December 2011 Climate Summaries (includes narratives):


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...DECEMBER 2011 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN DECEMBER 2011

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    39.6 DEGREES (2.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     19.5 DEGREES (3.1 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE: 29.5 DEGREES (2.8 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     57 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     20 DEGREES ON THE 5TH, 6TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:      -9 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:      34 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  55.5 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  51.4 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  20.0 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-6TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  26.7 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:   4.0 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIP OR SNOWFALL RECORDS SET IN DECEMBER 2011

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.11 INCHES (0.48 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL: 8.3 INCHES (3.1 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 6

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.51 INCHES ON THE 3RD
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:        0.51 INCHES ON THE 3RD

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       3.9 INCHES ON THE 3RD, 8TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:              3.9 INCHES ON THE 3RD, 8TH

PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

JAN. 2011          1.49      +0.96
FEB. 2011          0.28      -0.40
MARCH 2011      1.02      -0.78
APRIL 2011        2.93      +0.40
MAY 2011          8.70      +4.29
JUNE 2011         1.72      -2.58
JULY 2011          4.37     +0.97
AUG. 2011         2.30      -0.82
SEP. 2011          0.83      -1.40
OCT. 2011         2.20      +0.34
NOV. 2011         0.21      -0.96
DEC. 2011         1.11      +0.48

12-MTH TOTAL  27.16     +0.50


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 48 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 29TH, 31ST

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.61 ON THE 5TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.48 ON THE 31ST


...DECEMBER NARRATIVE FOR GRAND ISLAND INCLUDING EXTREMES FOR 2011...

COMPARED TO 30-YEAR NORMALS FROM 1981-2010...THE MONTH AS A WHOLE
REGISTERED ABOVE NORMAL IN TEMPERATURES...PRECIPITATION AND
SNOWFALL.

TEMPERATURE WISE...THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WHEN FACTORING IN BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 29.5 DEGREES...OR 2.8
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. HOWEVER...THIS ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE
DID NOT REPRESENT THE ENTIRE MONTH...AS THE FIRST 10 DAYS FEATURED
WELL BELOW NORMAL READINGS ON SEVERAL DAYS. THE FINAL 8 DAYS OF THE
MONTH BETWEEN THE 24TH-31ST WERE PARTICULARLY WARM VERSUS
NORMAL...AND THIS REGISTERED AS THE 3RD-WARMEST DEC. 24-31 PERIOD
ON RECORD PER THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE. THE WARMEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 57 DEGREES ON THE 29TH...AND THE
COLDEST LOW WAS -9 ON THE 6TH.

PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.11 INCHES AT CENTRAL
NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 176% OF NORMAL...WITH MOST OF THIS
PRECIPITATION FALLING AS SNOWFALL ON THE 3RD AND 8TH. SNOWFALL FOR
THE MONTH TOTALED 8.3 INCHES...WHICH WAS 3.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUSTS OF THE MONTH...48 MPH...OCCURRED ON BOTH THE
29TH AND 31ST BEHIND COLD FRONTS.

FOCUSING ON THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2011...HERE ARE SOME EXTREMES FOR
GRAND ISLAND...

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    103 DEGREES ON JUNE 30
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      6 DEGREES ON FEB. 1
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE     -12 DEGREES ON JAN. 12
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE      77 DEGREES ON JULY 19 AND AUGUST 1
HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL      2.46 INCHES ON MAY 20
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL       8.2 INCHES ON JANUARY 9
DEEPEST 6AM SNOW DEPTH      12 INCHES ON JANUARY 20
HIGHEST WIND GUST           74 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON MAY 30

 


...DECEMBER 2011 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN DECEMBER 2011

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    39.2 DEGREES (2.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     18.9 DEGREES (0.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE: 29.0 DEGREES (1.4 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     57 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     16 DEGREES ON THE 6TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:      -7 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:      36 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  55.5 DEGREES FROM THE 29TH-30TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  51.3 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  18.0 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-6TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  26.4 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:   2.6 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIP OR SNOWFALL RECORDS SET IN DECEMBER 2011

