January 2011 Climate Review (Includes "Climate Connection")

Monthly Climate Narrative and Tri-Cities Details Monthly "Climate Connection" Maps, Graphs, Tables

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THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE AND TABLES FOCUS PRIMARILY ON  THE SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA TRI CITIES OF GRAND ISLAND...HASTINGS AND KEARNEY. FARTHER DOWN THE PAGE IS A VARIETY OF JANUARY 2011 CLIMATE INFORMATION INCLUDING OTHER CITIES ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...
 
OVERALL...WHEN COMPARED TO OFFICIAL 30-YEAR AVERAGES FROM   
1971-2000...JANUARY WAS CONSIDERABLY COLDER AND SNOWIER THAN AVERAGE   
ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE MONTH WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY   
THREE PRIMARY SNOWFALL EVENTS...ONE FOCUSED FROM THE 8TH-10TH...THE   
SECOND MAINLY ON THE 19TH...AND A THIRD LIGHTER BUT WIND-BLOWN SNOW   
EVENT THAT STARTED ON THE 31ST AND LASTED INTO FEBRUARY 1ST. THE   
FIRST OF THESE EVENTS FEATURED THE MOST WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOW OF THE   
2010-2011 WINTER SEASON SO FAR...WITH MOST OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA   
MEASURING BETWEEN 7-11 INCHES. CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL RECORDS FOR   
JANUARY 9TH WERE BROKEN FOR GRAND ISLAND...HASTING AND KEARNEY.   
ALTHOUGH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ON THE 31ST WERE MAINLY WELL UNDER 1.5   
INCHES...VISIBILITIES WERE GREATLY REDUCED DUE TO NORTHWEST WINDS   
GUSTING TO AT LEAST 30-40 MPH.  
AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF BELOW-AVERAGE PRECIPITATION...THE ENHANCED SNOWFALL IN JANUARY BROUGHT SOME MUCH-NEEDED MOISTURE TO THE AREA...WITH MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA REPORTING LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION OF 150-300% OF NORMAL. PRECIPITATION AVERAGED LESS IN THE NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS COUNTIES OF THE NWS HASTINGS COUNTY WARNING AREA...ESPECIALLY ACROSS MUCH OF ROOKS...OSBORNE AND MITCHELL COUNTIES...WHERE MOST PLACES REGISTERED ONLY 50-90% OF AVERAGE JANUARY PRECIPITATION.
 
TEMPERATURE WISE...ALTHOUGH THE MONTH WAS SEVERAL DEGREES COLDER   
THAN AVERAGE OVERALL...THERE REALLY WEREN'T ANY NOTABLE LONG-LASTING   
COLD SNAPS. CLEARLY THE COLDEST TWO-DAY PERIOD IN THE TRI-CITIES WAS THE   
11TH-12TH...WHEN DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES ONLY REACHED 6-10 DEGREES...AND OVERNIGHT LOWS DIPPED WELL-BELOW ZERO.  THERE WERE TWO NOTICEABLE STRETCHES OF ABOVE-AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WHICH LASTED FOR 3-4 DAYS...ONE DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH  AND ANOTHER DURING THE LAST WEEK. OF ALL 3 CITIES...KEARNEY FEATURED   BOTH THE WARMEST AND COLDEST READINGS OF THE MONTH...WITH A HIGH OF  52 ON THE 28TH...AND A LOW OF -14 ON THE 12TH.
  

..GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT  
 
...TEMPERATURES  
 
*NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN JANUARY 2011*  
 
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    28.5 DEGREES (4.1 BELOW AVERAGE)  
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      8.7 DEGREES (3.5 BELOW AVERAGE)  
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE: 18.6 DEGREES (3.8 BELOW AVERAGE)    
ALL-TIME RANK:
26TH-COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 116 YEARS
 
WARMEST DAYTIME HIGH (7AM-7PM): 49 DEGREES ON THE 6TH, 28TH  
COLDEST DAYTIME HIGH (7AM-7PM):  8 DEGREES ON THE 11TH, 12TH  
 
COLDEST OVERNIGHT LOW (12AM-8AM): -12 DEGREES ON THE 12TH  
WARMEST OVERNIGHT LOW (12AM-8AM):  30 DEGREES ON THE 27TH  
 
WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(BASED ON AVG. HIGH TEMPERATURES):  37.3 DEGREES JAN. 2-8   
 
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES):  19.1 DEGREES JAN. 8-14   
 
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES):    2.0 DEGREES JAN. 10-16  
 
...PRECIPITATION  
 
CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION AND SNOW RECORDS SET DURING THE MONTH:   
 
JAN. 9TH: 0.73 INCHES LIQUID EQUIVALENT (PREVIOUS RECORD 0.30 IN 1957)  
JAN. 9TH: 8.2 INCHES OF SNOW (PREVIOUS RECORD 4.7 IN 1993)  
 
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 10  
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL (0.1 OR MORE): 9  
 
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT): 1.49 IN. (0.95 ABOVE AVG.)   
ALL-TIME RANK:
5TH-WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 116 YEARS  
 
TOTAL SNOWFALL: 18.7 INCHES (12.5 ABOVE AVERAGE)  
ALL-TIME RANK:
2ND-SNOWIEST ON RECORD OUT OF 116 YEARS  
 
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY   
PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT): 0.73 INCHES ON THE 9TH  
 
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT): 0.91 INCHES 9TH-10TH  
 
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL: 8.2 INCHES ON THE 9TH  
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL: 10.8 INCHES ON THE 9TH-10TH  
 
PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM AVERAGE FOR THE PAST 12   
MONTHS: 


MONTH           PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE   

FEBRUARY 2010       0.66             -0.02
MARCH 2010            2.53            +0.49              
APRIL 2010              1.94             -0.67  
MAY 2010                4.24            +0.17  
JUNE 2010               8.77            +5.05       

JULY 2010               4.10            +0.96  
AUGUST 2010          3.87            +0.79  
SEPTEMBER 2010     1.66             -0.77  
OCTOBER 2010        0.30             -1.21  
NOVEMBER 2010      0.44             -0.97  
DECEMBER 2010       0.24             -0.42  
 
JANUARY 2011        1.49             +0.95  
 
12-MONTH TOTAL    30.24           +4.35  

    
...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS  
 
HIGHEST WIND GUST: 49 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 7TH  
HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.86 ON THE 12TH  
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.55 ON THE 17TH   


   ..HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (NWS OFFICE USED FOR SNOWFALL)  
 
...TEMPERATURES  
 
*NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN JANUARY 2011*  
 
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    28.6 DEGREES (5.0 BELOW AVERAGE)          
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     10.2 DEGREES (3.4 BELOW AVERAGE)     
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE: 19.4 DEGREES (4.2 BELOW AVERAGE)   
ALL-TIME RANK:
12TH-COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 104 YEARS    
 
WARMEST DAYTIME HIGH (7AM-7PM): 47 DEGREES ON THE 6TH, 28TH  
COLDEST DAYTIME HIGH (7AM-7PM):  6 DEGREES ON THE 12TH  
 
COLDEST OVERNIGHT LOW (12AM-8AM): -11 DEGREES ON THE 12TH  
WARMEST OVERNIGHT LOW (12AM-8AM):  29 DEGREES ON THE 27TH, 28TH  
 
WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(BASED ON AVG. HIGH TEMPERATURES):  36.9 DEGREES JAN. 24-30   
 
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES):  19.3 DEGREES JAN. 8-14   
 
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES):    2.1 DEGREES JAN. 10-16  
 
...PRECIPITATION  
 
CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION AND SNOW RECORDS SET DURING THE MONTH:   
 
