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



Grand Island:
   April broke a streak of 5-consecutive months of below normal precipitation

Hastings:          April broke a streak of 6-consecutive months of below normal temperatures, and 5-straight months of below normal precipitation

Grand Island   Hastings   Kearney   Ord

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...APRIL 2014 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN APRIL 2014

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:       64.2 DEGREES (1.0 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       39.0 DEGREES (1.1 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     51.6 DEGREES (1.0 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       84 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        38 DEGREES ON THE 3RD

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         21 DEGREES ON THE 1ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       54 DEGREES ON THE 12TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     80.0 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     77.0 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   61.8 DEGREES FROM THE 19TH-25TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     40.0 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-3RD

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     52.4 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     33.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    42.7 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN APRIL 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 2.91 INCHES  (0.38 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       1.7 INCHES   (0.2 ABOVE NORMAL)


NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 8

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.04 INCHES ON THE 23RD
HIGHEST TWO-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 1.69 INCHES FROM THE 23RD-24TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       1.0 INCH ON THE 13TH
DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:                     1 INCH ON THE 4TH, 14TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
APR  2014          2.91     +0.38

12-MTH TOTAL  24.07    -2.59


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 54 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 10TH
(BEHIND A COLD FRONT AT 2 AM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.37 ON THE 17TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.09 ON THE 27TH


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

ALTHOUGH THE MONTH AS A WHOLE DID NOT STAND OUT AS BEING ALL THAT
REMARKABLE IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION...APRIL BROKE
A STREAK OF FIVE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT
GRAND ISLAND.
AS A RESULT...HALL COUNTY WAS GIVEN A ONE-CATEGORY
IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT CLASSIFICATION DURING THE MONTH BY THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR...RETURNING BACK TO CATEGORY D0 ABNORMALLY DRY
CONDITIONS INSTEAD OF D1 MODERATE DROUGHT.

GOING INTO MORE PRECIPITATION DETAIL...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 2.91
INCHES AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 0.38 INCHES ABOVE
THE 30-YEAR APRIL NORMAL OF 2.53 INCHES. OVER HALF OF THIS
PRECIPITATION...1.69 INCHES...FELL DURING A MUCH-NEEDED ROUND OF
THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE AFTERNOON OF THE 23RD INTO THE EARLY MORNING
OF THE 24TH. AS FOR APRIL 2014 SNOWFALL...THERE WERE TWO FAIRLY
MINOR EVENTS ON THE 3RD AND THE 13TH THAT COMBINED FOR A MONTHLY
TOTAL OF 1.7 INCHES...ONLY 0.2 INCH ABOVE THE 30-YEAR NORMAL.
ASSUMING THAT GRAND ISLAND OBSERVES NO ADDITIONAL MEASURABLE SNOW
THIS SPRING...THE 2013-2014 SEASONAL TOTAL WILL END UP AS ONLY 16.4
INCHES...A SOLID 12.6 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL OF 29.0
INCHES. PUT ANOTHER WAY...GRAND ISLAND OBSERVED ONLY 57 PERCENT OF
NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL. PUTTING THE 2013-2014 SEASONAL SNOWFALL
INTO A HISTORICAL CONTEXT...AND NOT INCLUDING UNRELIABLE SNOWFALL
DATA FROM 1906-1912...THIS SEASON WAS THE 17TH LEAST-SNOWY ON RECORD
OUT OF 113 YEARS. HOWEVER...ONE ONLY HAS TO GO BACK A FEW YEARS TO
THE 2007-2008 SEASON TO FIND LESS SNOW (16.0").

