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Stormy weather produces heavy rain, flooding, blown over pivots

Stormy weather produces heavy rain, flooding, blown over pivots
photo courtesy Tom Heinbouch

Stormy weather last night and early this morning, with the heaviest precipation falling east and south of us.

Three to upwards of five inches of rain locally in portions of Kimball, Cheyenne, and southern Morrill County that also produced baseball and larger hail in the Sidney area.

The heavy rain has resulted in flood advisories in parts of Kimball and Cheyenne Counties through eight this morning and there is a flood watch from 3 this afternoon through Saturday afternoon for Cheyenne, Kimball, Morrill, Garden and Deuel counties.

Three and a half inches of rain fell ten miles northeast of Oshkosh in Garden county. Blue Creek in that area is running at bank full and some county roads are washed out and knee-deep in water.

Rush and Lodgepole Creek have received three to four inches of last evening across northwest Cheyenne County. Emergency Management cautions there will likely be water over roads on Highway 385 north out of Sidney towards Dalton and draws north of Dalton and east of Potter are running significant water.

We’ve received pictures of blown over pivots seven miles north of town off of Highland Road and a semi was turned over on L62A in Morrill County.

Some rain totals from Thursday night…..
10 NE of Oshkosh-3.50″
8 S of Broadwater-2.91″
1 W of Gurley-2.20″
5 ESE of Potter-2.19″
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