Weekend storms bring some rain, relief


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Saturday evening's storms brought much-needed relief from the dryness to Garden City and surrounding communities.

Rainfall totals for the area after Saturday's thunderstorms are as follows: the Garden City Regional Airport reported 0.95 inches; 13 miles northwest of Kalvesta reported 1.89 inches, Holcomb reported 1.10 inches, Ingalls reported 1.70 inches, 14 miles north of Deerfield reported 0.33 inches, 13 miles west, southwest of Jetmore reported 0.54 inches, nine miles south of Lakin reported 0.90 inches, Montezuma reported 1.51 inches and Cimarron reported 0.77 inches.

As of 10 p.m. Sunday night, the Garden City Regional Airport reported 0.49 inches of rain, as showers continued.

Jesse Lee, meteorogical technician at the Dodge City National Weather Service said that because Sunday's storms were moving quickly, no more than an inch of rain was expected for the Garden City Regional Airport.

As of 6 p.m. Sunday, the Garden City Regional Airport had received 2.86 inches of rain since January 1. That's 5.92 inches below normal.

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