Station

Average High

Average Low

Average Monthly

+/- Normal

Highest Temp/Day

Lowest Temp/Day

Pcpn/Snow

+/- Normal

Grand Island

70.9 47.7 59.3 -1.3 87/19th 34/11th* 9.04/T +4.97/0.0

Hastings

69.3 46.0 57.6 -3.9 84/19th 32/11th* 6.10/T +1.51/0.0

Kearney 4NE

69.5# 44.1# 56.8# -2.4 86/19th* 32/3rd 8.74/T +4.62/0.0

Beaver City

74.8 45.8 60.3 -1.8 92/19th* 28/4th 7.60/T@ +4.00/0.0

Gothenburg

70.7 45.3 58.0 -2.1 87/18th 30/11th* 11.90/M +8.19/M

Greeley

68.3# 41.7# 55.0# -3.8 83/25th* 32/11th* 8.08/T +4.16/0.0

Hebron

72.2 47.9 60.1 -0.6 86/19th 34/4th 7.01/0.0 +2.55/0.0

Holdrege

71.3# 45.8# 58.6# -1.1 86/30th 32/12th* 7.32/T@ +2.92/0.0

Superior

72.6 45.9 59.3 -4.2 87/19th 32/4th 5.33/0.0 +0.97/0.0

York

72.6# 49.1# 60.9# -1.2 88/25th 36/3rd* 5.67/T@ +1.03/0.0

Beloit

73.8# 49.3# 61.6# -2.3 88/25th 34/3rd 3.96/0.0 -0.11/0.0

Phillipsburg

73.7# 46.3# 60.0# -2.0 88/19th 31/11th 8.35/T@ +4.21/0.0

Plainville

71.8 48.5 60.1 -1.0 89/19th 32/11th 6.43/0.0 +2.51/0.0
Smith Center 72.9 47.1 60.0 -3.6 89/18th 33/12th 7.70/0.0 +3.81/0.0

May was a record-buster in both temperature and precipitation throughout our region.  Our cold winter carried into late spring...and it was the 4th coldest May of record for Greeley and Superior...and the 5th coldest May since 1912 at Smith Center.  Preliminary January through May average temperatures show Superior with an average 5-month temperature of 38.8 degrees...the third coldest January-May for Superior since 1902.  Hastings experienced its 4th coldest January-May average temperature...37.6 degrees...since 1907.  Greeley’s 5 month average temperature at 35.5 degrees...and Smith Center’s 39.5 degrees...made it the 5th coldest January through May period. 

The sky opened up in May and many locations set new Top Ten records for monthly rainfall.  Heavy rain around the 23rd put most reporting sites well over the top for the month.  5.23 inches of rain at Gothenburg on the 23rd...and heavy rain throughout Dawson County aided in widespread flooding.  Gothenburg received over half its annual rainfall (22.25 inches) in May alone...and by the end of the month Gothenburg was about 5 inches shy of their annual average rainfall with 17.09 inches of precipitation for the year so far.  The 11.90 inches of rain for the month was the wettest May of record for Gothenburg based on climate data dating back to 1894.  With 8.08 inches for the month...Greeley also experienced their all-time wettest May of record based on data dating back to 1895.  Also in the May Top Ten...Phillipsburg 2nd wettest...Kearney 3rd wettest...Grand Island 4th wettest...and Plainville and Smith Center...5th wettest.  

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

YELLOW indicates above normal temperature.

BLUE indicates below normal temperature.

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