2007 Climate Review

2007 brought a wide variety of weather to south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. The year was generally warmer than normal, although not at all locations. Warmer than average low temperatures seemed to play the biggest role in the departure. It was wetter than normal across the region. Some locations were 10 or more inches above normal. With a few exceptions, snowfall for the year was near normal. Here are a few of the highlights:

 

  • 3rd wettest year on record at Grand Island, Nebraska (38.68 inches)

  • 2nd warmest annual minimum (low) temperature on record at Hastings, Nebraska (42.4 degrees)

  • No high temperatures above 100 degrees at Kearney, Nebraska for the year (as reported by the Cooperative Observer).

  • 3rd warmest annual minimum (low) temperature on record at York, Nebraska (42.6 degrees)

  • 2nd wettest (39.13 inches) and 5th snowiest (38.0 inches) on record at Greeley, Nebraska

  • 5 days of 100 degree or warmer high temperatures at Superior, Nebraska

  • 8th wettest year on record at Holdrege, Nebraska (35.95 inches)

  • 5th wettest year on record at Smith Center, Kansas (34.34 inches)

  • 13 days of 100 degree or warmer high temperatures at Plainville, Kansas

 

The following series of tables and graphs is a summary temperature and precipitation information for several sites in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. These numbers should be considered preliminary and run through December 26.

 

Click on a city from the list below to jump to the summary.

Grand Island | Hastings | Kearney | York | Greeley | Superior | Holdrege | Smith Center | Plainville

 

Grand Island Regional Airport - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... 63.5 degrees - 44th warmest  Departure from Normal... +2.4 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature... 70.0 - 1934
Annual Minimum Temp... 41.8 degrees - 7th warmest  Departure from Normal... +3.2 degrees Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 42.9 - 1931
Annual Average Temp... 52.7 degrees - 14th warmest Departure from Normal... +2.8 degrees Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 56.2 - 1934
Hottest Day... 100 degrees - July 7th # Days 100 degrees or warmer 2007... 1 day # Days 90 degrees or warmer... 40 days
Coldest Day... -13 - January 16th # Days 32 degrees or colder 2007... 130 days # Days 0 degrees or colder... 8 days

Grand Island Regional Airport - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation... 38.68 inches - 3rd wettest Annual Snowfall... 19.5 inches
Departure from Normal... +12.79 inches Departure from Normal... -13.3 inches
Record Annual Precipitation... 45.50 inches - 1905 Record Annual Snowfall... 71.3 inches - 1915
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007... 4.23 inches - July 29th Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007... 3.4 inches - December 6th
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 9 days # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 8 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 23 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 12 days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 94 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 20 days


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Hastings Municipal Airport - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... 63.8 degrees - 17th warmest  Departure from Normal... + 1.8 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature...68.0 - 1954
Annual Minimum Temp... 42.4 degrees - 2nd warmest Departure from Normal... + 3.1 degrees Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 42.7 - 1941
Annual Average Temp... 53.1 degrees - 5th warmest Departure from Normal... + 2.4 degrees Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 54.7 - 1954
Hottest Day... 100 degrees - August 14th # Days 100 degrees or warmer... 1 day # Days 90 degrees or warmer... 38 days
Coldest Day... -9 - January 16th # Days 32 degrees or colder...124 days # Days 0 degrees or colder... 8 days

 

Hastings Municipal Airport - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation... 30.74 inches - 23rd wettest Annual Snowfall... 26.7 inches
Departure from Normal... +2.80 inches Departure from Normal... +0.2 inches
Record Annual Precipitation... 40.60 inches - 1915 Record Annual Snowfall... 53.5 inches - 1960
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007... 2.57 inches - April 24th Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007... 2.9 inches - January 21st
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 6 days # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 5 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 20 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 18 days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 99 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 29 days


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Kearney 4NE - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... 62.4 - 39th warmest Departure from Normal... + 1.6 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature... 68.9 -1934
Annual Minimum Temp... 39.3 - 11th warmest Departure from Normal... +2.1 degrees  Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 41.7 - 1938
Annual Average Temp... 50.9 - 20th warmest Departure from Normal... +1.9 degrees  Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 54.2 - 1938
Hottest Day... 97 degrees - August 20th and other days # Days 100 degrees or warmer... None # Days 90 degrees or warmer... 33 days
Coldest Day... -13 degrees - January 16th # Days 32 degrees or colder... 143 days # Days 0 degrees or colder... 10 days 

