North Platte and Valentine
Monthly Climate Summary
  April 2014

APRIL 2014
WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR NORTH PLATTE
WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL FOR VALENTINE
APRIL WAS FAIRLY ACTIVE WITH SEVERAL DAYS RECORDING  
PRECIPITATION...HOWEVER MOST OF THE STORMS DID NOT PRODUCE
SIGNIFICANT MOISTURE...AT LEAST UNTIL THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE
MONTH. A STRONG STORM SYSTEM DID PRODUCE SOME MUCH NEED MOISTURE
TO THE AREA...HOWEVER MANY LOCATIONS DID NOT RECEIVE ENOUGH
PRECIPITATION TO MAKE UP FOR THE DEFICIT CREATE THROUGH MOST OF
THE MONTH. THE EXCEPTION WAS ACROSS NORTHERN NEBRASKA...INCLUDING
THE VALENTINE AREA WHICH RECORDED OVER 2.50 INCHES OVER THE THREE
DAY EVENT.

FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL
WAS 48.0 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 47.6
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 63.2 DEGREES
WHICH WAS 1.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 62.2 DEGREES. THE
AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 32.8 DEGREES
WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 33.0 DEGREES. ONE
TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET AT NORTH PLATTE. ON APRIL 15 A RECORD
LOW OF 17 DEGREES WAS SET...BREAKING THE 1911 RECORD OF 18
DEGREES.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS
47.2 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 46.7
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 61.6
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 60.3 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 32.9 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 0.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 33.0 DEGREES. NO TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE SET THIS MONTH IN VALENTINE.

AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE...PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL
TOTALED 0.64 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.63 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF
2.27 INCHES. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE
MONTH AT NORTH PLATTE. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 1.1
INCHES...WHICH WAS 2.1 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.2 INCHES. NO
DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH AT NORTH PLATTE.
SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON HAS REACHED 29.8 INCHES...WHICH IS NOW 1.3
INCHES ABOVE THE YEARLY NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 27.8 INCHES.

AT VALENTINE MILLER FIELD...PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL TOTALED 3.05
INCHES WHICH WAS 0.83 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 2.22 INCHES. ON
APRIL 27...A TOTAL OF 2.12 INCHES OF RAINFALL WAS
RECORDED...SHATTERING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.19 INCHES SET IN 2002.
THIS WAS ALSO ONLY 0.05 INCHES BELOW THE ALL TIME DAILY RECORD FOR
APRIL. THE ALL TIME DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD IS 2.17
INCHES...SET ON APRIL 30TH 1949. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED
3.3 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.3 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.6 INCHES.
NO SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH AT VALENTINE.
SEASONAL SNOWFALL AT VALENTINE IS UP TO 34.8 INCHES...WHICH IS 1.5
INCHES ABOVE THE YEARLY NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 33.3 INCHES.

NORTH PLATTE SUMMARY VALENTINE SUMMARY
| APR 14 | NORM | DIFF | | APR 14 | NORM | DIFF |
AVG TEMP | 48.0 | 47.6 | +0.4 | | 47.2 | 46.7 | +0.5 |
AVG HIGH | 63.2 | 62.2 | +1.0 | | 61.6 | 60.3 | +1.3 |
AVG LOW | 32.8 | 33.0 | -0.2 | | 32.9 | 33.0 | -0.1 |
PRECIP | 0.64 | 2.27 | -1.63 | | 3.05 | 2.22 | +0.83 |
SNOW | 1.1 | 3.2 | -2.1 | | 3.3 | 4.6 | -1.3 |

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

PRECIPITATION DEPARTURE
LBF VTN LBF VTN
MONTH
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 1.55 +3.76 -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

JANUARY 2014 0.32 0.04 -0.02 -0.22
FEBRUARY 2014 0.73 0.62 +0.23 +0.14
MARCH 2014 0.79 0.49 -0.26 -0.58
APRIL 2014 0.64 3.05 -1.63 +0.83

TOTALS 21.21 23.17 +0.98 +3.15
 

April Temperature Summary for North Platte (Click to zoom)
North Platte Observed April 2014 Temperatures Summary
Compared to Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
April Temperature Summary for Valentine (Click to zoom)
Valentine Observed April 2014 Temperatures Summary
Compared to Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
April Precipitation Summary for North Platte (Click to zoom)
North Platte Observed April 2014 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2013
April Precipitation Summary for Valentine (Click to zoom)
Valentine Observed April 2014 Precipitation Summary
Compared to Normal, 2013

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by Matt Masek
May 1, 2014
 

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