May 2011 Weather and Climate Review

  

Monthly Narrative and Tri-Cities Details Maps, Graphs, Tables

(Click on the tabs above to quickly jump to information located farther down the page)

May 2011 Weather Stories

May 9:

Record High Temperatures In Tri-Cities

May 11:

Severe Weather with Brief Tornadoes

May 12:

More Severe Weather, Brief Tornadoes

May 16:

Record Low Temperatures in Tri-Cities

May 19-20:

Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall

May 20:

Record Rainfall at Grand Island

May 21:

Severe Storms with Large Hail

May 23-25:

Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

May 25:

Record Rainfall at Grand Island, Kearney

May 30:

Widespread Damaging Winds, Gustnadoes

 

(*Please Note: All climate data presented here are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at: WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV

* Click HERE for an archive of these monthly summaries

 ..MAY 2011 CLIMATE REVIEW FOR SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

...Wet and cool...

Listed below are a number of climate and weather highlights for the month of May 2011, with specific climate data focusing primarily on the South Central Nebraska Tri-Cities of Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney. All averages and "normals" based on 30-year data from 1971-2000.

TEMPERATURES...For most of the NWS Hastings 30-county coverage area in South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas, temperatures in May 2011 generally checked in 1-3 degrees cooler than the 30-year average when factoring in both the daily highs and lows. This included Smith Center KS at 3.1 degrees below average for the month. What makes the cooler-than-average numbers somewhat notable is that the month certainly didn't start out on the cool side of things. The first 10 days of the month, especially from the 4th through the 10th, were considerably warmer than average overall, highlighted by a number of near-100 degree readings on the 9th, including new record highs set or tied at Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney. The latter two-thirds of the month then trended downward, highlighted by a chilly 2-day stretch on the 13th-14th when highs struggled to reach 50 across much of South Central Nebraska, and only low-mid 50s in the Kansas counties. A few days later on the 16th, a record low temperature was set at Kearney (31 degrees) and tied at Hastings (34). In the Tri-Cities, the warmest temperature of the month was 98 degrees at Grand Island on the 9th, with Kearney claiming the coldest reading of 29 degrees on the 3rd. Based on NWS Cooperative Observer reports across the entire NWS Hastings coverage area, a few of the extremes for the month included Alton KS and Superior NE with 100 degrees on the 9th, and Greeley with 24 degrees on the 3rd.  (Please see listing farther down the page for more information on May 2011 area temperature extremes) 

PRECIPITATION...Needless to say, May 2011 will be remembered as a very wet and stormy month across the vast majority of the NWS Hastings coverage area, continuing a trend that got going in April.  Overall, most of the 30-county area ended up with monthly precipitation totals between 110-200% of normal, and locally higher. Just to name a few, Smith Center KS and Grand Island NE were locations that topped 8 inches for the month. The May 2011 rainfall total of 9.45 inches at Smith Center was 242% of normal, and ranked as the 3rd wettest May on record out of 102 years of records. At Grand Island, the monthly total of 8.70 inches was 214% of normal, and ranked as the 7th-wettest May out of 116 years. Daily rainfall records were established at Grand Island on both the 20th and 25th. Unfortunately, one of the only parts of the area that didn't receive above-average rainfall was an area that needed rain the most -- Rooks and Phillips counties in North Central Kansas. Across most of these counties, May rainfall totals were only between 2-4 inches. Near Plainville, the monthly total of 3.75 inches fell 0.17-inch below average.

As is common with thunderstorms, some places received some hefty rainfall amounts over the course of a few days. This included Polk NE, which measured 5.12 inches in a 48-hour period ending on the morning of the 13th.

DROUGHT STATUS...In terms of U.S. Drought Monitor status as of May 31st, a definite improvement was noted since April across much of the 30-county area. In fact, for the 24 counties in South Central Nebraska, NO counties were indicated to have "abnormally dry" conditions as of May 31st, marking the first time in months that this was the case. For the 6 counties in North Central Kansas, most of the area was also indicated as free from abnormally dry conditions, with the notable exception of Phillips and Rooks counties, where both D0 (abnormally dry) and D1 (Moderate Drought) status was still noted. (Please see the Drought Monitor graphics toward the bottom of the page)

SEVERE WEATHER...May 2011 was quite active in terms of severe weather across the NWS Hastings coverage area, following a relatively quiet April. Some of the busiest days included May 11-12, along with May 23-25 and May 30th. Although there were no long-track, damaging tornadoes, a handful of brief tornadoes occurred across portions of South Central Nebraska on both May 11 and 12.

