Dec. 2014 Climate Summaries/Extremes For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord (Includes 2014 Annual Extremes)


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...DEC. 2014  SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT (AND 2014 TOTALS/EXTREMES)...

...DECEMBER TEMPERATURES

2 DAILY AND 1 DAILY-MONTHLY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET DURING DEC. 2014:
- DEC. 12: RECORD WARM LOW OF 39 (PREVIOUS 37 IN 1993)
- DEC. 13: RECORD WARM LOW OF 47 (THIS NOT ONLY SHATTERED THE PREVIOUS
DAILY RECORD OF 37 IN 1898 BUT ALSO ESTABLISHED A NEW RECORD WARM
MINIMUM TEMP FOR ANY DAY IN DECEMBER, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS MARK OF 46
DEGREES SET ON 12-1-1998, 12-3-1913 AND 12-4-1913)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      37.1 DEGREES (0.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       21.1 DEGREES (4.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     29.1 DEGREES (2.4 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      58 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:         4 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       -8 DEGREES ON THE 31ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       47 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    56.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-14TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     9.5 DEGREES FROM THE 30TH-31ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   38.9 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH-14TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   15.1 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   47.1 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH-14TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   24.1 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     6.0 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST


...DECEMBER PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

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

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.76 INCHES (0.13 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       5.9 INCHES (0.8 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 6

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.31 INCHES ON THE 15TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:       0.42 INCHES FROM THE 14TH-15TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:        3.0 INCHES ON THE 26TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL:             3.5 INCHES FROM THE 26TH-27TH

DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:                    3 INCHES ON THE 27TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2014:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
DEC  2014         0.76     +0.13

12-MTH TOTAL  27.56    +0.90


...OTHER DECEMBER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 49 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 15TH
(OCCURRED AT 611 PM IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 31.02 ON THE 30TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.49 ON THE 22ND


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

ALTHOUGH THE MONTH AS A WHOLE AVERAGED SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL IN THE
TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL DEPARTMENTS...THE TWO MOST
MEMORABLE ASPECTS OF THE MONTH WERE:

1) AN UNUSUALLY LONG-STRETCH OF CLOUDY "WINTER GLOOM" THAT HUNG OVER
THE AREA FOR ESSENTIALLY TWO STRAIGHT WEEKS DURING THE MIDDLE PART
OF THE MONTH.
IN FACT...GRAND ISLAND SAW VERY LITTLE (IF ANY)
SUNSHINE FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS BETWEEN THE 10TH AND
23RD...BEFORE THE SUN MADE A TRIUMPHANT RETURN JUST IN TIME FOR
CHRISTMAS EVE-CHRISTMAS DAY.

2) THROUGH THE FIRST 26 DAYS OF THE MONTH...DECEMBER WAS ON PACE TO
BE ONE OF THE TOP-15 WARMEST ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
THAT WAS 6.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. HOWEVER...A NOTICEABLY COLDER
AIRMASS SETTLED INTO THE AREA DURING THE FINAL 5 DAYS AND ESPECIALLY
THE LAST TWO DAYS
...THUS KNOCKING THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
DOWN SEVERAL DEGREES FROM ITS INITIAL PACE.

