In 2012, Grand Island Reached 95+ Degrees The Most Times Since 1937!

It's already a foregone conclusion that 2012 will finish as one of the warmest years on record in South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas. Although there are countless ways to quantify how warm it has been, the table below highlights where 2012 has ranked versus the 117-year historical record in terms of the number of days that have reached or exceeded 90, 95, and 100 degrees in Grand Island, Nebraska (Central Nebraska Regional Airport)...

90+ Degree High Temperature Days: Through Sept. 20th, the total of 72 days ranks as the 10th-most on record out of 117 years, and is the most since 1939. Of the nine years ahead of this year, six of them were during the historically hot 1930s. Prior to this year, the only year within the last 25 years to make the Top-25 list was 2002 with 61 days. Based on 30-year averages from 1981-2010, Grand Island should "typically" reach 90+ degrees only 36 days per year.

95+ Degree High Temperature Days: Through Sept. 20th, the total of 46 days ranks as the 9th-most on record out of 117 years, and is the most since 1937. Of the eight years ahead of this year, five of them were during the historically hot 1930s. Prior to this year, the only year within the last 25 years to make the Top-25 list was 2002 with 31 days. Based on 30-year averages from 1981-2010, Grand Island should "typically" reach 95+ degrees only 14-15 days per year.

100+ Degree High Temperature Days: Through Sept. 20th, the total of 13 days ranks as the 20th-most on record out of 117 years, and is the most since 1980. Of the 19 years ahead of this year, nine of them were during the historically hot 1930s and all but two of them were prior to 1955. Prior to this year, the only year within the last 30 years to make the Top-25 list was 1983 with 13 days. Based on 30-year averages from 1981-2010, Grand Island should "typically" reach 100+ degrees only 3-4 days per year.

Through Sept. 20th, Grand Island has set or tied 14 daily records for warmth this year. This includes 11 record maximum temperatures, and three record-warm minimum temperatures.


 

Top-25 Years With The Most 90+, 95+ and 100+ Degree Days In Grand Island...

*Please note: 2012 data is only through Sep. 20th, and additional 90+ degree days are still possible this year although becoming less and less likely. The latest 95+ degree high temperature on record in Grand Island occurred on Oct. 5 in both 1947 (96°) and 1990 (95°).

Years With The Most 
90+ Degree
Highs On Record

GRAND ISLAND

Years With The Most
95+ Degree
Highs On Record

GRAND ISLAND

Years With The Most
100+ Degree
Highs On Record

GRAND ISLAND 

1934 - 91 days 1934 - 75 days 1934 - 47 days
1933 - 86 days 1936 - 67 days 1936 - 45 days
1931 - 85 days 1931 - 54 days 1901 - 39 days
1936 - 85 days 1913 - 52 days 1931 - 27 days
1937 - 77 days 1933 - 52 days 1913 - 24 days
1901 - 76 days 1901 - 50 days 1922 - 24 days
1913 - 73 days 1922 - 48 days 1935 - 21 days
1922 - 73 days 1937 - 47 days 1937 - 20 days
1939 - 73 days 2012 - 46 days* 1947 - 20 days
2012 - 72 days* 1947 - 40 days 1940 - 19 days
1938 - 66 days 1955 - 40 days 1930 - 18 days
1921 - 63 days 1935 - 38 days 1938 - 18 days
1943 - 63 days 1938 - 36 days 1926 - 17 days
2002 - 61 days 1939 - 35 days 1974 - 17 days
1900 - 61 days 1940 - 34 days 1980 - 16 days
1940 - 61 days 1970 - 33 days 1933 - 16 days
1980 - 61 days 1983 - 33 days 1911 - 16 days
1955 - 60 days 2002 - 31 days 1939 - 15 days
1983 - 59 days 1980 - 31 days 1954 - 14 days
1916 - 58 days 1926 - 31 days 2012 - 13 days*
1929 - 58 days 1916 - 30 days 1983 - 13 days
1929 - 58 days 1930 - 30 days  1970 - 13 days
1970 - 58 days  1941 - 30 days  1955 - 12 days
1925 - 57 days  1943 - 30 days  1932 - 12 days
1935 - 57 days 1954 - 29 days 1916 - 11 days

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



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