Nov. 2014 and Fall 2014 Climate Summaries/Extremes for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord



Grand Island:
   15th-coldest November out of 120 years

Hastings:          10th-coldest November out of 106 years...and tied for 24th-coldest fall (Sep-Nov) on record out of 108 years

Kearney:            tied 13th-coldest November out of 112 years...and tied for 18th-driest Nov. out of 120 years  

Grand Island   Hastings   Kearney   Ord

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...NOV. 2014 AND FALL (SEP-NOV) SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES

5 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET OR TIED DURING NOV. 2014:
- NOV. 16: RECORD LOW OF -3 (PREVIOUS -2 IN 1955)
- NOV. 17: RECORD COLD HIGH OF 20 (TIED PREVIOUS 20 IN 1903)
- NOV. 18: RECORD LOW OF 4 (PREVIOUS 5 IN 1903)
- NOV. 28: RECORD HIGH OF 70 (PREVIOUS 67 IN 1986)
- NOV. 29: RECORD HIGH OF 78 (PREVIOUS 71 IN 1932)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      47.3 DEGREES (2.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       21.0 DEGREES (5.8 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     34.2 DEGREES (3.9 BELOW NORMAL)

- NOV. 2014 WAS THE 15TH-COLDEST ON RECORD OUT OF 120 YEARS
DATING TO 1895 AND WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 29.1 DEGREES IN 2000

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      78 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        20 DEGREES ON THE 17TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         -3 DEGREES ON THE 16TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       42 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   74.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   24.0 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-12TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   50.2 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-8TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   16.6 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     64.7 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     26.1 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     5.9 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH


...NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING NOV. 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.29 INCHES (0.88 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       2.2 INCHES (0.9 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 2

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.18 INCHES ON THE 15TH
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:        1.9 INCHES ON THE 15TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAY  2014         0.74     -3.67
JUN  2014          9.65     +5.35
JUL  2014          2.19     -1.21
AUG  2014         5.87     +2.75
SEP  2014         3.03     +0.80
OCT  2014         1.28     -0.58
NOV  2014         0.29     -0.88

12-MTH TOTAL  26.91    +0.25


...OTHER NOVEMBER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 46 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON BOTH THE 10TH, 26TH
(GUSTS ON BOTH OF THESE DAYS OCCURRED BEHIND COLD FRONTS)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.73 ON THE 13TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.32 ON THE 10TH


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

THE BIGGEST WEATHER STORY DURING NOV. 2014 WAS TEMPERATURE
EXTREMES
...HIGHLIGHTED BY A 10-DAY STRETCH DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH THAT WAS THE COLDEST ON RECORD DURING THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF
NOVEMBER. PRECIPITATION-WISE...IT WAS A RATHER DRY MONTH BUT WAS FAR
FROM BEING EVEN A TOP-20 FINISH.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...IT WAS TRULY A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE: THE OPENING
THIRD OF THE MONTH AVERAGED SEASONABLY MILD...FOLLOWED BY A RECORD-
COLD MIDDLE 10 DAYS...AND THEN A PAIR OF EXTREMELY WARM DAYS TOWARD
THE END OF THE MONTH...ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY ONE LAST BLAST OF COLD
ON THE 30TH. IN THE END...THE VERY COLD MID-MONTH STRETCH CARRIED
THE MOST WEIGHT...AS THE OVERALL AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
(RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS) WAS 34.2
DEGREES...3.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS GOOD FOR THE 15TH-
COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 120 YEARS...AND THE COLDEST SINCE
A 29.1 DEGREE AVERAGE IN 2000.
OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH...17
DAYS FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...12 WERE ABOVE
NORMAL AND ONE DAY MATCHED ITS NORMAL VALUE. BY FAR AND AWAY THE
COLDEST WEEK WAS CENTERED FROM THE 11TH-17TH...DURING WHICH HIGH
TEMPERATURES ONLY REACHED THE 20S ON SIX OF SEVEN DAYS (INCLUDING
ONLY 20 ON THE 17TH) AND LOWS DROPPED BELOW 10 DEGREES ON SIX OF THE
SEVEN DAYS (INCLUDING -3 ON THE 16TH). EXPANDING OUT TO INCLUDE A
FEW DAYS BEYOND THE CORE OF THE COLDEST WEATHER...THE 10-DAY STRETCH
FROM THE 11TH-20TH FEATURED AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 18.9
DEGREES...MARKING THE COLDEST 10-DAY STRETCH ON RECORD DURING THE
FIRST THREE WEEKS OF
NOVEMBER. BEYOND THE 20TH...TEMPERATURES
STABILIZED BACK TO MORE SEASONAL LEVELS THROUGH THE 27TH...BEFORE A
BRIEF-BUT-SUBSTANTIAL BLAST OF LATE-FALL HEAT ARRIVED ON THE 28TH-
29TH...WITH HIGHS OF 70 AND 78 DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY. NOT ONLY
DID
THESE HIGH TEMPERATURES BREAK DAILY RECORDS...BUT THE TWO-DAY
AVERAGE HIGH OF 74 DEGREES MARKED THE FIRST TIME IN 54 YEARS THAT
CONSECUTIVE DAYS AVERAGED THIS WARM DURING THE SECOND HALF OF
NOVEMBER (SINCE 76.5 DEGREES FROM NOV. 25-26, 1960).
FURTHERMORE...THE HIGH OF 78 ON THE 29TH MARKED THE 2ND-WARMEST
READING ON RECORD FOR SO LATE IN THE
CALENDAR YEAR...FALLING SHORT
OF ONLY AN 80 DEGREE READING ON DEC. 6, 1939.
NEEDLESS TO SAY...THIS
BRIEF WARM STRETCH CAME TO A SCREECHING HALT ON THE LAST DAY OF THE
MONTH...AS AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT PROMOTED A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY
25 DEGREES ON THE 30TH...A NOTABLE 53 DEGREE DOWNTURN IN HIGHS FROM THE
DAY BEFORE. ON AVERAGE...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK OF THE MONTH PER
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE
2ND-8TH...DURING WHICH FIVE OF THE SEVEN
DAYS CLIMBED TO AT LEAST 64 DEGREES. THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH WAS 42 DEGREES ON THE 2ND.

