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



Grand Island:
   9th-driest March on record out of 117 years...8th month out of last 10 with below normal precipitation...coldest first 2 days of March on record

Hastings:          9th-driest March on record out of 115 years...9th month out of last 10 with below normal precipitation...coldest first 2 days of March on record

Grand Island   Hastings   Kearney   Ord

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...MARCH 2014 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

2 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET/TIED IN MARCH 2014
MARCH 2: RECORD LOW TEMP OF -5 (TIED PREVIOUS IN 1960
MARCH 2: RECORD COLD HIGH TEMP OF 6 (PREVIOUS 10 IN 2002)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      51.3 DEGREES (0.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       23.2 DEGREES (4.4 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     37.2 DEGREES (2.2 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      77 DEGREES ON THE 30TH, 10TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:          6 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:          -5 DEGREES ON THE 2ND
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       47 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   76.0 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-10TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   65.3 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-15TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:  48.6 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-15TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   11.5 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-2ND

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   32.1 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:    10.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   21.1 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN MARCH 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.19 INCHES  (1.61 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       1.2 INCHES   (4.2 BELOW NORMAL)


- MARCH 2014 TIED WITH 1969 FOR THE 9TH-DRIEST ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS
DATING TO 1896 (TWO MARCHES HAD MISSING DATA DURING THAT TIME SPAN)...AND THIS
MARCH WAS THE DRIEST SINCE 2009 ONLY HAD 0.14 INCHES.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 5

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.10 INCHES ON THE 18TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       1.0 INCHES ON THE 18TH

DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:                     TRACE INCHES ON THE 8TH, 19TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
FEB  2014          0.33     -0.35
MAR  2014         0.19     -1.61

12-MTH TOTAL  24.99    -1.67


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 49 MPH ON THE 11TH (NORTHEAST), 26TH (SOUTH) AND
31ST (NORTHWEST)...NONE OF WHICH WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.71 ON THE 2ND
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.30 ON THE 31ST


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

MOST SIGNIFICANTLY...MARCH 2014 WAS ONE OF THE TOP-10 DRIEST ON
RECORD...AS GRAND ISLAND NOTCHED ITS 5TH-CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION.
AS A RESULT OF THE PROLONGED DRY STRETCH...THE
U.S DROUGHT MONITOR DEGRADED MUCH OF OF HALL COUNTY TO CATEGORY D1
MODERATE DROUGHT DURING THE MONTH. TEMPERATURE-WISE...ALTHOUGH NOT
AS COLD VERSUS NORMAL AS FEBRUARY WAS...IT WAS STILL THE THIRD MONTH
OUT OF THE LAST FOUR TO TO AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL.

STARTING WITH LIQUID PRECIPITATION EQUIVALENT...MARCH 2014 FINISHED
AS THE 9TH-DRIEST ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS DATING TO 1896...AND
WAS THE DRIEST SINCE 2009. THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF MERELY 0.19 INCHES
AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT FELL A CONSIDERABLE 1.61 INCHES
SHORT OF THE MARCH NORMAL OF 1.80 INCHES. MUCH OF THIS MEAGER
PRECIPITATION...0.10 INCHES...FELL IN THE FORM OF 1.0 INCH OF SNOW
THAT FELL ON THE 18TH. PUTTING THE DRIER-THAN-NORMAL PATTERN OVER
THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS INTO A MORE SIGNIFICANT CONTEXT...THE 146-
DAY STRETCH FROM NOV. 6, 2013-MARCH 31, 2014 WAS IN FACT THE DRIEST
ON RECORD AT GRAND ISLAND OUT OF 119 YEARS...TOTALING ONLY 1.02
INCHES.
AS FOR MARCH 2014 SNOWFALL...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.2 INCHES
WAS 4.2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. AS A RESULT...SEASON-TO-DATE SNOWFALL
THROUGH MARCH 31ST ONLY STOOD AT 14.7 INCHES...A CONSIDERABLE 12.8
INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL OF 27.5 INCHES. THIS MARKED THE
LEAST AMOUNT OF SEASON-TO-DATE SNOW THROUGH MARCH 31ST SINCE THE
WINTER OF 2006-2007...WHICH ONLY HAD 11.3 INCHES.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MOST NEWSWORTHY PORTIONS OF THE MONTH WAS THE
BRUTALLY COLD START. IN FACT...THE FIRST TWO DAYS MARKED THE COLDEST
START TO MARCH ON RECORD AT GRAND ISLAND...AS HIGHS ON THE 1ST AND
2ND WERE 17/6 DEGREES AND LOWS WERE 0/-5 DEGREES. ON THE 2ND...THE
HIGH OF 6 SET A NEW RECORD COLD HIGH FOR THE DATE...WHILE THE LOW OF
-5 TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD. FURTHERMORE...THE HIGH OF 6 ON THE 2ND
WAS THE SECOND-COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN MARCH AT
GRAND ISLAND...BARELY RISING ABOVE THE ALL-TIME COLD VALUE OF 4
DEGREES ON MARCH 10, 1948.
FOLLOWING THE INCREDIBLY COLD
START...TEMPERATURES ON MANY DAYS REBOUNDED TO MORE SEASONABLE
VALUES...AS 11 DAYS FEATURED HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 60+ DEGREES. AS A
WHOLE THOUGH...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM AVERAGING
BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 37.2 DEGREES...2.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
OF THE 31 MARCH DAYS...16 FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING SEVEN OF THE FIRST EIGHT DAYS. ON THE FLIP-
SIDE...14 MARCH DAYS HAD AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING SEVEN IN A ROW FROM THE 9TH-15TH. BREAKING
DOWN THE MONTH INTO WEEK-LONG CHUNKS...THE OVERALL-COLDEST WEEK WAS
HANDS-DOWN THE OPENING SEVEN DAYS...PRIMARILY THANKS TO THE NOTABLE
COLD OF THE FIRST TWO DAYS. IN CONTRAST...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK
OF THE MONTH WAS CENTERED FROM THE 9TH-15TH...DURING WHICH 5 OF 7
DAYS REACHED AT LEAST 61 DEGREES...HIGHLIGHTED BY 77 DEGREES ON THE
10TH WHICH TIED WITH THE 30TH FOR THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH. THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...47
DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 30TH. THE MOST EXTREME DAY-TO-DAY CHANGE
IN HIGH TEMPERATURES WAS 30 DEGREES...CONSISTING OF A NOTABLE WARM-
UP FROM A HIGH OF 45 ON THE 8TH TO 75 ON THE 9TH.

