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Archive for Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rainfall not a record but still substantial

As 3 inches of rain fell in the Lawrence area Monday into Tuesday some small creeks overflowed, like this one at East 1075 and 1000 roads. Local residents Casey and Jenie Van Gemerem, who live at 1073 N. 1172 Road, came out to see the water just down from their house.

As 3 inches of rain fell in the Lawrence area Monday into Tuesday some small creeks overflowed, like this one at East 1075 and 1000 roads. Local residents Casey and Jenie Van Gemerem, who live at 1073 N. 1172 Road, came out to see the water just down from their house.

June 10, 2014

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While it wasn't a historic rainstorm for Lawrence, Monday and Tuesday's rainfall was substantial nonetheless.

From about 2 p.m. Monday through around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence got 2.68 inches of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. The record for that two-day period was 4.77 inches in 1995. Monday's rainfall amount of 2.1 was also below the June 9 record of 4.71 inches in 1995.

However, this week's rainfall puts Lawrence well above average for the month of June. Lawrence has gotten 5.94 inches of precipitation so far this month, compared with an average for this time of June of 2 inches. Even so, Lawrence is about 2 inches of rainfall short of a normal year.

Other nearby locales also received a good amount of rain, from 2 p.m. Monday through 1 p.m. Tuesday. Topeka received 1.38 inches; Kansas City, Kan., received 1.12; and Baldwin City collected 1.72.

The wet month could continue, with more rain predicted for late Wednesday into early Thursday, Saturday evening into Sunday morning, and Sunday evening, according to NWS meteorologist Jenifer Bowen.

Comments

Richard Ballard 6 months, 1 week ago

I have two rain gages in the back yard, just off of West 2nd, on Florida St.

This afternoon after the rain finally stopped?

One had 4" in it. And the other one had 4.2".

I'm pretty convinced thats how much it rained here in north central Lawrence in the last 24 hours!

Richard Ballard

Julius Nolan 6 months, 1 week ago

At 15th & Inverness gauge showed 3.3 inches

Mike George 6 months, 1 week ago

Our rain gauge also had 4.1" in it, and we are in southwest Lawrence. That was for the period from Monday noon to Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Ralph Reed 6 months, 1 week ago

Monday through Tuesday when it stopped we got 6.5 in on Winona Ave, next to Haskell Univ.

We got the added bonus of a small rivulet flowing across our basement floor.

Richard Heckler 6 months, 1 week ago

It will require more rain tun this to nip the drought in the bud…… a lot more. This area is a few years in the hole.

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