| December 2009 will stand out in the record books for years to come as one of the coldest and snowiest December's in the past 100 plus years. Numerous top 5 coldest December records were set...with "3rd coldest average temperature records" set at Superior...Phillipsburg... Plainville and Smith Center. Hastings experienced its 2nd coldest December...Grand Island...its 5th and Kearney...its 6th coldest. The frequency of days with low temperatures at or less than -5 degrees in December (usually 2 or less) was also more than double for many stations during the month Nearly all of our Climate Connection sites finished the month setting Top 5 snowfall records. Grand Island...Holdrege and Beloit completed the month with all-time snowfall records...also a banner month for precipitation with all sites finishing with above normal precipitation for the month.
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: December 2009 National Climate Summary