April 24, 2012: Record High Temperatures Set In The Tri-Cities

Warmer air building into the Central Plains on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, and plenty of sunshine resulted in record-high temperatures for the date in Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney, Nebraska. These highs ranged from 26 to 30 degrees above normal for this date! The details follow...

The April 24th high temperature at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island was 96 degrees. This broke the previous record of 94 degrees set in 1989. 

April temperature records at Grand Island date back to 1896.

Location High Temperature (April 24th) Previous Record

Grand Island 
(Central Nebr. Regional Airport)


94 in 1989



The official NWS Cooperative Observer at the Kearney Regional Airport reported a high temperature of 92 degrees on April 24th. This tied the previous record for the date of 92 degrees in 1989.

  • 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 is the Cooperative Observer.

April temperature records at Kearney date back to 1902.


(April 24th)

Previous Record

Kearney(Regional Airport)


92 in 1989



The April 24th high temperature at Hastings Municipal Airport was 94 degrees. This broke the previous record of 92 degrees set in 1989.

April temperature records at Hastings date back to 1908.


High Temperature
(April 24th)

Previous Record

(Municipal Airport)


92 in 1989


(*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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