Dec. 6, 2011 - Record Low Temperature at Kearney

The combination of snow cover, clear skies, and very light winds provided by a surface high pressure system set the stage for Kearney to establish a new daily record-low temperature on the morning of Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Based on readings from the NWS Cooperative Observer located at Kearney Regional Airport, the early morning low dipped to -12, breaking the previous record of -10 set in 1972. Temperature records at Kearney date back to 1901.

  • Please Note: All temperature/precipitation records for Kearney are based on daily reports from the Cooperative Observer located at Kearney Regional Airport.  Although the automated weather sensor (AWOS) is used for various climatological reports, the official source of record data is the Cooperative Observer.


Dec. 6, 2011 
Low Temp

Previous Record


(Regional Airport)

-12 Degrees

-10 in 1972


(*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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