Rainfall map shows Tuesday night’s storms packed punch

This precipitation map produced by the National Weather Service shows the cycling nature of Tuesday night’s storms, weather officials say.

Of particular interest to Wichita residents should be the heavy rain that fell in the Cheney Lake watershed area, which got “hammered” by heavy rain Tuesday night, said Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wichita. That should help replenish Cheney Lake, which is Wichita’s primary water source.