Record Warmth Across South Central Nebraska March 16-17th

Saint Patricks Day 2012 ended up being another record warm day across portions of south central Nebraska. An unseasonably warm airmass in place across the region combined with gusty southerly winds and ample sunshine, resulted in several new record warm temperatures both March 16th & March 17th across the local area. Multiple record high temperatures were broken across the Tri-Cities both afternoons, in addition to a new record WARM low temperature recorded at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island on March 17th.


The high temperature at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island reached 83 and 84 degrees on March 16th & 17th, 2012 respectively. These temperatures broke the previous record high temperatures for their respective dates as detailed in the table below. 

March temperature records at Grand Island date back to 1896.

Grand Island (Central Nebraska Regional Airport) New Record High Temperature Previous Record

March 16th

83

80 in 2009

March 17th

84

81 in 1994

 

 The average high temperature at the Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport for these dates is 51 and 52 degrees respectively.


The low temperature fell to only 57 degrees on March 17th 2012 at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island. This was 3 degrees warmer than the previous record warm low temperature for the date, and comprable to the normal low temperature seen at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island during the first week of June.

March temperature records at Grand Island date back to 1896.

Grand Island
(Central Nebraska Regional Airport)

New Record Warm Low Temperature
(March 17th)
Previous Record

March 17th

57

54 in 1968

 

 The average low temperature at the Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport for March 17th is 28 degrees.


The high temperature recorded by the official National Weather Service Cooperative Weather Observer at the Kearney Regional Airport on March 16th & 17th, 2012 was 82 and 85 degrees respectively. These temperatures broke the previous record high temperatures for their respective dates as detailed in the table below.

March temperature records at Kearney date back to 1903.

Kearney
(Regional Airport)

New Record High
Temperature

Previous Record

March 16th

82

80 in 1934

March 17th

85

83 in 1994

 

The average high temperature at the Kearney Cooperative Weather Observation Site for these dates is 50 and 51 degrees respectively.

  • All records for Kearney are based on the Cooperative Observer report. Although the automated weather sensor (AWOS) at the airport is used for various climatological reports, the official source of record data remains the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer.


The high temperature reached 80 and 83 degrees at the Hastings Municipal Airport on March 16th & 17th, 2012 respectively. This represented a new record high temperature for March 16th, and tied the previous record for March 17th, as detailed in the table below. 

March temperature records at Hastings date back to 1908.

Hastings
(Municipal Airport)

New Record High Temperature
(March 17th)

Previous Record

March 16th

80

79 in 2009

March 17th

83

83 in 1994

 

The average high temperature at the Hastings Municipal Airport for these dates is 51 and 52 degrees respectively.

 

(*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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