April 2012 Climate Summaries For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord

 April 2012 Climate Summaries (includes narratives):

Although not as anomalously warm as the record-breaking March, April nonetheless finished as a Top-10 warmest on record in both Grand Island and Hastings. Precipitation wise, amounts varied somewhat across the area, but each of the four sites except Grand Island recorded above normal rainfall. See below for a wealth of April 2012 details for the Tri Cities and Ord...

Grand Island:  Tied for the 7th-warmest April on record

Hastings:         10th-Warmest April on Record

 Grand Island       Hastings        Kearney            Ord

  (Click on the links above to quickly jump to individual site information located farther down the page)

 

...APRIL 2012 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

 ...TEMPERATURES (TIED FOR 7TH-WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD)

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN APRIL 2012...
APRIL 24: RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 96 (PREVIOUS 94 IN 1989)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:          69.1 DEGREES (5.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:           43.3 DEGREES (5.4 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE:  56.2 DEGREES (5.6 ABOVE NORMAL)

AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE TIED FOR THE 7TH-WARMEST APRIL ON
RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS...AND WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1981

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      96 DEGREES ON THE 24TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       56 DEGREES ON THE 4TH AND 12TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        30 DEGREES ON THE 10TH AND 11TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       57 DEGREES ON THE 1ST

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    93.5 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-25TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    77.4 DEGREES FROM THE 21ST-27TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    56.5 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-4TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    63.3 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:  35.7 DEGREES FROM THE 6TH-12TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIP OR SNOWFALL RECORDS SET IN APRIL 2012

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.41 INCHES (1.12 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:  ZERO (1.3 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 7

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.51 INCHES ON THE 27TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                    0.51 INCHES ON THE 27TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       ZERO
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:                          ZERO

PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

MAY 2011              8.70      +4.29
JUNE 2011           1.72      -2.58
JULY 2011            4.37      +0.97
AUGUST 2011     2.30      -0.82
SEP. 2011            0.83      -1.40
OCT. 2011            2.20      +0.34
NOV. 2011            0.21      -0.96
DEC. 2011           1.11      +0.48
JAN. 2012            0.16      -0.37
FEB. 2012           1.05      +0.37
MARCH 2012      0.83      -0.97
APRIL 2012         1.41      -1.12

12-MTH TOTAL  24.89     -1.77


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 58 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 15TH
(IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.38 ON THE 11TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.16 ON THE 15TH


...APRIL 2012 NARRATIVE FOR GRAND ISLAND...

ALTHOUGH NOT AS ANOMALOUSLY WARM AS THE RECORD-BREAKING
MARCH...APRIL NONETHELESS TIED FOR THE 7TH-WARMEST ON RECORD OUT OF
117 YEARS. PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTH FINISHED DRIER THAN
NORMAL.

FOCUSING ON TEMPERATURES...THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WHEN FACTORING IN BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 56.2
DEGREES...OR 5.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE NO PROLONGED
STRETCHES OF NOTABLE COLD OR WARMTH DURING THE MONTH...AS MOST DAYS
REGISTERED WITHIN 10 DEGREES OF NORMAL. THAT BEING SAID...THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE NEVER FELL BELOW 50 DEGREES DURING THE MONTH...WHILE
30-YEAR AVERAGES WOULD SUGGEST THIS WOULD NORMALLY HAPPEN ON FIVE
DAYS. BY FAR THE WARMEST BRIEF STRETCH WAS ON THE 24TH AND
25TH...WHICH TOPPED OUT AT 96 AND 91 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY. THE 96
DEGREE READING ON THE 24TH SET A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE. THE
COOLEST SHORT STRETCH OCCURRED ON THE 3RD AND 4TH...WITH HIGHS OF
ONLY 57 AND 56 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY. THE LOW TEMPERATURE DROPPED
BELOW FREEZING ONLY THREE TIMES DURING THE MONTH...BOTTOMING OUT AT
30 DEGREES ON BOTH THE 10TH AND 11TH. THE ABSENCE OF A
HARD...KILLING FREEZE DURING THE MONTH GAVE A BOOST TO ONE OF THE
EARLIEST STARTS TO THE GROWING SEASON ON RECORD.

PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.41 INCHES AT CENTRAL
NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS ONLY 56 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT
OF 2.53 INCHES...WITH THE 27TH FEATURING THE HIGHEST DAILY TOTAL OF
0.51-INCH. NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH...WHICH WAS 1.3 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. FOR THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL COMBINED...MERELY A
TRACE OF SNOW WAS RECORDED...WHICH WAS 6.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH...58 MPH FROM THE
NORTH-NORTHWEST...WAS RECORDED ON THE EVENING OF THE 15TH IN THE
WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. THE IMMEDIATE GRAND ISLAND AREA MISSED
OUT ON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE MONTH...WITH ONLY PEA SIZE
HAIL REPORTED ON THE MORNING OF THE 27TH.

 


 

...APRIL 2012 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

 ...TEMPERATURES (10TH-WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD)

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN APRIL 2012...
APRIL 24: RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 94 (PREVIOUS 92 IN 1989)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:         67.6 DEGREES (4.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:          43.5 DEGREES (4.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE: 55.5 DEGREES (4.8 ABOVE NORMAL)

AVERAGE OVERALL TEMPERATURE WAS THE 10TH-WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD
OUT OF 105 YEARS...AND WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2006


WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      94 DEGREES ON THE 24TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       55 DEGREES ON THE 4TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        34 DEGREES ON THE 10TH, 11TH, 23RD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       58 DEGREES ON THE 1ST

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    91.0 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-25TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    75.4 DEGREES FROM THE 21ST-27TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    56.0 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-4TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    61.6 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:  36.9 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-11TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIP OR SNOWFALL RECORDS SET IN APRIL 2012

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   2.95 INCHES (0.39 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:           ZERO (1.2 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 5

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 1.08 INCHES ON THE 14TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                    1.19 INCHES ON THE 14TH-15TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       ZERO
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:                          ZERO

PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

MAY 2011             5.03      +0.46
JUNE 2011          2.65      -1.15
JULY 2011          4.96      +1.22
AUGUST 2011    4.90      +1.60
SEP. 2011           0.70      -1.86
OCT. 2011          1.36      -0.63
NOV. 2011          0.38      -0.91
DEC. 2011          1.00      +0.39
JAN. 2012           0.14      -0.27
FEB. 2012           1.67      +1.18
MARCH 2012     0.86      -0.93
APRIL 2012        2.95      +0.39

12-MTH TOTAL  26.60     -0.51


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 52 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 15TH
(IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.37 ON THE 8TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.16 ON THE 15TH


...APRIL 2012 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

ALTHOUGH NOT AS ANOMALOUSLY WARM AS THE RECORD-BREAKING
MARCH...APRIL 2012 NONETHELESS FINISHED AS THE 10TH-WARMEST ON
RECORD OUT OF 105 YEARS...AND THE WARMEST SINCE 2006. PRECIPITATION
WISE...THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY WETTER THAN NORMAL.

FOCUSING ON TEMPERATURES...THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WHEN FACTORING IN BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 55.5
DEGREES...OR 4.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE NO PROLONGED
STRETCHES OF NOTABLE COLD OR WARMTH DURING THE MONTH...AS MOST DAYS
REGISTERED WELL WITHIN 10 DEGREES OF NORMAL. THAT BEING SAID...HIGH
TEMPERATURES NEVER FELL BELOW 50 DEGREES DURING THE MONTH...WHILE
30-YEAR AVERAGES WOULD SUGGEST THIS WOULD NORMALLY HAPPEN ON FIVE
DAYS. EVEN MORE REMARKABLY...LOW TEMPERATURES NEVER DROPPED BELOW
FREEZING DURING THE MONTH...VERSUS THE 30-YEAR NORMAL OF EIGHT
SUB-FREEZING MORNINGS DURING APRIL. NEEDLESS TO SAY...THE ABSENCE OF
A HARD...KILLING FREEZE DURING THE MONTH GAVE A BOOST TO ONE OF THE
EARLIEST STARTS TO THE GROWING SEASON ON RECORD.

