By BECKY KISER
Another night, another thunderstorm slamming through Hays.
Saturday’s severe weather arrived in Hays about 10:30 p.m., with several storms coming through into early Sunday morning.
The K-State Agricultural Research Center south of town measured a peak wind gust of 66 mph at 10:40 p.m. with continued high wind for about 30 minutes. There was no measurable hail.
The official rainfall amount was 1.51 inches with a total so far in August of 9.77 inches. Average precipitation during August in Hays is 2.97 inches.
According to Joe Becker, research center weather record keeper, the 2019 accumulated moisture amount on Friday had already exceeded the total yearly average for Hays.
Year-to-date moisture is 24.31 inches. Average moisture total by the end of August is 17.57 inches.
Rainfall at the Hays Regional Airport measured 2.03 inches, with a peak wind gust of 66 mph.
A Flood Warning is in effect for Ellis County until 7 a.m. Monday.