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Still Raining in Nebraska - Half a Year's Worth in May!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska

June Blog # 2 of 30 on 6-2-24

Good Sunday Morning AR. Well...two things have happened this weekend. 

I have actually written two blogs on 2 separate days and my hometown of St Paul NE has had the most rain ever in 125 years of recording rainfall.  Almost a half years worth...and it it rained June 1 and this morning.

Central Nebraska only gets about 25 inches a year with the majority of that between April and August.   So far in the last 35 days, St Paul has received over 12 inches of rain.  

The positive is that pastures and high ground crops look great, ponds and lakes are full, and rivers/creeks/streams are getting cleared out by the rushing water. 

The amount of water being absorbed by the Earth is helping to replenish the Aquifer.Howard County NE May 2024

The negative is that bridges, roads, fields are washing out and/or are being flooded and the repairs will be long and expensive. The crop damage will be in the millions. I have heard that many roads are closed due to washouts.  The Fire rating however has dropped to almost ZERO!!

So how are the folks in central Nebraska taking this year of severe weather? 

Umm...mostly with a shrug of the shoulders and getting to work cleaning up and repairing...as this is part of life...the last time in 2019.

Our client Properties listed For Sale have weathered the weather fairly well and as of yesterday no leaking basements.  I am, however, hoping for a drier week although that may not be in the cards.

Will head up into the area tomorrow and see what is all happening.

Have a great day and feel free to send some sunshine to central Nebraska as at 11:55 am it is pretty gloomy here.

Until Next Time... Enjoy Each Day Like an Adventure to an Unknown Place...After you finished reading this...You will once again be in uncharted territory...  Mike


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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker you may want to consider taking a page out of Noah's book.  😆

Jun 02, 2024 12:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - while we are experiencing a bit of what Southern Californians often refer to as June gloom weather this first weekend of June, the sun is peeking through some of that overcast appearance as I write this comment.  Some parts of the state are predicted to approach triple digit temperatures this week.  We shall see.  Like so much of the country, anything can happen when Mother Nature is the topic. 

Congratulations on a nice start to your self-challenge this month.  Two posts written, twenty-eight to go.  

Jun 02, 2024 03:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mike- This may be the first day we haven't had thunderstorms. I wonder how the farm is doing in Iowa?!

Jun 02, 2024 06:55 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Mike... I couldn't top George Souto's comment if I tried! That's a whole lot of rain! Wow!

Jun 03, 2024 04:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, that's a lot of rain. I liked your comment that this is sort of a shrug type of event. That's what it would be like here - let's just get it cleaned up!

Jun 03, 2024 05:02 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

From the pictures you shared, it appears that the area certainly wasn't prepared for that much rain.

Jun 03, 2024 05:04 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Mike!

You are definitely getting your share of rain. Houston and north of Austin has seen way more rain that we have. Love the attitude...no "poor me's".....just let's get it cleaned up!

Jun 03, 2024 08:00 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Wow, Mike. That is a lot of rain. Mother nature seems to ignore the word "moderation".

Jun 03, 2024 09:25 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

As I read this post, on June 7th, it is a beatiful, warm day here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I think that we shall next see rain next November or so.

Jun 07, 2024 03:19 PM