FOCUSING ON TEMPERATURES IN MORE DETAIL...THE OVERALL AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE (RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND
LOWS) WAS 29.1 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. AS
MENTIONED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH...THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH WAS
SEASONABLY MILD...AS 21 OF THE FIRST 26 DAYS CARRIED AN ABOVE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. HOWEVER...NOTICEABLY COLDER AIR ARRIVED DURING
THE FINAL 5 DAYS...PEAKING IN INTENSITY ON THE 30TH-31ST AS LOW
TEMPERATURES BOTTOMED OUT AT -8 AND -7 DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY.
FURTHERMORE..THE HIGH OF ONLY 4 DEGREES ON THE 30TH MARKED THE
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2014. DURING THE
MILD MAJORITY OF THE MONTH...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK WAS CENTERED
BETWEEN THE 8TH-14TH DURING WHICH FOUR OF THE SEVEN DAYS REACHED AT
LEAST 51 DEGREES...INCLUDING THE WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH OF 58 ON THE
14TH. HOWEVER...MILD LOW TEMPERATURES STOLE THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE
12TH AND 13TH...AS NOT ONLY DID BOTH DAYS SET NEW RECORD WARM LOWS
FOR THE DATE...BUT THE LOW OF ONLY 47 DEGREES ON THE 13TH SET A NEW
RECORD-WARMEST LOW FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER! THIS VALUE
ECLIPSED THE PREVIOUS MARK OF 46 DEGREES WHICH WAS INITIALLY SET ON
DEC. 3-4, 1913 AND THEN MATCHED ON DEC. 1, 1998.
THE MOST EXTREME
DAY-TO-DAY CHANGE IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH WAS 27
DEGREES AND OCCURRED EARLY-ON...CONSISTING OF A SHARP WARM-UP FROM
25 DEGREES ON THE 1ST TO 52 ON THE 2ND.

TURNING TO DECEMBER 2014 PRECIPITATION...THE TOTAL OF 0.76 INCHES AT
CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 0.13 INCHES ABOVE THE 30-YEAR
NORMAL OF 0.63 INCHES. OVER HALF OF THIS PRECIPITATION (0.42 INCHES)
FELL IN THE FORM OF RAIN ON THE 14TH-15TH. THEN DURING THE LATTER
HALF OF THE MONTH...GRAND ISLAND RECEIVED FOUR FAIRLY "MINOR" ROUNDS
OF ACCUMULATING SNOW...THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OF WHICH WAS 3.5 INCHES
THAT FELL BETWEEN THE EVENING OF THE 26TH AND THE EARLY MORNING OF
THE 27TH. DESPITE ONLY BEING 3.5 INCHES...THIS WAS ACTUALLY THE
SINGLE-BIGGEST SNOW "EVENT" OF THE YEAR 2014.
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE
MONTH ENDED UP AT 5.9 INCHES...ONLY 0.8 INCHES ABOE THE 30-YEAR
NORMAL.

NO THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED GRAND ISLAND DURING THE MONTH.
FURTHERMORE...IT WAS NOT ON OVERLY-WINDY DECEMBER AS ONLY THREE DAYS
FEATURED PEAK NORTH-NORTHWESTERLY GUSTS OF 40+ MPH...LED BY A 49 MPH
GUST ON THE 15TH.


...ANNUAL GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT TOTALS/EXTREMES FOR 2014...

ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE: 50.3 DEGREES (0.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 100 DEGREES ON JULY 21
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:    4 DEGREES ON DEC 30

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:    -14 DEGREES ON FEB 6
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:   75 DEGREES ON JUNE 18, JULY 21, JULY 25

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION:      27.56 INCHES
(0.90 INCH ABOVE NORMAL...AND 0.64 MORE THAN LAST YEAR)

HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION: 2.59 INCHES ON JUNE 14
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION: 2.76 INCHES ON JUNE 14-15

TOTAL ANNUAL SNOWFALL (INCLUDES PARTS OF 2 SNOW SEASONS): 22.1 INCHES
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL: 3.0 INCHES ON DEC 26
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL: 3.5 INCHES ON DEC 26-27
DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:  3 INCHES ON FEB 10-11 AND DEC 27

HIGHEST WIND GUST:  65 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON JAN 20
(IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PASSING TO THE EAST)





 
...DEC. 2014 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT (AND 2014 TOTALS/EXTREMES)...

(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.)