TURNING TO PRECIPITATION DURING NOVEMBER 2014...THE TOTAL OF ONLY
0.29 INCHES AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 0.88 INCHES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL OF 1.17 INCHES...AND REPRESENTED ONE-FOURTH
OF NORMAL NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION. EVEN SO...THIS ONLY RANKED AS THE
41ST-DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 120 YEARS
...AND ONE ONLY HAS
TO LOOK BACK THREE YEARS TO 2011 TO FIND A DRIER ONE (0.21 INCHES).
THE MAJORITY OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH (0.18 INCHES) FELL IN
THE FORM OF 1.9 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 15TH. A LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW
ALSO FELL ON THE 10TH...RESULTING IN A MONTHLY TOTAL OF 2.2 INCHES.
ALTHOUGH THIS STILL FELL 0.9 INCHES SHORT OF THE 30-YEAR NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH...IT WAS ACTUALLY THE HIGHEST NOVEMBER
SNOWFALL TOTAL IN NINE YEARS...SINCE 2.8 INCHES IN 2005.

NO THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED GRAND ISLAND DURING THE MONTH.
HOWEVER...THE PASSAGE OF SEVERAL COLD FRONTS PROMOTED EIGHT DAYS
WITH PEAK NORTHWESTERLY GUSTS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...LED BY 46 MPH
PEAK GUSTS ON BOTH THE 10TH AND 26TH.


...METEOROLOGICAL-FALL 2014 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING SEP-NOV...

- AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:  51.2 DEGREES (0.6 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL PRECIPITATION:                    4.60 INCHES (0.66 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL SNOWFALL:                             2.2 INCHES (2.0 BELOW NORMAL)


FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL FALL SEASON OF SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER AND
NOVEMBER AS A WHOLE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 51.2
DEGREES...0.6 DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR SEASONAL NORMAL OF 51.8
DEGREES.
OF THE THREE FALL MONTHS...OCTOBER WAS BY FAR THE WARMEST
VERSUS NORMAL AT +2.7 DEGREES...WHILE NOVEMBER WAS THE COLDEST
VERSUS NORMAL AT -3.9 DEGREES. THE HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF FALL
2014 WAS 90 DEGREES ON SEP. 19TH...AND THE COLDEST HIGH WAS 20
DEGREES ON NOV. 17TH. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON WAS
-3 DEGREES ON NOV. 16TH AND THE MILDEST LOW WAS 66 DEGREES ON SEP.
3RD. IN TERMS OF AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE...THE OVERALL-WARMEST
WEEK OF FALL 2014 WAS 70.3 DEGREES FROM SEP. 24TH-30TH...AND THE
OVERALL-COLDEST WEEK WAS 16.6 DEGREES FROM NOV. 11TH-17TH. FOR THE
YEAR 2014 AS A WHOLE...ONLY 21 DAYS REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90
DEGREES...WELL-BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE OF 37 DAYS.

