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Early morning thunderstorm drops more than 1 inch of rain in Omaha

Early morning thunderstorm drops more than 1 inch of rain in Omaha

A fast-moving thunderstorm rolled through eastern Nebraska early Wednesday, leaving behind more than an inch of rain in the Omaha area. 

Omaha's Eppley Airfield reported 1.09 inches of rain. Millard Airport recorded 1.23 inches, and a reporting station in the Florence area of Omaha reported 1.10. Valley reported .87 of an inch, Lincoln reported .85, Blair reported .77 and Fremont reported .75. Larger rainfall totals were reported in western Nebraska, where Alliance reported 1.37 inches and Chadron had 1.33. 

The storms were accompanied by winds gusting up to 40 mph. 

Dry conditions are expected Thursday and Friday, said Brett Albright, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley. High temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-60s.


kevin.cole@owh.com, 402-444-1272

Omaha World-Herald: Afternoon Update

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