Earliest 100 Degree Day on Record Established in Hastings, NE

Temperatures soared across the region during the afternoon of May 26, 2012, as the local area sat between a strong upper level low pressure system across the southwestern U.S. and a ridge of high pressure anchored across the eastern half of the country. This resulted in a deep southerly flow, which helped temperatures climb to over 100 degrees at several locations across both south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

Most notably, Hastings established the earliest date for which the temperature has reached 100 degrees since record keeping began and broke the previous record high temperature for the date which was 100 years old! Additionally, this was the first time Hastings has reach 100 degrees since June 30th, 2011, and only the 5th time that the temperature has reached 100 degrees in Hastings since 2006. May 26th also established a new record high temperature in Grand Island, Nebraska, where the temperature also hit 100 degrees. See the tables below for some detailed statistics.

 

Top 5 Earliest Dates to Reach 100 Degrees in Hastings, NE

Date

Year

Temperature

May 26th

2012

100

May 29th

1934

105

May 30th

1934

103

May 31st

1934

102

June 2nd

2002

105

 

 

New Records May 26, 2012

Location

New Record

Previous Record

Grand Island, NE

100° - 2012

94° - 1916

Hastings, NE

100° - 2012

97° -1912

 

Notable High Temperatures May 26, 2012

Location

High Temperature

Normal Temperature

Aurora Airport, NE

100°

N/A

Grand Island Airport, NE

100°

76

Hastings Airport, NE

100°

75

Holdrege Airport, NE

100°

N/A

Lexington Airport, NE

100°

N/A

Beloit Airport, KS

100°

N/A

Phillipsburg, KS

103°

N/A

Smith Center, KS

100°

N/A

 

These warm temperatures have come on top of an already warm start to 2012, with much of the local area recording one of the warmest years on record through mid-May.

For the latest forecast information, head to the NWS Hastings NE page: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gid/

 


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