Jan. 2014 Climate Summaries/Extremes For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord



Grand Island:
   11 days featured a high temperature at least 15° warmer/colder than the previous day

Hastings:          12 days featured a high temperature at least 15° warmer/colder than the previous day

Grand Island   Hastings   Kearney   Ord

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...JAN. 2014 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

2 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN JANUARY 2014
JAN. 12: RECORD WARM MIN TEMP OF 35 (PREVIOUS 34 IN 1935, 1899)
JAN. 19: RECORD HIGH TEMP OF 68 (PREVIOUS 62 IN 1997)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      38.5 DEGREES (2.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      12.7 DEGREES (1.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     25.6 DEGREES (0.5 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      68 DEGREES ON THE 19TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       12 DEGREES ON THE 6TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         -9 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       36 DEGREES ON THE 25TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   58.0 DEGREES FROM THE 19TH-20TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   50.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   37.0 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     12.5 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-6TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     26.9 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      4.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   15.4 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN JAN. 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.32 INCHES  (0.21 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:          4.5 INCHES  (2.0 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 4

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.17 INCHES ON THE 31ST
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:      0.18 INCHES FROM THE 30TH-31ST

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       2.0 INCHES ON THE 31ST
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL:            2.1 INCHES FROM THE 30TH-31ST

DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:               1 INCH ON THE 2ND, 3RD, 9TH, 31ST


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

FEB  2013          0.97     +0.29
MAR  2013         1.64     -0.16
APR  2013          3.83     +1.30
MAY  2013         6.77     +2.36
JUN  2013          1.63     -2.67
JUL  2013          1.39      -2.01
AUG  2013         3.02     -0.10
SEP  2013         2.38      +0.15
OCT  2013         4.05     +2.19
NOV  2013         0.97     -0.20
DEC  2013         0.11     -0.52
JAN  2014          0.32     -0.21

12-MTH TOTAL  27.08    +0.42



...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 65 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 20TH
(5 DAYS DURING THE MONTH GUSTED TO AT LEAST 53 MPH FROM THE NORTH OR
NORTHWEST...ALL ASSOCIATED WITH STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS PASSING
TO THE EAST)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.95 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.38 ON THE 30TH


...JANUARY 2014 NARRATIVE FOR CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

JANUARY 2014 WAS THE 3RD-CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION...BUT WILL LIKELY BE MOST-REMEMBERED FOR FIVE VERY
WINDY DAYS...AND ALSO FOR BEING THE 2ND-CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH A
NOTABLE TEMPERATURE "ROLLER COASTER".