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH STARTED AND ENDED ON A CHILLY
NOTE...BUT 17 OF 23 DAYS BETWEEN THE 5TH-27TH FEATURED AN ABOVE
NORMAL DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...PUSHING THE MONTH AS A WHOLE INTO
SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL TERRITORY. THE MONTHLY MEAN
TEMPERATURE...RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS...WAS
51.6 DEGREES...EXACTLY 1.0 DEGREE ABOVE THE 30-YEAR NORMAL.
OF THE
30 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...17 FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE...12 WERE BELOW NORMAL AND ONE DAY MATCHED THE DAILY
NORMAL. THE MOST PERSISTENT ABOVE NORMAL PERIOD WAS A 10-DAY STRETCH
FROM THE 18TH-27TH...DURING WHICH ALL DAYS REACHED AT LEAST 70
DEGREES AND THREE DAYS REACHED 80. HOWEVER...THE OUTRIGHT-WARMEST
APRIL DAY OCCURRED EARLIER IN THE MONTH ON THE 9TH (84 DEGREES).
THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 54 DEGREES ON THE 12TH.
TURNING TO THE CHILLIER PORTIONS OF THE MONTH...THERE WERE THREE
DISTINCT STRETCHES OF BELOW NORMAL READINGS...THE FIRST ONE FROM THE
1ST-4TH...THE SECOND ONE FROM THE 13TH-17TH AND THE FINAL ONE FROM
THE 28TH-30TH. OF THE 12 TOTAL DAYS DURING THESE COOLER
STRETCHES...NINE OF THEM FAILED TO EXCEED 55 DEGREES. THE COLDEST
MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURE OF 21 DEGREES OCCURRED RIGHT AWAY ON THE
1ST...AND THE COLDEST HIGH OF 38 DEGREES WAS ON THE 3RD. EIGHT DAYS
DURING APRIL FEATURED LOW TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER...ALL
OF WHICH OCCURRED ON AND BEFORE THE 17TH. THE MOST EXTREME DAY-TO-
DAY FLUCTUATION IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH WAS 24
DEGREES...CONSISTING OF A DECENT WARM-UP FROM 60 DEGREES ON THE 8TH
TO 84 ON THE 9TH.

ALTHOUGH GRAND ISLAND OBSERVED THE FIRST WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY OF 2014 DURING THE MONTH...NWS HASTINGS RECEIVED NO REPORTS
OF LARGE HAIL OR DAMAGING WINDS FROM WITHIN THE CITY ITSELF.
HOWEVER...HAIL UP TO QUARTER SIZE WAS REPORTED NEARBY ON BOTH THE
23RD (5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PHILLIPS) AND ALSO ON THE 27TH (AT
THE ALDA EXIT ON I-80).
AS FOR NON-THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS...ALTHOUGH IT WAS A TYPICAL APRIL WITH PLENTY OF BREEZY TO
WINDY DAYS...ONLY THREE DAYS CLOCKED PEAK GUSTS OF 50+ MPH (THE
10TH, 13TH AND 28TH)...LED BY A 54 MPH NORTHERLY GUST DURING THE
VERY EARLY MORNING OF THE 10TH.



  
...APRIL 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

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN APRIL 2014:
APRIL 15: RECORD LOW TEMP OF 23 (PREVIOUS 24 IN 1986, 1928)


AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      63.9 DEGREES (1.0 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      39.2 DEGREES (0.6 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     51.6 DEGREES (0.9 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      84 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        38 DEGREES ON THE 3RD

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        20 DEGREES ON THE 1ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       57 DEGREES ON THE 12TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   79.0 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   75.7 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   61.6 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     40.0 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-3RD

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    52.7 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:    32.6 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   42.6 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN APRIL 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 3.93 INCHES  (1.37 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       2.2 INCHES   (1.0 ABOVE NORMAL)

- APRIL 2014 TIED WITH 1977 FOR THE 22ND-WETTEST ON RECORD OUT OF
112 YEARS DATING TO 1895 THAT HAD NO MISSING DATA...AND THIS WAS
THE WETTEST APRIL SINCE 2011 HAD 4.37 INCHES.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 10

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.77 INCHES ON THE 23RD
HIGHEST TWO-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 2.16 INCHES FROM THE 23RD-24TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       1.4 INCHES ON THE 13TH
DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:                      1 INCH ON THE 4TH, 14TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
APR  2014          3.93      +1.37