AS FOR FALL PRECIPITATION...THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 4.60 INCHES AT
CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 0.66 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR
FALL NORMAL OF 5.26 INCHES.
THE MAJORITY OF FALL PRECIPITATION (3.03
INCHES) FELL IN THE FORM OF SEPTEMBER RAIN. THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAY
DURING FALL 2014 WAS 1.40 INCHES ON SEP. 9TH.

SNOWFALL-WISE...TWO FAIRLY MINOR NOVEMBER EVENTS RESULTED IN A
SEASONAL TOTAL OF 2.2 INCHES...EXACTLY TWO INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR
FALL NORMAL.





 
...NOV. 2014 AND FALL (SEP-NOV) 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.)


...NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES

5 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET OR TIED DURING NOV. 2014:
- NOV. 15: RECORD COLD HIGH OF 26 (TIED PREVIOUS FROM 1997,1935)
- NOV. 17: RECORD COLD HIGH OF 22 (PREVIOUS 25 IN 1955)
- NOV. 18: RECORD LOW OF 3 (PREVIOUS 9 IN 1909)
- NOV. 28: RECORD HIGH OF 74 (PREVIOUS 70 IN 1932)
- NOV. 29: RECORD HIGH OF 80 (PREVIOUS 68 IN 2003)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      47.7 DEGREES (1.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      21.2 DEGREES (6.9 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     34.4 DEGREES (4.3 BELOW NORMAL)

- NOV. 2014 WAS THE 10TH-COLDEST ON RECORD OUT OF 106 YEARS
DATING TO 1907 AND WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 29.7 DEGREES IN 2000

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      80 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        22 DEGREES ON THE 17TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:          1 DEGREES ON THE 16TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       42 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   77.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   23.0 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-12TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   49.9 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-8TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   16.5 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     64.3 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    25.7 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     5.9 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH


...NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING NOV. 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.23 INCHES (1.06 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       1.7 INCHES (0.9 BELOW NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.11 INCHES ON THE 23RD
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:        1.4 INCHES ON THE 15TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAY  2014        2.15      -2.42
JUN  2014         8.69      +4.89
JUL  2014         1.48      -2.26
AUG  2014         7.79      +4.49
SEP  2014         1.78      -0.78
OCT  2014         1.76      -0.23
NOV  2014         0.23      -1.06

12-MTH TOTAL  28.81     +1.70


...OTHER NOVEMBER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 49 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON THE 10TH
(OCCURRED AT 205 PM CST BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.70 ON THE 13TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.31 ON THE 10TH


