Climate Connection...April 2009

Station

Average High

Average Low

Average Monthly

+/- Normal

Highest Temp/Day

Lowest Temp/Day

Pcpn/Snow

+/- Normal

Grand Island

61.9 36.4 49.2 -0.8 89/23rd 14/7th 2.56/2.3 -0.05/+0.9

Hastings 4N

61.7 35.1 48.4 -2.2 86/23rd 12/7th 2.09/1.3 -0.78/-0.1

Kearney 4NE

59.0 34.5 46.7 -1.5 88/23rd 17/7th* 2.39/T -0.04/-1.9

Beaver City

64.7 33.5 49.1 -3.4 90/23rd 12/1st 2.94/T +0.75/-1.8

Gothenburg

61.8 35.7 48.8 -3.7 89/23rd 15/7th 3.87/M +1.61/M

Greeley

58.0 31.3 44.7 -3.0 89/23rd 13/7th 1.28/2.0 -1.37/+1.0

Hebron

62.9# 32.7# 47.9# -2.1 87/23rd 14/7th 1.54/T -1.10/-1.1

Holdrege

60.1 34.5 47.4 -2.1 88/23rd 15/7th 2.41/0.1 +0.13/-2.1

Superior

64.2 33.3 48.7 -4.7 90/24th 11/7th 1.51/T -1.17/-1.2

York 3N

63.7# 33.8 48.7# -2.1 88/23rd 16/1st 1.82/2.0 -0.88/+0.7

Beloit

65.4# 37.7 51.6# -2.2 90/24th 15/7th 1.74/0.4 -0.70/-0.9

Phillipsburg

64.1 34.8 49.4 -2.2 90/23rd 11/7th 2.40/T -0.08/-1.5

Plainville

63.0 34.8 48.9 -1.9 87/24th 14/7th 2.10/1.4 -0.17/-0.1

Smith Center

64.1 35.1 49.6 -4.2 90/24th 12/7th 3.13/T +0.75/-0.8

The month of April was much colder than normal for a large part of our region...with the coldest morning on April 7th when temperatures dropped into the teens at all reporting locations.  Smith Center finished out the month experiencing their 4th coldest April of record dating back to 1912.  Greeley, Nebraska completed the month having their 7th coldest April of record...based on records dating back to 1908.  For Hebron...it was the 8th coldest April based on an extensive set of records dating back to 1893. 

It was hit or miss for precipitation during the month with the bulk of what did fall coming around the 5th...then again at mid-month.  Gothenburg and Smith Center were at the top of the leader board with 3.87 inches and 3.13 inches of precipitation respectively.  Despite the colder temperatures...snowfall for April fell short at most locations.    

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.

Click link for:     National Climate Summary for April 2009

 

 

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