North Platte and Valentine
Monthly Climate Summary
May 2010

 
MAY 2010
ENDED COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL
FOR NORTH PLATTE ANDVALENTINE
THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF MAY...DUE TO AN ACTIVE PATTERN WITH
NUMEROUS COLD FRONTS CROSSING THE STATE...RESULTED IN BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES NEARLY EVERYDAY ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA. THESE COLD FRONTS RESULTED IN SEVERAL DAYS DURING THE
FIRST 2 WEEKS SEEING TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW THE FREEZING MARK. THE
COLD FRONTS ALSO BROUGHT MANY CLOUDY DAYS...HOWEVER THE RAINFALL
ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLOUDS WAS USUALLY LIGHT. THE PATTERN
TRANSITIONED SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE LAST WEEK AS WARM AIR SURGED
NORTH ACROSS THE PLAINS. THE PROGRESSIVE PATTERN WITH NUMEROUS
SYSTEMS MOVING ACROSS THE REGION CONTINUED...BRINGING THE FIRST AND
SEVERAL SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAKS...HOWEVER STORM MOVEMENT WAS
GENERALLY FAST RESULTING IN ONLY LOCALIZED SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION.

FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 68.5
DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.5 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 72.0 DEGREES. THE
AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 41.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.3 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 44.5 DEGREES. THE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS
54.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.5 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 58.3 DEGREES.
TWO DAILY RECORDS WERE REACHED DURING THE MONTH IN NORTH PLATTE. ON
THE TWENTY SECOND A LOW OF 64 DEGREES WAS RECORDED...WHICH SET A NEW
RECORD FOR HIGHEST DAILY MINIMUM. THIS BROKE THE RECORD OF 61
DEGREES SET 4 TIMES...1966...1954...1927 AND 1879. ON MAY 28...THE
LOW WAS 65 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE RECORD FOR HIGHEST DAILY MINIMUM
SET IN 1937. THE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 54.8 DEGREES RANKS AS THE
17TH COOLEST MAY ON RECORD. THE COOLEST MAY ON RECORD WAS 1967 WITH
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 51.9 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 41.2 DEGREES RANKED AS THE 8TH COOLEST...SHY OF 1907
WHICH WAS 38.7 DEGREES.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 68.1 DEGREES
WHICH WAS 3.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 71.2 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 43.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.4 DEGREES BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 43.7 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS
55.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.8 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 55.7 DEGREES.
ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET DURING MAY 2010. ON THE TWENTY
SECOND A HIGH OF 95 DEGREES WAS REACHED...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF
92 DEGREES SET IN 2006 AND 1967.

PRECIPITATION FOR MAY TOTALED 2.28 INCHES AT LEE BIRD FIELD. THIS
TOTAL WAS 1.06 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.34 INCHES. NO
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH.

MAY PRECIPITATION FOR VALENTINE MILLER FIELD TOTALED 1.98 INCHES AND
WAS 1.22 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.20 INCHES. NO PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH.

NORTH PLATTE SUMMARY VALENTINE SUMMARY
| MAY 10 | NORM | DIFF | | MAY 10 | NORM | DIFF |
AVG TEMP | 54.8 | 58.3 | -3.5 | | 55.7 | 57.5 | -1.8 |
AVG HIGH | 68.5 | 72.0 | -3.5 | | 68.1 | 71.2 | -3.1 |
AVG LOW | 41.2 | 44.5 | -3.3 | | 43.3 | 43.7 | -0.4 |
PRECIP | 2.28 | 3.34 | -1.06 | | 1.98 | 3.20 | -1.22 |

...NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE PRECIPITATION FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS...

PRECIPITATION DEPARTURE
LBF VTN LBF VTN
MONTH

JUNE 2009 3.06 3.93 -0.11 0.92
JULY 2009 5.01 5.13 1.84 1.76
AUGUST 2009 2.34 3.47 0.19 1.27
SEPTEMBER 2009 1.17 0.57 -0.15 -1.04
OCTOBER 2009 4.29 1.72 3.05 0.50
NOVEMBER 2009 0.08 0.05 -0.68 -0.67
DECEMBER 2009 0.67 0.37 0.27 0.04

JANUARY 2010 0.15 0.27 -0.24 -0.03
FEBRUARY 2010 0.84 0.35 0.33 -0.13
MARCH 2010 2.26 1.20 1.02 0.09
APRIL 2010 2.97 3.11 1.00 1.14
MAY 2010 2.28 1.98 -1.06 -1.22

TOTALS 25.12 22.15 5.46 2.63


North Platte Observed May 2010 Temperatures Summary
Compared to Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures

Valentine Observed May 2010 Temperatures Summary
Compared to Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures

North Platte Observed May 2010 Precipation Summary Compared to Normal

Valentine Observed May 2010 Precipitation Summary Compared to Normal

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by Matthew Masek
June 1, 2010
 

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