THE WARMEST POINT OF THE MONTH WAS THE 24TH AND 25TH...WHICH
TOPPED OUT AT 94 AND 88 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY. THE 94 DEGREE READING
ON THE 24TH SET A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE. THE COOLEST BRIEF
STRETCH OCCURRED ON THE 3RD AND 4TH...WITH HIGHS OF ONLY 57 AND 55
DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.

PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 2.95 INCHES AT HASTINGS
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 115 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 2.56
INCHES. THE 14TH FEATURED THE HIGHEST DAILY TOTAL OF 1.08 INCHES.
NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH...WHICH WAS 1.2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
COMBINED WITH NO SNOWFALL DURING MARCH...THE TWO-MONTH PERIOD
REGISTERED 6.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH...52 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST...WAS
RECORDED ON THE EVENING OF THE 15TH IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT. THE IMMEDIATE HASTINGS AREA MISSED OUT ON SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE MONTH...ALTHOUGH A FEW STORMS WITH HAIL
RANGING FROM QUARTER TO BASEBALL SIZE PASSED WITHIN 10 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF TOWN ON THE EVENING OF THE 14TH.

 


 

...APRIL 2012 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT...

(NOTE: ALL DATA PRESENTED BELOW THIS POINT IS FROM THE OFFICIAL NWS
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER LOCATED AT KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT. AS A
RESULT...IT MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM UNOFFICIAL AUTOMATED
AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS.
ALL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION DATA 
REPORTED BY THE OFFICIAL COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IS BASED ON A 24-HOUR 
PERIOD ENDING AT 7 AM...AND THUS DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO AN ACTUAL
MIDNIGHT-TO-MIDNIGHT CALENDAR DAY PERIOD.)


...TEMPERATURES (BASED ON A 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 7 AM)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
92 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 25TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 24TH)

COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
49 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 5TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 4TH)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
31 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 9TH, 10TH, 11TH

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
54 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 2ND


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL (BASED ON A 24-HOUR PERIOD AT 7 AM)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:    4.35 INCHES (2.12 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:           ZERO INCHES (1.8 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 7

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7 AM:     1.60 REPORTED ON THE 28TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR PRECIPITATION:  1.60 REPORTED ON THE 28TH

PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 4.35 INCHES WAS 195
PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 2.23 INCHES. MUCH OF THIS RAIN FELL
DURING TWO TIME FRAMES...ONE FROM THE 12TH INTO THE 14TH AND ANOTHER
ON THE 27TH. PRECIPITATION FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS NOW STANDS A
NOTABLE 7.33 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...ALTHOUGH MOST OF THIS SURPLUS WAS
DUE TO A PARTICULARY WET MAY 2011.

NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH...WHICH WAS 1.8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
COMBINED WITH NO SNOWFALL DURING MARCH...THE TWO-MONTH PERIOD
REGISTERED A NOTABLE 6.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

MAY 2011            7.53      +3.35
JUNE 2011           4.51      +0.58
JULY 2011           4.07      +0.79
AUGUST 2011      3.72      +0.64
SEP. 2011           0.65      -1.42
OCT. 2011          4.92      +2.88
NOV. 2011          0.33      -0.69
DEC. 2011          0.39      -0.18
JAN. 2012           0.03      -0.46
FEB. 2012          1.04      +0.49
MARCH 2012      1.02      -0.77
APRIL 2012         4.35      +2.12

12-MTH TOTAL  32.56     +7.33


...HIGH WINDS/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS

NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE REPORTED WITHIN THE CITY OF KEARNEY
DURING APRIL 2012. HOWEVER...ON THE EVENING OF THE 15TH...WINDS
GUSTED TO AT LEAST 50 MPH IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT


 

...APRIL 2012 SUMMARY FOR ORD EVELYN SHARP FIELD AIRPORT...