...DECEMBER TEMPERATURES

2 DAILY AND 1 DAILY-MONTHLY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET/TIED DURING DEC.
2014:
- DEC. 13: RECORD WARM LOW OF 47 (THIS NOT ONLY SHATTERED THE
PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 36 IN 1921 BUT ALSO TIED THE RECORD WARM
MINIMUM TEMP FOR ANY DAY IN DECEMBER, MATCHING THE PREVIOUS MARK
FIRST SET ON 12-2-1962 AND 12-10-1939)
- DEC. 14: RECORD WARM LOW OF 38 (PREVIOUS 36 IN 1928)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      37.9 DEGREES (0.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      22.4 DEGREES (4.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     30.1 DEGREES (2.5 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      57 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:         5 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        -5 DEGREES ON THE 31ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       47 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   55.5 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-14TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   10.0 DEGREES FROM THE 30TH-31ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   39.3 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH-14TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   16.8 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   47.4 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-8TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   25.0 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     8.6 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST


...DECEMBER PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

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

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.54 INCHES (0.07 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       3.4 INCHES (2.7 BELOW NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.30 INCHES ON THE 15TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:        1.5 INCHES ON THE 26TH

DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:                   2 INCHES ON THE 27-28 AND 30-31


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2014:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
DEC  2014          0.54      -0.07

12-MTH TOTAL  29.21     +2.10


...OTHER DECEMBER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 51 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 15TH
(OCCURRED AT 813 PM IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.96 ON THE 30TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.47 ON THE 22ND


...DECEMBER 2014 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

ALTHOUGH THE MONTH AS A WHOLE AVERAGED SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL IN THE
TEMPERATURE DEPARTMENT AND SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL IN
PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL...THE TWO MOST MEMORABLE ASPECTS OF THE MONTH
WERE:

1) AN UNUSUALLY LONG-STRETCH OF CLOUDY "WINTER GLOOM" THAT HUNG OVER
THE AREA FOR ESSENTIALLY TWO STRAIGHT WEEKS DURING THE MIDDLE PART
OF THE MONTH.
IN FACT...HASTINGS SAW VERY LITTLE (IF ANY) SUNSHINE
FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS BETWEEN THE 10TH AND 23RD...BEFORE THE SUN
MADE A TRIUMPHANT RETURN JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS EVE-CHRISTMAS
DAY.

2) THROUGH THE FIRST 26 DAYS OF THE MONTH...DECEMBER WAS ON PACE TO
BE ONE OF THE TOP-15 WARMEST ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
THAT WAS 5.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. HOWEVER...A NOTICEABLY COLDER
AIRMASS SETTLED INTO THE AREA DURING THE FINAL 5 DAYS AND ESPECIALLY
THE LAST TWO DAYS
...THUS KNOCKING THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
DOWN SEVERAL DEGREES FROM ITS INITIAL PACE.

FOCUSING ON TEMPERATURES IN MORE DETAIL...THE OVERALL AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE (RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND
LOWS) WAS 30.1 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. AS
MENTIONED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH...THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH WAS
SEASONABLY MILD...AS 20 OF THE FIRST 26 DAYS CARRIED AN ABOVE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 15 DAYS WITH A HIGH OF AT LEAST 40
DEGREES. HOWEVER...NOTICEABLY COLDER AIR ARRIVED DURING THE FINAL 5
DAYS...PEAKING IN INTENSITY ON THE 30TH-31ST AS LOW TEMPERATURES
BOTTOMED OUT AT -3 AND -5 DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY. FURTHERMORE..THE
HIGH OF ONLY 5 DEGREES ON THE 30TH MARKED THE COLDEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2014. DURING THE MILD MAJORITY OF
THE MONTH...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK WAS CENTERED BETWEEN THE 8TH-
14TH DURING WHICH FOUR OF THE SEVEN DAYS REACHED AT LEAST 51
DEGREES...INCLUDING THE WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH OF 57 ON THE 14TH.
HOWEVER...MILD LOW TEMPERATURES STOLE THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE 13TH AND
14TH...AS NOT ONLY DID BOTH DAYS SET NEW RECORD WARM LOWS FOR THE
DATE...BUT THE LOW OF ONLY 47 DEGREES ON THE 13TH TIED THE RECORD-
WARMEST LOW FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER! THIS VALUE TIED THE
PREVIOUS MARK OF 47 DEGREES WHICH WAS INITIALLY SET ON DEC. 10, 1939
AND THEN MATCHED ON DEC. 2, 1962.
THE MOST EXTREME DAY-TO-DAY CHANGE
IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH WAS 26 DEGREES AND OCCURRED
EARLY-ON...CONSISTING OF A SHARP WARM-UP FROM 25 DEGREES ON THE 1ST
TO 51 ON THE 2ND.

