Heavy rains overflow surrounding area
BELOIT – After heavy rains hit the area over the weekend, soggy conditions continue to follow. Various rain amounts include Beloit with 1.45 inches on Saturday and 1.33 on early morning today (Monday). Southwest of Scottsville received .45 inches and the Hunter area 1.10 inches of rain.
Jewell County reported 1 inch of rain on Saturday and an added 1.83 inches on Monday. West of Formoso only received .27 of an inch.
The Glen Elder area reported 1.60 inches on Saturday and an added 1.01 early this morning. Saline County reported from 1 to 1.66 inches of rain and Clay County .98 to 1.3 inches.
Dikinson County received from 1.50 to 2.50 inches of aded rain.
According to the National Weather Service, sunny skies are forecast for Tuesday with a high near 88 degrees and 5 mph winds. Another 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast for Wednesday with a high near 83 degrees. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms extends into Thursday with a high near 87 degrees.
Sunny skies are forecast to return on Friday with a high near 91 degrees, Saturday and Sunday with a high near 90 degrees.
Average yearly precipitation for the state of Kansas, collected from 1981 to 2010 for the National Climatic Data Center in rainfall plus snowfall include: Central Kansas: Concordia (90 days) - 27.9 inches; › Great Bend (72 days) 26.7 inches; Hutchinson (85 days) 30.6 inches; Lovewell Reservoir Dam (89 days) - 27.3 inches; Manhattan (102 days) - 35.6 inches; Marion Lake (81 days) - 34.4 inches; Salina (88 days) - 31.5 inches; Tuttle Creek Lake (87 days) - 33 inches; Wichita (88 days) - 32.6 days); Wilson Lake ( 76 days) - 26 inches.