Record High Temps Dec. 2nd in Grand Island, Hastings

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, marked the warmest in a stretch of several seasonably warm days since Nov. 28th across the NWS Hastings coverage area, as highs topped out between the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Places such as Grand Island and Hastings set or tied record highs for the date. The details follow below...


The Dec. 2, 2012, high temperature at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island was 70°. This eclipsed the previous record high for the date of 67° set 56 years ago in 1956. The "normal" Dec. 2nd high temperature based on 30-year climate normals is 41°. Today's record high was a notable 29° above normal.

  • The last time a high temperature was this warm on any day in December was back in 1998, when it reached 70° on Dec. 1st.

  • The warmest high temperature on record for any day in December was 80° on Dec. 6, 1939

December temperature records at Grand Island date back to 1895.

  Location  High Temp (Dec. 2nd) Previous Record

Grand Island

(Central Nebraska Regional Airport)

70

67 in 1956

 


The Dec. 2, 2012, high temperature at Hastings Municipal Airport was 68°. This tied the previous record high for the date of  68° set 56 years ago in 1956 . The "normal" Dec. 2nd high temperature based on 30-year climate normals is 41°. Today's record high was a notable 27° above normal.

  • The last time a high temperature was warmer than this on any day in December was back in 1998, when it reached 69° on Dec. 3rd.
     
     
  • The warmest high temperature on record for any day in December was 80° on Dec. 23, 1964

    December temperature records at Hastings date back to 1906.

  Location 

High Temp (Dec. 2nd)

Previous Record

Hastings

(Municipal Airport)

68

68 in 1956

 

(*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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