JAN. 9TH: 0.51 INCHES LIQUID EQUIVALENT (PREVIOUS RECORD 0.40 IN 1993)  
JAN. 9TH: 8.3 INCHES OF SNOW (PREVIOUS RECORD 6.0 IN 1993 AND 1985)  
JAN. 19TH: 6.2 INCHES OF SNOW (PREVIOUS RECORD 4.0 IN 1988)  
 
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 7  
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL (0.1 OR MORE): 9  
 
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT): 1.00 IN. (0.45 ABOVE AVG.)   
ALL-TIME RANK:
14TH-WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS   
 
TOTAL SNOWFALL: 20.0 INCHES (15.1 ABOVE AVERAGE)  
ALL-TIME RANK: 3RD-SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS  
 
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY   
PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT): 0.51 INCHES ON THE 9TH  
 
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT): 0.65 INCHES 9TH-10TH  
 
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL: 8.3 INCHES ON THE 9TH  
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL: 11.0 INCHES ON THE 9TH-10TH  
 
PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM AVERAGE FOR THE PAST 12   
MONTHS:  
 
MONTH           PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE  
 
FEBRUARY 2010       0.67             0.00                        
MARCH 2010            2.95            +0.87              
APRIL 2010              3.60           +0.73  
MAY 2010                5.95           +1.36  
JUNE 2010               4.76            +1.17       
JULY 2010               1.85            -1.96  
AUGUST 2010          2.86            -0.32  
SEPTEMBER 2010     2.70            -0.04  
OCTOBER 2010        0.16            -1.51  
NOVEMBER 2010      0.80            -0.66  
DECEMBER 2010       0.28            -0.45  
 
JANUARY 2011        1.00            +0.45  
 
12-MONTH SUMMARY    27.58           -0.36  
    
 
...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS  
 
HIGHEST WIND GUST: 51 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 7TH  
HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.85 ON THE 12TH  
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.53 ON THE 17TH   


 
..KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT (NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)
 
 
...TEMPERATURES  
 
*NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN JANUARY 2011*  
 
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    29.7 DEGREES (4.1 BELOW AVERAGE)          
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      8.5 DEGREES (2.5 BELOW AVERAGE)     
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE: 19.1 DEGREES (3.3 BELOW AVERAGE)   
ALL-TIME RANK:
26TH-COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 109 YEARS   
 
WARMEST DAYTIME HIGH (7AM-7PM): 52 DEGREES ON THE 28TH  
COLDEST DAYTIME HIGH (7AM-7PM): 10 DEGREES ON THE 11TH, 12TH  
 
COLDEST OVERNIGHT LOW (12AM-8AM): -14 DEGREES ON THE 12TH  
WARMEST OVERNIGHT LOW (12AM-8AM):  32 DEGREES ON THE 28TH  
 
WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(BASED ON AVG. HIGH TEMPERATURES):  39.6 DEGREES JAN. 23-29   
 
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES):  19.7 DEGREES JAN. 10-16   
 
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH   
(AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES):    1.0 DEGREES JAN. 10-16  
 
...PRECIPITATION  
 
CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION OR SNOW RECORDS SET DURING THE MONTH:   
 
JAN. 9TH: 8.2 INCHES OF SNOW (PREVIOUS RECORD 6.0 IN 1993)  
 
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 5  
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL (0.1 OR MORE): 5  
 
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (LIQUID EQUIVALENT): 0.86 INCHES (0.32 ABOVE AVG.)  
ALL-TIME RANK:
20TH-WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS  
 
TOTAL SNOWFALL: 15.6 INCHES (10.3 ABOVE AVERAGE)  
ALL-TIME RANK:
4TH-SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS  
 
HIGHEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION   
(LIQUID EQUIVALENT)ENDING AT 7 AM: 0.42 INCHES ON THE 10TH  
 
