Climate Connection - October 2009

Station Average
High Temp
Average
Low Temp
Average
Monthly Temp
+/-
Normal
Highest Temp
Date
Lowest Temp
Date
Pcpn/Snow +/-
Normal
Grand Island 54.2 35.0 44.6 -7.4 71/19th* 24/10th 3.39/4.5 +1.88/+3.5
Hastings 4N 53.4 34.5 44.0 -9.0 70/18th* 23/10th 3.84/1.5 +2.17/+0.5
Kearney 4NE 53.0 33.8 43.4 -8.0 71/19th* 21/11th* 4.43/2.1 +2.99/+1.3
Beaver City 57.1 32.4 44.8 -8.6 79/18th 23/11th* 4.81/1.0 +3.42/+0.8
Gothenburg 52.8 33.1 43.0 -8.4 76/18th 19/9th 5.65/M +4.24/M
Greeley 51.7 33.4 42.6 -7.3 71/7th 22/10th 4.16/4.0 +2.55/+3.2
Hebron 56.5 34.6 45.5 -7.6 75/19th 22/11th 3.91/T +1.91/-0.6
Holdrege 53.8 33.3 43.6 -8.3 72/18th 21/11th 4.75/0.8 +3.31/0.0
Superior 57.2 34.8 46.0 -9.2 77/20th 23/11th 2.49/T +0.50/-0.5
York 3N 54.5 34.9 44.7 -9.0 73/7th 24/10th 4.10/2.5 +2.21/+2.0
Beloit 58.8# 38.0# 48.4# -8.3 79/20th 22/13th 2.32/0.0 +0.30/-0.2
Phillipsburg 57.2 35.4 46.3 -8.0 78/19th* 25/11th 4.64/T +3.25/-0.2
Plainville 56.8# 35.4 45.9 -8.5 79/19th 24/11th 2.51/T 2.51/-0.5
Smith Center 57.7 35.6 46.6 -9.5 81/20th 25/11th 3.33/T +1.69/-0.5
       October 2009 was a phenomenally cold and wet month in comparison to previous Octobers over the past 100+ years.  All sites finished with either the 1st or 2nd coldest all-time average monthly temperature since the late 1800's.  While precipitation records did not stand out as strong...many locations broke into the Top Twenty wettest Octobers of record with Gothenburg and Phillipsburg experiencing their 3rd and 4th wettest Octobers respectively.  Precipitation during the month was distributed evenly...just enough to hamper the autumn harvesting activity.  Snowfall during the month was a standout as well with a few monthly Top Ten Records set or tied at Grand Island...Greeley and York.          

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 here for:  October 2009 National Climate Summary

 

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