Searing Heat, Low Humidity's & Gusty Winds
July 15th, 2012 Data Report


TO PUT SUNDAY JULY 15TH INTO SOME TYPE OF PERSPECTIVE - IT WAS HOT  
BUT NOT RECORD BREAKING. IN VALENTINE THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE REACHED  
105 DEGREES...BUT THE RECORD OF 110 DEGREES SET IN 1934 WAS NEVER  
IN REAL JEOPARDY. AT THE NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT THE TEMPERATURE REACHED  
A SCORCHING 103 DEGREES...TEN DEGREES BENEATH THE DAILY RECORD OF 113  
DEGREES ESTABLISHED IN 1925. IN IMPERIAL THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE  
ON SUNDAY WAS 102 DEGREES...11 DEGREES BEHIND THE RECORD DAILY  
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 113 DEGREES SET IN 1925. BROKEN BOW ONLY  
MANAGED TO MAKE IT TO 99 DEGREES ON THE 15TH OF JULY...BUT THE  
RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 109 DEGREES ON THIS DATE IN 1934.  
 
THE ALL TIME STATE RECORD MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR JULY IS 118 DEGREES  
SHARED BY THREE SITES:  
 
GENEVA - JULY 15TH 1934  
HARTINGTON - JULY 17TH 1936  
MINDEN - JULY 24 1936  
 
IN ADDITION TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES WHICH WERE EXPERIENCED ON SUNDAY...  
GUSTY SOUTH WINDS HELPED LOWER RELATIVE HUMIDITY'S TO VERY LOW VALUES.  
AT MAJOR AIRPORT LOCATIONS THESE HUMIDITY'S DROPPED AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT  
AT OGALLALA AND VALENTINE...DIPPING TO 16 PERCENT IN AINSWORTH...17 PERCENT  
AT IMPERIAL AND THEDFORD...20 PERCENT AT THE NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT...AND  
23 PERCENT AT BROKEN BOW.  
 
PEAK WINDS GUSTED AS HIGH AS 41 MPH AT THE VALENTINE AIRPORT...39 MPH IN  
BROKEN BOW...AND 37 MPH NEAR BROWNLEE AND AT THE THEDFORD AIRPORT. THE PEAK  
WIND SPEEDS WILL BE SUMMARIZED BELOW THE TEMPERATURE DATA.  
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...LOCATION... ...TIME... ...MAX  
 
1 SE BREWSTER (BLAINE NE) (NEDOR) 502 PM JUL 15 106 F  
14 N JOHNSTOWN (BROWN NE) (MOCOMAGNET) 350 PM JUL 15 105 F  
VALENTINE AIRPORT (CHERRY NE) (ASOS) 352 PM JUL 15 105 F  
BRULE (KEITH NE) (3278 FT)(MESOWEST) 600 PM JUL 15 105 F  
1 SE WELLFLEET (LINCOLN NE) (NEDOR) 454 PM JUL 15 105 F  
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT (LINCOLN NE) 309 PM JUL 15 103 F  
6 S SPRINGVIEW (KEYA PAHA NE) 422 PM JUL 15 103 F  
AINSWORTH AIRPORT (BROWN NE) (AWOS) 515 PM JUL 15 102 F  
OGALLALA AIRPORT (KEITH NE) (AWOS) 455 PM JUL 15 102 F  
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT (LINCOLN NE) 309 PM JUL 15 103 F  
IMPERIAL AIRPORT (CHASE NE) (ASOS) 341 PM JUL 15 102 F  
8 ESE LISCO (GARDEN NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 15 102 F  
3 NNW PAXTON (KEITH NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 15 102 F  
3 S WHITECLAY (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 344 PM JUL 15 102 F  
9 NW CAMBRIDGE (FRONTIER NE) (AWS) 425 PM JUL 15 102 F  
ONEILL AIRPORT (HOLT NE) (AWOS) 435 PM JUL 15 101 F  
THEDFORD AIRPORT (THOMAS NE) (AWOS) 415 PM JUL 15 101 F  
VALENTINE NWR (CHERRY NE) (RAWS) 414 PM JUL 15 101 F  
2 WNW MAXWELL (LINCOLN NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 15 101 F  
BRADY (LINCOLN NE) (2648 FT)(MESOWEST) 600 PM JUL 15 101 F  
GORDON (SHERIDAN NE) (3583 FT)(AWS) 324 PM JUL 15 101 F  
BRADY (LINCOLN NE) (2648 FT)(APRSWXNET) 420 PM JUL 15 100 F  
3 E OGALLALA (KEITH NE) (MESOWEST) 400 PM JUL 15 100 F  
6 ESE OSHKOSH (GARDEN NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 15 100 F  
CHAMBERS (HOLT NE) (2130 FT)(APRSWXNET) 155 PM JUL 15 100 F  
OGALLALA (KEITH NE) (APRSWXNET) 518 PM JUL 15 100 F  
12 W BIG SPRINGS (DEUEL NE) (NEDOR) 511 PM JUL 15 99 F  
2 SW PAXTON (KEITH NE) (3082 FT)(AWS) 425 PM JUL 15 99 F  
HALSEY (THOMAS NE) (2703 FT)(COOP) 523 PM JUL 15 99 F  
CRESCENT LAKE NWR (GARDEN NE) (RAWS) 258 PM JUL 15 98 F  
3 E BIG SPRINGS (KEITH NE) (MESOWEST) 500 PM JUL 15 98 F  
3 NNE KINGSLEY DAM (KEITH NE) 500 PM JUL 15 98 F  
BROKEN BOW AIRPORT (CUSTER NE) (ASOS) 327 PM JUL 15 99 F  
1 WNW RUSHVILLE (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 536 PM JUL 15 97 F  
6 E GORDON (CHERRY NE) (3651 FT)(NEDOR) 342 PM JUL 15 97 F  
4 SW BIG SPRINGS (DEUEL NE) (AWS) 455 PM JUL 15 97 F  
12 SSW OSHKOSH (GARDEN NE) (NEDOR) 631 PM JUL 15 96 F  
1 S SUTHERLAND (LINCOLN NE) (NEDOR) 511 PM JUL 15 96 F  
29 S MERRIMAN (CHERRY NE) (NEDOR) 329 PM JUL 15 96 F  
7 NE BROWNLEE (CHERRY NE) (NEDOR) 558 PM JUL 15 96 F  
2 SE LEWELLEN (GARDEN NE) (NEDOR) 440 PM JUL 15 96 F  
ELLSWORTH (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 500 PM JUL 15 96 F  
2 E NEWPORT (ROCK NE) (2210 FT)(NEDOR) 352 PM JUL 15 96 F  
DUNNING (BLAINE NE) (2613 FT)(NEDOR) 451 PM JUL 15 96 F  
13 SSE THEDFORD (THOMAS NE) (NEDOR) 528 PM JUL 15 95 F  
9 WSW CALLAWAY (CUSTER NE) (AWS) 510 PM JUL 15 95 F  
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...HIGHEST WINDS IN THE PAST 12 HOURS  
   
