Water everywhere after Tuesday night rain
Written by Holyoke Enterprise
Two miles east of Holyoke, just south of Highway 6 on Phillips County Road 43, running water from
the Tuesday, May 24 gullywasher floods the road. Holyoke weather observer Dan Kafka reported 2.38
inches of rain fell in Holyoke Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. The Frenchman Creek was
running fast, with yards and roads seeing similar flooding conditions as the one pictured.
Recent rain has certainly greened up the countryside. From the agriculture view, flooding can be a
concern as farmers wait to see if they need to replant corn. And for those who haven’t yet planted,
dry weather is desired so they can get into the fields. But the moisture has been beautiful for much
dryland corn and wheat.
A total of 5.8 inches of precipitation had been officially recorded by Kafka in Holyoke during the first
30 days of May. That includes 1.88 inches between May 10-12, close to an inch (.97) total in a May
17-21 period where some moisture was recorded each of those days and another half inch (.47) on
May 23. This past week, following the 2.38 inches last Tuesday, another eight hundredths of an inch
was recorded Friday and one hundredth of an inch on Saturday.
Holyoke Enterprise June 2, 2011