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.00 INCHES (0.39 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL: 9.4 INCHES (3.3 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 8

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.48 INCHES ON THE 3RD
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:        0.48 INCHES ON THE 3RD

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       5.1 INCHES ON THE 3RD
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:              5.1 INCHES ON THE 3RD


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

JAN. 2011          1.00      +0.59
FEB. 2011          0.30      -0.19
MARCH 2011      0.49      -1.30
APRIL 2011        4.34      +1.78
MAY 2011          5.03      +0.46
JUNE 2011         2.65      -1.15
JULY 2011         4.96      +1.22
AUG. 2011         4.90      +1.60
SEP. 2011         0.70      -1.86
OCT. 2011        1.36      -0.63
NOV. 2011        0.38      -0.91
DEC. 2011         1.00      +0.39

12-MTH TOTAL   27.11      0.00

...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 47 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 29TH, 31ST

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.60 ON THE 5TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.45 ON THE 31ST


...DECEMBER NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS INCLUDING EXTREMES FOR 2011...

COMPARED TO 30-YEAR NORMALS FROM 1981-2010...THE MONTH AS A WHOLE
REGISTERED ABOVE NORMAL IN TEMPERATURES...PRECIPITATION AND
SNOWFALL.

TEMPERATURE WISE...THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WHEN FACTORING IN BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 29.0 DEGREES...OR 1.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. HOWEVER...THIS ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE
DID NOT REPRESENT THE ENTIRE MONTH...AS THE FIRST 10 DAYS FEATURED
WELL BELOW NORMAL READINGS ON SEVERAL DAYS. THE FINAL 8 DAYS OF THE
MONTH BETWEEN THE 24TH-31ST WERE PARTICULARLY WARM VERSUS
NORMAL...AND THIS REGISTERED AS THE 4TH-WARMEST DEC. 24-31 PERIOD
ON RECORD PER THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE. THE WARMEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 57 DEGREES ON THE 29TH...AND THE
COLDEST LOW WAS -7 ON THE 6TH.

PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.00 INCHES AT HASTINGS
WAS 164 PERCENT OF NORMAL...WITH MOST OF THIS PRECIPITATION
FALLING AS SNOWFALL ON THE 3RD AND 8TH. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH
TOTALED 9.4 INCHES...WHICH WAS 3.3 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE SNOWIEST
DAY WAS THE 3RD WITH 5.1 INCHES.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUSTS OF THE MONTH...47 MPH...OCCURRED ON BOTH THE
29TH AND 31ST BEHIND COLD FRONTS.

FOCUSING ON THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2011...HERE ARE SOME EXTREMES FOR
HASTINGS...

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    103 DEGREES ON JUNE 30
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      6 DEGREES ON JAN. 12 AND FEB. 1
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE     -11 DEGREES ON JAN. 12
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE      76 DEGREES ON JULY 19 AND AUGUST 1
HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL      1.57 INCHES ON AUGUST 14
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL       8.3 INCHES ON JANUARY 9
DEEPEST 6AM SNOW DEPTH      12 INCHES ON JANUARY 11
HIGHEST WIND GUST           54 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON APRIL 15

 


 

...DECEMBER 2011 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT...