(NOTE: SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER)

...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     65.0 DEGREES (3.4 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     38.8 DEGREES (2.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    51.9 DEGREES (3.1 ABOVE NORMAL)

AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST OUT OF THE LAST 10 YEARS

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      90 DEGREES ON THE 24TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       52 DEGREES ON THE 12TH, 19TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        23 DEGREES ON THE 10TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       51 DEGREES ON THE 25TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   86.5 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-25TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   72.6 DEGREES FROM THE 21ST-27TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   54.5 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-4TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   59.0 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:  29.6 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-11TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 5.29 INCHES (2.70 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       ZERO (2.5 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 7

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 2.15 INCHES ON THE 27TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:              2.15 INCHES ON THE 27TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM: NO SNOW FELL
HIGHEST 48-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM: NO SNOW FELL


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

MAY 2011           4.90      +1.09
JUNE 2011          4.16      +0.04
JULY 2011           2.23      -0.74
AUGUST 2011     2.46      -0.70
SEP. 2011           0.77      -1.67
OCT. 2011          2.83      +0.90
NOV. 2011          0.03      -1.04
DEC. 2011          0.54      -0.05
JAN. 2012           0.13      -0.24
FEB. 2012          1.30      +0.86
MARCH 2012      0.67      -0.78
APRIL 2012        5.29      +2.70

12-MTH TOTAL  25.31     +0.37


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 58 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 15TH
(IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.38 ON THE 11TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.14 ON THE 15TH


...APRIL 2012 NARRATIVE FOR ORD NEBRASKA...

ALTHOUGH NOT AS ANOMALOUSLY WARM AS MARCH WAS...APRIL 2012
NONETHELESS FINISHED AS THE WARMEST APRIL OUT OF AT LEAST THE PAST
10.  PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTH WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...AND IT
WAS ACTUALLY THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE THE NOTABLE SOAKER OF JUNE
2010.

FOCUSING ON TEMPERATURES...THE OVERALL MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WHEN FACTORING IN BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 51.9
DEGREES...OR 3.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE NO PROLONGED
STRETCHES OF NOTABLE COLD OR WARMTH DURING THE MONTH...AS MOST DAYS
REGISTERED WELL WITHIN 10 DEGREES OF NORMAL. THAT BEING SAID...HIGH
TEMPERATURES NEVER FELL BELOW 50 DEGREES DURING THE MONTH...WHILE
10-YEAR AVERAGES WOULD SUGGEST THIS WOULD NORMALLY HAPPEN ON FOUR
DAYS. THE LAST 28-DEGREE-OR-COLDER LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH...ROUGHLY EQUATING A KILLING FREEZE...OCCURRED ON THE
11TH...OR ABOUT TWO WEEKS EARLIER THAN NORMAL. THIS HELPED JUMP
START ONE OF THE EARLIEST STARTS TO THE GROWING SEASON ON RECORD.

THE WARMEST POINT OF THE MONTH WAS THE 24TH AND 25TH...WHICH TOPPED
OUT AT 90 AND 83 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY. THE COOLEST BRIEF STRETCH
OCCURRED ON THE 3RD AND 4TH...WITH HIGHS OF ONLY 56 AND 53 DEGREES
RESPECTIVELY.

PRECIPITATION WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 5.29 INCHES AT EVELYN
SHARP FIELD WAS A NOTABLE 204 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 2.59
INCHES. A DECENT CHUNK OF THIS RAIN FELL ON THE 27TH...WITH A DAILY
TOTAL OF 2.15 INCHES. THIS WAS THE WETTEST MONTH IN ORD IN NEARLY
TWO YEARS...AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN QUITE AWHILE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE PAST 12-MONTH PERIOD IS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.

NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH...WHICH WAS 2.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
COMBINED WITH NO SNOWFALL DURING MARCH...THE TWO-MONTH PERIOD
REGISTERED A NOTABLE 8.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH...58 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST...WAS
RECORDED ON THE EVENING OF THE 15TH IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT. AS FOR STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...HAIL TO AT LEAST
NICKEL SIZE FELL IN ORD ON THE 14TH...WITH LARGER HAIL TO AROUND
GOLF BALL SIZE PASSING JUST TO THE SOUTH AND EAST. THE NEXT DAY ON
THE 15TH...A BRIEF TORNADO WAS REPORTED SEVERAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF
ORD.

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