Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rain Returns to Eastern Nebraska, September 12, 2012

Rain Finally Returned to eastern Nebraska after a prolonged dry spell that started back in June 2012.

The following map shows the radar estimated 24-hour precipitation amounts for the event ending as of 5 am, September 13, 2012.

And the winner is....... Offutt Air Force Base just south of Omaha, NE with at storm total of 1.95 inches.

Here are some rain gauge measurements from the National Weather Service for the storm totals:

Offutt AFB 1.95 inches
Beatrice 1.80 inches
Lincoln 1.71 inches
Plattsmouth 1.62 inches
Omaha Eppley 1.39 inches
Falls City 1.33 inches
Nebraska City 1.08 inches

The 1.71 inches of precipitation in Lincoln brings their year 2012 total to 15.47 inches which is still 7.43 inches below the normal for this point in the year of 22.90 inches.
The following radar map shows the line of rain moving into Lincoln and Omaha during the evening of September 12, 2012

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