STARTING WITH LIQUID PRECIPITATION EQUIVALENT...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF
0.32 INCHES AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT FELL 0.21 INCHES
SHORT OF THE JANUARY NORMAL OF 0.53 INCHES. HOWEVER...IT WOULD HAVE
BEEN A MUCH-DRIER MONTH IF NOT FOR A WEATHER SYSTEM AT THE VERY END
THAT BROUGHT 0.18
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF 2.1 INCHES
OF SNOW FROM THE 30TH-31ST. THE MAJORITY OF THIS PRECIPITATION/SNOW
FELL ON THE 31ST (0.17 INCHES/2.0 INCHES). REMARKABLY...THE 0.17
INCHES ON THE 31ST WAS THE HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY
PRECIPITATION TOTAL
IN NEARLY 3 MONTHS...SINCE A SOAKING RAIN OF 0.90 INCHES WAY BACK ON
NOV. 5, 2013. DURING THE 86 DAYS THAT PASSED BETWEEN NOV. 5, 2013
AND JAN. 30, 2014...GRAND ISLAND ONLY TOTALED 0.33 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. BASED ON 119 YEARS OF RECORDS DATING TO 1895...THIS
RANKED AS THE 3RD-DRIEST STRETCH BETWEEN THESE PARTICULAR
DATES...AND THE DRIEST SINCE 1980-1981. IN OTHER WORDS...IT WAS A
NOTABLY DRY LATE FALL/EARLY WINTER SEASON ACROSS THE AREA.
THE
JANUARY SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 4.5 INCHES WAS 2.0 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL...AND ONLY 4 DAYS DURING THE MONTH FEATURED MORE THAN A TRACE
OF SNOW ON THE GROUND AT 6 AM. THROUGH JANUARY 31ST...SEASON-TO-DATE
SNOWFALL ONLY STOOD AT 6.9 INCHES...WHICH WAS 8.9 INCHES BEHIND THE
30-YEAR NORMAL OF 15.8 INCHES. DESPITE THE PREDOMINANTLY DRY WEATHER
PATTERN OVER THE PAST 3 MONTHS...THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR CONTINUED
TO MAINTAIN CATEGORY D0 "ABNORMALLY DRY" CONDITIONS ACROSS HALL
COUNTY...WHICH IS ONE CATEGORY BETTER THAN D1 MODERATE DROUGHT.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...MUCH LIKE IN DECEMBER 2013...JANUARY 2014
CONTINUED A SIGNIFICANT "ROLLER COASTER" TREND...AS 11 DAYS SPORTED
A HIGH TEMPERATURE AT LEAST 15 DEGREES WARMER/COLDER THAN THE
PREVIOUS DAY. THE MOST DRAMATIC EXAMPLE OCCURRED BETWEEN THE
26TH-27TH AS A SHARP COLD FRONT DROPPED DAILY HIGHS FROM 57 TO 16
DEGREES...A 41-DEGREE PLUNGE.
OVERALL...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE
RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 25.6
DEGREES...ONLY 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. DAILY HIGHS
WERE THE PRIMARY DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY
MEAN...AVERAGING 2.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. OF THE 31 JANUARY
DAYS...18 FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 11
CONSECUTIVE DAYS BETWEEN THE 10TH-20TH. MEANWHILE...12 DAYS HAD A
BELOW NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 6 OF THE FIRST 9 DAYS.
BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO WEEK-LONG CHUNKS...THE OVERALL-COLDEST
WEEK OCCURRED RIGHT AWAY FROM THE 1ST-7TH...DURING WHICH 4 OF THE
FIRST 6 DAYS CLIMBED NO HIGHER THAN 17 DEGREES...INCLUDING THE
OVERALL-COLDEST DAY ON THE 6TH WITH A HIGH OF 12 AND A LOW OF -9. IN
CONTRAST...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK PER AVERAGE DAILY HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS CENTERED FROM THE 13TH-19TH...DURING WHICH EACH DAY
REACHED AT LEAST 43 DEGREES...AND CAPPED BY A DAILY RECORD-SETTING
68 ON THE 19TH. THEREAFTER...THE FINAL ONE-THIRD OF THE MONTH
BROUGHT SEVERAL UP-AND-DOWN TEMPERATURE SWINGS.

LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST...IT WAS A NOTABLY WINDY MONTH ACROSS
THE AREA AS 5 DAYS FEATURED PEAK GUSTS OF AT LEAST 53 MPH FROM THE
NORTH OR NORTHWEST...ALONG WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF AT LEAST
41 MPH. THESE WIND EVENTS WERE HIGHLIGHTED BY VERY SIGNIFICANT PEAK
GUSTS OF 65 MPH ON THE 20TH AND 64 MPH ON THE 16TH...AND A PEAK
SUSTAINED SPEED OF 53 MPH ON THE 16TH. REMARKABLY...4 OF THESE 5
VERY WINDY DAYS OCCURRED EVERY-OTHER-DAY DURING AN 8-DAY STRETCH
STARTING ON THE 14TH AND LASTING THROUGH THE 20TH.
THE FIFTH AND
FINAL WINDY DAY ARRIVED ON THE 26TH. EACH OF THESE WIND EVENTS WERE
ASSOCIATED WITH STRONG "CLIPPER" LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS PASSING BY TO
THE EAST...NONE OF WHICH BROUGHT MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION TO GRAND
ISLAND. AS A RESULT...THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF LACKING SNOW
COVER...DRY VEGETATION AND STRONG WINDS SPARKED SEVERAL LOCALIZED
WILDFIRES WITHIN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA DURING THE MONTH.




 
...JAN. 2014 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT...

(NOTE: TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT HASTINGS ARE BASED ON NWS COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER REPORTS (HASTINGS 4N) BETWEEN 1907 AND JUNE 1996...WITH
RECORDS SINCE JULY 1996 FROM THE AUTOMATED SENSOR AT HASTINGS
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT HASTINGS ARE BASED ON
NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS (HASTINGS 4N) BETWEEN 1895 AND
MARCH 1998...WITH RECORDS SINCE APRIL 1998 FROM THE AUTOMATED
AIRPORT SENSOR.)


