North Platte Independence Day Climatology

Independence Day occurs on the Fourth of July every year, often celebrated by many people gathering to watch firework displays. Weather plays a big part to the enjoyment of a firework display, in dry conditions the fireworks could start fires and in rainy conditions the fireworks will not work. The National Weather Service in North Platte, as for many years, will be monitoring the weather and advising Western and North Central Nebraska the potential dangers of firework displays. Fireworks have been around for centuries but the first Weather observations to be taken on the Fourth of July at North Platte was in 1875. This study compares the weather reported on July 4 over recorded history.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IN NORTH PLATTE
PERIOD OF RECORD 138 YEARS: 1875-2012

TEMPERATURE DATA

Highest 106 degrees (2012, 1936)
Lowest 39 degrees (1997)
Lowest Maximum 63 degrees (1967)
Highest Minimum 77 degrees (1936)
Average High 87.2 degrees
Average Low 60.8 degrees
30 Year Normal High 88 degrees
30 Year Normal Low 59 degrees
Average Temperature Range 26.4 degrees
Largest Range
between High and Low
41 degrees
High 92, Low 51 (1973)
Smallest Range
between High and Low
12 degrees
High 79, Low 67 (1979)

High Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

60s 70s 80s 90s 100s
2 21 60 48 7
1.4% 15.2% 43.5% 34.8% 5.1%

Low Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

30s 40s 50s 60s 70s
1 8 47 71 11
0.7% 5.8% 34.1% 51.4% 8.0%

PRECIPITATION DATA

Maximum Precipitation 1.71 inches (1944)
Number of Times Precipitation 58 Occurrences or 42.0%
Number of Times
Measurable Precipitation
(more than a Trace)
38 Occurrences or 27.5%
Number of Times No Precipitation 80 Occurrences or 58.0%

DAILY WEATHER SUMMARIES PAST 5 INDEPENDENCE DAYS

Date High Low Precip Remarks
2008 87 54 0.00  Sunny
2009 79 56 0.00  Partly sunny, early morning fog
2010 77 63 0.04  Cloudy, early morning thundershowers
2011 91 66 0.00  Mostly sunny, morning fog
2012 106 71 0.10  Mostly sunny, evening thunderstorms

 

YEAR BY YEAR WEATHER FOR PAST INDEPENDENCE DAYS
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Temperatures - High & Low with Averages

Precipitation

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  Page composition by
Matthew Masek
Updated 2013
 


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