Nov. 2012 and Fall 2012 Climate Summaries For The Tri-Cities and Ord

 Within the NWS Hastings coverage area, the main weather/climate story during Nov. 2012 was a continuation of the very dry weather pattern that has gripped the region for several months now. The majority of the area measured less than 20 percent of normal precipitation for the month, including locations such as Kearney airport and Minden that had NO measurable precipitation.  Temperature-wise, the entire area recorded a monthly mean temperature generally 2-4° above normal. See below for a wealth of Nov. 2012 climate details specifically for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord. Also included below are Fall 2012 seasonal recaps for Grand Island and Hastings, covering the period Sep.-Nov.

Grand Island:        8th-driest fall season (Sep-Nov) on record out of 117 years
 
Hastings:               19th-driest fall season on record out of 118 years

Grand Island    Hastings    Kearney   Ord

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...NOV. 2012  SUMMARY and FALL 2012 RECAP FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

 ...TEMPERATURES

2 DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN NOV. 2012:
NOV. 10: HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 79 (PREVIOUS 73 IN 1956)
NOV. 21: HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 74 (PREVIOUS 69 IN 2001)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     55.7 DEGREES (6.3 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     28.5 DEGREES (1.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    42.1 DEGREES (4.0 ABOVE NORMAL)

THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTED IN THE 20TH-WARMEST NOVEMBER
ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS...BUT WAS NOT AS WARM AS NOV. 2009


WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      79 DEGREES ON THE 10TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       34 DEGREES ON THE 11TH, 26TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         14 DEGREES ON THE 26TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       39 DEGREES ON SEVERAL DAYS

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   71.0 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-21ST

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   64.1 DEGREES FROM THE 16TH-22ND

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   40.0 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-12TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   47.0 DEGREES FROM THE 22ND-28TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:   20.1 DEGREES FROM THE 23RD-29TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS SET IN NOV. 2012

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.53 INCHES (0.64 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         0.3 INCHES (2.8 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 2

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.49 INCHES ON THE 10TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 0.49 INCHES ON THE 10TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       0.3 INCHES ON THE 26TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:                       0.3 INCHES ON THE 26TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAY 2012          2.29      -2.12
JUNE 2012         1.27      -3.03
JULY 2012         0.16      -3.24
AUG. 2012         0.94      -2.18
SEP. 2012          0.47      -1.76
OCT. 2012          0.78      -1.08
NOV. 2012          0.53      -0.64

12-MTH TOTAL  11.00     -15.66


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 45 MPH FROM THE SOUTH ON THE 10TH

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.62 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.36 ON THE 10TH


...NOVEMBER 2012 NARRATIVE FOR CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

A CONTINUED LACK OF RAIN...AND A RETURN TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS...

AFTER A ONE-MONTH BREAK FROM A LONG STRETCH OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...THEY MADE A SOLID RETURN DURING NOVEMBER 2012.
HOWEVER...IT WAS THE SAME OLD NEWS IN THE PRECIPITATION
DEPARTMENT...AS GRAND ISLAND SUFFERED ITS NINTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...KEEPING THE AREA MIRED IN EXTREME TO
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.

FOCUSING FIRST ON TEMPERATURES...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE
RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 42.1
DEGREES...OR 4.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RESULTED IN THE
20TH-WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS. TWENTY-ONE OF THE
30 DAYS FINISHED WITH AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...AND 10 DAYS
REACHED AT LEAST 60 DEGREES. BY FAR THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTING FACTOR
TO THE ABOVE NORMAL MONTH WAS DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES WHICH AVERAGED
55.7 DEGREES (6.3 ABOVE NORMAL). DAILY LOWS AVERAGED 28.5 DEGREES
(1.7 ABOVE NORMAL). THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 79 DEGREES
ON THE 10TH...WHICH ALSO WAS A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE. A
RECORD HIGH WAS ALSO SET ON THE 21ST WITH A READING OF 74. THE
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 14 DEGREES ON THE 26TH.
BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO TEMPERATURE TRENDS...THERE WERE ONLY
TWO FAIRLY BRIEF COLD SNAPS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE OVERALL WARMTH...ONE
CENTERED FROM THE 11TH-12TH AND THE OTHER FROM THE 23RD-26TH. THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 34 DEGREES ON THE 11TH WAS THE COLDEST OF THE
MONTH. FOCUSING ON WEEK-LONG PERIODS...THE OVERALL WARMEST WEEK OF
THE MONTH PER DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES WAS BETWEEN THE
16TH-22ND...AND THE OVERALL COLDEST WEEK WAS BETWEEN THE 22ND-28TH.

