Top-3 Snowiest January On Record At Grand Island and Hastings

..2ND-SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD AT GRAND ISLAND  
..3RD-SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD AT HASTINGS  
 
AT GRAND ISLAND...JANUARY 2011 WILL GO DOWN AS THE 2ND-SNOWIEST  
JANUARY ON RECORD WITH 18.7 INCHES...BASED ON 116 YEARS OF RECORDS  
DATING BACK TO 1896. IN TERMS OF ALL-TIME SNOWIEST CALENDAR  
MONTHS...JANUARY 2011 RANKED AS THE 14TH-SNOWIEST. DESPITE SUCH A  
SNOWY JANUARY...TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE WINTER SEASON THROUGH JAN.  
31ST STOOD AT 21.7 INCHES...WHICH WAS ONLY 3.0 INCHES ABOVE AVERAGE.  
 
BASED ON 30-YEAR AVERAGES FROM 1971-2000...GRAND ISLAND CAN  
TYPICALLY EXPECT TO RECEIVE 6.2 INCHES OF SNOW IN JANUARY.  
 
LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION IN JANUARY 2011 TOTALED 1.49  
INCHES...RANKING 2011 AS THE 5TH-WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD.   
 
-- TOP-5 JANUARY SNOW TOTALS AT GRAND ISLAND (IN INCHES):  
 
1) 26.0 IN 1932   
2) 18.7 IN 2011   
3) 17.5 IN 1993   
4) 16.9 IN 1905  
5) 16.1 IN 1960  
 
-- TOP-5 SNOWIEST CALENDAR MONTHS AT GRAND ISLAND (IN INCHES):  
 
1) 29.7 IN FEBRUARY 1915  
2) 26.5 IN DECEMBER 2009  
3) 26.0 IN JANUARY 1932 AND DECEMBER 1973   
5) 23.5 IN MARCH 1915  
 
-- TOP-5 JANUARY PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT) AT GRAND ISLAND:  
 
1) 2.60 INCHES IN 1932  
2) 1.65 INCHES IN 1960  
3) 1.64 INCHES IN 1905  
4) 1.58 INCHES IN 1947  
5) 1.49 INCHES IN 2011  



AT HASTINGS...JANUARY 2011 WILL GO DOWN AS THE 3RD-SNOWIEST  
JANUARY ON RECORD WITH 20.0 INCHES...BASED ON 117 YEARS OF RECORDS  
DATING BACK TO 1895. IN TERMS OF ALL-TIME SNOWIEST CALENDAR  
MONTHS...JANUARY 2011 RANKED AS THE 11TH-SNOWIEST. TOTAL SNOWFALL  
FOR THE WINTER SEASON THROUGH JANUARY 31ST STOOD AT 23.4  
INCHES...WHICH WAS 7.8 INCHES ABOVE AVERAGE.  
 
BASED ON 30-YEAR AVERAGES FROM 1971-2000...HASTINGS CAN TYPICALLY  
EXPECT TO RECEIVE 4.9 INCHES OF SNOW IN JANUARY.   
 
LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION IN JANUARY 2011 TOTALED 1.00  
INCHES...RANKING 2011 AS THE 15TH-WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD.   
 
-- TOP-5 JANUARY SNOW TOTALS AT HASTINGS (IN INCHES):  
 
1) 22.0 IN 1932  
2) 21.5 IN 1960  
3) 20.0 IN 2011  
4) 19.4 IN 1993  
5) 16.5 IN 1918  
 
-- TOP-5 SNOWIEST CALENDAR MONTHS AT HASTINGS (IN INCHES):  
 
1) 31.0 IN DECEMBER 1973   
2) 30.1 IN DECEMBER 2009   
3) 28.6 IN MARCH 1906  
4) 25.5 IN FEBRUARY 1903  
4) 22.0 IN JANUARY 1932  
 
-- TOP-5 JANUARY PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT) AT HASTINGS:  
 
1) 1.86 INCHES IN 1992  
2) 1.78 INCHES IN 1965  
3) 1.76 INCHES IN 1932  
4) 1.55 INCHES IN 1918  
5) 1.31 INCHES IN 1993  


This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.



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