...NOVEMBER 2014 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

THE BIGGEST WEATHER STORY DURING NOV. 2014 WAS TEMPERATURE
EXTREMES
...HIGHLIGHTED BY A 10-DAY STRETCH DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH THAT WAS THE COLDEST ON RECORD DURING THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF
NOVEMBER. PRECIPITATION-WISE...IT WAS A RATHER DRY MONTH BUT STILL
FAR FROM BEING A TOP-20 DRIEST.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...IT WAS TRULY A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE: THE OPENING
THIRD OF THE MONTH AVERAGED SEASONABLY MILD...FOLLOWED BY A RECORD-
COLD MIDDLE 10 DAYS...AND THEN A PAIR OF EXTREMELY WARM DAYS TOWARD
THE END
OF THE MONTH...ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY ONE LAST BLAST OF COLD
ON THE 30TH. IN THE END...THE VERY COLD MID-MONTH STRETCH CARRIED
THE MOST WEIGHT...AS THE OVERALL AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
(RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS) WAS 34.4
DEGREES...4.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS GOOD FOR THE 10TH-
COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 106 YEARS...AND THE COLDEST SINCE
A 29.7 DEGREE AVERAGE IN 2000.
OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH...18
DAYS FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND 12 WERE ABOVE
NORMAL. BY FAR AND AWAY THE COLDEST WEEK WAS CENTERED FROM THE 11TH-
17TH...DURING WHICH HIGH TEMPERATURES ONLY REACHED THE 20S ON SIX OF
SEVEN DAYS (INCLUDING ONLY 22 ON THE 17TH) AND LOWS DROPPED BELOW 10
DEGREES ON FIVE OF THE SEVEN DAYS (INCLUDING 1 ON THE 16TH).
EXPANDING OUT TO INCLUDE A FEW DAYS BEYOND THE CORE OF THE COLDEST
WEATHER...THE 10-DAY STRETCH FROM THE 11TH-20TH FEATURED AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 19.3 DEGREES...MARKING THE COLDEST 10-DAY STRETCH ON
RECORD DURING THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER. BEYOND THE
20TH...TEMPERATURES STABILIZED BACK TO MORE SEASONAL LEVELS THROUGH
THE 27TH...BEFORE A BRIEF-BUT-SUBSTANTIAL BLAST OF LATE-FALL HEAT
ARRIVED ON THE 28TH-29TH...WITH HIGHS OF 74 AND 80
DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY. NOT ONLY DID THESE HIGH TEMPERATURES BREAK
DAILY RECORDS...BUT THIS MARKED THE FIRST TIME ON RECORD THAT
HASTINGS REACHED 80 DURING THE SECOND HALF OF NOVEMBER (HOWEVER THIS
WAS NOT THE LATEST OCCURRENCE OF 80 DEGREES DURING A CALENDAR
YEAR...AS IT ACTUALLY REACHED 80 ON DEC. 23, 1964). IN
ADDITION...THE TWO-DAY AVERAGE HIGH OF 77 DEGREES MARKED THE FIRST
TIME ON RECORD THAT CONSECUTIVE DAYS AVERAGED THIS WARM DURING THE
SECOND HALF OF NOVEMBER (PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 75 DEGREES NOV. 25-26,
1960).
NEEDLESS TO SAY...THIS BRIEF WARM STRETCH CAME TO A
SCREECHING HALT ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH AS AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT
PROMOTED A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 26 DEGREES ON THE 30TH...A
NOTABLE 54 DEGREE DOWNTURN IN HIGHS FROM THE DAY BEFORE. ON
AVERAGE...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK OF THE MONTH PER AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS THE 2ND-8TH...DURING WHICH FIVE OF THE SEVEN DAYS
CLIMBED TO AT LEAST 63 DEGREES. THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH WAS 42 DEGREES ON THE 2ND.

TURNING TO PRECIPITATION DURING NOVEMBER 2014...THE TOTAL OF ONLY
0.23 INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 1.06 INCHES BELOW THE
30-YEAR NORMAL OF 1.29 INCHES...AND REPRESENTED LESS THAN ONE-FIFTH
OF NORMAL NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION. EVEN SO...THIS ONLY RANKED AS THE
32ND-DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 120 YEARS...AND ONE ONLY HAS
TO LOOK BACK FIVE YEARS TO 2009 TO FIND A DRIER ONE (0.22 INCHES).
ALMOST HALF OF THE PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH (0.10 INCHES) FELL IN
THE FORM OF 1.4 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 15TH. A LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW
ALSO FELL ON THE 10TH...RESULTING IN A MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.7 INCHES.
ALTHOUGH THIS STILL FELL 0.9 INCHES SHORT OF THE 30-YEAR NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH...IT WAS ACTUALLY THE HIGHEST NOVEMBER
SNOWFALL TOTAL IN NINE YEARS...SINCE 5.6 INCHES IN 2005.

NO THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED HASTINGS DURING THE MONTH. HOWEVER...THE
PASSAGE OF SEVERAL COLD FRONTS PROMOTED SIX DAYS WITH NORTHWESTERLY
GUSTS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...LED BY A 49 MPH PEAK GUSTS ON THE 10TH.


...METEOROLOGICAL-FALL 2014 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING SEP-NOV...

- AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:  51.2 DEGREES (1.1 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL PRECIPITATION:                       3.77 INCHES (2.07 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL SNOWFALL:                               1.7 INCHES (2.1 BELOW NORMAL)


FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL FALL SEASON OF SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER AND
NOVEMBER AS A WHOLE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 51.2
DEGREES...1.1 DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR SEASONAL NORMAL OF 52.3
DEGREES.
OF THE THREE FALL MONTHS...OCTOBER WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT
AVERAGED WARMER THAN NORMAL (+2.2)...WHILE NOVEMBER WAS THE COLDEST
VERSUS NORMAL AT -4.3 DEGREES. THE HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF FALL
2014 WAS 90 DEGREES ON SEP. 3RD...AND THE COLDEST HIGH WAS 22
DEGREES ON NOV. 17TH. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON WAS
1 DEGREE ON NOV. 16TH AND THE MILDEST LOW WAS 67 DEGREES ON SEP.
9TH. IN TERMS OF AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE...THE OVERALL-WARMEST
WEEK OF FALL 2014 WAS 69.6 DEGREES FROM SEP. 24TH-30TH...AND THE
OVERALL-COLDEST WEEK WAS 16.5 DEGREES FROM NOV. 11TH-17TH. FOR THE
YEAR 2014 AS A WHOLE...ONLY 21 DAYS REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90
DEGREES...WELL-BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE OF 35 DAYS.