PRECIPITATION-WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 0.53 INCHES AT CENTRAL
NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 45 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF
1.17 INCHES. HOWEVER...NOVEMBER 2012 WAS ACTUALLY WETTER THAN LAST
YEAR IN NOVEMBER 2011...WHEN ONLY 0.21 INCHES FELL. NEARLY ALL OF
THE PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH FELL DURING THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 10TH
WITH 0.49 INCHES. THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON ARRIVED ON
THE 26TH WITH ONLY A LIGHT DUSTING OF 0.3 INCHES.

NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED GRAND ISLAND DURING THE
MONTH...ALTHOUGH SMALL HAIL FELL DURING THUNDERSTORMS ON THE
10TH. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH WAS 45 MPH FROM THE SOUTH
ON THE 10TH.


...FALL 2012 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER...

FOCUSING ON THE METEOROLOGICAL FALL SEASON OF SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER
AND NOVEMBER AS A WHOLE...THE SEASONAL MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING THE DAILY HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 52.9 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.1
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 51.8 DEGREES. THIS RANKED FALL 2012 AS
THE 48TH-WARMEST FALL ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS. THE HOTTEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF FALL 2012 WAS 103 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 4TH...AND THE
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 14 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 26TH.

LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES OVER THE YEAR 2012 AS A WHOLE THROUGH THE
END OF NOVEMBER...THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.6 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE 2ND-WARMEST OPENING ELEVEN MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON
RECORD...TRAILING ONLY THE DAILY AVERAGE OF 59.1 DEGREES IN 1934.

TURNING TO PRECIPITATION...THE FALL SEASONAL TOTAL OF 1.78 INCHES
WAS ONLY 34 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 5.26 INCHES...AND
RESULTED IN THE 8TH-DRIEST FALL ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS. THIS WAS
THE DRIEST FALL SINCE 1999...WHICH ONLY MEASURED 0.92 INCHES.

FOR THE YEAR 2012 AS A WHOLE...THE YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION OF
ONLY 9.89 INCHES IS A WHOPPING 16.16 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND RANKS
AS THE DRIEST FIRST 11 MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON RECORD OUT OF 117
YEARS...WELL AHEAD OF THE PREVIOUS LOW MARK OF 11.03 INCHES IN 1940.
ASSUMING THAT DECEMBER IS NOT UNUSALLY WET...IT IS LIKELY THAT 2012
WILL IN FACT ECLIPSE 1940 (12.01 INCHES) AS THE DRIEST CALENDAR YEAR
ON RECORD


 
 
...NOV. 2012 SUMMARY and FALL 2012 RECAP FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

2 DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET/TIED IN NOV. 2012:
NOV. 10: HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 77 (PREVIOUS 72 IN 1909/1949)
NOV. 21: HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 72 (PREVIOUS 72 IN 1933)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     55.2 DEGREES (5.8 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      27.8 DEGREES (0.3 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    41.5 DEGREES (2.8 ABOVE NORMAL)

THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTED IN THE 23RD-WARMEST NOVEMBER
ON RECORD OUT OF 106 YEARS...BUT WAS NOT AS WARM AS NOV. 2009


WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      77 DEGREES ON THE 10TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       32 DEGREES ON THE 26TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        13 DEGREES ON THE 27TH, 28TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       40 DEGREES ON THE 18TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   69.0 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-21ST

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   62.6 DEGREES FROM THE 16TH-22ND

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   39.0 DEGREES FROM THE 26TH-27TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   46.1 DEGREES FROM THE 22ND-28TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:   18.9 DEGREES FROM THE 23RD-29TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS SET IN NOV. 2012