WIND-WISE...ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO PEAK GUSTS OF 50+ MPH DURING THE
MONTH AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...THREE DAYS FEATURED
GUSTS OF 49 MPH (THE 11TH, 26TH AND 31ST)...NONE OF WHICH WERE
ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS.



 

 
...MARCH 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

3 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET/TIED IN MARCH 2014
MARCH 2: RECORD LOW TEMP OF -5 (TIED PREVIOUS IN 1913)
MARCH 2: RECORD COLD HIGH TEMP OF 7 (PREVIOUS 11 IN 2002)
MARCH 10: RECORD WARM LOW TEMP OF 42 (TIED PREVIOUS IN 1955)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     51.5 DEGREES (0.3 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      22.5 DEGREES (6.2 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     37.0 DEGREES (2.9 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      78 DEGREES ON THE 30TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:         7 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:          -5 DEGREES ON THE 2ND,3RD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       47 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   76.0 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-10TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   65.7 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-15TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   48.6 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-15TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   12.5 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-2ND

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   32.4 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     9.4 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   20.9 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN MARCH 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.15 INCHES  (1.64 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       1.2 INCHES   (4.0 BELOW NORMAL)

- MARCH 2014 WAS THE 9TH-DRIEST ON RECORD OUT OF 115 YEARS DATING TO
1896 (FOUR MARCHES HAD NO PRECIPITATION DATA DURING THAT TIME
SPAN)...AND THIS MARCH WAS THE DRIEST SINCE 2009 ONLY HAD 0.14
INCHES.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 3

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.12 INCHES ON THE 18TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       1.1 INCHES ON THE 18TH

DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:                   1 INCH ON THE 19TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
FEB  2014          0.34      -0.15
MAR  2014         0.15      -1.64

12-MTH TOTAL  22.60     -4.51


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 51 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 11TH
(BEHIND A COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.68 ON THE 2ND
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.28 ON THE 27TH


...MARCH 2014 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

MOST SIGNIFICANTLY...MARCH 2014 WAS ONE OF THE TOP-10 DRIEST ON
RECORD...AS HASTINGS NOTCHED ITS 5TH-CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND THE 9TH MONTH OUT OF THE LAST 10.
AS A
RESULT OF THE PROLONGED DRY STRETCH...THE U.S DROUGHT MONITOR
DEGRADED MUCH OF OF ADAMS COUNTY TO CATEGORY D1 MODERATE DROUGHT
DURING THE MONTH. TEMPERATURE-WISE...ALTHOUGH NOT AS COLD VERSUS
NORMAL AS FEBRUARY WAS...IT WAS STILL THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH TO
AVERAGE AT LEAST SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.

