Climate Connection - September 2009

Station Average
High Temp
Average
Low Temp
Average
Monthly Temp
+/-
Normal
Highest Temp
Date
Lowest Temp
Date
Pcpn/Snow +/-
Normal
Grand Island 75.0 51.9 63.4 -1.0 84/8th* 32/29th 0.96/0.0 -1.47/0.2
Hastings 4N 73.6 51.2 62.4 -2.7 84/7th 33/29th 2.09/0.0 -0.65/-0.2
Kearney 4NE 74.0 50.6 62.3 -1.2 85/7th 33/29th 2.07/0.0 +0.04/-0.2
Beaver City 78.0 49.2 63.6 -4.1 91/7th 30/29th 1.72/0.0 -0.16/-0.4
Gothenburg 73.4 48.9 61.2 -2.7 86/7th 34/29th 1.93/M +0.38/M
Greeley 73.7 47.1 60.4 -2.0 82/18th 28/29th 1.07/0.0 -1.27/0.0
Hebron 74.9# 51.0# 62.9# -2,4 83/27th 34/29th 2.75/0.0 -0.02/-0.1
Holdrege 73.2# 48.9# 61.5# -2.6 86/7th 34/29th 2.00/0.0 +0.01/-0.3
Superior 76.2 50.6 63.4 -4.1 86/27th 32/30th 2.41/0.0 -0.18/-0.1
York 3N 76.0 49.7 62.9 -3.0 84/27th 30/29th 0.72/0.0 -1.79/-0.1
Beloit 76.3 54.4 65.3 -3.9 87/27th 37/29th 2.84/0.0 +0.44/0.0
Phillipsburg 77.6 52.4 65.0 -2.1 94/7th 36/29th 1.09/0.0 -0.99/-0.1
Plainville 74.6 52.6 63.6 -3.1 89/7th 41/29th* 1.12/0.0 -0.98/-Trace
Smith Center 77.4 53.0 65.2 -3.4 87/7th 41/29th 0.23/0.0 -2.03/-0.2
       September was a cool and dry month for central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.   Sites at Beaver City...Superior and Beloit experienced the greatest average temperature deficit hovering around 4 degrees below normal for the month.  Superior's average monthly temperature tied with the September 1975's 8th place record coldest...based on records dating back to 1902...Beloit finished the month as the 11th coldest September of record since 1893...and Beaver City experienced it's 12th coldest September based on data dating back to 1893.   The fall freeze also paid an early visit to a few sites...arriving anywhere from a couple days behind the average freeze date (Greeley)...to 11 days ahead of schedule at York. 

      Overall...most locations finished below normal in the monthly precipitation category...with York and Grand Island exhibiting the largest precipitation shortfall during the month.  York's monthly rainfall matched September 1897's 9th driest September when comparing September records extending back to 1894.  September is usually our first month of the new snow season with measurable snow.  This was not the case this year as none of our sites reported snow.    

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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