May 13, 2022

🎥 Small hail and one-half inch of rain Thursday night in Hays; Ellis Co. still in severe drought

Posted May 13, 2022 3:57 PM

Hays Post

A cold front moving through Hays Thursday about 8:40 p.m. brought welcome rain and some small hail.

According to the official report from the K-State Agricultural Research Center, 0.55 inches of rain fell in Hays with pea-sized hail. The storm's highest wind gust of 52 mph was measured at 9:35 p.m.

Hays is still about three inches behind in rainfall for the year. 

As of May 13, the moisture total is 4.82 inches; the 153-year cumulative average by the end of the month is 7.81 inches.

All but the extreme northwest corner of Ellis County (3 down, 5 right from map's top left corner) is currently in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday.