Cold Mid May Temperatures

TEMPERATURES DROPPED TO AT OR BELOW FREEZING AT MANY LOCATIONS  
ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL NEBRASKA OVERNIGHT. TEMPERATURES  
ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA WERE NOT QUITE AS COLD DUE TO MORE  
CLOUDS. MOST OF THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OCCURRED BETWEEN 100 AM  
CDT AND 300 AM CDT ACROSS WESTERN NEBRASKA, BEFORE SOME LOW AND  
MID CLOUDS MOVED ACROSS THE REGION BEFORE SUNRISE.  
 
TO GIVE SOME PERSPECTIVE ON HOW COLD IT ACTUALLY WAS - HERE ARE SOME  
OF THE NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURES FOR SELECTED AIRPORT LOCATIONS IN  
OUR AREA:  
 
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LOCATION NORMAL MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR MAY 13TH  
 
BROKEN BOW AIRPORT (ASOS) 43 DEGREES  
IMPERIAL AIRPORT (ASOS) 45 DEGREES  
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT (ASOS) 44 DEGREES  
VALENTINE AIRPORT (AS0S) 43 DEGREES  
 
LOCATION RECORD MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR MAY 13TH  
 
BROKEN BOW AIRPORT 22 DEGREES IN 1964  
IMPERIAL AIRPORT 27 DEGREES IN 1953  
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT 24 DEGREES IN 1953  
VALENTINE AIRPORT 25 DEGREES (1966 AND 1943)  
 
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BELOW IS A TABLE FROM A MYRIAD OF OBSERVATION SITES. THESE SITES  
INCLUDE AUTOMATED SENSOR SITES FROM AIRPORT LOCATIONS...UNION  
PACIFIC RAILROAD SENSORS...A CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK SITE...AND  
OBSERVATIONS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COOPERATIVE WEATHER  
OBSERVERS ACROSS OUR REGION:  
 
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LOCATION MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON MAY 12TH  
 
AINSWORTH AIRPORT (AWOS) 36 DEGREES  
BROKEN BOW AIRPORT (ASOS) 37 DEGREES  
IMPERIAL AIRPORT (ASOS) 32 DEGREES  
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT (ASOS) 29 DEGREES  
OGALLALA AIRPORT (AWOS) 29 DEGREES  
O'NEILL AIRPORT (AWOS) 38 DEGREES  
THEDFORD AIRPORT (AWOS) 33 DEGREES  
VALENTINE AIRPORT (ASOS) 35 DEGREES  
 
CRESCENT LAKE WILDLIFE REFUGE (RESN1) 31 DEGREES  
COUMBE BLUFF (UP358) 27 DEGREES  
OSHKOSH EAST (UP385) 26 DEGREES  
BELMAR (UP402) 30 DEGREES  
LODGEPOLE (UP219) 32 DEGREES  
CHAPPELL (UP469) 23 DEGREES  
BIG SPRINGS (UP196) 31 DEGREES  
BRULE (UP108) 30 DEGREES  
OGALLALA CW3400 (CWOP) 30 DEGREES  
PAXTON (UP239) 27 DEGREES  
KEITH (UP101) 32 DEGREES  
BRADY (UP099) 33 DEGREES  
WHITMAN (CRN) 32 DEGREES  
VALENTINE WILDLIFE REFUGE (VRFN1) 33 DEGREES  
SPRINGVIEW (CWOP) 38 DEGREES  
 
BUTTE (COOP) 39 DEGREES  
CALLAWAY 8WSW (COOP) 36 DEGREES  
CHAMBERS (COOP) 37 DEGREES  
CURTIS 3NNE (COOP) 39 DEGREES  
ENDERS DAM (COOP) 31 DEGREES  
ERICSON 6WNW (COOP) 36 DEGREES  
EUSTIS 2NW (COOP) 35 DEGREES  
HAYES CENTER (COOP) 30 DEGREES  
HYANNIS 6N (COOP) 32 DEGREES  
IMPERIAL (COOP) 28 DEGREES  
KILGORE 1NE (COOP) 33 DEGREES  
KINGSLEY DAM (COOP) 34 DEGREES  
MADRID (COOP) 31 DEGREES  
RED WILLOW DAM (COOP) 34 DEGREES  
MULLEN (COOP) 31 DEGREES  
MEDICINE CREEK DAM (COOP) 34 DEGREES  
O'NEILL (COOP) 37 DEGREES  
STAPLETON 5W (COOP) 32 DEGREES  
 
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ASOS - AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM  
AWOS - AVIATION WEATHER SYSTEM  
COOP - NWS COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVER  
CRN - CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK  
CWOP - CITIZEN WEATHER OBSERVER PROGRAM  
UPR - UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Infrared Satellite Image at 400 AM CDT May 12th
(4 AM CDT Infrared Satellite Image - note more extensive clouds in eastern Nebraska) 

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Steve Carmel

 


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