July 2011 Weather and Climate Review

  

Monthly Narrative Tri-Cities Details Graphs, Tables, Maps Drought Monitor

2011 Precipitation Totals

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

July 2011 Weather Stories

July:

July Tornado History for South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas

July:

NWS Cooperative Observer Showcases An Old Fashioned Wheat Harvest

July 5:

Severe Weather In South Central Nebraska

July 10:

Severe Weather Summary (Mainly Damaging Winds in South Central Nebraska)

July 13:

Severe Weather Summary (Brief Tornadoes In Franklin County)

July 15:

Severe Weather Summary (Localized Wind Damage in South Central Nebraska)

July 21:

Severe Weather Summary (Damaging Winds in Superior, NE, area)

July 24:

Severe Weather Summary (Corridor of Wind Damage Southeast of Hastings)

July 28:

Severe Weather Summary (Very Early Morning Damaging Winds)

 (*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).

* Effective AUGUST 1st, the new set of 30-year climate averages, or "normals", from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) for 1981-2010 superseded the previous 30-year set of 1971-2000 normals on all NWS climate-related products. 

*
 Click HERE for an archive of these monthly summaries, along with monthly/yearly NWS Cooperative Observer rainfall totals



JULY 2011 CLIMATE REVIEW FOR SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS:

...Above-Normal Temperatures For The Entire Area...and Above-Normal Precipitation For Much Of The Area...

The following narrative focuses on climate and weather highlights for the month of July 2011 across the NWS Hastings coverage area, encompassing all of South Central Nebraska and portions of North Central Kansas. Click HERE for a map of this coverage area. The temperature and precipitation data presented here are largely based on the NWS Cooperative Observer network, along with data from a handful of automated airport sites. Climate averages and "normals" for July 2011 presented here are a mix of the "old" 1971-2000 normals and the newly-released 1981-2010 normals.

TEMPERATURES
...Without a doubt, July 2011 will be remembered for hot temperatures across South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas, with nearly the entire area averaging 3-4 degrees above the 30-year benchmark when factoring in both the daily highs and lows. In taking a closer look, the main driving force behind these above-normal average daily temperatures were the overnight lows, as opposed to the afternoon highs. Although the daily highs checked in a few degrees above normal, the lows averaged a solid 3-6 degrees above normal across much of the area. In fact, low temperatures for the month were among the Top-6 warmest on record for Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney, and the warmest since at least 1955. In Hastings, the low temperature was 70 degrees or higher on 18 days of the month (the 30-year average daily low is 66.4 degrees). Breaking down the month into cooler versus hot stretches, the first half of the month was clearly on the cooler side, before a building upper level ridge of high pressure ushered in a notably hot stretch centered from July 14th-23rd. During this 10-day span, Hastings reached at least 96 degrees six times, and Beloit, KS, met or exceeded 100 degrees on nine straight days. In the Nebraska Tri-Cities, the hottest temperature of the month was 99 degrees in Hastings on the 18th, with the coolest reading of 63 degrees belonging to both Grand Island (on the 2nd) and Kearney (on the 2nd, 3rd, 30th).
Based on NWS Cooperative Observer and airport automated observations , a few temperature extremes across the coverage area included Alton KS with 108 degrees on the 20th, and Ord with a low of 60 degrees on the 2nd.  (Please look farther down the page for more information on July 2011 temperatures and extremes, including a detailed breakdown for Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney) 

PRECIPITATION...As is always the case, precipitation totals during the mid-summer months are greatly influenced by the highly variable nature of isolated to scattered thunderstorm activity. Generally speaking, however, around 70% of the 30-county NWS Hastings coverage area received near-normal to above-normal precipitation during July 2011, with the 6 counties in North Central Kansas really standing out on the above-normal side of things. In fact, the majority of these North Central Kansas counties measured between 110 and 160 percent of normal July precipitation. A few examples included Natoma Kansas measuring 7.04 inches for the month, and Plainville Kansas (4 miles WNW) tallying 6.66 inches (2.54 inches above normal). Across the 24 counties in South Central Nebraska, precipitation was a bit more divided between well-above normal, and slightly below normal. A few of the highest monthly totals included Polk (8.58 inches) and Franklin (7.41 inches). The limited areas that saw below-normal precipitation were primarily focused across parts of Valley, Greeley, Gosper, Phelps and Fillmore Counties. This included Ord with 1.99 inches (0.68 below normal) and Holdrege with 3.00 inches (1.18 below normal). In the Nebraska Tri-Cities, Hastings came out the wettest for the month with 4.96 inches (1.15 above normal). 

