Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Flooding rainfall totals

Amanda Griffin - Saline county
The drought has definitely been squashed for some areas of Kansas thanks to a very slow moving low pressure system that dumped a bunch of rain on central Kansas Monday afternoon and evening. Thanks to everyone who has been reporting rainfall to us and sending in pictures. Several barricades went up Monday evening around the area because of high water. Things will begin improving today and tomorrow now that we don't have any rain falling over the flooded areas.

near Geneseo - from my parents off one of the country roads
Here are some rainfall amounts from around the state. I know several areas in central Kansas (Rice, Ellsworth, Saline, and McPherson counties) ended up with more than what you see here. The estimated amounts from the radar highlight where the heaviest fell yesterday, and it's a wide swath.
Geneseo: 4.57"
Salina: 2.44"
Russell: 2.47"
Hutch: 1.99"
Newton: 1.80"
Hays: 1.76"
Great Bend: 1.57"
Mount Hope (Sedgwick co.): 1.54"
Hill City: 1.15"
Jabara Airport: 0.70"
Garden City: 0.45"
Goodland: 0.39"
Medicine Lodge: 0.27"
Dodge City: 0.17"
Winfield: 0.15"

The storm system wobbles farther east for today and that means a break from the rain today and tomorrow. But we are not moving out of the rainy pattern yet. A cold front is coming in Wednesday night and that will likely lead to another widespread round of rain across the state. Some severe storms are possible too, but it doesn't look like a significant damaging wind event like we had around the area last week.
System moves east for this afternoon
Next front due in Wednesday night with more rain coming

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