**Please see the individual severe weather story links above for further details**

Number of Severe Thunderstorm Warning polygons issued in May 2011:  77

Number of Tornado Warning polygons issued in May 2011:  32


  ...GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

1 Daily temperature record set in May 2011:
May 9th: New record high of 98 degrees (previous record 95 degrees in 1934)
         

Average High Temperature:     71.5 DEGREES (0.4 BELOW AVERAGE)
Average Low Temperature:     48.1 DEGREES (1.2 BELOW AVERAGE)
Average Overall Temperature:  59.8 DEGREES (0.8 BELOW AVERAGE)

Warmest High Temperature: 98 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
Coldest High Temperature:   48 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

Coldest Low Temperature:    33 DEGREES ON THE 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 16TH
Warmest Low Temperature:  65 DEGREES ON THE 9TH


Warmest 2-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperature):   94.5 DEGREES MAY 9-10

Warmest 7-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperatures):  84.7 DEGREES MAY 4-10


Coolest 2-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    49.0 DEGREES MAY 13-14

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    58.9 DEGREES MAY 13-19

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average Low Temperatures):    40.1 DEGREES MAY 1-7


...PRECIPITATION

2 Daily precipitation records set in May 2011:
May 20th: 2.46 inches of rain (previous record 1.32 inches in 1957)
May 25th: 1.82 inches of rain (previous record 1.36 inches in 1939)

Number of Days With Measurable Precipitiation (0.01 or more):   14
Number of Days With Measurable Snowfall  (0.1 OR MORE):         0

Total Precipitation (Liquid Equivalent):  8.70 INCHES (4.63 ABOVE AVERAGE)

All-Time Rank: 7th-Wettest May on Record Out of 116 Years

Highest Calendar Day Precipitation:      2.46 INCHES ON THE 20TH
Highest 2-Day Precipitation:                3.13 INCHES ON THE 19TH-20TH


Total Snowfall:  0.0 INCHES (0.0 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE)


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM AVERAGE FOR THE PAST 12
MONTHS:

MONTH               PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE

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
FEBRUARY 2011           0.28            -0.40
MARCH 2011                1.02            -1.02
APRIL 2011                 2.93            +0.32

MAY 2011                   8.70            +4.63

12-MONTH TOTALS     33.80          +7.91


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

Highest Wind Gust:    74 MPH FROM THE WEST-NORTHWEST ON THE 30TH (Thunderstorm)

Highest Surface Sea Level Pressure:    30.41 ON THE 2nd
Lowest Surface Sea Level Pressure:    29.30 ON THE 9th




...HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (NWS OFFICE USED FOR SNOWFALL)...

...TEMPERATURES

2 Daily temperature records tied in May 2011:
May 9th: Tied record high of 95 degrees (last set in 1934)
May 16th: Tied record low of 34 degrees (last set in 1929)

Average High Temperature:     71.1 DEGREES (1.8 BELOW AVERAGE)
Average Low Temperature:     48.3 DEGREES (1.7 ABOVE AVERAGE)
Average Overall Temperature:  59.7 DEGREES (1.8 BELOW AVERAGE)

Warmest High Temperature: 95 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
Coldest High Temperature:   48 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

Coldest Low Temperature:    32 DEGREES ON THE 3RD
Warmest Low Temperature:  67 DEGREES ON THE 9TH


Warmest 2-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperature):   92.0 DEGREES MAY 8-9 AND 9-10

Warmest 7-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperatures):  83.3 DEGREES MAY 6-12


Coolest 2-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    49.5 DEGREES MAY 13-14

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    58.9 DEGREES MAY 13-19

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average Low Temperatures):    40.3 DEGREES MAY 1-7 


...PRECIPITATION

No Daily Precipitation Records Set In May 2011

Number of Days With Measurable Precipitiation (0.01 or more):   13
Number of Days With Measurable Snowfall  (0.1 OR MORE):        0

Total Precipitation (Liquid Equivalent):  5.03 INCHES (0.44 ABOVE AVERAGE)

Highest Calendar Day Precipitation:      1.25 INCHES ON THE 19TH
Highest 2-Day Precipitation:                1.62 INCHES ON THE 18TH-19TH