AS FOR FALL PRECIPITATION...THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 3.77 INCHES AT
HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 2.07 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR FALL
NORMAL OF 5.84 INCHES.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF THIS SEASONAL
PRECIPITATION (3.54 INCHES) FELL AS RAIN DURING SEPTEMBER AND
OCTOBER. THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAY DURING FALL 2014 WAS 1.03 INCHES
ON OCT. 1ST (ASSOCIATED WITH EVENING THUNDERSTORMS).

SNOWFALL-WISE...TWO FAIRLY MINOR NOVEMBER EVENTS RESULTED IN A
SEASONAL TOTAL OF 1.7 INCHES...WHICH WAS 2.1 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR
FALL NORMAL.




...NOV. 2014 AND FALL (SEP-NOV) 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.)


....NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      47.5 DEGREES (1.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      19.2 DEGREES (5.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     33.4 DEGREES (3.6 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 76 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 30TH
(ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 29TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 21 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 12TH, 13TH
(ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 11TH, 12TH)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE: -2 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 17TH
(ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 16TH)

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE: 41 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 3RD


...NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   0.06 INCHES (0.96 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         1.7 INCHES (1.4 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF 24-HOUR PERIODS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 1

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 0.06 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 16TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7AM:        1.7 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 16TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAY  2014         0.71      -3.47
JUN  2014          8.53      +4.60
JUL  2014          0.17      -3.11
AUG  2014         7.60      +4.52
SEP  2014         2.40      +0.33
OCT  2014         0.99      -1.05
NOV  2014         0.06      -0.96

12-MTH TOTAL  24.66     -0.57


...HIGH WINDS

IN TERMS OF STRONG WINDS...ONE OF THE HIGHEST MEASURED PEAK GUSTS OF
THE MONTH AT KEARNEY AIRPORT WAS 41 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE
10TH...WHICH OCCURRED IN THE WAKE OF A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT.
(HOWEVER...PLEASE NOTE THIS WAS NOT NECESSARILY THE TRUE PEAK GUST
OF THE MONTH...AS THIS AUTOMATED SYSTEM ONLY TRANSMITS ROUTINE WIND
OBSERVATIONS EVERY 20 MINUTES).


...METEOROLOGICAL-FALL 2014 SEASONAL STATISTICS FOR SEP-NOV...

- AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:  49.9 DEGREES (0.6 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL PRECIPITATION:                       3.45 INCHES (1.68 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL SNOWFALL:                                1.7 INCHES (2.3 BELOW NORMAL)


 



...NOV. 2014 AND FALL (SEP-NOV) SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

...NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      45.6 DEGREES (2.9 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      16.0 DEGREES (8.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     30.8 DEGREES (5.5 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      75 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        19 DEGREES ON THE 11TH, 17TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        -6 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       41 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   74.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   20.0 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-12TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   46.4 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-8TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   12.7 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   61.1 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   24.0 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:    -0.6 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH


...NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(NOTE: ALL SNOWFALL/SNOW DEPTH DATA IS FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER IN ORD...WHO REPORTS 24-HOUR SNOWFALL FROM 8AM-8AM.
IN ADDITION...IN MANY CASES 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 MOST SITUATIONS)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.06 INCHES  (1.01 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:      2.5  INCHES   (2.8 BELOW NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.06 INCHES ON THE 15TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 8 AM:            2.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 16TH

DEEPEST 8AM SNOW DEPTH:                     2 INCHES ON THE 16TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAY  2014        0.51      -3.30
JUN  2014         8.08      +3.96
JUL  2014          2.07      -0.90
AUG  2014         5.27      +2.11
SEP  2014         1.68      -0.76
OCT  2014         1.14      -0.79
NOV  2014         0.06      -1.01

12-MTH TOTAL  20.52     -4.42


...OTHER NOVEMBER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 48 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 16TH
(OCCURRED AT 355 PM CST BEHIND A PASSING COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.72 ON THE 13TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.29 ON THE 10TH


...METEOROLOGICAL-FALL 2014 SEASONAL STATISTICS FOR SEP-NOV...

- AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:  48.1 DEGREES (1.7 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL PRECIPITATION:                   2.88 INCHES  (2.56 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL SNOWFALL:                             2.5 INCHES  (3.9 BELOW NORMAL)

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