PumpkinFace HALLOWEEN DAY CLIMATOLOGY
FOR NORTH PLATTE
PumpkinFace

Halloween in western and north central Nebraska can be TRICKy or a TREAT. A wide range of weather has been recorded since records began in 1874 at North Platte. Below are some fun facts about the Halloween Days of the past.

HALLOWEEN DAY IN NORTH PLATTE
PERIOD OF RECORD 140 YEARS: 1874-2013

TEMPERATURE DATA

Highest 82 degrees (1950)
Lowest 11 degrees (1923)
Lowest Maximum 22 degrees (2002)
Highest Minimum 53 degrees (2 times)
(1886 & 1933)
Average High 57.5 degrees
Average Low 29.1 degrees
30 year Normal High 58 degrees
30 year Normal Low 28 degrees
Average Temperature Range 28.4 degrees
Largest Range
between High and Low
51 degrees
High 75, Low 24 (2011)
Smallest Range
between High and Low
5 degrees (6 times)
High 41, Low 36 (1892)
High 31, Low 26 (1951)
High 44, Low 39 (1992)
High 37, Low 32 (1995)
High 34, Low 29 (1996)
High 22, Low 17 (2002)

High Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s
2 10 21 42 42 20 3
1.4% 7.1% 15.0% 30.0% 30.0% 14.3% 2.1%

Low Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

10s 20s 30s 40s 50s
18 55 54 10 3
12.9% 39.3% 38.6% 7.1% 2.1%

PRECIPITATION DATA

Maximum Precipitation 1.23 inches (1987)
Maximum Snowfall 3.4 inches (1912)
Number of Times Precipitation 32 Occurrences or 22.9%
Number of Times
Measurable Precipitation
(more than a Trace)
16 Occurrences or 11.4%
Number of Times Snowfall 12 Occurrences or 8.6%
Number of Times
Measurable Snowfall
(more than a Trace)
5 Occurrences or 3.6%
Number of Times No Precipitation 108 Occurrences or 77.1%
Most Snow on Ground
at Observation Time
6 inches (2009)

SNOW DEPTH INFORMATION IN NORTH PLATTE
PERIOD OF RECORD 140 YEARS: 1874-2013
(snow depth rounded to nearest whole inch or trace if 0.4 inches or less)

Number of Years - 1 inch or
more snow on ground (140 years)
8 Years (5.7%)
Number of Years - 1 inch or
more snow on ground
(last 25 years)
3 Years (12.0%)
Number of Years - 1 inch or
more snow on ground
(last 10 years)
1 Years (10%)
2009 - 6 inches
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (140 years)
13 Years (9.3%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 25 years)
3 Years (12.0%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 10 years)
1 Year (10%)
Consecutive Years 1 inch or
more snow on ground
1 Year (8 times)
Consecutive Years without
1 inch or more snow on ground
46 Years (1874-1919)
Current Streak
Consecutive Years
without
1 inch or more snow on ground
4 Years

1 Inch or More Snow Depth Occurrences by Decade
*incomplete decade

1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
0* 0 0 0 0 2
1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
0 0 1 1 1 0
1990s 2000s 2010s
1 2 0*

DAILY WEATHER SUMMARIES PAST 5 HALLOWEEN DAYS

Date High Low Precip Snow Snow Depth Remarks
2008 73 30 0.00 0.0 0  Sunny
2009 52 31 0.00 0.0 6  Sunny
2010 57 32 T 0.0 0  Mostly cloudy, early morning sprinkles
2011 75 24 0.00 0.0 0  Sunny
2012 75 27 0.00 0.0 0  Sunny
2013 59 24 0.00 0.0 0  Early morning fog, partly cloudy,
 windy (peak gust 41 mph)

YEAR BY YEAR WEATHER FOR PAST HALLOWEEN DAYS
CLICK ON GRAPH FOR LARGER IMAGE

Temperatures - High & Low with Averages

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snowdepth

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  Page composition by
Matthew Masek
  Updated 2014
 


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