Of course, a good chunk of monthly precipitation amounts in July often fall over the course of a few hours during intense thunderstorms, and this was certainly reflected at some locations. A few sites that received a quick deluge along with localized flooding issues included Franklin with 3.43 inches on the evening of the 13th, and Osceola with 3.86 inches on the afternoon of the 5th. (Please look farther down the page for more information on July 2011 precipitation and extremes, including a detailed breakdown for Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney) 

DROUGHT STATUS...In terms of U.S. Drought Monitor status as of August 2nd, the vast majority of the NWS Hastings coverage area was free from of any kind of drought issues, including the lowest-level category D0 (abnormally dry). The only tiny exceptions were in North Central Kansas, where an abnormally dry designation barely brushed extreme southwestern Rooks County, and extreme southeastern Mitchell County. This favorable standing for the local coverage area stood in stark contrast to ongoing extreme (D3) to exceptional (D4) drought conditions plaguing much of south central and southwest Kansas. (Please refer to the Drought Monitor graphics toward the bottom of the page for further details)

SEVERE WEATHER...July 2011 was fairly active in terms of severe weather across the NWS Hastings coverage area, especially considering that an upper level high pressure ridge dominated the overall weather pattern for a good part of the month. Many of the severe weather events featured damaging winds, with some of the most widespread coverage occurring on the 10th and 24th. As is typical in July, tornadic activity was minimal across the area, with the main exception consisting of a supercell storm that produced brief tornadoes in Franklin County on the 13th.  

Number of Severe Thunderstorm Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in July 2011:  58
Number of Tornado Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in July 2011:  4

**Please refer to the individual severe weather story links at the top of the page for further details**

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July 2011 Climate Details For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney...Along With Temperature and Rainfall Extremes For NWS Cooperative Observer and Automated Airport Sites:

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

...TEMPERATURES

*No Daily Temperature Records Set In July 2011* 
     
Average High Temperature:     89.0 DEGREES (1.9 ABOVE Average)
Average Low Temperature:     69.8 DEGREES (5.4 ABOVE Average)
Average Overall Temperature:  79.4 DEGREES (3.6 ABOVE Average)

ALL-TIME RANK: Overall Average Tied for 23rd-warmest July on record out of 116 years
Average Low Temperature was 4th-warmest on record, and warmest since 1955


Warmest High Temperature: 98 DEGREES ON THE 18th, 20th
Coolest High Temperature:   76 DEGREES ON THE 12th

Coolest Low Temperature:    63 DEGREES ON THE 2nd
Warmest Low Temperature:  77 DEGREES ON THE 19th


Warmest 2-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperature):   97.5 DEGREES JULY 18-19, 19-20

Warmest 7-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperatures):  94.6 DEGREES JULY 14-20


Coolest 2-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    77.0 DEGREES JULY 12-13

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    85.4 DEGREES JULY 7-13

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average Low Temperatures):    66.3 DEGREES JULY 2-8


...PRECIPITATION

*No Daily Precipitation Records Set In July 2011*

Total Precipitation:  4.37 INCHES (1.23 ABOVE AVERAGE)

Number of Days With Measurable Precipitiation (0.01 or more):   12

Highest Calendar Day Precipitation:      1.53 INCHES ON THE 6th
Highest 2-Day Precipitation:                1.61 INCHES ON THE 6th-7th


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

MONTH               PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE

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
JUNE 2011                  1.72            -2.00

JULY 2011                  4.37            +1.23

12-MONTH TOTALS     27.02          +1.13


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

Highest Wind Gust:   64 MPH FROM THE WEST-SOUTHWEST ON THE 10th (Thunderstorm)

Highest Surface Sea Level Pressure:    30.07 ON THE 31st
Lowest Surface Sea Level Pressure:    29.56 ON THE 26th



...HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

*No Daily Temperature Records Set In July 2011* 

Average High Temperature:     89.8 DEGREES (1.9 ABOVE AVERAGE)
Average Low Temperature:     69.9 DEGREES (5.7 ABOVE AVERAGE)
Average Overall Temperature:  79.9 DEGREES (3.8 ABOVE AVERAGE)

