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...MARCH 2013 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN MARCH 2013

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      48.0 DEGREES (3.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      24.2 DEGREES (3.4 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    36.1 DEGREES (3.3 BELOW NORMAL)

- ALTHOUGH THE MONTH ONLY TIED FOR THE 43RD-COLDEST MARCH ON
RECORD...IT WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 2002.

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      74 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        29 DEGREES ON THE 25TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         10 DEGREES ON THE 2ND
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       47 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   73.5 DEGREES FROM THE 14TH-15TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   56.1 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   30.5 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-25TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   36.3 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   42.1 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   27.9 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

1 DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD TIED IN MARCH 2013
MARCH 10TH: RECORD-TYING SNOWFALL 3.5 INCHES (PREVIOUSLY IN 1962)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.64 INCHES  (0.16 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         6.2 INCHES  (0.8 ABOVE NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.56 INCHES ON THE 29TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 0.68 INCHES ON THE 9TH-10TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       3.5 INCHES ON THE 10TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

APRIL 2012      1.41     -1.12
MAY 2012         2.29     -2.12
JUNE 2012       1.27     -3.03
JULY 2012        0.16     -3.24
AUG. 2012        0.94     -2.18
SEP. 2012        0.47     -1.76
OCT. 2012        0.78     -1.08
NOV. 2012        0.53     -0.64
DEC. 2012        1.66     +1.03
JAN. 2013         0.16     -0.37
FEB. 2013        0.97     +0.29
MAR 2013        1.64     -0.16

12-MTH TOTAL  12.28   -14.38


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 47 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 10TH
(ASSOCIATED WITH A WINTER STORM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.47 ON THE 5TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.49 ON THE 9TH


...MARCH 2013 NARRATIVE FOR CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

ALTHOUGH NOT AS DRY AS LAST MARCH...PRECIPITATION ENDED UP SLIGHTLY
BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH...KEEPING THE AREA MIRED IN EXTREME TO
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.
TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE BROKE A STREAK
OF FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL READINGS.

FOCUSING FIRST ON PRECIPITATION...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.64 INCHES
AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS ONLY 0.16 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL AMOUNT OF 1.80 INCHES. THE MOST NOTABLE PRECIPITATION EVENT
WAS A TWO-DAY COMBINATION OF RAIN AND SNOW FROM THE 9TH-10TH THAT
TOTALED 0.68 INCHES...ALTHOUGH A ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS ON THE
EVENING OF THE 29TH DROPPED A RESPECTABLE 0.56 INCHES. SNOWFALL
TOTALED 6.2 INCHES FOR THE MONTH...WHICH WAS 0.8 INCHES ABOVE THE
MARCH NORMAL OF 5.4 INCHES. THE HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL OF 3.5
INCHES FELL ON THE 10TH...IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEAR-BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 36.1 DEGREES...OR 3.3 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIED THE MONTH FOR THE 43RD-COLDEST MARCH ON
RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS DATING BACK TO 1896...AND WAS THE COLDEST
MARCH SINCE 2002 WHICH AVERAGED 32.0 DEGREES. SEASONABLY CHILLY
WEATHER DOMINATED THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH...AS 21 OF THE 31 DAYS
FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 12 CONSECUTIVE
DAYS BETWEEN THE 16TH-27TH. THE COLDEST WEEK DURING THIS STRETCH
FOCUSED BETWEEN THE 20TH-26TH WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 27.9
DEGREES...TYING FOR THE 12TH-COLDEST LATE-MARCH WEEK ON RECORD. IN
FACT...DAILY HIGHS FAILED TO REACH 40 DEGREES ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE
DAYS BETWEEN THE 21ST-25TH. TEMPERATURES REBOUNDED TO ABOVE NORMAL
TERRITORY FOR THE FINAL FOUR DAYS OF THE MONTH. THE OUTRIGHT WARMEST
DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE 15TH WITH A HIGH OF 74 DEGREES...WHILE THE
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 29 DEGREES ON THE 25TH. FOR LOW
TEMPERATURES...THE COLDEST READING WAS 10 DEGREES ON THE 2ND AND THE
MILDEST WAS 47 DEGREES ON THE 30TH.

