Climate Connection - December 2006

 

Station

Average High

Average Low

Average Monthly

+/- Normal

Highest Temp/Day

Lowest Temp/Day

Pcpn/Snow

+/- Normal

Grand Island

42.9 21.9 32.4 +6.8 63/5th 0/7th 1.76/T +1.10/-6.6

Hastings

44.0 22.6 33.3 +6.6 63/5th 2/7th 1.91/0.5 +1.18/-5.0

Kearney

42.2 20.9 31.6 +5.8 61/5th 0/7th 2.85/0.6 +2.24/-5.1

Beaver City

46.4 18.1 32.3 +2.7 66/5th 2/7th 3.88/4.0 +3.24/-1.8

Gothenburg

42.9 17.8 30.3 +3.1 63/8th -3/7th 2.93/M +2.48/M

Greeley

41.6# 17.3# 29.5# +5.9 60/14th* -1/7th 2.72/1.0 +2.14/-4.7

Hebron

44.4 18.5 31.4 +1.1 62/14th* 3/7th 3.26/0.7 +2.33/-4.8

Holdrege

45.2# 21.5# 33.3# +4.6 61/5th 0/7th 2.70/1.2 +2.21/-3.6

Superior

45.9 19.3 32.6 +3.1 63/9th 2/7th 3.20/T +2.29/-5.5

York

45.7# 23.5# 32.7# +7.7 64/5th 4/7th 2.96/0.1 +2.14/-6.1

Beloit

46.7 22.2 34.5 +3.9 65/14th 5/7th 2.73/0.0 +1.86/-3.6

Phillipsburg

46.3 19.8 33.0 +4.4 64/14th 5/7th 4.09/2.0 +3.64/-1.8

Plainville

 45.5  22.6  34.0  +4.5  63/14th* 5/7th 3.91/1.0 +3.29/-2.7
December was a month of both record precipitation and warmth across our region...culminated by one of the worst ice-storms in the past 100 years.  The first three days of the month registered below normal temperatures followed by a warm-up that persisted for most of the month.  Many locations experienced average monthly temperatures well within their top 15 warmest of record for December.  York ended the month with the greatest margin of warmth...which tied as the 6th warmest December since 1901.

December’s precipitation was also off the charts...with many locations setting top ten daily and monthly precipitation records.  Phillipsburg’s 4.09 inches set an all-time monthly record...demolishing the previous record of 1.48 inches set in 1982.  Records for 24-hour precipitation were reached twice at Phillipsburg during the month...the previous 24-hour record in December...0.85 inches set December 14th 1984...was tied on the 20th and then broken during the ice storm at the end of the month...when 1.97 inches of precipitation fell on the 30th. 

Note: # one day or more of missing data. * the last of several occurrences.  

YELLOW indicates above normal temperature.

BLUE indicates below normal temperature.

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