As we ring in 2011, here is a look at some New Year's Day climatology for the area...

The most detailed and reviewed records are for Grand Island, Nebraska. Data for Grand Island dates back to 1895.   Toward the bottom of the page is New Year's Day record information for eleven other locations in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Of interest is that 1974 was the record coldest New Year's Day for most locations.  In fact, Greeley, Nebraska dropped down to minus 25 degrees on January 1, 1974. One of the snowier New Year's Day was in 1948, while many of the warmest starts to the New Year occurred in either 1939 or 1997.

  

 

New Year's Day Climatology for Grand Island, Nebraska

Normal High 

Normal Low  All-Time Record High All-Time Record Low All-Time Record Precipitation All-Time Record Snowfall All Time Greatest Snow Depth
32 degrees 12 degrees 64 degrees in 1939 -23 degrees in 1974 0.52" in 1992 5.4" in 1948 16" in 1969

 

 

"Top 3" New Year's Day Records for Grand Island, Nebraska
Top 3 Warmest  Temperatures Top 3 Coldest 
Temperatures
         Top 3           Wettest
  Top 3      Snowiest   

Top 3 Greatest Snow Depth

( at 6 am )

1.  64 degrees in 1939
2.  61 degrees in 1997 and 1964
3. 
60 degrees in 2004
1. -23 degrees in 1974
2.
-14 degrees in 1928, 1924 and 1912
3.
-12 degrees in 1979
1.  0.52" in 1992
2. 
0.50" in 1960
3. 
0.35" in 1911
1.  5.4" in 1948
2. 
4.2" in 1960
3. 
3.5" in 1953

1.   16" in 1969
2.   15" in 1974
3.   12" in 1984


  

New Year's Day Climate Information for Several Cities and Towns
 City/Town Normal High Temperature (1971-2000) All-Time Record High Temperature

Normal Low Temperature (1971-2000)

All-Time Record Low Temperature All-Time Wettest
All-Time Snowiest

Greatest Snow Depth

 Hastings  33 degrees
 63 degrees in 1997
 14 degrees
 -19 degrees in 1974
0.65" in 1948
7.0" in 1948
18" in 1969
 Kearney  34 degrees
 63 degrees in 1939
 12 degrees
 -14 degrees in 1974
0.69" in 1992
3.0" in 1995 and 1948
22" in 1974
Beaver City  41 degrees
 69 degrees in 1997 and 1939
 13 degrees
 -20 degrees in 1974
0.87" in 1948
4.0" in 1948 14" in 1942
Gothenburg  37 degrees
 65 degrees in 1943
 13 degrees
 -23 degrees in 1924
0.74" in 1976
6.5" in 1976
11" in 1974
 Greeley  33 degrees
 61 degrees in 1964
 8 degrees
 -25 degrees in 1974
1.20" in 1911 12.0" in 1911
12" in 1911 (measured at 6:30 pm)
 Hebron  34 degrees
 64 degrees in 1939
 13 degrees
 -19 degrees in 1974
0.40" in 1992, 1925 and 1907
5.0" in 1948
10" in 1984
 Holdrege  34 degrees
 64 degrees in 1939
 13 degrees
 -15 degrees in 1974
0.75" in 1992
6.0" in 1960
17" in 1984
 Superior  37 degrees
 61 degrees in 1997
 16 degrees
 -15 degrees in 1974
0.76" in 1992
5.0" in 1948
13" in 1969
 Beloit  38 degrees
 61 degrees in 1918
 17 degrees
 -13 degrees in 1974
0.33" in 1948
5.0" in 1948
11" in 1967
Plainville  38 degrees
 70 degrees in 1939
 15 degrees
 -9 degrees in 1928 and 1924
0.72" in 1992
3.0" in 1942
8" in 1967
Smith Center  37 degrees
 62 degrees in 1997
 16 degrees
 -14 degrees in 1974
0.77" in 1992
2.0" in 1995
10" in 1984





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This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.

 


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