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 4N 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

 



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