Friday, May 31, 2013

A Very Wet Week in Nebraska and the Great Plains

It has been exceptionally wet in Nebraska and in the Great Plains during the past 7 days.

The two maps below show the radar estimated precipitation for the conterminous U.S. as well as for the Nebraska region for the time period May 4 -May 31, 2013.

It is a little difficult to see the Nebraska locations in the second map but look carefully and you will be able to find LNK for Lincoln, LBF for Scottsbluff and VTN for Valentine.

Estimated rainfall totals during this one week time period range from 1-4 inches of rain in Western Nebraska,  4 to 8 inches of rain in Central Nebraska and more than 8 inches of rain in Eastern Nebraska.

Here in Lincoln, NE, we received an official measured total of 5.99 inches during this one-week time period.  The total May 2013 measured precipitation for Lincoln (through May 30) is 8.14 inches which is the 7th greatest monthly total for May with 127 years of data (1887-2013).  Here is a link to the monthly precipitation records for Lincoln, NE, >>>  Top Ten Wettest/Driest Months

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