Kearney 4NE - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation... 30.24 inches - 18th wettest Annual Snowfall... 18.5 inches
Departure from Normal... +5.04 inches Departure from Normal... -7.8 inches
Record Annual Precipitation... 40.07 inches - 1915 Record Annual Snowfall... 62.2 inches - 1924
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007... 2.45 inches - April 24th Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007... 3.4 inches - January 21st
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 6 days # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 8 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 21 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 13 days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 90 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 18 days


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York, Nebraska - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... 64.2 degrees - 23rd warmest Departure from Normal...  +0.7 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature... 69.5 - 1921
Annual Minimum Temp...  42.6 degrees - 3rd warmest Departure from Normal...  +2.7 degrees Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 43.2 - 1921
Annual Average Temp...  53.4 degrees - 8th warmest Departure from Normal...  +2.2 degrees Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 56.3 - 1921
Hottest Day... 100 degrees - August 14th/July 8th # Days 100 degrees or warmer 2007... 2 days # Days 90 degrees or warmer 2007... 53 days
Coldest Day... -8 degrees - January 17th # Days 32 degrees or colder 2007... 120 days # Days 0 degrees or colder 2007...  9 days

York, Nebraska - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation... 34.62 inches Annual Snowfall... 25.9 inches
Departure from Normal... +5.47 inches Departure from Normal... -0.4 inches
Record Annual Precipitation... 40.39 inches in 1993 Record Annual Snowfall... 75.0 inches - 1940
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007... 2.75 inches - April 24th Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007... 7.5 inches - January 20th
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 10 days  # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 9 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 20 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 11 days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 83 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 20 days


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Greeley, Nebraska - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... .60.7 degrees - 33rd warmest Departure from Normal...  -0.5 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature... 66.2 - 1963
Annual Minimum Temp... 36.4 degrees - 15th warmest Departure from Normal...  +2.0 degrees Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 39.5 - 1908
Annual Average Temp... 48.6 degrees - 26th warmest Departure from Normal...  +0.8 degrees Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 52.4 - 1963
Hottest Day... 95 degrees - August 21st * # Days 100 degrees or warmer 2007... 0 days # Days 90 degrees or warmer 2007... 25 days
Coldest Day... -21 degrees - January 17th # Days 32 degrees or colder 2007... 146 days # Days 0 degrees or colder 2007... 20 days

 

Greeley, Nebraska - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation...  39.13 inches - 2nd wettest Annual Snowfall... 38.0 inches - 5th snowiest
Departure from Normal... +13.10 inches Departure from Normal... +17.2 inches
Record Annual Precipitation... 42.14 inches - 1993 Record Annual Snowfall... 74.3 - 1909
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007...  3.22 inches - May 30th   Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007...  6.5 inches - January 21st
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 12 days  # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 12 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 27 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 14 days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 89 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 14 days


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Superior, Nebraska - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... 64.5 degrees - 26th warmest Departure from Normal... -0.7 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature... 68.0 - 2006
Annual Minimum Temp... 39.3 degrees - 36th warmest Departure from Normal... -1.5 degrees Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 44.1 - 1998
Annual Average Temp... 51.9 degrees - 31st warmest Departure from Normal... -1.3 degrees Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 55.3 - 1921
Hottest Day... 102 degrees - August 14th/August 13th # Days 100 degrees or warmer 2007... 5 days # Days 90 degrees or warmer 2007... 41 days
Coldest Day... -11 degrees - January 16th # Days 32 degrees or colder 2007... 140 days # Days 0 degrees or colder 2007...  10 days

 

Superior, Nebraska - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation...  30.82 inches - 26th wettest Annual Snowfall... 22.0 inches - 50th snowiest
Departure from Normal... +2.76 inches Departure from Normal... -4.9 inches
Record Annual Precipitation...  48.76 inches - 1973 Record Annual Snowfall... 58.0 - 1912
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007... 2.00 inches - June 13th   Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007... 5.1 inches - February 12th
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 8 days  # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 7 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 21 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 11days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 95 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 22 days