...TEMPERATURES

2 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN JANUARY 2014:
JAN. 12: RECORD WARM MIN OF 35 (PREVIOUS 34 IN 1986, 1958, 1935)
JAN. 19: RECORD HIGH TEMP OF 67 (PREVIOUS 62 IN 1921)


AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      39.0 DEGREES (3.0 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      12.8 DEGREES (3.2 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     25.9 DEGREES (0.1 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      67 DEGREES ON THE 19TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        16 DEGREES ON THE 6TH, 27TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         -6 DEGREES ON THE 5TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       38 DEGREES ON THE 25TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     58.5 DEGREES FROM THE 19TH-20TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     49.9 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   36.1 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     16.5 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-6TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     29.7 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       5.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   17.4 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN JAN. 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.37 INCHES  (0.04 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       5.4 INCHES   (0.6 BELOW NORMAL)


NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 4

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.20 INCHES ON THE 31ST

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       3.2 INCHES ON THE 31ST
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL:        3.3 INCHES FROM THE 30TH-31ST

DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:        1 INCH ON THE 2ND, 3RD, 9TH, 31ST

PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

FEB  2013           0.90      +0.41
MAR  2013          2.25      +0.46
APR  2013          2.66      +0.10
MAY  2013         5.67      +1.10
JUN  2013          1.24      -2.56
JUL  2013          1.77      -1.97
AUG  2013          3.25      -0.05
SEP  2013          1.26      -1.30
OCT  2013          4.75      +2.76
NOV  2013         1.00      -0.29
DEC  2013          0.14      -0.47
JAN  2014          0.37      -0.04

12-MTH TOTAL  25.26     -1.85


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 62 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 16TH
(4 DAYS DURING THE MONTH GUSTED TO AT LEAST 53 MPH FROM THE NORTH OR
NORTHWEST...ALL ASSOCIATED WITH STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS PASSING
TO THE EAST)


HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.93 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.39 ON THE 30TH


...JANUARY 2014 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

JANUARY 2014 WAS THE 3RD-CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION...BUT WILL LIKELY BE MOST-REMEMBERED FOR SEVERAL VERY
WINDY DAYS...AND ALSO FOR BEING THE 2ND-CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH A
NOTABLE TEMPERATURE "ROLLER COASTER".

