wettest

6.41/1998

1956-2010

Sioux Falls, SD

8.55

2nd wettest

9.11/1900

1893-2010

Wakefield, NE

7.77

2nd wettest

10.28/1972

1894-2010

Waterdale, CO

5.41

2nd wettest

6.14/1982

1902-2010

White Lake, SD

7.44

2nd wettest

7.49/1992

1909-2010

Bloomfield, NE

7.02

3rd wettest

7.99/1999

1906-2010

Centerville 6 SE, SD

8.04

3rd wettest

12.54/1900

1897-2010

De Smet, SD

7.74

3rd wettest

8.99/1921

1893-2010

Effingham, KS

9.69

3rd wettest

18.65/1993

1960-2010

Hay Springs 12 S, NE

5.05

3rd wettest

5.57/1962

1952-2010

Huron, SD

6.43

3rd wettest

6.69/1993

1881-2010

Independence, KS

11.11

3rd wettest

11.73/1950

1893-2010

Iola 1 W, KS

11.05

3rd wettest

17.61/1992

1906-2010

Karval, CO

8.00

3rd wettest

8.95/1998

1942-2010

Miltonvale, KS

10.67

3rd wettest

13.31/1993

1948-2010

Walthill, NE

8.66

3rd wettest

9.33/1972

1909-2010

Brookings 2 NE, SD

6.71

4th wettest

12.10/1963

1893-2010

Forestburg 3 NE, SD

6.49

4th wettest

7.59/1915

1893-2010

Mount Hope, KS

9.29

4th wettest

12.63/1950

1893-2010

Camp Crook, SD

4.85

5th wettest

6.02/1989

1893-2010

Herington, KS

9.11

5th wettest

13.11/1951

1918-2010

Lemmon, SD

5.66

5th wettest

9.64/1993

1908-2010

Sidney Municipal AP, NE

4.89

5th wettest

5.80/1982

1948-2010

White City, KS

9.23

5th wettest

13.57/1993

1961-2010

Chanute Martin Johnson AP, KS

10.29

6th wettest

16.36/1992

1894-2010

Parsons 2 NW, KS

9.42

6th wettest

13.39/1992

1925-2010

Tyndall, SD

7.21

6th wettest

10.22/1962

1893-2010

Butte, NE

6.60

7th wettest

8.87/1993

1906-2010

Kennebec, SD

5.03

7th wettest

8.89/1915

1893-2010

Ordway 2 ENE, CO

4.33

7th wettest

5.03/1941

1915-2010

Bonner Springs, KS

8.10

8th wettest

16.24/1993

1938-2010

Osawatomie, KS

7.38

9th wettest

17.83/1958

1944-2010

Columbia 8 N, SD

4.34

10th wettest

7.39/2000

1949-2010

Gregory, SD

4.82

10th wettest

8.65/1981

1906-2010

Menno, SD

5.77

10th wettest

10.52/1900

1896-2010

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