HIGHEST 48-HOUR PRECIPITATION   
(LIQUID EQUIVALENT)ENDING AT 7 AM: 0.59 INCHES ON THE 9TH-10TH  
 
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL: 10.2 INCHES ON THE 9TH-10TH  
 
PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM AVERAGE FOR THE PAST 12   
MONTHS:  
 

MONTH           PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE  
 
FEBRUARY 2010         0.67            +0.06                        
MARCH 2010              1.84            -0.21              
APRIL 2010               3.22            +0.79  
MAY 2010                 3.36            -0.76  
JUNE 2010                 5.28           +1.56       
JULY 2010                 4.61           +1.18  
AUGUST 2010            3.47           +0.57  
SEPTEMBER 2010       1.02            -1.01  
OCTOBER 2010          0.34            -1.20  
NOVEMBER 2010        0.93            -0.29  
DECEMBER 2010         0.14            -0.47  
 
JANUARY 2011           0.86            +0.32  
 
12-MONTH TOTAL     25.74           +0.54   

..OTHER NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER OR ASOS/AWOS SITES:

...A FEW OF THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURES:

67 DEGREES...ALTON KS ON THE 28TH

67 DEGREES...PLAINVILLE KS 4WNW ON THE 28TH           

65 DEGREES...SMITH CENTER KS ON THE 28TH

63 DEGREES...OXFORD 6NNW ON THE 28TH

62 DEGREES...BELOIT KS ON THE 28TH

...A FEW OF THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES:

-19 DEGREES...MINDEN ON THE 12TH

-15 DEGREES...ORD (ASOS) ON THE 12TH

-15 DEGREES...LEXINGTON (AWOS) ON THE 12TH

 

Climate Connection - January 2011

Station Average
High Temp
Average
Low Temp
Average
Monthly Temp
+/-
Normal
Highest Temp
Date
Lowest Temp
Date
Pcpn/Snow +/-
Normal
Grand Island 28.5    8.7  18.6 -3.8 49/28th* -12/12th 1.49/18.7 +0.95/+13.5

Hastings NWS Office

27.9   8.7 18.3 -5.3 47/6th -13/12th 1.00/20.0 +0.45/+15.9
Kearney 4NE 29.7 8.5 19.1 -3.3 52/28th -14/12th 0.86/15.6 +0.32/+10.6
Beaver City 38.8 8.8 23.8 -3.2 68/28th -13/12th* 0.61/6.0 -0.01/+1.3
Gothenburg 34.1 11.7 22.9 -1.8 58/28th -13/12th 1.05/M +0.60/M
Greeley 26.8 4.7 15.8 -4.5 50/28th -13/23rd 1.49/23.5 +1.04/+19.6
Hebron 30.7 10.0 20.4 +0.1 56/28th -9/12th 1.09/14.4 +0.37/+8.5
Holdrege 30.3 8.3 19.3 -4.0 58/28th -13/12th 1.05/17.0 +0.53/11.9
Superior 31.7 9.0 20.4 -5.8 57/28th -10/13th 0.92/9.2 +0.24/+3.1
York 3N 28.4 6.1 17.3 -6.0 49/28th* -11/12th 1.26/14.1 +0.50/+7.3
Beloit 34.2 12.8 23.5 -3.8 62/28th -9/12th 0.56/11.0 -0.15/+5.7
Plainville 37.4 13.7 25.6 -0.7 67/28th -8/12th 0.49/6.1 -0.08/+0.9
Smith Center 34.6 10.8 22.7 -4.1 65/28th -8/12th 0.75/10.2 +0.28/+6.5

         January 2011 turned out to be one of the snowiest and coldest January's of record across central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas dating back the past hundred plus years.  Looking at the rankings...Greeley's monthly snowfall was the snowiest on record since 1850.  For Grand Island...it was the 2nd snowiest January...for Hastings...the 3rd...and Kearney the 4th snowiest.   For Holdrege and Hebron it was the 2nd and 4th snowiest respectively...and Beloit and Plainville finished the month with the 5th snowiest on record. 