ALL-TIME RANK: Overall Average Tied for 17th-warmest July on record out of 105 years
Average Low Temperature was 3rd-warmest on record, and warmest since 1936

Warmest High Temperature: 99 DEGREES ON THE 18th
Coolest High Temperature:   76 DEGREES ON THE 12th

Coolest Low Temperature:    65 DEGREES ON THE 2nd, 3rd, 25th
Warmest Low Temperature:  76 DEGREES ON THE 19th


Warmest 2-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperature):   98.5 DEGREES JULY 17-18, 18-19

Warmest 7-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperatures):  96.4 DEGREES JULY 14-20, 15-21


Coolest 2-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    79.5 DEGREES JULY 12-13

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    84.6 DEGREES JULY 2-8

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average Low Temperatures):    66.6 DEGREES JULY 2-8 


...PRECIPITATION

*No Daily Precipitation Records Set In July 2011*

Total Precipitation:  4.96 INCHES (1.15 ABOVE AVERAGE)

Number of Days With Measurable Precipitiation (0.01 or more):   11

Highest Calendar Day Precipitation:      1.37 INCHES ON THE 3rd
Highest 2-Day Precipitation:                1.50 INCHES ON THE 6th-7th

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

MONTH           PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE

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
JUNE 2011                 2.65            -0.94

JULY 2011                 4.96           +1.15

12-MONTH TOTALS    25.57         - 2.37


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

Highest Wind Gust:   40 MPH FROM THE WEST-SOUTHWEST ON THE 10TH

Highest Surface Sea Level Pressure:    30.12 ON THE 24th
Lowest Surface Sea Level Pressure:    29.56 ON THE 26th




...KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

*No Daily Temperature Records Set In July 2011* 

Average High Temperature:     88.1 DEGREES (2.4 ABOVE AVERAGE)
Average Low Temperature:     68.4 DEGREES (4.7 ABOVE AVERAGE)
Average Overall Temperature:  78.2 DEGREES (3.5 ABOVE AVERAGE)

ALL-TIME RANK: Overall Average Tied for 22nd-warmest July on record out of 111 years
Average Low Temperature was 6th-warmest on record, and warmest since 1955

Warmest High Temperature: 97 DEGREES ON THE 20th
Coolest High Temperature:   75 DEGREES ON THE 2nd, 12th

Coolest Low Temperature:    63 DEGREES ON THE 2nd, 3rd, 30th
Warmest Low Temperature:  73 DEGREES ON THE 19th


Warmest 2-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperature):   96.0 DEGREES JULY 19-20

Warmest 7-Day Stretch
(Based on Average High Temperatures):  93.7 DEGREES JULY 17-23 AND 14-20


Coolest 2-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    76.0 DEGREES JULY 12-13

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average High Temperatures):    82.9 DEGREES JULY 2-8

Coolest 7-Day Stretch
(Average Low Temperatures):    65.1 DEGREES JULY 2-8 


...PRECIPITATION

*No Daily Precipitation Records Set In July 2011*

Total Precipitation:  4.07 INCHES (0.64 ABOVE AVERAGE)

Number of Days With Measurable Precipitiation (0.01 or more):   14

Highest 24-Hour Precipitiation Ending at 7AM:   1.05 INCHES ON THE 3rd  
Highest 48-Hour Precipitation Ending at 7AM:    1.53 INCHES ON THE 6th-7th


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

MONTH               PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE

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
JUNE 2011                  4.51            +0.79

JULY 2011                  4.07            +0.64

12-MONTH TOTALS    27.34           +2.14



...OTHER NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS OR AUTOMATED ASOS/AWOS SITES IN NWS HASTINGS AREA...

...A FEW OF THE HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING JULY 2011

108 DEGREES...Alton KS (2 miles SW) on the 20th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)
107 DEGREES...Plainville KS (4 miles WNW) on the 20th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
104 DEGREES...Beloit KS on the 1st (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)
104 DEGREES...Superior NE (4 miles east) on the 20th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
102 DEGREES...Hebron NE on the 1st (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)


...A FEW OF THE COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURES DURING JULY 2011

60 DEGREES...Ord NE on the 2nd (AUTOMATED ASOS)
61 DEGREES...Greeley NE on the 2nd (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)
62 DEGREES...Loup City NE on the 2nd, 8th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)
62 DEGREES...Lexington NE on the 2nd, 3rd (AUTOMATED AWOS)
62 DEGREES...Superior NE (4 miles east) on the 8th (COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)