(NOTE: MOST OF THE DATA BELOW IS FROM THE OFFICIAL NWS COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER...AND MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM THE UNOFFICIAL AUTOMATED AWOS
OBSERVATIONS PRESENTED IN ROUTINE CLIMATE PRODUCTS)

...TEMPERATURES

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN DECEMBER 2011...
DECEMBER 6TH: RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -12 DEGREES
(PREVIOUS RECORD -10 IN 1972)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    39.2 DEGREES (2.4 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     18.0 DEGREES (2.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE: 28.6 DEGREES (2.7 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     60 DEGREES ON THE 29TH, 31ST
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     17 DEGREES ON THE 5TH, 6TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:      -12 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       34 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  57.0 DEGREES ON THE 30TH-31ST

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  53.3 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  17.0 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-6TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  25.6 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:   3.9 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIP OR SNOWFALL RECORDS SET IN DECEMBER 2011

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.39 INCHES (0.18 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       6.6 INCHES (3.1 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 3

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 0.21 IN. REPORTED ON THE 4TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR PRECIPITATION:    0.25 IN. REPORTED THE 3RD-4TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7AM:       4.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 4TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR SNOWFALL:         5.1 INCHES REPORTED THE 3RD-4TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

JAN. 2011          0.86      +0.37
FEB. 2011          0.12      -0.43
MARCH 2011      0.90      -0.89
APRIL 2011        3.45      +1.22
MAY 2011          7.53      +3.35
JUNE 2011         4.51      +0.58
JULY 2011          4.07      +0.79
AUG. 2011         3.72      +0.64
SEP. 2011          0.65      -1.42
OCT. 2011         4.92      +2.88
NOV. 2011         0.33      -0.69
DEC. 2011         0.39      -0.18

12-MTH TOTAL  31.45     +6.22


...DECEMBER NARRATIVE FOR KEARNEY INCLUDING EXTREMES FOR 2011...

COMPARED TO 30-YEAR NORMALS FROM 1981-2010...DECEMBER REGISTERED
ABOVE NORMAL IN BOTH TEMPERATURES AND SNOWFALL...BUT SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL IN LIQUID PRECIPITATION EQUIVALENT AT KEARNEY REGIONAL
AIRPORT.

TEMPERATURE WISE...THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WHEN FACTORING IN BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 28.6 DEGREES...OR 2.7
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. HOWEVER...THIS ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE
DID NOT REPRESENT THE ENTIRE MONTH...AS THE FIRST 10 DAYS FEATURED
WELL BELOW NORMAL READINGS ON SEVERAL DAYS. THE FINAL 8 DAYS OF THE
MONTH BETWEEN THE 24TH-31ST WERE PARTICULARLY WARM VERSUS
NORMAL...AND THIS ENDED UP BEING THE 4TH-WARMEST DEC. 24-31 PERIOD
ON RECORD PER THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE. THE WARMEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 60 DEGREES ON THE 29TH AND 31ST...AND
THE COLDEST LOW WAS A DAILY RECORD-SETTING -12 ON THE 6TH.

PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 0.39 INCHES WAS ONLY 63
PERCENT OF NORMAL. HOWEVER...THE YEAR OF 2011 AS A WHOLE STILL
FINISHED A NOTABLE 6.22 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...THANKS IN LARGE PART
TO WET MONTHS SUCH AS MAY AND OCTOBER. SNOWFALL FOR DECEMBER TOTALED
6.6 INCHES...WHICH WAS 3.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. MOST OF THIS
SNOW...4.5 INCHES...FELL DURING THE FIRST MEASURABLE EVENT OF THE
SEASON ON THE 3RD.


FOCUSING ON THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2011...HERE ARE SOME EXTREMES FOR
KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT...

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     98 DEGREES ON AUG. 1 AND JUNE 30
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      6 DEGREES ON FEB. 8
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE     -14 DEGREES ON JAN. 12
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE      73 DEGREES ON JULY 19 AND AUGUST 1
HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL      3.17 INCHES ENDING 7 AM ON MAY 25
HIGHEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL       8.2 INCHES ENDING 7 AM ON JAN. 10
DEEPEST 6AM SNOW DEPTH       10 INCHES ON JANUARY 10TH, 11TH

 


...DECEMBER 2011 SUMMARY FOR ORD EVELYN SHARP FIELD AIRPORT...

