By BECKY KISER
A second consecutive night of thunderstorms moved west through Hays late Saturday night, yielding 0.61 inches of rain.
The combined two day total of rainfall is 1.70 inches, according to the official report from the K-State Agricultural Research Center south of Hays.
There are four rain gauges scattered across the center's property. Weather monitor Joe Becker reported the amount in each varied greatly.
So far during May, Hays has recorded 3.25 inches of moisture, with the average accumulation by month's end 3.31 inches.
Hays is ahead of normal precipitation for the year, with 10.41 inches as of May 16. The 152-year cumulative average is 7.92 inches by the end of May.
The three-day weather forecast calls for thunderstorms each day.
Saturday's storms were widespread with flooding reported Sunday morning in Natoma.
A flash flood warning has been issued for southern Osborne County and southeastern Rooks County by the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.