PumpkinFace HALLOWEEN DAY CLIMATOLOGY
FOR VALENTINE
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 1889 at Valentine. Below are some fun facts about the Halloween Days of the past.

HALLOWEEN DAY IN VALENTINE
PERIOD OF RECORD 124 YEARS: 1889-2012

TEMPERATURE DATA

Highest 85 degrees (1990)
Lowest -1 degrees (1991)
Lowest Maximum 20 degrees (2002)
Highest Minimum 54 degrees (1933)
Average High 55.5 degrees
Average Low 28.3 degrees
30 year Normal High 56 degrees
30 year Normal Low 28 degrees
Average Temperature Range 27.2 degrees
Largest Range
between High and Low
51 degrees
High 74, Low 23 (2011)
Smallest Range
between High and Low
4 degrees (2 times)
High 36, Low 32 (1889)
High 33, Low 29 (1995)

High Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s
3 14 22 33 33 17 2
2.4% 11.3% 17.7% 26.6% 26.6% 13.7% 1.6%

Low Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

-0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s
1 4 13 45 50 10 1
0.8% 3.2% 10.5% 36.3% 40.3% 8.1% 0.8%

PRECIPITATION DATA

Maximum Precipitation 0.59 inches (1920)
Maximum Snowfall 6.5 inches (1920)
Number of Times Precipitation 34 Occurrences or 27.4%
Number of Times
Measurable Precipitation
(more than a Trace)
23 Occurrences or 18.5%
Number of Times Snowfall 19 Occurrences or 15.3%
Number of Times
Measurable Snowfall
(more than a Trace)
10 Occurrences or 8.1%
Number of Times No Precipitation 90 Occurrences or 72.6%
Most Snow on Ground
at Observation Time
7 inches (1929)

SNOW DEPTH INFORMATION IN VALENTINE
PERIOD OF RECORD 113 YEARS: 1900-2012
(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 (113 years)
12 Years (10.6%)
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)
0 Year (0%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (113 years)
15 Years (13.3%)
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)
0 Year (0.0%)
Consecutive Years 1 inch or
more snow on ground
2 Years (2 times)
(1928 - 1929)
(1971 - 1972)
Consecutive Years without
1 inch or more snow on ground
20 Years (1900-1919)
Current Streak
Consecutive Years
without
1 inch or more snow on ground
10 Years

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

1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
0 0 4 0 1 1
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1 2 0 2 1 0*

DAILY WEATHER SUMMARIES PAST 5 HALLOWEEN DAYS

Date High Low Precip Snow Snow Depth Remarks
2008 68 29 0.00 0.0 0  Mostly sunny
2009 66 32 0.00 0.0 0  Mostly sunny, breezy (peak gust
 28 mph)
2010 56 36 0.05 0.0 0  Mostly cloudy, morning showers
2011 74 23 0.00 0.0 0  Sunny
2012 74 33 0.00 0.0 0  Sunny

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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Holiday Climate Studies for North Platte and Valentine

  Page composition by
Matthew Masek
Updated 2013
 


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