Thursday, April 18, 2013, was another quite frigid day by April standards across the NWS Hastings coverage area, as widespread cloud cover kept high temperatures down in the 30s.  These temperatures were cold enough to allow accumulating snowfall to occur. Places such as Grand Island and Hastings set or tied record-cold highs for the date, and Grand Island set a new daily snowfall record. The details follow below...


The April 18, 2013, high temperature at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island was only 35°. This broke the previous record-cold high for the date of 40° set in 1944, 1912 and 1910. The "normal" April 18th high temperature based on 30-year climate normals is 64°. 

  • The coldest high temperature on record for any day in April was 19° on April 2, 1936.

 April temperature records at Grand Island date back to 1896.

Location High Temp (April 18) Previous Record
Grand Island
(Central Nebraska Regional Airport)
35 40 in 1944,
1912, 1910


The April 18, 2013, snowfall in Grand Island was 4.0 inches. This broke the previous snowfall record for the date set in 1975. 

April snowfall records at Grand Island date back to 1895.

Location Snowfall
(April 18)
Previous Record
Grand Island 4.0" 0.5" in 1975


The April 18, 2013, high temperature at Hastings Municipal Airport was 36°. This broke the previous record-cold high for the date of 41° set in 1944. The "normal" April 18th high temperature based on 30-year climate normals is 64°.

  • The coldest high temperature on record for any day in April was 22° on April 2, 1936.

 April temperature records at Hastings date back to 1906.

Location High Temp (April 18) Previous Record
Hastings
Municipal Airport
36 41 in 1944

 


 

(*Please Note: All climate data presented here are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at: WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV)

 

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.

 

 


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