Record High Temperatures Monday, June 6

A record breaking heat surge developed across all of the southern and central United States on Monday.  The combination of a large subtropical ridge over the central United States and an intense intermountain west trough resulted in strong southerly winds over Nebraska.  This south flow helped move a very warm air mass, initially over the Gulf of Mexico and southern plains, as far north as the northern plains.  Imperial tied its record high temperature of 100 degrees which was originally set in 1933.  Valentine broke its old record of 100 which was originally set in 1987.  Below is a list of the afternoon maximum temperatures from official surface weather observation sites across western and central Nebraska.

Afternoon High Temperatures 

Valentine (Record High)


Imperial (Tied Record High)


North Platte








Broken Bow





3 PM Surface Map

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Jason Ahsenmacher

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