Total Snowfall:  0.0 INCHES (0.0 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE)


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM AVERAGE FOR THE PAST 12
MONTHS:

MONTH           PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE

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
FEBRUARY 2011         0.30            -0.37 
MARCH 2011              0.49            -1.59 
APRIL 2011                4.34            +1.47

MAY 2011                  5.03           +0.44

12-MONTH TOTALS     24.57         -3.37


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

Highest Wind Gust:   53 MPH FROM THE WEST-NORTHWEST ON THE 30TH (Thunderstorm)

Highest Surface Sea Level Pressure:    30.39 ON THE 2nd
Lowest Surface Sea Level Pressure:    29.29 ON THE 9th




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

...TEMPERATURES

2 Daily temperature records set in May 2011:
May 9th: New record high of 97 degrees (previous record 93 in 1911)
May 16th: New record low of 31 degrees (previous record 34 in 1932)

Average High Temperature:     70.5 DEGREES (MATCHES AVERAGE)
Average Low Temperature:     45.8 DEGREES (2.1 BELOW AVERAGE)
Average Overall Temperature:  58.2 DEGREES (1.0 BELOW AVERAGE)

Warmest High Temperature: 97 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
Coldest High Temperature:   50 DEGREES ON THE 14TH

Coldest Low Temperature:    29 DEGREES ON THE 3RD
Warmest Low Temperature:  64 DEGREES ON THE 9TH


Warmest 2-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperature):   93.5 DEGREES MAY 8-9

Warmest 7-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperatures):  82.9 DEGREES MAY 4-10


Coolest 2-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    51.5 DEGREES MAY 13-14

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    59.1 DEGREES MAY 13-19

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average Low Temperatures):    36.4 DEGREES MAY 1-7 


...PRECIPITATION

1 Daily precipitation record set in May 2011 (24 hour period ending at 7AM):
May 25th: 3.17 inches of rain (previous record 1.38 inches in 1982)

Number of Days With Measurable Precipitiation (0.01 or more):   14
Number of Days With Measurable Snowfall  (0.1 OR MORE):        0

Total Precipitation (Liquid Equivalent):  7.53 INCHES (3.41 ABOVE AVERAGE)

All-Time Rank: 9th-Wettest May on Record Out of 117 Years

Highest 24-Hour Precipitiation Ending at 7AM:   3.17 INCHES ON THE 24TH-25TH     Highest 48-Hour Precipitation Ending at 7AM:   4.28  INCHES ON THE 24TH-26TH

Total Snowfall:  0.0 Inches (0.0 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE)


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM AVERAGE FOR THE PAST 12
MONTHS:

MONTH               PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE

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
FEBRUARY 2011          0.12            -0.49
MARCH 2011               0.90             -1.15
APRIL 2011                 3.45            +1.02

MAY 2011                   7.53            +3.41

12-MONTH TOTALS    28.65           +3.45



...OTHER NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS OR AUTOMATED ASOS/AWOS SITES...

...A FEW OF THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING MAY 2011

100 DEGREES...SUPERIOR (4 miles east) on the 9th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)

100 DEGREES...ALTON KS on the 9th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)

99 DEGREES...YORK (3 miles north) on the 9th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)

99 DEGREES...BELOIT KS on the 9th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)

99 DEGREES...SMITH CENTER KS on the 9th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)


...A FEW OF THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES DURING MAY 2011

24 DEGREES...GREELEY on the 3rd (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)

25 DEGREES...ORD on the 3rd (AUTOMATED ASOS)

27 DEGREES...YORK (3 miles north) on the 3rd (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)

28 DEGREES...BURR OAK KS on the 3rd (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)

29 DEGREES...ALTON KS on the 16th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)


...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTALS DURING MAY 2011
 

9.74 Inches...HUNTER KS in Mitchell County

9.68 Inches...HUBBELL in Thayer County

9.63 Inches...LEBANON KS in Smith County

8.85 Inches...RED CLOUD in Webster County

8.84 Inches...BELOIT KS in Mitchell County


...A FEW OF THE LOWEST MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTALS DURING May 2011

2.25 Inches...DAMAR KS in Rooks County

3.75 Inches...PLAINVILLE KS (4 miles west-northwest) in Rooks County

3.84 Inches...CANADAY STEAM PLANT in Gosper County

4.28 Inches...BEAVER CITY in Furnas County

4.66 Inches...GOTHENBURG in Dawson County

 

**Below are graphs and tables depicting May 2011 climate data for South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas**

(Please Note: THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER /NCDC/.  THEREFORE...THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION.  FINAL AND CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA CAN BE ACCESSED AT WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV)  

Click Each Graph To Go To Monthly Temp/Precip Pages
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.

