North Platte and Valentine
Monthly Climate Summary
  July 2012

 
JULY 2012
MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
OCCURRED DURING JULY AT NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE
FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS
80.4 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 6.1 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 74.3
DEGREES. THIS RANKS FIFTH ALL TIME FOR THE WARMEST JULY ON RECORD.
THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 98.0 DEGREES AND WAS A
WHOPPING 9.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 88.2 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
HIGH OF 98.0 DEGREES FOR THE MONTH...RANKS FIRST ALL TIME ECLIPSING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 97.7 DEGREES SET IN 1934. THE AVERAGE DAILY
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 62.7 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 60.4 DEGREES. FOUR DAILY RECORD HIGHS WERE BROKEN OR TIED
DURING THE MONTH OF JULY IN NORTH PLATTE AND ARE SUMMARIZED BELOW:

DATE NEW OR TIED RECORD PREVIOUS RECORD (YEAR)

4 106* 106 (1936)
21 106 105 (1934)
22 108 106 (1936)
23 104* 104 (2005)

* DENOTES TIED RECORD

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 82.6
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 8.1 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 74.5 DEGREES.
THIS RANKS AS THE SECOND WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR VALENTINE. THE
AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 99.4 DEGREES WHICH
WAS A STAGGERING 10.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 88.7 DEGREES. THE
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99.4 DEGREES FOR THE MONTH RANKS FIRST
ALL TIME AS THE WARMEST ON RECORD...ECLIPSING THE RECORD OF 98.2
DEGREES SET BACK IN 1936. THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 65.7 DEGREES AND WAS 5.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 60.4.
TWO RECORD HIGHS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH AT MILLER
FIELD AND ARE SUMMARIZED BELOW:

DATE NEW OR TIED RECORD PREVIOUS RECORD (YEAR)

21 110 109 (1934)
23 109* 109 (1964)

* DENOTES TIED RECORD

PRECIPITATION FOR JULY AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE TOTALED
0.69 INCHES WHICH WAS 2.38 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.07
INCHES...MAKING JULY 2012 THE FOURTEENTH DRIEST ON RECORD. NO DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH OF JULY AT NORTH
PLATTE. MAY...JUNE AND JULY ARE TYPICALLY THE THREE WETTEST MONTHS
OF THE YEAR IN NORTH PLATTE...WITH AROUND HALF OF THE ANNUAL
PRECIPITATION FALLING DURING THESE THREE MONTHS. IN 2012 A TOTAL OF
2.30 INCHES WAS RECORDED IN THE THREE MONTH PERIOD...WHICH WAS 7.47
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE DRIEST CONSECUTIVE MAY...JUNE
AND JULY ON RECORD...AHEAD OF 1890...WHICH RECORDED 3.35 INCHES.

VALENTINE PRECIPITATION TOTALED 0.08 INCHES FOR JULY WHICH WAS 3.13
INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.21 INCHES. JULY 2012 WILL GO DOWN AS
THE SECOND DRIEST ON RECORD FOR VALENTINE. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH OF JULY IN VALENTINE. MAY...JUNE AND
JULY ARE TYPICALLY THE THREE WETTEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR IN
VALENTINE...WITH AROUND HALF OF THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION FALLING
DURING THESE THREE MONTHS. IN 2012...A TOTAL OF 2.49 INCHES WAS
RECORDED IN THE THREE MONTH PERIOD...WHICH WAS 7.41 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE DRIEST CONSECUTIVE MAY...JUNE AND JULY ON
RECORD...AHEAD OF 1911...WHICH RECORDED 3.04 INCHES.

OTHER NOTABLE PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET
ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA DURING THE MONTH OF JULY.