     Temperature-wise...the average monthly temperature finished well below normal at most reporting sites.  A few locations broke Top Ten records for coldest average monthly temperatures...Superior 7th coldest...Greeley and Hastings 9th coldest...and Smith Center 10th.         

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:  January 2011 National Climate Summary

 

 

Click Each Graph To Go To Monthly Temp/Precip Pages
KGRI Monthly temperature chart for January 2011 KHSI Monthly temperature chart for January 2011
Grand Island Temperature Summary:  Observed daily maximum and minimum temperatures are connected by blue bars. Area between normal maximum and minimum temperatures is shaded green. Red bars connect record high temperatures. Blue bars connect record low temperatures. Hastings Temperature Summary:  Observed daily maximum and minimum temperatures are connected by blue bars. Area between normal maximum and minimum temperatures is shaded green. Red bars connect record high temperatures. Blue bars connect record low temperatures.

 

 

Grand Island (Regional Airport) - Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2011

  Jan. 2010
 February  March   April   May   June   July  August September October November December Jan.  2011
Average High (F)

27.2

 31.3

 50.9

66.6   

69.9 

  83.9

 86.0

89.1 

79.6 

 70.9 

50.1  

36.2 

28.5

Average Low (F)

12.7

 16.4

 32.6

42.1 

 48.4 

61.8 

66.2  

64.4   

 51.9

 40.3

25.8 

14.9 

8.7

Average
 Temperature (F)

 20.0

 23.8

 41.8

 54.3

 59.1

72.8  

 76.1

76.7 

 65.8

55.6 

37.9 

25.6 

18.6

Departure from Normal (F)

  -2.4

 -4.4

 +3.5

 +4.4

 -1.5

+1.7 

 +0.3

+3.1 

 +1.3

 +3.6

+1.5 

 0.0

-3.8

 

Precipitation (inches)

0.54

 0.66

 2.53

     1.94 

 4.24

8.77 

4.10 

 3.87

1.66 

 0.30  

0.44 

0.24 

1.49

Departure from Normal

 0.00

 -0.02

  +0.49

-0.67  

+0.17 

 +5.05

 +0.96

 +0.79

-0.77 

-1.21 

-0.97 

-0.42 

 +0.95

 

Snowfall (inches)

 5.6

 7.4

 0.5

 T

 0.0

  0.0

 0.0

0.0 

0.0 

 0.0

T 

3.0 

18.7

 Departure from Normal

  -0.6

 +1.5

 -6.3

 -1.5

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

0.0 

-0.2 

 -1.0

-4.7 

-3.6

+12.5

 

 Hastings (Municipal Airport) - Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2011

  Jan. 2010
February  March April  May  June  July  August  September October November December Jan. 2011
 Average High (F)

27.7

 31.4

 50.7

 66.1

 69.0

 83.7

 86.6

 88.6

 78.5

 70.5

50.5 

 36.2

28.6

Average Low (F)

13.5 

17.0 

 32.4

42.7 

 49.0

 62.8

 67.2

 65.0

 53.2

41.5 

26.9 

 16.0

 10.2

Average Temperature (F)

20.6

24.2

 41.6

 54.4

  59.0

 73.2

 76.9

 76.8

65.8 

 56.0

38.7 

 26.1 

  19.4

 Departure  from Normal (F)

-3.0 

-5.4

 +2.5

 +3.8 

 -2.5

 +1.6

+0.8 

 +2.9

 +0.8

 +3.0

 +1.5

  -0.6

-4.2

 

Precipitation (inches)

0.32

 0.67 

  2.95

   3.60

5.95 

 4.76

 1.85

2.86 

 2.70

  0.16

0.80 

0.28 

 1.00

 Departure from Normal

-0.23

  0.00

 +0.87

 +0.73

 +1.36

 +1.17

 -1.96

 -0.32

  -0.04

 -1.51

 -0.66

-0.45 

 +0.45

 

