Tuesday’s rain didn’t wash away all evidence of an ongoing drought, but it quenched the immediate thirst of crops.
Wallace County led the state in the amount of rainfall reported overnight, with 2.34 inches reported 10 miles southwest of Sharon Springs.
A pair of reports south of Oakley amounted to nearly 2 inches of rainfall.
The reports are made via the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, an online reporting system.
In Colby, at the Northwest Kansas Research and Extension Service, the rainfall reported stood at 1.69 inches this morning.
At the National Weather Service office in Goodland, 1.55 inches fell — a new record for the day. The previous high was 0.79 of an inch, recorded in 1935.
At the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center at the south end of Hays, rainfall Tuesday amounted to 0.86 of an inch. With Tuesday’s rain, the research center has received 4.11 inches so far this month.
Tuesday’s high temperature only reached 47 degrees.
Most of the rainfall reports in Ellis County stood at less than an inch.
Northeast of McCracken, the rain amounted to 1.45 inches.