Feb. 3-4, 2012: Record Precipitation/Snowfall Amounts In The Tri-Cities

...RECORD PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY 3RD SET AT HASTINGS NEBRASKA...

On Friday, February 3, 2012, the combination of early morning and daytime rainfall, along with 3.1 inches of snow in the evening prior to midnight, resulted in a calendar-day liquid precipitation total of 0.78-inches at Hastings. This total set a new precipitation record for February 3rd, breaking the previous mark of 0.60 inches set in 1993. 

The calendar-day snowfall of 3.1 inches was not a record for the date, falling short of 4.2 inches on Feb. 3, 1993.

Of more note than the daily record for the 3rd, the TWO-DAY precipitation total from the 3rd-4th of 1.58 inches was the highest two-day precipitation total EVER RECORDED DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IN HASTINGS, breaking the previous mark of 1.55 inches measured way back on on Feb. 3-4, 1903.

Precipitation records at Hastings date back to 1895.

(Please keep in mind that the airport and NWS Office are the official weather observing stations for Hastings, and precipitation totals there may not always be representative of what fell in other parts of the city.)

  Location  Total Precipitation 
(Feb 3rd)
Previous Record

Hastings 

(airport and NWS Office)

0.78 inches

0.60 in 1993

 


 

...RECORD 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY 4TH SET AT KEARNEY NEBRASKA... 

For the 24-hour period ending around 9 AM, Saturday, February 4, 2012, the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer at Kearney Regional Airport measured 0.89 inches of liquid precipitation from a combination of rain and snow, and 7.0 inches of snow. Both of these amounts were new records for February 4th. The precipitation total broke the previous record of 0.65 inches set in 1955 and the snowfall total broke the previous record of 6.5 inches, also set in 1955.  

All records for Kearney are based on the daily Cooperative Observer report. Although the automated weather sensor (AWOS) at the airport is used for various daily and monthly climatological reports, the official source of record data is the report of the NWS Cooperative Observer.

(Please keep in mind that the airport is the official weather observing station for Kearney, and precipitation totals there may not always be representative of what fell in other parts of the city.)

  Location 

24 Hour Total Precipitation
Ending Feb. 4th

Previous Record

Kearney 

(Regional Airport)

0.89 inches

0.65 in 1955

 

  Location 

24 Hour Total Snowfall
Ending Feb. 4th

Previous Record

Kearney 

(Regional Airport)

7.0 inches

6.5 in 1955

 

(*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)


This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.

 



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