The recent "cold snap" across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas has prompted many to not trade in that sweater for short sleeves quite yet...and it will likely remain that way for a couple more days.  The average temperature the past 9 days has turned out to be the coldest April 3rd through April 11th stretch since the late 1800’s and early 1900’s for many locations.  The most recent period of similar conditions in early April last occurred in 1997 when average temperatures held in the middle to upper 30s for the same 9-day period.

These "early March-like" conditions are expected to continue across our region the next two days before an anticipated warm up arrives this weekend. 

The following is a summary of "records" for surrounding cities...


Avg. Temp 4/3 - 4/11 2007

Previous Coldest 4/3 - 4/11 Record

Grand Island




33.5 degrees




35.4 degrees (old record 1982)








34.5 degrees




35.2 degrees (old record 1997 and 1920)








33.4 degrees




35.1 degrees (old record 1982)








35.9 degrees




36.6 degrees (old record 1997)








31.5 degrees




34.2 degrees (old record 1997)




Smith Center, Kansas




36.1 degrees




39.9 degrees (old record 1983)


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