February 2009 Summary

 February of 2009 saw periods of warm and cold spells at Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney, however overall monthly temperatures averaged two to three degrees above normal.  Record high temperatures were set on both February 5th and 6th as readings climbed into the 60s.  The month noted two distinct snow storms, one of which arrived on Friday the 13th, and the second occurred on the latter days of the month on the 27th-28th.  Monthly precipitation varied from a quarter of an inch below normal at Kearney, to normal precipitation at Hastings, to two tenths above normal at Grand Island.   

  •  February 5-6:  Temperatures topped out in the 60s, and set some record high temperatures.  Click here for the temperatures records. 
  •  February 9:  Windy conditions developed and several locations had winds gusts in excess of 50 mph.  Click here for the wind gusts. 
  • February 13:  The first significant storm of the month arrived on Friday, February 13th.  The heaviest snowfall occurred north of Interstate 80 in Nebraska.  Click here for the snowfall totals. 
  • February 20:  Winds were strong and gusty following the passage of a cold frontal boundary.  Peak wind gusts averaged 45 mph.  Click here for the wind gusts. 
  • February 27-28:  A snowstorm arrived the latter days of the month and produced 5 inch snowfall amounts from Ord to Fullerton, with snowfall amounts decreasing farther south and west.  Click here for the snowfall totals.




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