Station

Average High

Average Low

Average Monthly

+/- Normal

Highest Temp/Day

Lowest Temp/Day

Pcpn/Snow

+/- Normal

Grand Island

32.0 14.1 23.0 -2.6 57/4th 0/16th 1.38/9.0 +0.72/+2.4

Hastings

31.5 14.0 22.7 -4.0 53/4th 2/27th* 2.04/11.4 +1.31/+5.9

Kearney

31.6 13.9 22.7 -3.2 55/4th 1/16th* 1.27/9.5 +0.66/+3.8

Beaver City

35.4 11.0 23.2 -6.5 59/4th* -4/10th 2.20/12.0 +1.56/+6.2

Gothenburg

34.4 12.4 23.4 -3.4 60/4th 0/12th* 0.95/M +0.50/M

Greeley

31.7 9.9 20.8 -2.8 57/4th -1/12th 1.85/12.5 +1.27/+6.8

Hebron

33.8# 13.2# 23.5# -3.8 58/4th -1/16th 2.28/12.0 +1.35/+6.5

Holdrege

32.4 13.8 22.8 -3.7 54/5th* 2/16th 2.14/12.0 +1.65/+7.2

Superior

33.4 12.8 23.1 -6.4 61/4th 0/11th 1.60/7.9 +0.69/+2.4

York

31.6 15.2 23.4 -3.5 55/4th 3/16th 2.17/7.6 +1.35/+1.4

Beloit

35.0 16.4 25.7 -4.9 68/4th 2/30th 2.38/10.5 +1.51/+6.9

Phillipsburg

31.1# 11.7# 21.2# -7.5 58/2nd 0/15th* 1.85/13.8 +1.40/+10.0

Plainville

34.4 17.8 26.1 -3.4 70/4th 6/30th* 2.41/11.6 +1.79/+7.9

Snow and cold closed out the year across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas leaving most locations with record cold.  It was the coldest December since 2000 for many locations and the coldest since 1990 for a few others.  Superior experienced their 4th coldest December since 1902...Beaver City their 8th coldest since 1893 and Greeley tied with 1968 as the 10th coldest December since 1907.  November’s warm temperatures overlapped into the first 4 days of December then dropped below normal through mid-month and was followed by another cold spell after Christmas. 

Temperature records paled in comparison to the precipitation and snowfall records set in December.  Beloit ended the month with the 3rd wettest and 7th snowiest December since 1893 and Plainville followed closely behind with their 4th wettest and 8th snowiest December since 1893.  Many Top Ten records for precipitation and snowfall were set mainly from precipitation during the first half of the month.

Grand Island experienced 20 days with a snow depth of 4 inches or greater...Hastings 23 days...and Kearney 16 days.          

Note: # one day or more of missing data. * the last of several occurrences.  

YELLOW indicates above normal temperature.

BLUE indicates below normal temperature.

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