...LOCATION... ...TIME... ...WIND  
 
VALENTINE AIRPORT (CHERRY NE) (ASOS) 308 PM JUL 15 41 MPH  
BROKEN BOW AIRPORT (CUSTER NE) (ASOS) 325 PM JUL 15 39 MPH  
THEDFORD AIRPORT (THOMAS NE) (AWOS) 155 PM JUL 15 37 MPH  
7 NE BROWNLEE (CHERRY NE) (NEDOR) 548 PM JUL 15 37 MPH  
13 SSE THEDFORD (THOMAS NE) (NEDOR) 358 PM JUL 15 36 MPH  
AINSWORTH AIRPORT (BROWN NE) (AWOS) 215 PM JUL 15 35 MPH  
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT (LINCOLN NE) 240 PM JUL 15 35 MPH  
VALENTINE NWR (CHERRY NE) (RAWS) 214 PM JUL 15 34 MPH  
IMPERIAL AIRPORT (CHASE NE) (ASOS) 1248 PM JUL 15 32 MPH  
1 S SUTHERLAND (LINCOLN NE) (NEDOR) 341 PM JUL 15 32 MPH  
29 S MERRIMAN (CHERRY NE) (NEDOR) 129 PM JUL 15 32 MPH  
2 E NEWPORT (ROCK NE) (2210 FT)(NEDOR) 642 PM JUL 15 32 MPH  
1 SE BREWSTER (BLAINE NE) (NEDOR) 302 PM JUL 15 32 MPH  
1 SE WELLFLEET (LINCOLN NE) (NEDOR) 254 PM JUL 15 30 MPH  
6 S SPRINGVIEW (KEYA PAHA NE) 222 PM JUL 15 30 MPH  
OGALLALA AIRPORT (KEITH NE) (AWOS) 235 PM JUL 15 29 MPH  
DUNNING (BLAINE NE) (2613 FT)(NEDOR) 721 PM JUL 15 29 MPH  
12 W BIG SPRINGS (DEUEL NE) (NEDOR) 141 PM JUL 15 28 MPH  
ONEILL AIRPORT (HOLT NE) (AWOS) 735 PM JUL 15 28 MPH  
1 WNW RUSHVILLE (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 336 PM JUL 15 27 MPH  
14 N JOHNSTOWN (BROWN NE) (MOCOMAGNET) 1235 PM JUL 15 26 MPH  
3 S WHITECLAY (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 514 PM JUL 15 26 MPH  
2 SE LEWELLEN (GARDEN NE) (NEDOR) 121 PM JUL 15 26 MPH  
ELLSWORTH (SHERIDAN NE) (NEDOR) 210 PM JUL 15 26 MPH  
12 SSW OSHKOSH (GARDEN NE) (NEDOR) 701 PM JUL 15 25 MPH
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Steve Carmel


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