A typical Spring day in early March in the Tri-Cities of Grand Island... Hastings and Kearney has an average daily high temperature of 44 degrees…with a morning low temperature of around 23 degrees.  By mid-April...we have warmed into the lower 60s for the average daily high…and the upper 30s for the low.  In late May…the average daily high reaches into the upper 70s…with an average daily low in the middle 50s. 

 

The threat of freezing temperatures continues through late April…with the average date of the last freeze ranging from April 22nd at Hastings…to May 1st at Kearney.  

 

We see an average 1 to 2 days in March with one inch of snow or more…and there is less than a 1-day average occurrence for and inch of snow or more in April.  Average monthly precipitation doubles from March to May. 

  

    Spring Season…March…April….May  (30-Year Averages 1971-2000)

 

  Grand Island Hastings Kearney
  March Average Max. Temperature 49.5 50.3 49.3
  March Average Min. Temperature 27.0 27.9 24.6
  March Average Temperature 38.3 39.1 37.0
  March Average Rainfall 2.04 2.08 2.05
  March Average Snowfall 6.9 5.5 4.2
       
  April Average Max. Temperature 61.9 62.6 61.0
  April Average Min. Temperature 37.8 38.5 35.4
  April Average Temperature 49.9 50.6 48.2
  April Average Rainfall 2.61 2.87 2.43
  April Average Snowfall 1.4 1.4 1.9
       
  May Average Max. Temperature 71.9 72.9 70.5
  May Average Min. Temperature 49.3 50.0 47.9
  May Average Temperature 60.6 61.5 59.2
  May Average Rainfall 4.07 4.59 4.12
  May Average Snowfall Trace None None
       
  Spring Season - Average Max. 61.1 61.9 60.2
  Spring Season - Average Min. 38.0 38.8 35.9
  Spring Season - Average Temp 49.6 50.4 48.2
  Spring Season - Average Rainfall 8.72 9.54 8.60
  Spring Season - Average Snowfall 8.3 6.9 6.1

 

   Spring Temperature and Precipitation Extremes for March…April…May

 

  Hottest Day Coldest Day Wettest Day Snowiest Day
Grand Island 104 - 5/29/1934 -21 - 3/4/1960 6.50 - 5/11/2005 17.8 - 3/20/2006
Hastings 105 - 5/29/1934 -15 - 3/11/1998 4.50 - 5/14/1905 17.4 - 3/20/2006
Kearney 103 - 5/29/1934 -21 - 3/3/1960 4.88 - 5/14/1905 16.0 - 3/16/1917

 

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