STARTING WITH LIQUID PRECIPITATION EQUIVALENT...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF
0.37 INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT FELL ONLY 0.04 INCHES
SHORT OF THE JANUARY NORMAL OF 0.41 INCHES. HOWEVER...IT WOULD HAVE
BEEN A MUCH-DRIER MONTH IF NOT FOR A WEATHER SYSTEM AT THE VERY END
THAT BROUGHT 0.20 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF 3.3 INCHES
OF SNOW FROM THE 30TH-31ST. THE MAJORITY OF THIS PRECIPITATION/SNOW
FELL ON THE 31ST (0.20 INCHES/3.2 INCHES). REMARKABLY...THE 0.20
INCHES ON THE 31ST WAS THE HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL
IN NEARLY 3 MONTHS...SINCE A SOAKING RAIN OF 0.97 INCHES WAY BACK ON
NOV. 5, 2013. DURING THE 86 DAYS THAT PASSED BETWEEN NOV. 6, 2013
AND JAN. 30, 2014...HASTINGS ONLY TOTALED 0.33 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. BASED ON THE 107 YEARS OF RECORDS DATING TO 1894 THAT
CONTAIN NO MISSING PRECIPITATION DATA...THIS WAS THE 5TH-DRIEST
STRETCH BETWEEN THESE PARTICULAR DATES...AND THE DRIEST SINCE
1980-1981. IN OTHER WORDS...IT WAS A NOTABLY DRY LATE FALL/EARLY
WINTER SEASON ACROSS THE AREA.
THE JANUARY SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 5.4
INCHES WAS ONLY 0.6 BELOW NORMAL...BUT ONLY 4 DAYS DURING THE MONTH
FEATURED MORE THAN A TRACE OF SNOW ON THE GROUND AT 6 AM. THROUGH
JANUARY 31ST...SEASON-TO-DATE SNOWFALL STOOD AT 10.8 INCHES...WHICH
WAS 5.1 BEHIND THE 30-YEAR NORMAL OF 15.9 INCHES. DESPITE THE
PREDOMINANTLY DRY WEATHER PATTERN OVER THE PAST 3 MONTHS...THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR CONTINUED TO MAINTAIN CATEGORY D0 "ABNORMALLY DRY"
CONDITIONS ACROSS ADAMS COUNTY...WHICH IS ONE CATEGORY BETTER THAN
D1 MODERATE DROUGHT.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...MUCH LIKE DECEMBER 2013...JANUARY 2014 CONTINUED
TO FEATURE A SIGNIFICANT TEMPERATURE "ROLLER COASTER" TREND...AS 12
DAYS SPORTED A HIGH TEMPERATURE AT LEAST 15 DEGREES WARMER/COLDER
THAN THE PREVIOUS DAY. THE MOST DRAMATIC EXAMPLE OCCURRED BETWEEN
THE 26TH-27TH...AS A SHARP COLD FRONT DROPPED DAILY HIGHS FROM 57 TO
16 DEGREES...A 41-DEGREE PLUNGE.
OVERALL...THE MONTHLY MEAN
TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS
25.9 DEGREES...MERELY 0.1 DEGREE BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL.
HOWEVER...THIS VERY-NEAR NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN FEATURED A "CANCELLING
OUT" BETWEEN DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES THAT AVERAGED 3.0 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL...AND DAILY LOWS THAT AVERAGED 3.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. OF
THE 31 JANUARY DAYS...18 FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 11 CONSECUTIVE DAYS BETWEEN THE 10TH-20TH.
MEANWHILE...12 DAYS HAD A BELOW NORMAL MEAN...INCLUDING 6 OF THE
FIRST 9 DAYS. BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO WEEK-LONG CHUNKS...THE
OVERALL-COLDEST WEEK OCCURRED RIGHT AWAY FROM THE 1ST-7TH...DURING
WHICH 4 OF THE FIRST 6 DAYS CLIMBED NO HIGHER THAN 21
DEGREES...INCLUDING THE COLDEST HIGH OF THE MONTH OF 16 ON THE 6TH
AND THE COLDEST LOW OF -6 ON THE 5TH (A HIGH OF ONLY 16 ALSO
OCCURRED LATER IN THE MONTH ON THE 27TH). IN CONTRAST...THE
OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK PER AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS CENTERED
FROM THE 13TH-19TH...DURING WHICH EACH DAY REACHED AT LEAST 42
DEGREES...AND CAPPED BY A DAILY RECORD-SETTING 67 ON THE 19TH.
THEREAFTER...THE FINAL ONE-THIRD OF THE MONTH BROUGHT SEVERAL
UP-AND-DOWN TEMPERATURE SWINGS.

LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST...IT WAS A NOTABLY WINDY MONTH IN HASTINGS
AS 6 DAYS FEATURED PEAK GUSTS OF AT LEAST 44 MPH...FOUR DAYS HAD
GUSTS OF AT LEAST 53 MPH...AND FOUR DAYS HAD MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND
SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 41 MPH...ALL OUT OF THE NORTH OR NORTHWEST. THESE
WIND EVENTS WERE HIGHLIGHTED BY VERY SIGNIFICANT PEAK GUSTS OF 62
MPH ON THE 16TH AND 61 MPH ON THE 18TH...AND A PEAK SUSTAINED SPEED
OF 48 MPH ON THE 16TH. REMARKABLY...FOUR OF THESE VERY WINDY DAYS
OCCURRED EVERY-OTHER-DAY DURING AN 8-DAY PERIOD STARTING ON THE 14TH
AND LASTING THROUGH THE 20TH.
THE FINAL VERY WINDY DAY ARRIVED ON
THE 26TH. EACH OF THESE WIND EVENTS WAS ASSOCIATED WITH STRONG
"CLIPPER" LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS PASSING BY TO THE EAST...NONE OF
WHICH BROUGHT MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION TO HASTINGS. AS A
RESULT...THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF LACKING SNOW COVER...DRY VEGETATION
AND STRONG WINDS HELPED TO SPARK SEVERAL LOCALIZED WILDFIRES WITHIN
SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA DURING THE MONTH.



