First Day of Spring

 

Spring (Vernal Equinox) officially begins at 1157 am CDT (1057 am MDT) on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (1657z, March 20).

The vernal equinox occurs when the sun is directly overhead of the equator. Yearly variation can cause the first day of Spring to begin on either March 19 or 20. Western and North Central Nebraska can experience a wide range of weather during the spring time. Below are the records for the first day of Spring for North Platte and Valentine.
 
North Platte Records
Record March 19 March 20
High 86/2004 83/1997
Low -6/1965 -4/1912,1876
Lowest Max 20/1906 13/1913
Highest Min 43/2012 47/1918
Precip 0.91/1964 1.14/1912
Snow 7.4/1888 8.5/1912

 

Valentine Records
Record March 19 March 20
High 85/2004 83/1997
Low -11/1965 -9/1913,1912
Lowest Max 15/1892 6/1913
Highest Min 48/2012 45/1916
Precip 0.64/1942 0.76/1912
Snow 10.0/2006 7.6/1912

 

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Matthew Masek
 

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