TURNING TO DECEMBER 2014 PRECIPITATION...THE TOTAL OF 0.54 INCHES AT
HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 0.07 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL
OF 0.61 INCHES. OVER HALF OF THIS PRECIPITATION (0.30 INCHES) FELL
IN THE FORM OF RAIN DURING THE PRE-DAWN HOURS OF THE 15TH. THEN
DURING THE LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH...HASTINGS RECEIVED FOUR FAIRLY
"MINOR" ROUNDS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW...THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OF WHICH
WAS 1.5 INCHES THAT FELL ON THE EVENING OF THE 26TH AND WAS PRECEDED
BY A PERIOD OF FREEZING DRIZZLE. TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH ENDED
UP AT JUST 3.4 INCHES...WHICH WAS 2.7 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR
NORMAL.

A BRIEF PERIOD OF RARE...ALBEIT-WEAK DECEMBER THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
AFFECTED THE HASTINGS AREA ON THE NIGHT OF THE 14TH.
WIND-WISE...IT
WAS NOT AN OVERLY-WINDY DECEMBER AS ONLY THREE DAYS FEATURED PEAK
NORTH-NORTHWESTERLY GUSTS OF 40+ MPH...LED BY A 51 MPH GUST ON THE
EVENING OF THE 15TH.


...ANNUAL HASTINGS AIRPORT TOTALS/EXTREMES FOR 2014...

ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE: 50.3 DEGREES (1.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 100 DEGREES ON JULY 21
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:   5 DEGREES ON DEC 30

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  -14 DEGREES ON FEB 6
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:   75 DEGREES ON JULY 21

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION:      29.21 INCHES
(2.10 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...AND 4.00 INCHES MORE THAN LAST YEAR)

HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION: 2.20 INCHES ON JUNE 21
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION: 3.31 INCHES ON JUNE 20-21

TOTAL ANNUAL SNOWFALL (INCLUDES PARTS OF 2 SNOW SEASONS): 21.4 INCHES
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL: 3.2 INCHES ON JAN 31
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL: 3.4 INCHES ON JAN 31-FEB 1
DEEPEST 6 AM SNOW DEPTH:  3 INCHES ON FEB 1, FEB 5, FEB 10-12

HIGHEST WIND GUST:  83 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST DURING A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM ON AUG 17

(2014 WAS A NOTABLE YEAR FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS IN HASTINGS...AS 7 DAYS
FEATURED PEAK GUSTS OF AT LEAST 61 MPH)




...DEC. 2014 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY AIRPORT (AND 2014 TOTALS/EXTREMES)...


(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.)


....DECEMBER TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     37.0 DEGREES (0.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      19.1 DEGREES (4.0 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     28.0 DEGREES (2.1 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 58 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 15TH
(ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 14TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:  3 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 31ST
(ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 30TH)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE: -8 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 31ST

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE: 48 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 14TH


...DECEMBER PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   0.69 INCHES (0.12 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         4.0 INCHES (0.5 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF 24-HOUR PERIODS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 5

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 0.54 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 15TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7AM:        2.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 27TH

DEEPEST 7 AM SNOW DEPTH:                 3 INCHES ON THE 27TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2014:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
DEC  2014          0.69      +0.12

12-MTH TOTAL  25.25     +0.02


...DECEMBER HIGH WINDS

IN TERMS OF STRONG WINDS...ONE OF THE HIGHEST MEASURED PEAK GUSTS OF
THE MONTH AT KEARNEY AIRPORT WAS 47 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE
15TH...WHICH OCCURRED IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
PASSING TO THE EAST. (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).