 

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Grand Island Airport Precipitation Summary:  Blue line indicates cumulative observed precipitation for May 2011. Red line indicates "normal" May precipitation based on 30-year data from 1971-2000. Hastings NWS Office Precipitation Summary:  Blue line indicates cumulative observed precipitation for May 2011. Red line indicates "normal" May precipitation based on 30-year data from 1971-2000.

 

Grand Island (Regional Airport) - May 2010 - May 2011

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

69.9 

  83.9

 86.0

89.1 

79.6 

 70.9 

50.1  

36.2 

28.5

 39.0

 48.6

61.5

71.5 

Average Low (F)

 48.4 

61.8 

66.2  

64.4   

 51.9

 40.3

25.8 

14.9 

8.7

15.8 

27.5 

38.1 

48.1 

Average
 Temperature (F)

 59.1

72.8  

 76.1

76.7 

 65.8

55.6 

37.9 

25.6 

18.6

27.4 

38.1 

49.8

59.8 

Departure from Normal (F)

 -1.5

+1.7 

 +0.3

+3.1 

 +1.3

 +3.6

+1.5 

 0.0

-3.8

-0.8 

 -0.2

-0.1

 -0.8

 

Precipitation (inches)

 4.24

8.77 

4.10 

 3.87

1.66 

 0.30  

0.44 

0.24 

1.49

 0.28 

1.02 

2.93 

8.70 

Departure from Normal

+0.17 

 +5.05

 +0.96

 +0.79

-0.77 

-1.21 

-0.97 

-0.42 

 +0.95

-0.40 

-1.02 

 +0.32 

+4.63 

 

Snowfall (inches)

 0.0

  0.0

 0.0

0.0 

0.0 

 0.0

T 

3.0 

18.7

 2.2 

 8.7 

 0.2 

 0.0 

 Departure from Normal

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

0.0 

-0.2 

 -1.0

-4.7 

-3.6

+12.5

-3.7 

+1.9 

 -1.3

  0.0

 

 Hastings (Municipal Airport) - May 2010 - May 2011

   May 2010  June  July  August  September October November December January February March April

May

 Average High (F)

 69.0

 83.7

 86.6

 88.6

 78.5

 70.5

50.5 

 36.2

28.6

 38.2

  49.2

 61.9

 71.1

Average Low (F)

 49.0

 62.8

 67.2

 65.0

 53.2

41.5 

26.9 

 16.0

 10.2

 16.0

 28.4

38.6 

 48.3

Average Temperature (F)

  59.0

 73.2

 76.9

 76.8

65.8 

 56.0

38.7 

 26.1 

  19.4

 27.1

38.8

 50.3

  59.7

 Departure  from Normal (F)

 -2.5

 +1.6

+0.8 

 +2.9

 +0.8

 +3.0

 +1.5

  -0.6

-4.2

 -2.5

 -0.3 

  -0.3

  -1.8

 

Precipitation (inches)

5.95 

 4.76

 1.85

2.86 

 2.70

  0.16

0.80 

0.28 

 1.00

 0.30

0.49 

  4.34

 5.03

 Departure from Normal

 +1.36

 +1.17

 -1.96

 -0.32

  -0.04

 -1.51

 -0.66

-0.45 

 +0.45

 -0.37

 -1.59

+1.47

 +0.44

 

Snowfall (inches)

0.0 

 0.0 

 0.0 

  0.0 

   0.0 

  0.0 

0.1 

3.3 

 20.0

5.2  

 4.4

 1.0

 0.0

Departure from Normal 

 0.0 

 0.0 

 0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -1.0

-3.4 

-2.7 

 +15.1

 -0.2 

 -1.3 

 -0.3

 0.0 

 

Kearney (Cooperative Observer at Airport)  - May 2010 - May 2011

 

 May 2010

 June 

 July 

August

 September

October

November

 December

January

February

March

April

May

Average High (F)

68.7

82.5

 85.9

87.7

79.2

71.3 

 50.6

 36.4

29.7

38.2

 48.2

60.9

70.5

 Average Low (F)

