Dec. 3, 2011 - Record Daily Snowfall at Hastings

A relatively fast-moving low pressure system brought the first widespread snowfall of the 2011-2012 winter season to nearly all of the NWS Hastings coverage area on Saturday, December 3, 2011. In South Central Nebraska, most locations picked up between 4-6 inches, with higher amounts focused across some western counties.

At the Hastings NWS Office, this event established a new daily snowfall record for December 3rd, breaking the previous record established only six years ago in 2005. Snowfall records at Hastings date back to the winter of 1894-1895.

(Please keep in mind that the NWS Office is the official snow observing station for Hastings, and snowfall measurements there may not always be representative of what fell in other parts of the city.)



Dec. 3, 2011 

Previous Record


(NWS Office)

5.1 inches

4.7 in 2005


(*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)


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