North Platte and Valentine
Monthly Climate Summary
  December 2013

 
DECEMBER 2013
COOLER THAN NORMAL FOR BOTH NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE
PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR VALENTINE
PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR NORTH PLATTE
FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER
WAS 23.8 DEGREES AND WAS 1.6 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 25.4
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER IN NORTH
PLATTE WAS 39.1 DEGREES...AND WAS RIGHT AT THE NORMAL OF 39.1
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.5
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 3.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 11.6 DEGREES.
ONE RECORD HIGH WAS SET DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AT NORTH
PLATTE. ON THE 18TH OF THE MONTH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE HIT 68
DEGREES...BREAKING THE RECORD OF 66 DEGREES SET PREVIOUSLY IN 1988
AND 1979.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER WAS
18.5 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 5.3 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 23.8
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 30.8 DEGREES...AND
WAS 5.8 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 36.6 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 6.1 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 4.9 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 11.0 DEGREES. FOUR DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET
DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER IN VALENTINE AND ARE SUMMARIZED BELOW.

DATE NEW RECORD OLD RECORD/YEAR(S)

5 -16 * -14/2005 1972
6 -26 * -23/1972
6 -1 & 2/1909
7 -25 * -19/1917

* DENOTES A NEW RECORD LOW FOR THAT DATE
& DENOTES A NEW RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THAT DATE

DECEMBER PRECIPITATION AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE TOTALED
0.16 INCHES...AND WAS 0.25 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.41 INCHES.
NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
FOR NORTH PLATTE. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 3.6 INCHES AND WAS
1.2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.8 INCHES. NO DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS
WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AT NORTH PLATTE.

PRECIPITATION AT MILLER FIELD IN VALENTINE TOTALED 0.71 INCHES FOR
THE MONTH OF DECEMBER...WHICH WAS 0.34 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
0.37 INCHES. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH IN
VALENTINE. ON THE THIRD...0.48 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL AT
MILLER FIELD...BREAKING THE RECORD OF 0.38 INCHES SET PREVIOUSLY IN
1953. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 12.2 INCHES...AND WAS 8.4
INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.8 INCHES. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS
SET DURING THE MONTH AT VALENTINE. THE THIRD...8.0 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL AT MILLER FIELD...BREAKING THE RECORD OF 3.8 INCHES SET
PREVIOUSLY IN 1953 AND 1928.

NORTH PLATTE SUMMARY VALENTINE SUMMARY
| DEC 13 | NORM | DIFF | | DEC 13 | NORM | DIFF |
AVG TEMP | 23.8 | 25.4 | -1.6 | | 18.5 | 23.8 | -5.3 |
AVG HIGH | 39.1 | 39.1 | 0.0 | | 30.8 | 36.6 | -5.8 |
AVG LOW | 8.5 | 11.6 | -3.1 | | 6.1 | 11.0 | -4.9 |
PRECIP | 0.16 | 0.41 | -0.25 | | 0.71 | 0.37 | +0.34 |
SNOW | 3.6 | 4.6 | -1.0 | | 12.8 | 5.1 | +7.1 |

THE LATEST 30 DAY OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER FOR
JANUARY CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER BOYD AND
NORTHEASTERN HOLT COUNTIES. ELSEWHERE...THERE ARE EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. AS FOR
PRECIPITATION...THE FORECAST FOR JANUARY IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

...NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR 2013...

PRECIPITATION DEPARTURE
MONTH LBF VTN LBF VTN

JANUARY 2013 0.24 0.25 -0.10 -0.01
FEBRUARY 2013 1.04 0.98 +0.54 +0.50
MARCH 2013 0.49 1.57 -0.56 +0.50
APRIL 2013 1.27 1.86 -1.00 -0.36
MAY 2013 3.12 4.74 -0.16 +1.61
JUNE 2013 1.95 2.45 -1.47 -1.11
JULY 2013 2.74 3.78 -0.33 +0.57
AUGUST 2013 3.51 2.01 +1.22 -0.17
SEPTEMBER 2013 5.08 1.41 +3.67 -0.09
OCTOBER 2013 1.66 3.21 +0.11 +1.96
NOVEMBER 2013 0.51 0.52 -0.13 -0.13
DECEMBER 2013 0.16 0.71 -0.25 +0.34

TOTALS 21.77 23.63 +1.54 +3.61
 

December Temperature Summary for North Platte (Click to zoom)
North Platte Observed December 2013 Temperatures Summary
Compared to Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
December Temperature Summary for Valentine (Click to zoom)
Valentine Observed December 2013 Temperatures Summary
Compared to Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
December Precipitation Summary for North Platte (Click to zoom)
North Platte Observed December 2013 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2012
December Precipitation Summary for Valentine (Click to zoom)
Valentine Observed December 2013 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2012

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by Chris Buttler & Matt Masek
January 2, 2013
 

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