Long Stretch of Sub-50 Degree Days Finally Over In The Tri Cities!


...LONGEST STRETCH BETWEEN 50 DEGREE DAYS IN 31 YEARS AT GRAND
ISLAND...

...LONGEST STRETCH BETWEEN 50 DEGREE DAYS IN 17 YEARS AT HASTINGS...

AT LONG LAST...BOTH GRAND ISLAND AND HASTINGS TOPPED THE 50 DEGREE
MARK ON THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010.

THIS WAS THE FIRST 50+ DEGREE DAY FOR BOTH CITIES SINCE
DECEMBER 1, 2009. DETAILS REGARDING THIS UNUSUALLY LONG STRETCH OF
SUB-50 READINGS FOLLOW BELOW...

...GRAND ISLAND (CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT)...

NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT 50 DEGREES THIS WINTER: 92
ALL-TIME RANK BASED ON RECORDS DATING TO 1895: 3RD

TOP 5 LONGEST STRETCHES OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT HITTING 50:

1) 112 DAYS (NOVEMBER 10, 1978 - MARCH 1, 1979)
2)  95 DAYS (DECEMBER 12, 1968 - MARCH 16, 1969)
3)  92 DAYS (DECEMBER 2, 2009 - MARCH 3, 2010)
4)  89 DAYS (DECEMBER 5, 1948 - MARCH 3, 1949)
5)  89 DAYS (JANUARY 5, 1914 - APRIL 3, 1915)

BASED ON AVERAGES FROM THE LAST 30 YEARS (1980-2009)...GRAND ISLAND
TYPICALLY REACHES 50 DEGREES 20 TIMES BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 - FEBRUARY
28.


...HASTINGS (MUNICIPAL AIRPORT OR NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)...

NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT 50 DEGREES THIS WINTER: 92
ALL-TIME RANK BASED ON RECORDS DATING TO 1907: 4TH

TOP 5 LONGEST STRETCHES OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT HITTING 50:

1) 111 DAYS (NOVEMBER 11, 1978 - MARCH 1, 1979)
2) 110 DAYS (NOVEMBER 17, 1992 - MARCH 6, 1993)
3)  95 DAYS (DECEMBER 12, 1968 - MARCH 16, 1969)
4)  92 DAYS (DECEMBER 2, 2009 - MARCH 3, 2010)
5)  84 DAYS (DECEMBER 24, 1977 - MARCH 17, 1978)

BASED ON AVERAGES FROM THE LAST 30 YEARS (1980-2009)...HASTINGS
TYPICALLY REACHES 50 DEGREES 19 TIMES BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 - FEBRUARY
28.


...KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT (NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)...

THANKS TO A 50 DEGREE READING ON JANUARY 23...KEARNEY DID NOT
THREATEN THE TOP 5 LIST THIS WINTER FOR CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT
HITTING 50. STILL...KEARNEY SPENT 91 OF THE LAST 92 DAYS BELOW 50
DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING RANKING USES 51 DEGREES INSTEAD OF 50...

TOP 5 LONGEST STRETCHES OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT HITTING 51:

1) 111 DAYS (NOVEMBER 17, 1992 - MARCH 7, 1993)
2)  94 DAYS (DECEMBER 13, 1968 - MARCH 16, 1969)
3)  92 DAYS (DECEMBER 2, 2009 - MARCH 3, 2010)
4)  72 DAYS (DECEMBER 19, 1939 - FEBRUARY 28, 1940)
5)  68 DAYS (DECEMBER 17, 2006 - FEBRUARY 22, 2007)
            (DECEMBER 10, 1981 - FEBRUARY 15, 1982)

BASED ON AVERAGES FROM THE LAST 30 YEARS (1980-2009)...KEARNEY
TYPICALLY REACHES 50 DEGREES 21 TIMES BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 - FEBRUARY
28.



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