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

8.58 Inches...Polk NE in Polk County
7.41 Inches...Franklin NE in Franklin County
7.16 Inches...St. Paul NE in Howard County
7.15 Inches...Fullerton NE in Nance County
7.04 Inches...Natoma KS in Osborne County


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

1.99 Inches...Ord NE in Valley County (Cooperative Observer)
2.20 Inches...Arcadia NE in Valley County
2.30 Inches...Genoa NE (2 miles west) in Nance County 
2.61 Inches...Hunter KS in Mitchell County
2.67 Inches...Fairmont NE in Fillmore County

 

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Various graphs and tables depicting July 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 Summary 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 July 2011. Red line indicates "normal" July precipitation based on 30-year data from 1971-2000. Hastings NWS Office Precipitation Summary:  Blue line indicates cumulative observed precipitation for July 2011. Red line indicates "normal" July precipitation based on 30-year data from 1971-2000.

 

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

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

 86.0

89.1 

79.6 

 70.9 

50.1  

36.2 

28.5

 39.0

 48.6

61.5

71.5 

83.7

89.0

Average Low (F)

66.2  

64.4   

 51.9

 40.3

25.8 

14.9 

8.7

15.8 

27.5 

38.1 

48.1 

59.9

69.8

Average
 Temperature (F)

 76.1

76.7 

 65.8

55.6 

37.9 

25.6 

18.6

27.4 

38.1 

49.8

59.8 

71.8

79.4

Departure from Normal (F)

 +0.3

+3.1 

 +1.3

 +3.6

+1.5 

 0.0

-3.8

-0.8 

 -0.2

-0.1

 -0.8

+0.7 

+3.6

 

Precipitation (inches)

4.10 

 3.87

1.66 

 0.30  

0.44 

0.24 

1.49

 0.28 

1.02 

2.93 

8.70 

1.72

4.37

Departure from Normal

 +0.96

 +0.79

-0.77 

-1.21 

-0.97 

-0.42 

 +0.95

-0.40 

-1.02 

 +0.32 

+4.63 

-2.00

+1.23

 

Snowfall (inches)

 0.0

0.0 

0.0 

 0.0

T 

3.0 

18.7

 2.2 

 8.7 

 0.2 

 0.0 

 0.0

 0.0

 Departure from Normal

 0.0

0.0 

-0.2 

 -1.0

-4.7 

-3.6

+12.5

-3.7 

+1.9 

 -1.3

  0.0

 0.0

 0.0

 Hastings (Municipal Airport) - July 2010 - July 2011

   July 2010  August  September October November December January February March April

May

June

July

 Average High (F)

 86.6

 88.6

 78.5

 70.5

50.5 

 36.2

28.6

 38.2

  49.2

 61.9

 71.1

83.1

 89.8

Average Low (F)

 67.2

 65.0

 53.2

41.5 

26.9 

 16.0

 10.2

 16.0

 28.4

38.6 

 48.3

60.8

 69.9

Average Temperature (F)

 76.9

 76.8

65.8 

 56.0

38.7 

 26.1 

  19.4

 27.1

38.8

 50.3

  59.7

71.9

 79.9

 Departure  from Normal (F)

+0.8 

 +2.9

 +0.8

 +3.0

 +1.5

  -0.6

-4.2

 -2.5

 -0.3 

  -0.3

  -1.8

+0.2

 +3.8

 

Precipitation (inches)

 1.85

2.86 

 2.70

  0.16

0.80 

0.28 

 1.00

 0.30

0.49 

  4.34

 5.03

 2.65

 4.96

 Departure from Normal

 -1.96

 -0.32

  -0.04

 -1.51

 -0.66

-0.45 

 +0.45

 -0.37

 -1.59

+1.47

 +0.44

-0.94

+1.15

 

Snowfall (inches)

 0.0 

  0.0 

   0.0 

  0.0 

0.1 

3.3 

 20.0

5.2  

 4.4

 1.0

 0.0

0.0

 0.0

Departure from Normal 

 0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -1.0

-3.4 

-2.7 

 +15.1

 -0.2 

 -1.3 

 -0.3

 0.0 

 0.0

 0.0

Kearney (Cooperative Observer and Airport)  - July 2010 - July 2011

 