12-MTH TOTAL  23.87     -3.24


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 52 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 13TH
(BEHIND A COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: MISSING DUE TO EQUIPMENT FAILURE
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  MISSING DUE TO EQUIPMENT FAILURE


...APRIL 2014 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

ALTHOUGH THE MONTH AS A WHOLE DID NOT FEATURE ANY EYE-POPPING
TEMPERATURE OR PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...ITS WORTH NOTING THAT
APRIL BROKE A STREAK OF FIVE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION...AND SIX CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES IN HASTINGS.
DESPITE THE ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...THE
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR KEPT THE MAJORITY OF ADAMS COUNTY IN CATEGORY
D1 MODERATE DROUGHT DURING THE MONTH.

GOING INTO MORE PRECIPITATION DETAIL...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 3.93
INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 1.37 INCHES ABOVE THE 30-
YEAR APRIL NORMAL OF 2.56 INCHES. THIS RANKED AS THE 22ND-WETTEST
APRIL ON RECORD OUT OF THE 112 YEARS DATING TO 1895 THAT CONTAINED
NO MISSING DATA.
HOWEVER...ONE ONLY HAS TO LOOK BACK THREE YEARS TO
2011 FIND A WETTER APRIL IN HASTINGS (4.37 INCHES). OVER HALF OF
THIS MONTH`S PRECIPITATION...2.16 INCHES...FELL DURING A MUCH-NEEDED
ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE AFTERNOON OF THE 23RD INTO THE EARLY
MORNING OF THE 24TH. AS FOR APRIL 2014 SNOWFALL...THERE WERE TWO
FAIRLY MINOR EVENTS ON THE 3RD AND THE 13TH THAT COMBINED FOR A
MONTHLY TOTAL OF 2.2 INCHES...1.0 INCH ABOVE THE 30-YEAR NORMAL.
ASSUMING THAT HASTINGS OBSERVES NO ADDITIONAL MEASURABLE SNOW THIS
SPRING...THE 2013-2014 SEASONAL TOTAL WILL END UP AS 21.7
INCHES...7.1 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL OF 28.8 INCHES. PUT
ANOTHER WAY...HASTINGS OBSERVED ONLY 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL SEASONAL
SNOWFALL.
HOWEVER...ONE ONLY HAS TO GO BACK A FEW YEARS TO THE 2008-
2009 SEASON TO FIND LESS SNOW (19.6 INCHES).

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH STARTED AND ENDED ON A CHILLY
NOTE...BUT 16 OF 23 DAYS BETWEEN THE 5TH-27TH FEATURED AN ABOVE
NORMAL DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...PUSHING THE MONTH AS A WHOLE INTO
SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL TERRITORY. THE MONTHLY MEAN
TEMPERATURE...RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS...WAS
51.6 DEGREES...0.9 DEGREE ABOVE THE 30-YEAR NORMAL.
OF THE 30 DAYS
DURING THE MONTH...16 FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE...12 WERE BELOW NORMAL AND TWO DAYS MATCHED THE DAILY
NORMAL. THE MOST PERSISTENT ABOVE NORMAL PERIOD WAS A 10-DAY STRETCH
FROM THE 18TH-27TH...DURING WHICH ALL DAYS REACHED AT LEAST 70
DEGREES AND TWO DAYS REACHED 80. HOWEVER...THE OUTRIGHT-WARMEST
APRIL DAY OCCURRED EARLIER IN THE MONTH ON THE 9TH (84 DEGREES). THE
MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 57 DEGREES ON THE 12TH.
TURNING TO THE CHILLIER PORTIONS OF THE MONTH...THERE WERE THREE
DISTINCT STRETCHES OF BELOW NORMAL READINGS...THE FIRST ONE FROM THE
1ST-4TH...THE SECOND ONE FROM THE 13TH-17TH AND THE FINAL ONE FROM
THE 28TH-30TH. OF THE 12 TOTAL DAYS DURING THESE COOLER
STRETCHES...NINE OF THEM FAILED TO EXCEED 55 DEGREES. THE COLDEST
MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURE OF 20 DEGREES OCCURRED RIGHT AWAY ON THE
1ST...AND THE COLDEST HIGH OF 38 DEGREES WAS ON THE 3RD. EIGHT DAYS
DURING APRIL FEATURED LOW TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER...ALL
OF WHICH OCCURRED ON AND BEFORE THE 17TH. THE MOST EXTREME DAY-TO-
DAY FLUCTUATION IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH WAS 25
DEGREES...CONSISTING OF A NOTABLE COOL-DOWN FROM 74 DEGREES ON THE
27TH TO ONLY 49 ON THE 28TH.

