Grand Island, NE Memorial Day Climatology

Since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed on the final Monday of May. This year, Memorial Day is May 30. The weather in May can be both Spring and Summer-like, and a historical perspective with regard to climate data depicts such a trend.

Below are two sets of climate data, one focused on this year's Memorial Day calendar date of May 30, and the other on the actual observed date of Memorial Day over the last 10 years...

 


 

 

Grand Island, Nebraska Averages & All-Time Records for May 30
   Max Temperature   Min Temperature   Precipitation   Snowfall 
Averages (1981-2010)
76.7 55.0 0.15 0.0
Averages (2001-2010) 75.9 55.9 0.26 0.0
Records (since 1895) 103 in 1934 36 in 1947 2.97" in 1935 0.0

       Since 1981 (the past 30 years)...  

  • Since 1981, high temperatures on May 30 have ranged from 61 degrees (2001) to 99 degrees (1994)
  • Since 1981, low temperatures on May 30 have ranged from 44 degrees (1983) to 68 degrees (1998)
  • Since 1981, the highest rainfall total on May 30 was 1.38" in 2001. Only 2 years since 1981 featured rainfall greater than 0.5"
  • No snow has been recorded on May 30. However, as much as 4.5" of snow has fallen in Grand Island as late as May 28 (1947).

    Since 2001 (the past 10 years)...  

  • Over the last 10 years, high temperatures on May 30 have averaged 0.8 degrees cooler, and low temperatures 0.9 degrees warmer than the 30-year average. Helping hold some of these recent May 30 highs slightly below the longer-term average were years such as 2001 (only 61 degrees) and 2005 (65 degrees). However, just in the last decade, high temperatures on May 30 have been as warm as 91 degrees (in 2002) and 87 degrees (2003).
  • In the last 10 years, measurable rain has fallen 5 times on May 30. By far the highest amount during this time was 1.38 inches in 2001.  


     

     

    Grand Island, Nebraska - 10 Year Climate Data  (2001-2010) for ACTUAL DATE OF MEMORIAL DAY
    Date  Max Temperature   Min Temperature   Precipitation   Snowfall 

    05/28/2001

    82

    51

    0.00

    0.0

    05/27/2002

    78

    51

    0.19

    0.0

    05/26/2003

    74

    47

    0.00

    0.0

    05/31/2004

    75

    50

     Trace

    0.0

    05/30/2005

    64

     48 

      Trace 

    0.0

    05/29/2006

    87

    62

     Trace 

    0.0

    05/28/2007

    79

     63 

    0.00 

    0.0

    05/26/2008

     68 

     55 

     Trace 

    0.0

    05/25/2009

    83

    62

    0.04

    0.0

    05/31/2010

    79

    45

    0.00 

    0.0

    Averages

    76.9

    53.4

    0.02

    0.0

    Summary: Memorial Day in Grand Island, Nebraska (2001-2010)
    Highest maximum temperature: 87 degrees on 5/29/2006
    Lowest minimum temperature: 45 degrees on 5/31/2010

    There was measurable precipitation (>= 0.01 inch) in only 2 out of 10 years

      

    Despite these interesting facts, past historical data is not necessarily an indication of what the weather will actually be like for Memorial Day 2011.

    Please check the latest forecasts for your area frequently for the latest information.


     

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

     

     


 

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