 46.0

59.2

 64.5

63.5

 50.4

38.4 

 24.3

 13.5

8.5

 13.6

 25.7

 37.0

 45.8

Average Temperature (F)

57.4

 70.9

 75.2

75.6

 64.8

54.9

37.5

25.0 

19.1

25.9

 37.0

 49.0

58.2

  Departure from Normal (F)

 -1.8

+1.1 

+0.5

+3.1 

 +1.3

+3.5

+1.7

-0.9 

-3.3

-1.7

0.0 

+0.8 

 -1.0

         

Precipitation (inches)

3.36

5.28 

4.61  

3.47

1.02

0.34 

0.93 

0.14 

0.86

0.12

0.90 

3.45

7.53

 Departure from Normal

 -0.76

+1.56

 +1.18

 +0.57

 -1.01

 -1.20 

-0.29 

-0.47 

+0.32

-0.49

  -1.15

+1.02

+3.41

           

  Snowfall (inches)

0.0 

 0.0

0.0 

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

T 

 1.8

 15.6

4.7

11.7 

T

0.0 

 Departure from Normal

0.0

 0.0 

  0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -0.8

-4.8

-4.8 

+10.3

-0.4

 +6.1

 -2.0

0.0

 

  Ord (Cooperative Observer and Airport) - May 2010 - May 2011

   May 2010  June  July  August  September October November December January

February

March

April

May

 Average High (F)

 -

 -

-

-

-

-

-

-  

 59.1

68.7

Average Low (F)

 -

 -

-

-

-

-

-

-

35.2 

44.9

Average Temperature (F)

  -

 -

-

-

-

 

-

-

 47.2

56.8

 

Precipitation (inches)

-

 -

 -

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

  2.77

 4.90

 Departure from Normal

 -

-

 -

 -

  -

 -

 -

-

-

 -

+0.26

+1.12

 

Snowfall (inches)

-

 -

 -

  -

 

 -

-

 -

-

  -

-

 3.0

 0.0

 

Smith Center KS (Cooperative Observer)  - May 2010 - May 2011

 

 May 2010 

 June 

 July 

August

 September

October

November

 December

January

February

March

April 

May

Average High (F)

72.4

88.5

 91.2

93.6

82.9

74.6

 54.0

 39.9

34.6

 40.6

52.8

 66.2

73.8

 Average Low (F)

 48.5

62.4

 66.4

65.0

 54.6

42.8

 27.7

 17.6

10.8

 13.5

27.6

 38.1

 47.1

Average Temperature (F)

60.5

 75.4

 78.8

79.3

 68.8

58.7

40.9

28.8

22.7

 27.1

40.2

 52.1

60.5

  Departure from Normal (F)

 -3.1

+1.1 

-0.9

+1.7

 +1.3

+2.6

+1.0

-1.0

-4.1

-5.7 

-2.5 

 -1.7

 -3.1

         

Precipitation (inches)

3.82

6.63 

5.06  

2.23

1.68

0.12

1.20 

0.25

0.75

0.86 

0.54

 2.30

 9.45

 Departure from Normal

 -0.07

+3.47

 +1.81

 -0.92

 -0.58

 -1.52 

-0.18 

-0.31

+0.28

+0.33 

-1.47 

 -0.05 

+5.56

     

  Snowfall (inches)

0.0 

 0.0

0.0 

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

T 

 2.2

 10.2

 11.2 

3.4

0.0

0.0

 Departure from Normal

0.0

 0.0 

  0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -0.5

-2.2

-0.9

+6.5

+7.4 

 -0.1

-0.8

0.0

 

The following images depicting May Precipitation and Temperatures are courtesy of the High Plains Regional Climate Center:   Please note: These maps are a "best-approximation" of actual measured values, and data reflected on these maps may not exactly match actual values due to the effects of interpolation and "smoothing" used to create the maps.

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Nebraska: May Precipitation (Inches) Kansas: May Precipitation (Inches)
  

 Nebraska: May Percent of Normal Precipitation (%) Kansas: May Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
 

   
Nebraska: May Temperature Departure from Normal (F) Kansas: May Temperature Departure from Normal (F)

  

The following drought status images as of May 31, 2011 are courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor:

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Nebraska U.S. Drought Monitor- as of May 31, 2011 Kansas U.S. Drought Monitor- as of May 31, 2011
 

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