 July 2010 

August

 September

October

November

 December

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

Average High (F)

 85.9

87.7

79.2

71.3 

 50.6

 36.4

29.7

38.2

 48.2

60.9

70.5

82.7

88.1

 Average Low (F)

 64.5

63.5

 50.4

38.4 

 24.3

 13.5

8.5

 13.6

 25.7

 37.0

 45.8

59.2

68.4

Average Temperature (F)

 75.2

75.6

 64.8

54.9

37.5

25.0 

19.1

25.9

 37.0

 49.0

58.2

71.0

78.2

  Departure from Normal (F)

+0.5

+3.1 

 +1.3

+3.5

+1.7

-0.9 

-3.3

-1.7

0.0 

+0.8 

 -1.0

+1.2

+3.5

         

Precipitation (inches)

4.61  

3.47

1.02

0.34 

0.93 

0.14 

0.86

0.12

0.90 

3.45

7.53

4.51

4.07

 Departure from Normal

 +1.18

 +0.57

 -1.01

 -1.20 

-0.29 

-0.47 

+0.32

-0.49

  -1.15

+1.02

+3.41

+0.79

+0.64

           

  Snowfall (inches)

0.0 

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

T 

 1.8

 15.6

4.7

11.7 

T

0.0 

0.0

0.0

 Departure from Normal

  0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -0.8

-4.8

-4.8 

+10.3

-0.4

 +6.1

 -2.0

0.0

0.0 0.0

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

   July 2010  August  September October November December January

February

March

April

May

June

July

 Average High (F)

-

-

-

-

-

-  

 59.1

68.7

80.4

88.9

Average Low (F)

-

-

-

-

-

-

35.2 

44.9

57.0

67.6

Average Temperature (F)

-

-

-

 

-

-

 47.2

56.8

68.7

78.2

Departure  from Normal (F)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

+3.8

 

Precipitation (inches)

 -

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

  2.77

 4.90

4.13

2.23

 Departure from Normal

 -

 -

  -

 -

 -

-

-

 -

+0.26

+1.12

+0.79 

-0.74

 

Snowfall (inches)

 -

  -

 

 -

-

 -

-

  -

-

 3.0

 0.0

0.0

0.0

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

 

 July 2010 

August

 September

October

November

 December

January

February

March

April 

May

June

July

Average High (F)

 91.2

93.6

82.9

74.6

 54.0

 39.9

34.6

 40.6

52.8

 66.2

73.8

86.9

 95.8

 Average Low (F)

 66.4

65.0

 54.6

42.8

 27.7

 17.6

10.8

 13.5

27.6

 38.1

 47.1

60.4

 69.2

Average Temperature (F)

 78.8

79.3

 68.8

58.7

40.9

28.8

22.7

 27.1

40.2

 52.1

60.5

73.7

 82.5

  Departure from Normal (F)

-0.9

+1.7

 +1.3

+2.6

+1.0

-1.0

-4.1

-5.7 

-2.5 

 -1.7

 -3.1

-0.6

 +2.8

         

Precipitation (inches)

5.06  

2.23

1.68

0.12

1.20 

0.25

0.75

0.86 

0.54

 2.30

 9.45

4.82

 5.25

 Departure from Normal

 +1.81

 -0.92

 -0.58

 -1.52 

-0.18 

-0.31

+0.28

+0.33 

-1.47 

 -0.05 

+5.56

+1.66

+1.38 

     

  Snowfall (inches)

0.0 

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

T 

 2.2

 10.2

 11.2 

3.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0 

 Departure from Normal

  0.0

 0.0 

 -0.2

 -0.5

-2.2

-0.9

+6.5

+7.4 

 -0.1

-0.8

0.0

0.0

0.0 

 

The following images depicting July 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: July 2011 Precipitation (Inches) Kansas: July 2011 Precipitation (Inches)
  

 Nebraska: July 2011 Percent of Normal Precipitation (%) Kansas: July Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
 

   
Nebraska: July 2011 Temperature Departure from Normal (F) Kansas: July 2011 Temperature Departure from Normal (F)

  


The following drought status images, current as of August 2, 2011, are courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor:

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Nebraska U.S. Drought Monitor- as of August 2, 2011 Kansas U.S. Drought Monitor- as of August 2, 2011
 

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