Climate Connection - August 2009

Station Average
High Temp
Average
Low Temp
Average
Monthly Temp
+/-
Normal
Highest Temp
Date
Lowest Temp
Date
Pcpn/Snow +/-
Normal
Grand Island 82.9 59.9 71.4 -2.2 95/7th 45/30th 2.40/0.0 -0.68/0.0
Hastings 4N 82.9 58.6 70.7 -1.8 95/7th 44/22nd 4.95/0.0 +1.77/0.0
Kearney 4NE 83.0 58.8 70.9 -1.6 95/7th 44/30th 2.79/0.0 -0.11/0.0
Beaver City 87.8 57.4 72.6 -4.0 101/24th 44/30th 4.66/0.0 +1.85/0.0
Gothenburg 80.0 57.6 68.8 -4.7 95/3rd* 44/30th 3.57/# +0.86/#
Greeley 81.8 55.2 68.5 -3.2 93/2nd 42/30th 9.34/0.0 +6.57/0.0
Hebron 85.5# 60.6# 73.1# -1.1 102/8th 48/22nd 2.19#/0.0 -1.29/0.0
Holdrege 81.9 58.0 69.9 -3.0 94/24th* 43/30th 3.58/0.0 +0.35/0.0
Superior 85.2 57.9 71.5 -5.0 101/8th 44/31st 2.56/0.0 -0.54/0.0
York 3N 83.5 57.9 70.7 -4.1 95/8th 44/31st 4.03/0.0 +0.75/0.0
Beloit 87.6# 63.9# 75.7# -2.8 102/8th 50/31st 4.01/0.0 +1.06/0.0
Phillipsburg 88.3# 60.5# 74.4# -2.2 104/24th 48/30th 5.96#/0.0 +3.16/0.0
Plainville 86.0 60.0 73.0 -2.8 101/24th 49/30th 3.72/0.0 +0.84/0.0
Smith Center 87.3 60.2 73.7 -3.9 100/7th 50/31st* 3.01/0.0 -0.14/0.0
     August 2009 was a record unseasonably cool...and predominantly wet month for our Climate Connection sites.  10 of 14 sites experienced record setting average monthly temperatures within the Top Ten coolest with the remaining 4 breaking into the Top 20 coolest Augusts' of record.  For Gothenburg it was the 3rd coolest August of record...1.6 degrees warmer than the all-time coolest August of record set in 1992.  Plainville registered the most 100 degree or warmer days with 3...compared to their 4.4 day August average. 

     Monthly rainfall proved to be abundant for many locations with Hebron coming up on the short end of the stick...1.29 inches below normal  On the other end of the spectrum...Greeley received over 3 times their average monthly rainfall...experiencing their 3rd wettest August of record since 1895...and the wettest August since 1966.

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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