Climate Connection October 2008...Really Wet

Station

Average High

Average Low

Average Monthly

+/- Normal

Highest Temp/Day

Lowest Temp/Day

Pcpn/Snow

+/- Normal

Grand Island

64.3 40.1 52.2 +0.2 78/5th* 24/28th* 5.99/T +4.48/-1.0

Hastings

63.5 40.4 52.0 -1.0 78/3rd 24/28th 6.34/T +4.67/-1.0

Kearney

63.9 38.1 51.0 -0.4 78/4th* 24/28th 9.36/2.0 +7.82/+1.2

Beaver City

67.2 36.3 51.7 -3.7 83/30th 20/28th 7.62/T +6.23/-0.2

Gothenburg

63.8 37.7 50.8 -0.6 80/19th 20/27th 5.05/M +3.64/M

Greeley

62.2 35.4 48.8 -1.1 79/3rd 18/28th 6.00/T +4.39/-0.8

Hebron

65.0# 40.3# 52.6# -0.5 81/5th# 21/28th# 6.31/M +4.31/M

Holdrege

62.8 39.2 51.0 -0.9 79/3rd 24/28th 8.25/1.0 +6.81/+0.2

Superior

65.9 38.9 52.4 -2.8 81/4th 20/28th 5.65/0.0 +3.66/+0.5

York

66.4 38.4 52.4 -1.3 80/3rd 20/28th 7.31/0.0 +5.42/-0.5

Beloit

67.1 42.8 55.0 -1.7 82/4th 25/28th 5.99/0.0 +3.97/-0.2

Phillipsburg

66.9 39.5 53.2 -1.2 81/4th 25/28th 10.49/T +9.10/-0.2

Plainville

68.4 45.7 57.0 -2.6 82/4th* 32/28th* 7.36/M +5.89/-0.5

Smith Center

65.8 40.5 53.2 -2.9 81/5th 25/28th 8.53/0.0 +6.89/-0.5

October 2008 is going into the record books as one of the wettest October's since the late 1800's.  Many locations...Hastings...Kearney...Beaver City...Holdrege...Beloit...Phillipsburg...and Smith Center smashed all-time October monthly precipitation records.  Tallying up the precipitation totals for the year-to-date...the majority of reporting sites also broke into the Top Ten records for January to November 1st period.  Phillipsburg was the rainfall leader for the month with 10.49 inches of precipitation...almost half their average annual precipitation.

Temperatures were also on the cool side for nearly all locations but not cold enough to stand out as record breaking.  Temperatures were cold enough to leave many locations with the first snow of the season on the 22nd.

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

YELLOW indicates above normal temperature.

BLUE indicates below normal temperature.

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