Climate Connection December 2009

Station Average
High Temp
Average
Low Temp
Average
Monthly Temp
+/-
Normal
Highest Temp
Date
Lowest Temp
Date
Pcpn/Snow +/-
Normal
Grand Island 26.7 9.9 18.3 -7.3 58/1st -8/15th 1.76/26.5 +1.10/+19.9
Hastings 4N 25.7 8.9 17.3 -9.4 57/1st -14/10th 1.98/30.1 +1.25/+24.6
Kearney 4NE 28.1# 10.2# 19.1# -6.8# 57/1st -10/15th 0.77#/12.3# +0.16/+6.6
Beaver City 32.6 6.4 19.5 -10.2 60/1st -13/10th 1.34/15.0 +0.70/+9.2
Gothenburg 29.2 11.0 20.1 -7.1 55/1st -9/10th 1.20/M +0.75/M
Greeley 30.5# 13.7# 22.1# -1.5# 60/1st -4/10th 0.92/22.5 +0.34/+15.8
Hebron 28.8# 8.8# 18.8# -1.5# 59/1st -10/10th 1.03#/19.8# +0.10/+14.3
Holdrege 28.5 9.2 18.9 -7.6 56/1st -11/16th 1.06/21.0 +0.57/+16.2
Superior 30.0 9.5 19.8 -9.7 58/1st -9/11th* 1.86/18.4 +0.95/+12.9
York 3N 28.6 8.5 18.5 -8.4 57/1st -10/10th 3.17/8.5 +2.15/+21.3
Beloit 32.4 12.8 22.6 -8.0 62/1st -9/10th 1.48/17.6 +0.61/+14.0
Phillipsburg 32.9# 13.3# 23.1# -5.6# 56/1st -4/15th 1.13#/11.6# +0.67/+7.8
Plainville 31.7 13.4 22.6 -6.9 59/1st -3/10th 1.47/13.3 +0.85/+9.6
Smith Center 31.6 10.8 21.2 -8.6 58/1st -9/11th 1.52/11.5 +0.96/+8.4
     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

 



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