STARTING WITH LIQUID PRECIPITATION EQUIVALENT...MARCH 2014 FINISHED
AS THE 9TH-DRIEST ON RECORD OUT OF 115 YEARS DATING TO 1896...AND
WAS THE DRIEST SINCE 2009.
THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF MERELY 0.15 INCHES
AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT FELL A CONSIDERABLE 1.64 INCHES SHORT
OF THE MARCH NORMAL OF 1.79 INCHES. MUCH OF THIS MEAGER
PRECIPITATION...0.12 INCHES...FELL IN THE FORM OF 1.1 INCHES OF SNOW
ON THE 18TH. PUTTING THE DRIER-THAN-NORMAL PATTERN OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL MONTHS INTO A MORE SIGNIFICANT CONTEXT...THE 146-DAY STRETCH
FROM NOV. 6, 2013-MARCH 31, 2014 ONLY TOTALED 1.02 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION AT HASTINGS...WHICH WAS THE 2ND-DRIEST ON RECORD
DURING THAT PARTICULAR TIME FRAME OUT OF 119 YEARS...TRAILING ONLY
0.98 INCHES IN 1903-1904.
AS FOR MARCH 2014 SNOWFALL...THE MONTHLY
TOTAL OF 1.2 INCHES WAS 4.0 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. AS A
RESULT...SEASON-TO-DATE SNOWFALL THROUGH MARCH 31ST ONLY STOOD AT
19.5 INCHES...WHICH WAS 8.1 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL OF 27.6
INCHES.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MOST NEWSWORTHY PORTION OF THE MONTH WAS THE
BRUTALLY COLD START. IN FACT...THE FIRST TWO DAYS MARKED THE COLDEST
START TO MARCH ON RECORD AT HASTINGS...AS HIGHS ON THE 1ST AND 2ND
WERE 18/7 DEGREES AND LOWS WERE 0/-5 DEGREES. ON THE 2ND...THE HIGH
OF 7 SET A NEW RECORD COLD HIGH FOR THE DATE...WHILE THE LOW OF
-5 TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD. FURTHERMORE...THE HIGH OF 7 ON THE 2ND
TIED WITH THE SAME VALUE ON MARCH 5, 1920 FOR THE SECOND-COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED AT HASTINGS IN MARCH...BARELY RISING
ABOVE THE ALL-TIME COLD VALUE OF 3 DEGREES ON MARCH 11, 1948.
FOLLOWING THE INCREDIBLY COLD START...TEMPERATURES ON MOST DAYS THIS
MONTH REBOUNDED TO MORE SEASONABLE VALUES...AS 11 DAYS FEATURED HIGH
TEMPERATURES OF AT LEAST 62 DEGREES. AS A WHOLE THOUGH...THE MONTHLY
MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS
ENDED UP BEING 37.0 DEGREES...2.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. DAILY LOW
TEMPERATURES CARRIED A CONSIDERABLY GREATER WEIGHT TOWARD THE BELOW
NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN THAN HIGH TEMPERATURES...AVERAGING 6.2 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. OF THE 31 MARCH DAYS...17 FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING SEVEN OF THE FIRST EIGHT DAYS. ON THE FLIP-
SIDE...13 MARCH DAYS HAD AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE INCLUDING
SEVEN IN A ROW FROM THE 9TH-15TH...INCLUDING 5 DAYS THAT REACHED AT
LEAST 62 DEGREES. THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 78
DEGREES ON THE 30TH AND THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 47
DEGREES...ALSO ON THE 30TH. THE MOST EXTREME DAY-TO-DAY DIFFERENCE
IN HIGH TEMPERATURES WAS 31 DEGREES...CONSISTING OF A NOTABLE WARM-
UP FROM A HIGH OF 45 ON THE 8TH TO 76 ON THE 9TH.

WIND-WISE...ONLY ONE DAY FEATURED A PEAK GUST IN EXCESS OF 50
MPH...CONSISTING OF A 51 MPH GUST OUT OF THE NORTH ON THE 11TH
BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THERE WERE NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ANYWHERE
NEAR THE ADAMS COUNTY AREA DURING THE MONTH.


 


...MARCH 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

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:       49.1 DEGREES
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       19.7 DEGREES
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:      34.4 DEGREES (3.3 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
74 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 10TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 9TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
6 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 3RD (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 2ND)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
-6 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 2ND

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
44 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 31ST


...PRECIPITATION

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   0.11 INCHES (1.68 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         1.3 INCHES (3.3 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF 24-HOUR PERIODS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 2

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 0.09 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 19TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:      1.3 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 19TH

DEEPEST 7 AM SNOW DEPTH:                1 INCH ON THE 19TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
FEB  2014          0.36      -0.19
MAR  2014          0.11      -1.68

12-MTH TOTAL  25.59     +0.36


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED KEARNEY DURING THE MONTH. ONE OF
THE HIGHEST MEASURED WIND GUSTS AT THE AIRPORT (BUT NOT NECESSARILY
THE TRUE PEAK GUST) WAS 48 MPH FROM THE SOUTH ON THE 26TH.


 


...MARCH 2014 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:       49.8 DEGREES (1.0 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       18.6 DEGREES (6.0 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:      34.2 DEGREES (3.5 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      75 DEGREES ON THE 9TH, 10TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:          4 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:          -9 DEGREES ON THE 2ND, 3RD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       37 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   75.0 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-10TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   61.4 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-15TH
                                                                                                      8TH-14TH
WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   43.9 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-15TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    9.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-2ND

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   33.3 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     6.6 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   19.9 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 IN SUB-FREEZING CONDITIONS...)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:  0.20 INCHES (1.25 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:        4.0 INCHES  (1.9 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 3

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.12 INCHES ON THE 27TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 8 AM:  2.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 28TH

DEEPEST 8 AM SNOW DEPTH:             1 INCH ON THE 19TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
FEB  2014       0.19      -0.25
MAR  2014       0.20      -1.25

12-MONTH TOTAL  22.57     -2.37


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 53 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 31ST
(BEHIND A COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.72 ON THE 2ND
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.25 ON THE 31ST

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