May 09, 2007
Omaha SET A RECORD FOR RAINFALL for the first seven days of May. Based on readings at Eppley Airfield, the city received 7.46 inches of rain during that period. That exceeded the previous high by nearly 2.5 inches. Omaha has seen its WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD, too. The city recorded 17.03 inches of precipitation from Jan. 1 through Monday. The record was 14.58 inches in 1973. TWO DAILY RECORDS for May were set, too. The city got 3.37 inches of rain Saturday and 2.76 inches more on Sunday. Lincoln is seeing its third-wettest year on record; Norfolk its sixth-wettest. May is not typically the wettest time of year, so it takes less rain to set records. "Obviously, this was an extremely wet period."