North Platte and Valentine
Monthly Climate Summary
  October 2013

 
OCTOBER 2013
TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE
PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR NORTH PLATTE
PRECIPITATION WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL FOR VALENTINE
FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER 
WAS 47.6 DEGREES AND WAS 1.5 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 49.1
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER IN NORTH
PLATTE WAS 61.1 DEGREES...AND WAS 3.4 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF
64.5 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS
34.1 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 33.6
DEGREES. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF
OCTOBER IN NORTH PLATTE.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS
45.8 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.7 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 48.5
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 57.2 DEGREES...AND
WAS 5.8 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 63.0 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 34.4 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 33.9 DEGREES. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET FOR THE
MONTH OF OCTOBER IN VALENTINE. ON THE 5TH...THE DAILY MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 37 DEGREES. THIS MARK WAS A NEW RECORD LOW
MAXIMUM FOR THE 5TH OF OCTOBER. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 40 SET IN
1891.

PRECIPITATION AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE TOTALED 1.66
INCHES...AND WAS 0.11 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1.55 INCHES. ONE
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IN NORTH
PLATTE. ON THE 14TH...1.21 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED AT
LEE BIRD FIELD...BREAKING THE RECORD OF 1.08 INCHES SET PREVIOUSLY
IN 1928. NO SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IN NORTH
PLATTE.

PRECIPITATION AT MILLER FIELD IN VALENTINE TOTALED 3.21 INCHES FOR
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER...WHICH WAS 1.96 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
1.25 INCHES. OCTOBER 2013 WILL GO DOWN AS THE SIXTH WETTEST ON
RECORD FOR VALENTINE. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR THE
MONTH IN VALENTINE. ON THE THIRD...1.30 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL
AT MILLER FIELD...BREAKING THE RECORD OF 1.10 INCHES SET PREVIOUSLY
IN 1929. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 1.0 INCHES...AND WAS 0.5
INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.5 INCHES. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS
TIED AND ONE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. ON THE 4TH...A TRACE
OF SNOW FELL AT MILLER FIELD...WHICH OCCURRED IN 2012. ON THE
5TH...1.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL...BREAKING THE RECORD OF A TRACE SET
PREVIOUSLY IN 1991 AND 1925.

NORTH PLATTE SUMMARY VALENTINE SUMMARY
| OCT 13 | NORM | DIFF | | OCT 13 | NORM | DIFF |
AVG TEMP | 47.6 | 49.1 | -1.5 | | 45.8 | 48.5 | -2.7 |
AVG HIGH | 61.1 | 64.5 | -3.4 | | 57.2 | 63.0 | -5.8 |
AVG LOW | 34.1 | 33.6 | +0.5 | | 34.4 | 33.9 | +0.5 |
PRECIP | 1.66 | 1.55 | +0.11 | | 3.21 | 1.25 | +1.96 |
SNOW | 0.0 | 2.1 | -2.1 | | 1.0 | 1.5 | -0.5 |

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

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

PRECIPITATION DEPARTURE
MONTH LBF VTN LBF VTN

NOVEMBER 2012 0.05 0.47 -0.59 -0.18
DECEMBER 2012 0.37 0.29 -0.04 -0.08

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

TOTALS 21.52 23.16 +1.29 +3.14
 

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

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by Matt Masek
November 1, 2013
 

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