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.66 INCHES (0.63 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       0.3 INCHES (2.3 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 2

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.65 INCHES ON THE 10TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 0.65 INCHES ON THE 10TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       0.3 INCHES ON THE 26TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:                       0.3 INCHES ON THE 26TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

DEC. 2011        1.00      +0.39
JAN. 2012         0.14      -0.27
FEB. 2012        1.67      +1.18
MCH 2012         0.86      -0.93
APRIL 2012       2.95      +0.39
MAY 2012         4.07      -0.50
JUNE 2012        2.35      -1.45
JULY 2012        1.64      -2.10
AUG. 2012        2.39      -0.91
SEP. 2012        0.59      -1.97
OCT. 2012        1.46      -0.53
NOV. 2012        0.66      -0.63

12-MTH TOTAL  19.78     -7.33


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: MISSING DATA

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.61 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.36 ON THE 10TH


...NOVEMBER 2012 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

A CONTINUED LACK OF PRECIP...AND A RETURN TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS...

FOLLOWING THREE STRAIGHT MONTHS WITH A BELOW NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...ABOVE AVERAGE READINGS MADE A SOLID RETURN IN
NOVEMBER. HOWEVER...IT WAS THE SAME OLD NEWS IN THE PRECIPITATION
DEPARTMENT...AS HASTINGS SUFFERED ITS SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...KEEPING THE AREA MIRED IN EXTREME
DROUGHT ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.

FOCUSING FIRST ON TEMPERATURES...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE
RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 41.5
DEGREES...OR 2.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RESULTED IN THE
23RD-WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 106 YEARS. EIGHTEEN OF THE 30
DAYS HAD AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...AND 10 DAYS REACHED AT
LEAST 60 DEGREES. BY FAR THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE
ABOVE NORMAL MONTH WAS DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES WHICH AVERAGED 55.2
DEGREES (5.8 ABOVE NORMAL). DAILY LOWS AVERAGED 27.8 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS ACTUALLY 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE
MONTH WAS 77 DEGREES ON THE 10TH...WHICH ALSO WAS A NEW RECORD HIGH
FOR THE DATE. A RECORD HIGH WAS ALSO TIED ON THE 21ST WITH A READING
OF 72. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 13 DEGREES ON
BOTH THE 27TH AND 28TH. BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO TEMPERATURE
TRENDS...THERE WERE ONLY TWO FAIRLY BRIEF COLD SNAPS EMBEDDED WITHIN
THE OVERALL WARMTH...ONE CENTERED FROM THE 11TH-12TH AND THE OTHER
FROM THE 23RD-26TH. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES ON THE 26TH
WAS THE COLDEST OF THE MONTH. FOCUSING ON WEEK-LONG PERIODS...THE
OVERALL WARMEST WEEK OF THE MONTH PER DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES WAS
BETWEEN THE 16TH-22ND...AND THE OVERALL COLDEST WEEK WAS BETWEEN THE
22ND-28TH.

PRECIPITATION-WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 0.66 INCHES AT HASTINGS
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 51 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 1.29
INCHES. HOWEVER...NOVEMBER 2012 WAS ACTUALLY WETTER THAN LAST YEAR
IN NOVEMBER 2011...WHEN ONLY 0.38 INCHES FELL. NEARLY ALL OF THE
PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH FELL DURING THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 10TH WITH
0.65 INCHES. THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON ARRIVED ON THE
26TH WITH ONLY A LIGHT DUSTING OF 0.3 INCHES THAT QUICKLY MELTED.

NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED HASTINGS DURING THE MONTH...AND
THERE WERE ALSO NO SIGNIFICANT HIGH WIND EVENTS.


...FALL 2012 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER...

FOCUSING ON THE METEOROLOGICAL FALL SEASON OF SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER
AND NOVEMBER AS A WHOLE...THE SEASONAL MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING
FROM AVERAGING THE DAILY HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 52.0 DEGREES...WHICH WAS
0.3 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 52.3 DEGREES. THE HOTTEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF FALL 2012 WAS 98 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 2ND AND
4TH...AND THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 13 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER
27TH AND 28TH.

LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES OVER THE YEAR 2012 AS A WHOLE THROUGH THE
END OF NOVEMBER...THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56.7 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE WARMEST OPENING ELEVEN MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON
RECORD...ALTHOUGH DUE TO VARIOUS INSTANCES OF MISSING DATA THIS IS
ONLY BASED ON A 43-YEAR COMPLETE RECORD.

TURNING TO PRECIPITATION...THE FALL SEASONAL TOTAL OF 2.71 INCHES WAS
ONLY 46 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 5.84 INCHES...AND RESULTED
IN THE 19TH-DRIEST FALL ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS. HOWEVER...IT WAS
NOT AS DRY AS FALL 2011...JUST ONE YEAR AGO...WHICH ONLY TOTALED
2.44 INCHES.

FOR THE YEAR 2012 AS A WHOLE...THE YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION OF
18.78 INCHES IS 7.72 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 26.50 INCHES. THIS
RANKS 2012 AS THE 25TH-DRIEST FIRST 11 MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON
RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS...AND THE DRIEST SINCE 2003. ALTHOUGH 2012
HAS BEEN A DRY YEAR IN HASTINGS...THE IMMEDIATE HASTINGS AREA HAS
ACTUALLY FARED CONSIDERABLY BETTER THAN NEARBY LOCATIONS SUCH AS
GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...WHICH HAS MEASURED
AN INCREDIBLE 8.89 INCHES LESS PRECIPITATION THAN HASTINGS.




...NOV. 2012 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY AIRPORT...


(NOTE: ALL DATA PRESENTED HERE IS FROM THE OFFICIAL NWS
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER LOCATED AT KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT. AS A
RESULT...IT MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM THE UNOFFICIAL AUTOMATED
AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS (AWOS) PRESENTED IN ROUTINE DAILY AND MONTHLY
CLIMATE PRODUCTS. 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 A MIDNIGHT-TO-MIDNIGHT
CALENDAR DAY PERIOD.)


...TEMPERATURES

THE LISTING OF WARMEST AND COLDEST TEMPERATURES BELOW ARE FROM THE
OFFICIAL NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER...BASED ON A 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING
AT 7 AM:

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
78 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 11TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 10TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
30 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 27TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 26TH)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
11 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 29TH

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
38 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 5TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: TRACE INCHES (1.02 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL: TRACE (3.1 BELOW NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: TRACE REPORTED ON THE 27TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM: TRACE REPORTED ON THE 27TH

THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF ONLY A NON-MEASURABLE TRACE TIED SEVERAL
PREVIOUS YEARS...MOST RECENTLY NOVEMBER 1989...AS THE DRIEST
NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS. NOVEMBER MARKED THE
SEVENTH-CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

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

MONTH PRECIP. DEPARTURE

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
MAY 2012          2.00        -2.18
JUNE 2012         1.62         -2.31
JULY 2012          0.58        -2.70
AUG. 2012         1.45        -1.63
SEP. 2012          0.54        -1.53
OCT. 2012          0.58        -1.46
NOV. 2012        TRACE     -1.02

12-MTH TOTAL  13.60       -11.63


...HIGH WINDS/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS

NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OR SIGNIFICANT HIGH WIND EVENTS AFFECTED THE
IMMEDIATE KEARNEY AREA DURING THE MONTH.



...NOV. 2012 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

 ...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     52.4 DEGREES (3.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      21.2 DEGREES (2.9 BELOW NORMAL)
MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE:    36.8 DEGREES (0.5 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      71 DEGREES ON THE 20TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        32 DEGREES ON THE 11TH, 26TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:          7 DEGREES ON THE 26TH, 28TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       37 DEGREES ON THE 1ST, 5TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    69.0 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-21ST

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    61.3 DEGREES FROM THE 15TH-21ST

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    36.0 DEGREES FROM THE 26TH-27TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    44.3 DEGREES FROM THE 22ND-28TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES:   13.4 DEGREES FROM THE 23RD-29TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(SNOWFALL AND MELTED LIQUID EQUIVALENT ARE FROM THE
NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN ORD)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.12 INCHES (0.95 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         1.5 INCHES (3.8 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 3