...ANNUAL KEARNEY AIRPORT TOTALS/EXTREMES FOR 2014...

(ALL DATA FROM COOPERATIVE OBSERVER...WITH DAILY DATA VALID FOR A
24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 7 AM))

ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE: 48.6 DEGREES (0.8 BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
101 DEGREES REPORTED ON JULY 22 (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON JULY 21)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
3 DEGREES REPORTED ON DEC 31 (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON DEC 30)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE: -16 DEGREES ON FEB 6
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  72 DEGREES ON JUL 22

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION:   25.25 INCHES
(0.02 INCH ABOVE NORMAL AND 1.09 INCHES LESS THAN 2013)

HIGHEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7 AM: 3.19 INCHES ON AUG 9
HIGHEST 48-HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7 AM: 4.26 INCHES ON AUG 10

TOTAL ANNUAL SNOWFALL (INCLUDES PARTS OF 2 SNOW SEASONS): 16.3 INCH
HIGHEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AT 7 AM: 2.5 INCHES REPORTED DEC. 27
HIGHEST 48-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AT 7 AM: 3.3 INCHES REPORTED FEB. 1
DEEPEST 7 AM SNOW DEPTH:  3 INCHES ON DEC. 27

 



...DEC. 2014 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT (AND 2014 TOTALS/EXTREMES)...

...DECEMBER TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      35.9 DEGREES (0.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      17.5 DEGREES (4.3 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     26.7 DEGREES (1.8 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      58 DEGREES ON THE 8TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:         3 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:      - 14 DEGREES ON THE 31ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       48 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   55.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-14TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   10.5 DEGREES FROM THE 29TH-30TH
                                                                                                      30TH-31ST
WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   37.5 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH-14TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   12.4 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   47.6 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-8TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   22.9 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     2.0 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST


...DECEMBER PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(NOTE: ALL SNOWFALL/SNOW DEPTH DATA IS FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER IN ORD...WHO REPORTS 24-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AT 8 AM.
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: 1.56 INCHES  (0.97 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:     10.8  INCHES   (3.4 ABOVE NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.73 INCHES ON THE 15TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:       1.26 INCHES FROM THE 14TH-15TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 8 AM:  3.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 27TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 8 AM:    4.0 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 16TH

DEEPEST 8 AM SNOW DEPTH:            4 INCHES ON THE 29TH-30TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2014:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
DEC  2014         1.56      +0.97

12-MTH TOTAL  22.08     -2.86


...OTHER DECEMBER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 50 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON THE 15TH
(OCCURRED AT 608 PM IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 31.01 ON THE 30TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.49 ON THE 22ND


...ANNUAL ORD AIRPORT TOTALS/EXTREMES FOR 2014...

ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE: 47.3 DEGREES (1.8 BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 95 DEGREES ON JULY 21
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:  3 DEGREES ON DEC 30

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  -15 DEGREES ON FEB 6
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:   70 DEGREES ON AUG 20

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION:     22.08 INCHES
(2.86 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND 2.27 INCHES LESS THAN LAST YEAR)

HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION: 2.01 INCHES ON JUNE 9
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION: 2.12 INCHES ON JUNE 8-9

TOTAL ANNUAL SNOWFALL (INCLUDES PARTS OF 2 SNOW SEASONS): 29.3 INCHES
HIGHEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AT 8 AM: 3.5 INCHES REPORTED DEC. 27
HIGHEST 48-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AT 8 AM: 4.0 INCHES REPORTED DEC. 16
DEEPEST 8 AM SNOW DEPTH:   4 INCHES ON DEC. 29-30

HIGHEST WIND GUST:  79 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON JUNE 3RD
(OCCURRED AT 638 PM CDT DURING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM)


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