Pressure : 29.76 in
Dewpoint : 43.0 °
Wind : Northwest
It is feast or famine in terms of rainfall around the state this time of year. Even with a wet month of June, evaporation becomes a big factor in the month of July with as much as an 1 ¼ inch depletion every couple of days or so. This is the time of year when the irrigation engines hum well into the night and the lawn sprinklers are given a thorough workout in the constant struggle to keep the grass green.
Some places scream for rain; others would like to give some back. Northern Nebraska was a perfect example last night. Nine inches fell 12 miles north of Stuart in Holt County with 4 to 7 inches around the Lynch , Spencer areas in Boyd Counties down toward O’ Neill.
Numerous county roads and culverts have been washed out, with 4 bridges damaged in Holt County. A sewage plant in Lynch was knocked offline from midnight until 2pm this afternoon, overrun with too much rainfall. The Niobrara is running strong with maximum releases taking place at the Spencer Dam.
While nobody around here wants even half that amount of rain, folks are becoming frustrated that storms seem to fall apart every time they approach Adams County. No, it doesn’t seem fair but as last nights storms illustrate; one needs to be careful what you wish for.
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