(NOTE: DURING MOST SNOWFALL EVENTS...SNOWFALL AND LIQUID EQUIVALENT
PRECIPITATION TOTALS ARE FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN ORD)

...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    39.5 DEGREES (2.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     14.1 DEGREES (0.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE: 26.8 DEGREES (1.9 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     56 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     18 DEGREES ON THE 6TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:     -15 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:      28 DEGREES ON THE 14TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  55.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  51.0 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  18.5 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-6TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:  26.9 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:  -1.3 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.54 INCHES (0.05 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       8.5 INCHES  (1.1 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 5

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.30 INCHES ON THE 3RD
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:        0.30 INCHES ON THE 3RD

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       6.0 INCHES ON THE 3RD
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:              6.0 INCHES ON THE 3RD

PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

JAN. 2011          1.24      +0.87
FEB. 2011          0.30      -0.14
MARCH 2011      1.48      +0.03
APRIL 2011        2.51      -0.08
MAY 2011          4.90      +1.09
JUNE 2011         4.16      +0.04
JULY 2011          2.23      -0.74
AUG. 2011         2.46      -0.70
SEP. 2011          0.77      -1.67
OCT. 2011         2.83      +0.90
NOV. 2011         0.03      -1.04
DEC. 2011          0.54      -0.05

12-MTH TOTAL   23.45     -1.49

...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 48 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 31ST

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.64 ON THE 5TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.46 ON THE 29TH


...DECEMBER NARRATIVE FOR ORD INCLUDING EXTREMES FOR 2011...

COMPARED TO 30-YEAR NORMALS FROM 1981-2010...THE MONTH AS A WHOLE
REGISTERED ABOVE NORMAL IN TEMPERATURES AND SNOWFALL...BUT JUST
BELOW NORMAL IN LIQUID PRECIPITATION EQUIVALENT AT ORD EVELYN SHARP
FIELD.

TEMPERATURE WISE...THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WHEN FACTORING IN BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 26.8 DEGREES...OR 1.9
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. HOWEVER...THIS ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE
DID NOT REPRESENT THE ENTIRE MONTH...AS THE FIRST 10 DAYS FEATURED
WELL BELOW NORMAL READINGS ON SEVERAL DAYS. THE FINAL 8 DAYS OF THE
MONTH BETWEEN THE 24TH-31ST WERE PARTICULARLY WARM VERSUS
NORMAL...WITH AN AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 50.5 DEGREES. THE
WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 56 DEGREES ON THE
29TH...AND THE COLDEST LOW WAS -15 ON THE 6TH.

PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 0.54 INCHES WAS JUST SHORT
OF NORMAL BY ONLY 0.05 INCHES...WITH MOST OF THIS PRECIPITATION
FALLING AS SNOW ON THE 3RD AND 8TH. THE YEAR OF 2011 AS A WHOLE
FINISHED 1.49 INCHES BELOW NORMAL...THANKS IN LARGE PART TO A DRY
STRETCH BETWEEN JULY-SEPTEMBER. SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER TOTALED 8.5
INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. MOST OF THIS SNOW...6.0
INCHES...FELL DURING THE FIRST MEASURABLE EVENT OF THE SEASON ON THE
3RD.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH...48 MPH...OCCURRED ON THE 31ST
BEHIND A COLD FRONT.


FOCUSING ON THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2011...HERE ARE SOME EXTREMES
FOR ORD...

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    100 DEGREES ON AUGUST 1 AND 23
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      6 DEGREES ON FEB. 1
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE     -15 DEGREES ON JAN. 12 AND DEC. 6
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE      75 DEGREES ON AUGUST 1
HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL      1.78 INCHES ON JUNE 20
HIGHEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL     7.5 INCHES ON JANUARY 9
DEEPEST 6AM SNOW DEPTH      11 INCHES ON JAN. 10, 11, 20, 23
HIGHEST WIND GUST           83 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON MAY 30

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