Though technically not over, the winter of 2008-2009 looks like it will be go down as warmer than normal for Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney. For climatological purposes, the winter months are considered to be December through February. Here is a brief highlight of the how this winter shaped up climatologically in the Tri-Cities.
|Temperature - December 2008 through February 2009|
|Location||Average Temperature||Departure from Normal||Average High||Average Low|
* Low temperatures were missing for two days at Kearney
|Precipitation and Snowfall - December 2008 through February 2009|
|Location||Precipitation (in.)||Departure from Normal||Snowfall (in.)||Departure from Normal|
|Grand Island||1.86"|| 0.02" below normal
||17.6"||1.1" below normal
|Hastings||1.66"||0.29" below normal
||17.8"||1.5" above normal
|Kearney||0.72"||1.06" below normal
||15.7"||1.5" below normal
Overall, the winter was drier than normal across north central Kansas and southern Nebraska, mainly south of Interstate 80. Areas to the north of the interstate, experienced more snowfall and will in turn be at or slightly above normal for winter precipitation.
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|This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.|