July 2012: Grand Island and Hastings Reach 100 Degrees Several Days In a Row

ALTHOUGH SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE NWS HASTINGS COVERAGE
AREA...ESPECIALLY NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...ARE USED TO REACHING 100
DEGREES SEVERAL TIMES EACH YEAR...THESE READINGS ARE USUALLY NOTABLY
MORE INFREQUENT FOR AREAS NEAR AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 80
CORRIDOR. TUESDAY JULY 24, 2012, MARKED THE FOURTH DAY IN A ROW THAT
GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT REACHED AT LEAST 100
DEGREES...AND THE THIRD DAY IN A ROW THAT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT REACHED AT LEAST 100 DEGREES. OVER THE PAST 30
YEARS...BOTH OF THESE CITIES HAVE ONLY AVERAGED AROUND 3 DAYS OF 100+
DEGREES EACH YEAR. IN FACT...IT HAS BEEN SEVERAL YEARS SINCE
EITHER LOCATION REACHED 100 DEGREES FOR THIS MANY DAYS IN A ROW.

...GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

UNTIL JULY 24, 2012...IT HAD BEEN NEARLY SIX YEARS SINCE GRAND ISLAND
REACHED 100 DEGREES 4 DAYS IN A ROW.

- THE LONGEST STREAKS OF 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES IN THE PAST 30 YEARS (SINCE 1982):

1) 5 DAYS...ENDING JULY 14, 1995
2) 5 DAYS...ENDING JULY 22, 1983
3) 4 DAYS...ENDING JULY 24, 2012
4) 4 DAYS...ENDING AUGUST 1, 2006
5) 4 DAYS...ENDING AUGUST 1, 1987
6) 4 DAYS...ENDING AUGUST 18, 1983

THE LONGEST STREAK OF 100+ DEGREE DAYS ON RECORD AT GRAND ISLAND
WAS 18 DAYS...ENDING JULY 25, 1934




...HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

UNTIL JULY 24, 2012...IT HAD BEEN SEVEN YEARS SINCE HASTINGS REACHED
100 DEGREES 3 DAYS IN A ROW.

- THE LONGEST STREAKS OF 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES IN THE PAST 30 YEARS (SINCE 1982):

1) 7 DAYS...ENDING JUNE 25, 1988
2) 5 DAYS...ENDING JULY 15, 1995
3) 5 DAYS...ENDING JULY 22, 1983
4) 4 DAYS...ENDING AUGUST 18 AND ALSO AUGUST 4, 1983
5) 3 DAYS...MULTIPLE TIMES...MOST RECENTLY ENDING JULY 24, 2012


THE LONGEST STREAK OF 100+ DEGREE DAYS ON RECORD AT HASTINGS WAS
18 DAYS...ENDING JULY 25, 1934

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



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