One Of the Warmest Starts To December On Record In Grand Island, Hastings

Not surprisingly, the first 5 days of December 2012 marked one of the warmest starts to the month on record in the Tri-Cities area. The details for Grand Island and Hastings follow.

- Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport -

 

When considering only daytime high temperatures, it was in fact the warmest start to December on record at Grand Island. However, official temperature rankings are generally based on the daily mean temperature, which is an average of the highs and lows. Using this benchmark, it was the 3rd warmest opening five days of December on record.
 

Top 5 warmest Dec. 1-5 period on record based only on
average daytime
HIGH temperatures (Since 1895)

 1    62.8  2012
 2    60.4  1916
 3    60.2  1998
 4    58.2  1965/1932
 5    57.6  1988


Top 5 warmest Dec. 1-5 periods on record based on

average daily MEAN temperature (Since 1895)

1 48.5 1998
2 47.4 1916
3 46.9 2012
4 46.0 1913
5 44.6 1918

- Hastings Municipal Airport -

When considering only daytime high temperatures, it was also the warmest start to December on record in Hastings. However, official temperature rankings are generally based on the daily mean temperature, which is an average of the highs and lows. Using this benchmark, it was the 3rd warmest opening five days of December on record.

Top 5 warmest Dec. 1-5 period on record based only on
average daytime HIGH temperatures (Since 1907)

1 61.0 2012
2 60.6 1998
3 60.4 1956
4 60.0 1939
5 59.2 1916


Top 5 warmest Dec. 1-5 period on record based only on
average daily MEAN temperatures (Since 1907)

1 49.4 1998
2 45.9 1916
3 45.8 2012
4 44.5 1941
5 44.3 1956

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

 



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