10 June 2008
On May 26, 2008, the official rainfall for the year in the Omaha area was .78 inches below normal. Not exactly a drought, but about 7% less than average.
Today, June 10, 2008, the official rainfall for the year in the Omaha area is now 3.98 inches above normal. That is about 32% above normal.
In the last 14 days here we have had 6.7 inches of rain. That's over four gallons of water per square foot of land. No wonder the rivers are all running high.
For those of you not from Omaha, the tornado we had on the ground here in the area was on the ground for between three and nine minutes (depending on your news source) before the tornado sirens went off. You can check out Daddy-K's thoughts on the NWS response times here (June 10th).
posted without proofreading @ 14:15