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.06 INCHES ON THE 26TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 0.07 INCHES ON THE 26TH-27TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:  1.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 26TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

DEC. 2011        0.54      -0.05
JAN. 2012         0.13      -0.24
FEB. 2012        1.30      +0.86
MACH 2012      0.67      -0.78
APRIL 2012      5.29      +2.70
MAY 2012        2.26      -1.55
JUNE 2012       0.33      -3.79
JULY 2012        0.15      -2.82
AUG. 2012        0.79      -2.37
SEP. 2012        0.13      -2.31
OCT. 2012        0.32      -1.61
NOV. 2012       0.12      -0.95

12-MTH TOTAL  12.03     -12.91


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 45 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 22ND
(BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.61 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.36 ON THE 10TH


...NOVEMBER 2012 NARRATIVE FOR ORD EVELYN SHARP FIELD AIRPORT...

A SEVERE LACK OF PRECIP PERSISTS...WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS

FOLLOWING TWO CONSECUTIVE MONTHS WITH A BELOW NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...NOVEMBER BROUGHT THE RETURN OF A SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURE REGIME. HOWEVER...THERE WAS NEXT TO NO CHANGE
PRECIPITATION-WISE AS ORD NOTCHED ITS SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF
WELL BELOW NORMAL TOTALS...KEEPING THE AREA MIRED IN EXCEPTIONAL
DROUGHT ACCORDING TO THE WEEKLY U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.

FOCUSING FIRST ON TEMPERATURES...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE
RESULTING FROM AVERAGING THE DAILY HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 36.8
DEGREES...ONLY 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. BY FAR THE GREATEST
CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE ABOVE NORMAL MONTH WAS DAILY HIGH
TEMPERATURES WHICH AVERAGED 52.4 DEGREES (3.9 ABOVE NORMAL). IN
CONTRAST...DAILY  LOWS AVERAGED 21.2 DEGREES...ACTUALLY 2.9
BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 71 DEGREES ON THE
20TH. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 7 DEGREES ON BOTH
THE 26TH AND 28TH. BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO TEMPERATURE
TRENDS...THERE WERE ONLY TWO FAIRLY BRIEF COLD SNAPS EMBEDDED WITHIN
AN OVERALL MILD PERIOD...ONE CENTERED FROM THE 11TH-12TH AND THE
OTHER FROM THE 23RD-26TH. THE 11TH AND 26TH TIED FOR THE COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WITH 32 DEGREES. FOCUSING ON WEEK-LONG
PERIODS...THE OVERALL WARMEST WEEK OF THE MONTH PER DAILY HIGH
TEMPERATURES WAS BETWEEN THE 15TH-21ST...AND THE OVERALL COLDEST
WEEK FOCUSED BETWEEN THE 22ND-28TH.

PRECIPITATION-WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 0.12 INCHES AT EVELYN
SHARP FIELD WAS MERELY 11 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 1.07
INCHES...AND RESULTED IN THE OVERALL DRIEST MONTH SINCE ONE YEAR AGO
IN NOVEMBER 2011...WHICH ONLY TALLIED 0.03 INCHES. THE BALANCE OF
PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH FELL ON THE 26TH IN THE FORM OF 1.5 INCHES
OF SNOW. SINCE THIS ONGOING DRY SPELL REALLY KICKED INTO HIGH GEAR
IN JUNE...ORD HAS MEASURED AN ASTOUNDINGLY MEAGER 1.84 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION DURING THE PAST SIX MONTHS...WHICH IS ONLY 12 PERCENT
OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 15.69 INCHES! THROUGH THE FIRST 11 MONTHS OF
2012...THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 11.49 INCHES IS 12.86 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL...AND RANKS JAN-NOV 2012 AS THE DRIEST FIRST 11 MONTHS OF ANY
CALENDAR YEAR SINCE SOMETIME PRIOR TO 1977.

NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED THE ORD AREA DURING THE MONTH...AND
THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH WAS 45 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON
THE 22ND IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT.

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