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Heavy rains & freezing temps

04/11/2013 @ 8:49am

Heavy rains moved across Mo, Il, In, and Oh. Columbia, Mo reported 2.30", Peoria, Il 1.82", West Lafayette, In, 1.71", Findley, Oh 1.88" and Youngstown, Oh 2.21". Heavy rains were also reported in the Delta region with Popular Bluffs, Mo reporting 1.15", and Jonesboro, Ar 1.00", and Stuttgart, Ar, receiving 2.00".

Meanwhile more record cold was reported across the southern plains states. Hastings, Ne remained at 30 F setting a record Low maximum for the day, Wichita, Russell and Salina Ks recorded the Lowest Max temperatures for April 10th, Russell reported a High of 32 which was 11 degrees colder than the previous record of 43 F set back in 1952. Wichita, Ks warmed to 34 F, breaking the old record of 38 F, and Salina was only 33 F. Early this AM, Russell, Ks reports a temperature of 23 F, and Wichita was 28 F, Enid Ok was 27 F and Oklahoma City was 30 F.

Temperatures were in the low 20s and upper teens across the Tx and Ok panhandle, western Ks and Ok again overnight. Borger, Tx tied there previous Low temperature record for April 10th at 21 F. While all this was happening, Dallas Fort Worth set a record High minimum temperature early yesterday! Central and South Central Kansas reported that rain that fell accumulated on elevated surfaces and froze.

Ice accumulations of a quarter inch up to a half inch were reported. The extended forecast calls for more us usually cold weather to continue from the northern plains to the southern plains with above normal rainfall for the corn belt states and less rainfall in southwestern plains.

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Heavy Rains! 04/11/2013 @ 1:47pm 3" plus already this week. Southeast of Iowa City. River rising. Every mud hole standing full. Any rain next week with these low temps and your looking at May before any field work will get started. Worst of it is that half of this just ran off.. Accu weather doesn't show 70 temps until end of month.

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Darrin Steinert Heavy rains? 04/11/2013 @ 1:00pm Since when has 1-1/2" to 2" been considered a heavy rain? I've always considered these amounts to be nice rain occurrence. 3"+ would in my opinion would fall under the "Heavy Rains Column".

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