...JAN. 2014 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY AIRPORT...


(NOTE: ALL DATA PRESENTED HERE IS FROM THE OFFICIAL NWS
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER LOCATED AT KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT. AS A
RESULT...IT MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM THE UNOFFICIAL AUTOMATED
AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS (AWOS) PRESENTED IN ROUTINE DAILY AND MONTHLY
CLIMATE PRODUCTS. ALL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION DATA REPORTED BY
THE OFFICIAL COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IS BASED ON A 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT
7 AM...AND THUS DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO A MIDNIGHT-TO-MIDNIGHT
CALENDAR DAY PERIOD.)


....TEMPERATURES

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
62 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 20TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 19TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
12 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 6TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 5TH)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
-9 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 6TH

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
32 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 26TH


...PRECIPITATION

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   0.28 INCHES (0.21 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:          2.8 INCHES (1.6 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF 24-HOUR PERIODS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 4

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 0.13 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 31ST

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:      1.3 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 31ST

DEEPEST 7 AM SNOW DEPTH:                 1 INCH ON THE 9TH, 31ST


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

FEB  2013          0.74      +0.19
MAR  2013         0.62      -1.17
APR  2013         4.37      +2.14
MAY  2013         6.54      +2.36
JUN  2013         1.44       -2.49
JUL  2013         1.98       -1.30
AUG  2013        2.19       -0.89
SEP  2013         3.77      +1.70
OCT  2013         3.73      +1.69
NOV  2013        0.72       -0.30
DEC  2013         0.10       -0.47
JAN  2014         0.28       -0.21

12-MTH TOTAL  26.48     +1.25



...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

NO THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED KEARNEY DURING THE MONTH. HOWEVER...IT WAS
A NOTABLY WINDY MONTH...WITH LIKELY AT LEAST 5 DAYS FEATURING GUSTS
OF 50+ MPH. ONE OF THE HIGHEST MEASURED GUSTS AT THE AIRPORT (BUT
NOT NECESSARILY THE TRUE PEAK GUST) WAS 61 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON
THE 16TH.

 



...JAN. 2014 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:       38.3 DEGREES (1.4 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:          9.8 DEGREES (2.5 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:      24.0 DEGREES (0.6 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      66 DEGREES ON THE 19TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       10 DEGREES ON THE 5TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        -10 DEGREES ON THE 5TH, 6TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       33 DEGREES ON THE 25TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    55.5 DEGREES FROM THE 19TH-20TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    50.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   34.9 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     10.5 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-6TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     25.9 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      2.3 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   14.1 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(NOTE: ALL SNOWFALL/SNOW DEPTH DATA IS FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER IN ORD. IN ADDITION...MOST MELTED SNOW-LIQUID EQUIVALENT
PRECIPITATION IS ALSO DERIVED FROM THE COOPERATIVE OBSERVER...GIVEN
THAT THE AUTOMATED PRECIPITATION GAUGE AT THE AIRPORT IS NOT
DESIGNED TO ACCURATELY MELT SNOW...)


TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:  0.06 INCHES (0.31 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:        2.5 INCHES  (4.3 BELOW NORMAL)


NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 1

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.06 INCHES ON THE 1ST

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:  1.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 1ST

DEEPEST 8 AM SNOW DEPTH:           1 INCH ON THE 1ST-3RD, 8TH-9TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

FEB  2012         1.48      +1.04
MAR  2013         0.61      -0.84
APR  2013         2.51      -0.08
MAY  2013         5.40      +1.59
JUN  2013          1.93      -2.19
JUL  2013           3.59      +0.62
AUG  2013         3.77      +0.61
SEP  2013          2.80     +0.36
OCT  2013         1.62      -0.31
NOV  2013         0.50      -0.57
DEC  2013        TRACE    -0.59
JAN  2014          0.06      -0.31

12-MTH TOTAL  24.27     -0.67



...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 63 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 16TH
(5 DAYS DURING THE MONTH GUSTED TO AT LEAST 54 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST...ALL ASSOCIATED WITH STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS PASSING
TO THE EAST)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.93 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.39 ON THE 30TH

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