TURNING TO THUNDERSTORMS...ALTHOUGH NWS HASTINGS RECEIVED NO SEVERE-
CRITERIA HAIL OR DAMAGING WIND REPORTS FROM WITHIN THE CITY ITSELF
DURING THE MONTH...HAIL UP TO QUARTER SIZE WAS REPORTED JUST WEST OF
HASTINGS ON THE 27TH AT ADAMS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL AND ALSO TWO MILES
EAST OF JUNIATA. ON THE 23RD...SMALLER HAIL TO AROUND PENNY SIZE WAS
REPORTED ON THE FAR EASTERN EDGE OF HASTINGS...AND A BRIEF FUNNEL
CLOUD WAS EVEN SIGHTED JUST SOUTH AND EAST OF TOWN.
AS FOR NON-
THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS...ALTHOUGH IT WAS A TYPICAL APRIL WITH
PLENTY OF BREEZY TO WINDY DAYS...ONLY ONE DAY CLOCKED A PEAK GUST IN
EXCESS OF 50 MPH (52 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 13TH).



 
...APRIL 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:       62.0 DEGREES
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       35.7 DEGREES
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     48.8 DEGREES  (0.1 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 84 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 10TH AND 24TH
(ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 9TH AND 23RD)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
37 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 4TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 3RD)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
21 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 1ST

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
53 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 27TH


...PRECIPITATION

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   3.35 INCHES (1.12 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         0.7 INCHES (1.1 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF 24-HOUR PERIODS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 10

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 1.10 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 24TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:      0.7 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 14TH

DEEPEST 7 AM SNOW DEPTH:          1 INCH ON THE 14TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
APR  2014          3.35      +1.12

12-MTH TOTAL  24.57     -0.66


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

ALTHOUGH KEARNEY OBSERVED THE FIRST WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
OF 2014 DURING THE MONTH...NWS HASTINGS RECEIVED NO REPORTS OF
SEVERE WEATHER IN THE FORM OF LARGE HAIL OR DAMAGING WINDS FROM THE
IMMEDIATE KEARNEY AREA. ONE OF THE HIGHEST MEASURED WIND GUSTS AT
THE AIRPORT DURING APRIL (BUT NOT NECESSARILY THE TRUE PEAK GUST)
WAS 52 MPH FROM THE SOUTH DURING THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 23RD.


 
...APRIL 2014 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:       62.7 DEGREES (1.1 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       33.7 DEGREES (2.2 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:      48.2 DEGREES (0.6 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      82 DEGREES ON THE 9TH, 23RD
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        37 DEGREES ON THE 3RD

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        16 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       50 DEGREES ON THE 23RD

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    77.5 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    75.7 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   56.9 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     41.0 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-3RD

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     52.1 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      28.7 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     40.4 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:  1.26 INCHES (1.33 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:        2.5 INCHES  (MATCHES NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 12

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.22 INCHES ON THE 27TH
HIGHEST TWO-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 0.32 INCHES FROM THE 27TH-28TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 8 AM:  2.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 14TH

DEEPEST 8 AM SNOW DEPTH:        2 INCHES ON THE 14TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
APR  2014          1.26      -1.33

12-MTH TOTAL  21.32     -3.62


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 48 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 28TH
(BEHIND A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.38 ON THE 17TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.07 ON THE 27TH


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