ALTHOUGH A FEW ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED GRAND ISLAND DURING
THE MONTH...NONE WERE SEVERE. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE
MONTH...47 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 10TH...WAS ASSOCIATED WITH
NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.


 
...MARCH 2013 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN MARCH 2013

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     48.0 DEGREES (3.2 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     24.5 DEGREES (4.2 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    36.3 DEGREES (3.6 BELOW NORMAL)

- THIS WAS THE 28TH-COLDEST MARCH OUT OF 80 COMPLETE YEARS OF
RECORD...AND THE COLDEST SINCE 2002


WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      77 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        30 DEGREES ON THE 10TH, 25TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:          9 DEGREES ON THE 2ND
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       46 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   75.0 DEGREES FROM THE 14TH-15TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   55.3 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST
                                                                                                AND 9TH-15TH
COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   31.5 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-25TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   37.0 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   41.9 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   28.3 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

1 DAILY PRECIPITATION AND 1 DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD SET IN MARCH
MARCH 9TH: RECORD PRECIP. OF 1.17 INCHES (PREVIOUS 0.91 IN 2010)
MARCH 10TH: RECORD SNOWFALL OF 5.3 INCHES (PREVIOUS 5.0 IN 1907)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 2.25 INCHES  (0.46 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       7.9 INCHES  (2.7 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 11

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 1.17 INCHES ON THE 9TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                1.50 INCHES ON THE 9TH-10TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       5.3 INCHES ON THE 10TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

APRIL 2012       2.95      +0.39
MAY 2012         4.07      -0.50
JUNE 2012        2.35      -1.45
JULY 2012        1.64      -2.10
AUG. 2012        2.39      -0.91
SEP. 2012        0.59      -1.97
OCT. 2012        1.46      -0.53
NOV. 2012        0.66      -0.63
DEC. 2012        1.69      +1.08
JAN. 2013         0.32      -0.09
FEB. 2013         0.90      +0.41
MAR 2013         2.25      +0.46

12-MTH TOTAL  21.27     -5.84


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 54 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 10TH
(ASSOCIATED WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.45 ON THE 20TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.49 ON THE 9TH


...MARCH 2013 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

COMPARED TO THE RECORD-BREAKING WARMTH OF LAST MARCH...MARCH 2013
WAS MUCH COOLER BUT CONSIDERABLY WETTER...ALTHOUGH THE AREA REMAINED
MIRED IN EXTREME DROUGHT ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.

FOCUSING FIRST ON PRECIPITATION...THIS MARKED THE THIRD MONTH OUT OF
THE LAST FOUR TO FEATURE ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE MONTHLY
TOTAL OF 2.25 INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 0.46 INCHES
ABOVE THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 1.79 INCHES. THE MAJORITY OF THIS
PRECIPITATION...1.50 INCHES...FELL DURING A TWO-DAY COMBINATION OF
THUNDERSTORMS AND SNOW FROM THE 9TH-10TH. IN FACT...THE 10TH
FEATURED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN THE HASTINGS AREA...AS 5.3 INCHES OF
SNOW COMBINED WITH WIND GUSTS TO OVER 50 MPH AT TIMES. SNOWFALL
TOTALED 7.9 INCHES FOR THE MONTH...2.7 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL...RESULTING IN THE SNOWIEST MARCH SINCE 2006.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 36.3 DEGREES...OR 3.6 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RESULTED IN THE 28TH-COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD OUT
OF 80 YEARS OF COMPLETE MARCH RECORDS...AND WAS THE COLDEST MARCH
SINCE 2002 WHICH AVERAGED 32.7 DEGREES. CHILLY WEATHER DOMINATED THE
MAJORITY OF THE MONTH...AS 20 OF THE 31 DAYS FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL
MEAN TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 12 CONSECUTIVE DAYS BETWEEN THE
16TH-27TH. THE OVERALL COLDEST PART OF THIS STRETCH OCCURRED BETWEEN
THE 22ND-25TH...AS DAILY HIGHS ONLY REACHED THE LOW TO MID-30S.
TEMPERATURES REBOUNDED TO ABOVE NORMAL READINGS LATE IN THE MONTH...AS
HIGHS CLIMBED INTO THE 60S ON EACH OF THE FINAL FOUR DAYS. THE
OUTRIGHT WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE 15TH WITH A HIGH OF 74
DEGREES...WHILE THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 30 DEGREES ON BOTH
THE 10TH AND 25TH. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 9 DEGREES ON THE
2ND...AND THE MILDEST LOW WAS 46 DEGREES ON THE 30TH.

