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Moderate to occasionally heavy rain fell overnight in and around Emporia. Moderate to occasionally heavy rain fell overnight in and around Emporia. Chuck Samples/KVOE News

Some impressive totals are coming into the KVOE studios after rainfall over the past 24-plus hours.

Rainfall began by mid-afternoon Monday and continued off and on through the overnight hours, mainly in a corridor bracketed by US Highway 75 on the east side and Kansas Highway 177 on the west. Rain totals are now at 2.85 inches at the KVOE studios as of 2 p.m. Tuesday and anywhere from 1 to almost 5 inches elsewhere has fallen since Monday afternoon. TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says a slow-moving storm system is giving us our rain chances to start the week.

Current rain totals are as follows. (Click on the interactive map pins to see totals.)

*KVOE studios: 2.85 inches
*East Emporia: 2.6 to 3.4 inches
*Southeast Emporia: 2.9 inches
*North central Emporia: 3.25 inches
*West Emporia: 2.9 to 4.75 inches
*Camp Alexander: 3.67 inches
*Camp EE: 3.85 inches
*Municipal Airport: 1.61 inches
*Admire: 2.95 inches
*Allen: 3.5 to 7 inches
*Americus: 4.2 inches
*Between Hartford and Olpe: 0.80 inches
*Bushong: 1.39 inches
*Cottonwood Falls: 1 inch
*Council Grove: 2.25 inches
*Hamilton: 1.2 inches
*Lebo: 0.25 inches
*Lyon County State Lake: 1.7 inches
*Madison: 1 to 1.75 inches
*Neosho Rapids: 1.1 inches
*Olpe: 1.5 to 1.7 inches
*Plymouth: 1.6 inches
*Reading: 1.5 inches
*Saffordville: 1 inch
*Strong City: 1.1 to 1.3 inches
*Thorndale: 3.2 inches
*10 miles southwest of Emporia: 2.5 inches
*Road 170 and E-5: 4.1 inches
*Road 220 and J: 4 inches
*Road 290 north of Americus: 3 inches

Rain chances get more scattered over the next week but still persist all the way through next Monday. That's good, because Meyers says our rain deficit heading into Monday was almost six inches since June and nine inches since January. Moderate drought -- or worse -- covers the entire KVOE listening area, with most of the northern half of the listening area in either extreme or exceptional drought.

We'll keep you updated on KVOE, and KVOE social media. If you have rain totals, call KVOE at 342-1400, message the Bluestem Farm and Ranch text line at 620-342-5863 or post directly to our Twitter or Facebook pages.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 15:08