Extreme Heat Across Western & North Central Nebraska
July 6th, 2012

...MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES SOAR ACROSS WESTERN & NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...  
 
WITH A COLD FRONT STALLING SOMEWHAT ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN THROUGH  
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...TEMPERATURES AT MANY LOCATIONS SOARED  
WELL ABOVE THE CENTURY MARK. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WAS  
CENTERED ACROSS IOWA AND ILLINOIS BY FRIDAY EVENING...WITH A  
WESTWARD EXTENSION THROUGH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
COMPOUNDING THE PROBLEMS WITH THE HOT TEMPERATURES WERE RELATIVELY  
HIGH DEW POINT TEMPERATURES...WHICH CREATED HEAT INDEX VALUES AS  
HIGH AS 120 DEGREES IN BREWSTER...AT 5OO PM CDT. WELLFLEET  
REPORTED A HEAT INDEX VALUE OF 110 DEGREES AT 600 PM CDT...WITH A  
TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES AND A DEW POINT TEMPERATURE OF 67 DEGREES.  
 
BELOW IS A LISTING OF THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURES REPORTED ACROSS OUR  
REGION FROM A MYRIAD OF SOURCES:  

 
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...LOCATION... ...TIME... ...MAX...
 
 
1 SE BREWSTER (BLAINE NE) (NEDOR) 431 PM JUL 6 109 F  
ONEILL AIRPORT (HOLT NE) (AWOS) 415 PM JUL 6 106 F  
1 SE WELLFLEET (LINCOLN NE) (NEDOR) 343 PM JUL 6 106 F  
3 NNW PAXTON (KEITH NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 6 105 F  
BRULE (KEITH NE) (3278 FT)(MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 6 105 F  
CHAMBERS (HOLT NE) (2130 FT)(APRSWXNET) 510 PM JUL 6 105 F  
9 NW CAMBRIDGE (FRONTIER NE) (AWS) 520 PM JUL 6 104 F  
2 WNW MAXWELL (LINCOLN NE) (MESOWEST) 400 PM JUL 6 103 F  
HALSEY (THOMAS NE) (2703 FT)(COOP) 623 PM JUL 6 103 F  
THEDFORD AIRPORT (THOMAS NE) (AWOS) 335 PM JUL 6 102 F  
BRADY (LINCOLN NE) (2648 FT)(MESOWEST) 400 PM JUL 6 102 F  
BRADY (LINCOLN NE) (2648 FT)(APRSWXNET) 444 PM JUL 6 101 F  
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT (LINCOLN NE) 306 PM JUL 6 102 F  
14 N JOHNSTOWN (BROWN NE) (MOCOMAGNET) 300 PM JUL 6 100 F  
AINSWORTH AIRPORT (BROWN NE) (AWOS) 355 PM JUL 6 99 F  
OGALLALA (KEITH NE) (APRSWXNET) 523 PM JUL 6 99 F  
BROKEN BOW AIRPORT (CUSTER NE) (ASOS) 359 PM JUL 6 99 F  
3 E OGALLALA (KEITH NE) (MESOWEST) 600 PM JUL 6 98 F  
DUNNING (BLAINE NE) (2613 FT)(NEDOR) 620 PM JUL 6 98 F  
9 WSW CALLAWAY (CUSTER NE) (AWS) 400 PM JUL 6 98 F  
OGALLALA AIRPORT (KEITH NE) (AWOS) 335 PM JUL 6 98 F  
IMPERIAL AIRPORT (CHASE NE) (ASOS) 319 PM JUL 6 99 F  
6 S SPRINGVIEW (KEYA PAHA NE) 1257 PM JUL 6 97 F  
13 SSE THEDFORD (THOMAS NE) (NEDOR) 449 PM JUL 6 96 F  
1 S SUTHERLAND (LINCOLN NE) (NEDOR) 640 PM JUL 6 96 F  
3 E JOHNSTOWN (BROWN NE) (2601 FT)(MAP) 300 PM JUL 6 96 F  
2 E NEWPORT (ROCK NE) (2210 FT)(NEDOR) 241 PM JUL 6 96 F  
4 SW BIG SPRINGS (DEUEL NE) (AWS) 545 PM JUL 6 96 F  
VALENTINE AIRPORT (CHERRY NE) (ASOS) 224 PM JUL 6 95 F  
3 E BIG SPRINGS (KEITH NE) (MESOWEST) 600 PM JUL 6 95 F  
6 ESE OSHKOSH (GARDEN NE) (MESOWEST) 600 PM JUL 6 95 F  
3 NNE KINGSLEY DAM (KEITH NE) 500 PM JUL 6 94 F  
12 W BIG SPRINGS (DEUEL NE) (NEDOR) 521 PM JUL 6 93 F  
VALENTINE AIRPORT (CHERRY NE) (ASOS) 152 PM JUL 6 93 F  
7 NE BROWNLEE (CHERRY NE) (NEDOR) 417 PM JUL 6 93 F  
2 SE LEWELLEN (GARDEN NE) (NEDOR) 320 PM JUL 6 93 F  
7 S CHAMPION (CHASE NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 6 92 F  
2 E OGALLALA (KEITH NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 6 91 F  
12 SSW OSHKOSH (GARDEN NE) (NEDOR) 510 PM JUL 6 91 F  
CRESCENT LAKE NWR (GARDEN NE) (RAWS) 558 PM JUL 6 90 F  
8 ESE LISCO (GARDEN NE) (MESOWEST) 600 PM JUL 6 90 F  
7 SE CHAPPELL (DEUEL NE) (MESOWEST) 600 PM JUL 6 89 F  
4 WNW CHAPPELL (DEUEL NE) (MESOWEST) 400 PM JUL 6 89 F  
29 S MERRIMAN (CHERRY NE) (NEDOR) 229 PM JUL 6 87 F  
ELLSWORTH (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 400 PM JUL 6 87 F  
6 W LEMOYNE (KEITH NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 6 85 F  
1 WNW RUSHVILLE (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 411 PM JUL 6 82 F  
6 E GORDON (CHERRY NE) (3651 FT)(NEDOR) 221 PM JUL 6 81 F  
GORDON (SHERIDAN NE) (3583 FT)(AWS) 1229 PM JUL 6 81 F  
3 S WHITECLAY (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 523 PM JUL 6 80 F  

 
OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING  
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
 
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.  
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Steve Carmel

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