(updated) Rain in excess of 1″ in Atlantic overnight…too little, too late?

News, Weather

September 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Rainfall over the Atlantic area for the past 24-hours (7-a.m. Wednesday through 7-a.m. Thursday) amounted to 1.12-inches. That’s still three-inches less than average for September, with a little more than two-weeks remaining in the month. Total precipitation so far this year in Atlantic (Jan. 1st through August 31st), was 17.36-inches, which was 4.8-inches below the normal average. Excluding the 24-hour period which ends at 7-a.m. today, there have been only three other times this year that we’ve received rain exceeding one-inch: August 25th (1.86″); June 23rd (1.18″); and April 14th (2.35″).

Other rainfall amounts reported this morning include: 2.25″ in Oakland; 1.85″ in Harlan; 1.8″ in Audubon; 1.72″ in Irwin; 1.5″ at “The Valley” (Highway 71/I-80 in Cass County); 1.45″ in Carroll;  1.44″ near Avoca; 78″ in Exira; 77″ in Massena. Other rainfall across southwest Iowa ranged from .9″ in Shenandoah to 1.2″ near Emerson.