ALTHOUGH THE FIRST FEW ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS OF 2013 AFFECTED
HASTINGS ON THE 8TH...9TH AND 29TH...NONE WERE SEVERE. THE HIGHEST
WIND GUST OF THE MONTH...54 MPH FROM THE NORTH...WAS ASSOCIATED WITH
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ON THE 10TH.



...MARCH 2013 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT...


(NOTE: ALL DATA PRESENTED HERE IS FROM THE OFFICIAL NWS
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER LOCATED AT KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT. AS A
RESULT...IT MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM THE UNOFFICIAL AUTOMATED
AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS (AWOS) PRESENTED IN ROUTINE DAILY AND MONTHLY
CLIMATE PRODUCTS. ALL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION DATA REPORTED BY
THE OFFICIAL COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IS BASED ON A 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT
7 AM...AND THUS DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO A MIDNIGHT-TO-MIDNIGHT
CALENDAR DAY PERIOD.)

...TEMPERATURES

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
77 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 16TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 15TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
25 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 11TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 10TH)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
10 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 26TH

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
34 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 31ST


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:    0.62 INCHES (1.17 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:            2.3 INCHES  (2.3 BELOW NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM:  0.32 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 30TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR PRECIPITATION:         0.38 INCHES REPORTED 30TH-31ST

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:        1.1 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 22ND


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

APRIL 2012        4.35      +2.12
MAY 2012          2.00      -2.18
JUNE 2012        1.62      -2.31
JULY 2012         0.58      -2.70
AUG. 2012        1.45      -1.63
SEP. 2012         0.54      -1.53
OCT. 2012         0.58      -1.46
NOV. 2012        TRACE    -1.02
DEC. 2012         0.61      +0.04
JAN. 2013         0.14      -0.35
FEB. 2013         0.74      +0.19
MAR 2013         0.62      -1.17

12-MTH TOTAL  13.23     -12.00


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

THERE WERE NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN THE KEARNEY AREA DURING THE
MONTH...AND THERE WERE ALSO NO SIGNIFICANT HIGH WIND EVENTS.
HOWEVER...A WEAK LANDSPOUT TORNADO OCCURRED SOUTH OF SHELTON IN FAR
EASTERN BUFFALO COUNTY ON THE 19TH...MARKING THE FIRST NEBRASKA
TORNADO OF 2013.



...MARCH 2013 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      46.7 DEGREES (4.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      20.1 DEGREES (4.5 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    33.4 DEGREES (4.3 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      75 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        26 DEGREES ON THE 25TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:          3 DEGREES ON THE 26TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       40 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   73.5 DEGREES FROM THE 14TH-15TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   55.6 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   27.5 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-25TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   34.7 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   38.4 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST
                                                                                               AND 13TH-19TH
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   24.7 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(SNOWFALL DATA FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN ORD)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.61 INCHES  (0.84 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         4.0 INCHES  (1.9 BELOW NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.23 INCHES ON THE 9TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:  2.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 22ND

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

APRIL 2012         5.29      +2.70
MAY 2012           2.26      -1.55
JUNE 2012          0.33      -3.79
JULY 2012          0.15      -2.82
AUG. 2012          0.79      -2.37
SEP. 2012          0.13      -2.31
OCT. 2012          0.32      -1.61
NOV. 2012          0.12      -0.95
DEC. 2012          0.35      -0.24
JAN. 2013           0.14      -0.23
FEB. 2012          1.48      +1.04
MARCH 2013      0.61      -0.84

12-MTH TOTAL  11.97     -12.97


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 47 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 10TH
(BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.46 ON THE 20TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.49 ON THE 9TH

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