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Holdrege, Nebraska - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... 62.2 degrees - 52nd warmest Departure from Normal... +0.7 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature... 70.5 - 1934
Annual Minimum Temp... 39.2 degrees - 35th warmest Departure from Normal... +1.6 degrees Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 42.8 - 1941
Annual Average Temp... 50.7degrees -  38th warmest Departure from Normal... +1.1degrees Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 55.9 - 1938
Hottest Day... 98 degrees - August 14th # Days 100 degrees or warmer 2007... 0 days # Days 90 degrees or warmer 2007... 30 days
Coldest Day...   -7 degrees - February 16th # Days 32 degrees or colder 2007... 121 days # Days 0 degrees or colder 2007...  9 days

Holdrege, Nebraska - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation... 35.95 inches - 8th wettest Annual Snowfall... 19.0 inches 
Departure from Normal... +9.94 inches Departure from Normal...  -9.8 inches
Record Annual Precipitation...  46.39 inches - 1993 Record Annual Snowfall... 57.2 - 1944
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007... 3.73 inches - July 28th Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007...  6.0 inches - January 20th
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 11 days  # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 7 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 22 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 7 days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 67 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 9 days


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Smith Center, Kansas - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... 64.3 degrees - 42nd warmest Departure from Normal... -1.6 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature... 69.6 - 1956
Annual Minimum Temp... 40.7 degrees - 63rd warmest Departure from Normal... -1.0  degrees Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 44.7 - 1998
Annual Average Temp... 52.5 degrees - 67th warmest Departure from Normal... -1.3 degrees Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 56.3 - 1999
Hottest Day... 101 degrees - August 20th and other days # Days 100 degrees or warmer 2007... 5 days # Days 90 degrees or warmer 2007... 51 days
Coldest Day... -6 degrees - February 16th # Days 32 degrees or colder 2007... 132 days # Days 0 degrees or colder 2007... 8 days

 

Smith Center, Kansas - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation... 34.38 inches - 5th wettest Annual Snowfall... 29.2 inches 
Departure from Normal... +9.73 inches Departure from Normal...  +11.4 inches
Record Annual Precipitation...  40.30 inches - 1993 Record Annual Snowfall... 57.0 - 1952
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007... 2.77 inches - August 1st Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007...  5.5 inches - January 20th
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 8 days  # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 9 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 22 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 12 days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 95 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 19 days


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Plainville, Kansas - 2007 Temperature

Annual Maximum Temp... 65.5 degrees - 21st warmest Departure from Normal... +0.5 degrees Warmest Annual Average Maximum Temperature... 71.8 - 1934
Annual Minimum Temp... 42.1 degrees - 7th warmest Departure from Normal... +2.7 degrees Warmest Annual Average Minimum Temperature... 44.2 - 1934
Annual Average Temp... 53.8 degrees - 10th warmest Departure from Normal... +1.6 degrees Warmest Annual Average Temperature... 58.0 - 1934
Hottest Day... 107 degrees - August 20th # Days 100 degrees or warmer 2007... 13 days # Days 90 degrees or warmer 2007... 56 days
Coldest Day... -4 degrees - February 16th and other days # Days 32 degrees or colder 2007... 119 days # Days 0 degrees or colder 2007... 5 days

Plainville, Kansas - 2007 Precipitation

Annual Precipitation... 29.38 inches - 18th wettest Annual Snowfall... 27.3 inches 
Departure from Normal... +4.67 inches Departure from Normal...  +3.8 inches
Record Annual Precipitation...  45.01 inches - 1993 Record Annual Snowfall... 68.3 - 1960
Greatest Daily Rainfall 2007... 1.63 inches - August 28th Greatest Daily Snowfall 2007... 8.0 inches - December 14th
# Days 1.00 inches or more precipitation 2007... 8 days  # Days 1.0 inches or more snowfall 2007... 8 days
# Days 0.50 inches or more precipitation 2007... 26 days # Days 0.5 inches or more snowfall 2007... 9 days
# Days 0.01 inches or more precipitation 2007... 69 days # Days 0.1 inches or more snowfall 2007... 11 days

 

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This story composed by the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.


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