Nov. 6, 2013 - Jan. 30, 2014: 3rd-Driest Stretch on Record At Grand Island

...SNOW ON JAN. 31, 2014, ENDED THE 3RD-DRIEST NOV 6-JAN 30 STRETCH
ON RECORD AT GRAND ISLAND NEBRASKA...

ON FRIDAY JAN. 31, 2014...GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT MEASURED 0.17
INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION...WHICH FELL IN THE FORM OF 2.0
INCHES OF SNOW. THIS WAS THE HIGHEST CALENDAR-DAY PRECIPITATION
TOTAL AT GRAND ISLAND IN NEARLY 3 MONTHS
...SINCE A SOAKING RAIN OF
0.90 INCHES WAY BACK ON NOV. 5, 2013.

DURING THE 86-DAY STRETCH BETWEEN NOV. 6, 2013 AND JAN. 30, 2014,
GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT ONLY TOTALED 0.33 INCHES OF LIQUID
EQUIVALENT. BASED ON 119 YEARS OF RECORDS DATING TO 1895...THIS
WAS A TOP-5 DRIEST STRETCH BETWEEN THESE PARTICULAR DATES...WHICH
REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT CHUNK OF THE LATE FALL AND EARLY WINTER
SEASONS. IT HAD BEEN 33 YEARS SINCE THIS TIME FRAME HAD BEEN DRIER
IN GRAND ISLAND.

- THE TOP-5 DRIEST NOV 6-JAN 30 (86 DAYS) PERIODS ON RECORD AT
GRAND ISLAND:

1) 0.18 INCHES  1907-1908
2) 0.30 INCHES  1980-1981
3) 0.33 INCHES  2013-2014
4) 0.36 INCHES  1938-1939
5) 0.40 INCHES  1903-1904



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