MITCHELL COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued another Hazardous Weather Outlook for today with a heat index to reach 100 degrees for portions of Phillips, Smith, Jewell, Rooks, Osborne and Mitchell counties and pars of south central Nebraska.
After heavy flooding occurred in Mitchell County, another thunderstorm chance returns for late Tuesday, June 30, with some storms forecast as severe. Another 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for Friday, with a high near 93 degrees.
This follows Friday and Saturday's rain which poured down buckets in areas of Simpson and Asherville with close to 7 inches of rain combined.
The bordering town of Glasco in Cloud County also received flooding with 5-7 inches in areas. Beloit was spared with an amount of 4.36 inches in two days but with heavy flooding in Chautauqua Park from rain received throughout the area. The park which sits along the Solomon River, remained out of its banks as the automated river gauge in Beloit showed a river level of 22.38 feet on Saturday. The flood stage is 20 feet.
Glen Elder received 3.5 inches in the two day period; Jewell County 1.19 inches; Jamestown 1.85 inches and Concordia received 4.36 inches of rain.
Republic county also received 4 inches in areas along with three rounds of quarter to marble and ping pong sized hail.
Harvest is now on halt due to the moisture received but not after some of the golden kernels were received from area elevators last week.
Asherville has received 130,000 bushels; Beloit 230,000; Concordia 320,000; Jamestown 7,000; Mankato just started; Osborne 30,000; Randall 32,500; Jewell 75,000; Scottsville 30,000 and Tipton 135,000.
Moisture totals have ranged from 10 to 13.
Glen Elder refused to report their total amounts.