AT BROKEN BOW...0.39 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...WHICH
WAS 2.56 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.95 INCHES. FOR BROKEN
BOW...THE MAY...JUNE AND JULY TOTAL WAS ONLY 1.22 INCHES...EASILY
BECOMING THE DRIEST MAY...JUNE AND JULY ON RECORD AT BROKEN
BOW...BREAKING THE RECORD OF 2.61 INCHES SET PREVIOUSLY IN 1934.

AT IMPERIAL...TWO DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE TIED FOR THE
MONTH OF JULY. ON THE FOURTH...THE HIGH WAS 106 DEGREES WHICH TIED
THE RECORD SET IN 1978...1937 AND 1936. ON THE TWENTY SECOND...THE
HIGH IN IMPERIAL WAS 106 DEGREES...TYING THE RECORD SET IN 1937 AND
1936. PRECIPITATION FOR JULY TOTALED 2.31 INCHES IN IMPERIAL...WHICH
WAS 0.58 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.89 INCHES. FOR IMPERIAL...THE
MAY...JUNE AND JULY TOTAL WAS 4.06 INCHES...WHICH WAS 4.97 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 9.03 INCHES. IN 2012...THE MAY...JUNE...AND JULY
PERIOD WAS THE FOURTH DRIEST ON RECORD IN IMPERIAL.

NORTH PLATTE SUMMARY VALENTINE SUMMARY
| JUN 12 | NORM | DIFF | | JUN 12 | NORM | DIFF |
AVG TEMP | 80.4 | 74.3 | 6.1 | | 82.6 | 74.5 | 8.1 |
AVG HIGH | 98.0 | 88.2 | 9.8 | | 99.4 | 88.7 | 10.7 |
AVG LOW | 62.7 | 60.4 | 2.3 | | 65.7 | 60.4 | 5.3 |
PRECIP | 0.69 | 3.07 | -2.38 | | 0.08 | 3.21 | -3.13 |

THE LATEST 30 DAY OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER FOR
AUGUST CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

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

PRECIPITATION DEPARTURE
MONTH LBF VTN LBF VTN

AUGUST 2011 1.99 3.12 -0.30 0.94
SEPTEMBER 2011 0.98 1.09 -0.43 -0.55
OCTOBER 2011 2.17 1.71 0.62 0.46
NOVEMBER 2011 0.13 0.44 -0.51 -0.21
DECEMBER 2011 0.32 0.20 -0.09 -0.17

JANUARY 2012 0.12 0.19 -0.22 -0.07
FEBRUARY 2012 1.23 2.27 0.73 1.79
MARCH 2012 0.82 0.31 -0.23 -0.76
APRIL 2012 3.68 2.99 1.41 0.77
MAY 2012 0.74 0.69 -2.54 -2.44
JUNE 2012 0.87 1.72 -2.55 -1.84
JULY 2012 0.69 0.08 -2.38 -3.13

TOTALS 13.74 14.81 -6.49 -5.21

July Temperature Summary for North Platte (Click to zoom)
North Platte Observed July 2012 Temperatures Summary
Compared to Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
July Temperature Summary for Valentine (Click to zoom)
Valentine Observed July 2012 Temperatures Summary
Compared to Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
July Precipitation Summary for North Platte (Click to zoom)
North Platte Observed July 2012 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2011 and the driest on record (1901)
July Precipitation Summary for Valentine (Click to zoom)
Valentine Observed July 2012 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2011 and the driest (1936)
May, June, & July Precipitation Summary for North Platte (Click to zoom)
North Platte Observed May, June, & July 2012 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2011 & the Driest (2012)
May, June, & July Precipitation Summary for Valentine (Click to zoom)
Valentine Observed May, June, & July 2012 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2011 and Driest (2012)
May, June, & July Precipitation Summary for Broken Bow (Click to zoom)
Broken Bow Observed May, June, & July 2012 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2011 and Driest (2012)
May, June, & July Precipitation Summary for Imperial (Click to zoom)
Imperial Observed May, June, & July 2012 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2011 and Driest (2012)

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by Matt Masek & Chris Buttler
August 1, 2012
 

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