Snowfall (inches)

 3.6

  8.3

 2.0

  T

0.0 

 0.0 

 0.0 

  0.0 

   0.0 

  0.0 

0.1 

3.3 

 20.0

Departure from Normal 

 -1.3

 +2.9

 -3.7

 -1.3

 0.0 

 0.0 

 0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -1.0

-3.4 

-2.7 

 +15.1

 

Kearney (Cooperative Observer at Airport)  - Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2011

 

Jan. 2010

February

 March 

 April 

 May 

 June 

 July 

August

 September

October

November

 December

Jan. 2011

Average High (F)

31.0 

33.4

50.5

66.3

68.7

82.5

 85.9

87.7

79.2

71.3 

 50.6

 36.4

29.7

 Average Low (F)

12.5

15.2

 29.7

 40.0

 46.0

59.2

 64.5

63.5

 50.4

38.4 

 24.3

 13.5

8.5

Average Temperature (F)

21.8

 24.3

40.1

53.2

57.4

 70.9

 75.2

75.6

 64.8

54.9

37.5

25.0 

19.1

  Departure from Normal (F)

-0.6

-3.3

+3.1

+5.0

 -1.8

+1.1 

+0.5

+3.1 

 +1.3

+3.5

+1.7

-0.9 

-3.3

         
Precipitation (inches) 0.03

0.67 

 1.84

3.22

3.36

5.28 

4.61  

3.47

1.02

0.34 

0.93 

0.14 

0.86

 Departure from Normal  -0.51 +0.06  -0.21  +0.79   -0.76 +1.56  +1.18  +0.57  -1.01  -1.20  -0.29  -0.47  +0.32
           
  Snowfall (inches) 0.6 4.9

1.0 

T

0.0 

 0.0

0.0 

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

T 

 1.8

 15.6

 Departure from Normal

-4.7

-0.2

-4.6 

-2.0 

0.0

 0.0 

  0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -0.8

-4.8

-4.8 

+10.3

 

Smith Center KS (Cooperative Observer)  - Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2011

 

Jan. 2010

February

 March 

 April 

 May 

 June 

 July 

August

 September

October

November

 December

Jan. 2011

Average High (F)

33.3 

37.2

53.5

70.1

72.4

88.5

 91.2

93.6

82.9

74.6

 54.0

 39.9

34.6

 Average Low (F)

15.6

18.1

 30.3

 42.0

 48.5

62.4

 66.4

65.0

 54.6

42.8

 27.7

 17.6

10.8

Average Temperature (F)

24.5

 27.7

41.9

56.1

60.5

 75.4

 78.8

79.3

 68.8

58.7

40.9

28.8

22.7

  Departure from Normal (F)

-2.3

-5.1

+0.8

+2.3

 -3.1

+1.1 

-0.9

+1.7

 +1.3

+2.6

+1.0

-1.0

-4.1

         
Precipitation (inches) 0.09

0.74 

 3.09

2.84

3.82

6.63 

5.06  

2.23

1.68

0.12

1.20 

0.25

0.75

 Departure from Normal  -0.38 +0.21  +1.08  +0.49   -0.07 +3.47  +1.81  -0.92  -0.58  -1.52  -0.18  -0.31
+0.28
     
  Snowfall (inches) 0.8 6.6

1.0 

0.0

0.0 

 0.0

0.0 

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

T 

 2.2

 10.2

 Departure from Normal

-2.9

+2.8

-2.5 

-0.8 

0.0

 0.0 

  0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -0.5

-2.2

-0.9

+6.5

 

The following images depicting January Precipitation and Percentage of Normal are courtesy of the High Plains Regional Climate Center:

 

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Nebraska: January Precipitation (Inches)
Kansas: January Precipitation (Inches)
 

 Nebraska: Jan. Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
Kansas: Jan. Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
 

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