Dec. 2012: Detailed Weather and Climate Review For The NWS Hastings Coverage Area

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Tri-Cities & Ord Details
& Monthly Extremes
Graphs, Tables, Maps, Severe
Weather Reports
Drought Monitor Graphics

Monthly Precipitation & Snowfall Tables & Archive of These Monthly Reviews

 * 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.

 December 2012 Weather Web Stories
(Click HERE for archive to all web stories)

December 2: Record High Temps in Grand Island, Hastings
December 6: One of the Warmest Starts to December on Record
December 19: Blizzard Conditions Strike the Area
December 25: Christmas Day Climatology For Grand Island
December 28: Snow Cover Expanding Southward Across The U.S.
December 31: New Year's Eve Snowstorm Strikes Southern Areas
December 31: 2012 WEATHER IN REVIEW (Annual Recap)


December 2012 Climate And Weather Review For South Central Nebraska 
And Portions Of North Central Kansas

...The First Month of Above Normal Precipitation Since at Least April For Most (But Unfortunately Not ALL) Of The Area...

The following narrative focuses on climate and weather highlights for the month of December 2012 across the NWS Hastings coverage area, encompassing 24 counties in south central and central Nebraska, and 6 counties in north central Kansas. Click HERE for a map of this coverage area. The temperature and precipitation data presented here are largely based on the NWS Cooperative Observer network, along with data from a handful of automated airport sites. All climate averages and "normals" presented here are based on the official NCDC 1981-2010 normals.

 - TEMPERATURES....(According to 30-year averages, "normal" December high temperatures in South Central Nebraska gradually decrease from the lower-mid 40s early in the month to the mid-30s by the end of the month, while highs in North Central Kansas gradually decrease from the mid-40s to near-40. "Normal" December low temperatures across most of the 30-county area gradually decrease from the 17-23° range early in the month to between 12-16° by month's end...)

When calculating overall monthly mean temperatures (resulting from averaging both the highs and lows), there was nothing all that "remarkable" about December 2012, with most of the 30-county area ending up just 1-3° above normal for the month. However, the overall monthly mean did not tell the true story of a month that started very warm and ended quite cold. As has been the case for many of the past several months, the greatest contributing factor to the warmer-than-normal monthly average was daily high temperatures. In contrast, daily low temperatures tended to average very close to normal, if not slightly below  normal. 

Breaking down the month into temperature trends, the first half of the month featured primarily above normal readings, while the second half turned much colder. The dividing point between these two distinct temperature regimes can largely be traced to the 19th, when a strong cold front passed through the region, accompanied by a strong low pressure system that brought several inches of snow and blizzard conditions to much of the area. Focusing first on the warm side of December 2012, the first five days were particularly warm, and in fact registered as the 3rd-warmest start to December on record at Grand Island and Hastings per the daily mean temperature. Both Grand Island and Hastings set or tied record high temperatures for the 2nd, with 70° and 68°, respectively. In sharp contrast, the final 11 or 12 days of the month featured below normal readings across nearly the entire area. When the high temperature on the 20th only reached 30° at Grand Island, this ended a record streak of 310 consecutive days of high temperatures at-or-above the freezing mark, a streak that began way back on Feb. 14th. The overall coldest days of the month for most areas were the 25th and 26th. The Christmas high temperature of 14° in Grand Island was the 9th-coldest on record out of 118 years. The six day stretch between the 23rd-28th marked the overall coldest six days most of the area had endured in nearly two years...since Jan. 2011. Per NWS cooperative observers and a few automated airport sites, some of the warmest temperatures of the month within the 30-county area all occurred on the 1st and/or 2nd...highlighted by 74° at Beaver City and Edison, 73° near Oxford and 72° at Lexington airport and Webster Dam, KS. In terms of daily low temperatures, the coldest readings of the month were focused on the 26th or 29th, including -10° at Cambridge, -9° at Beaver City and -8° at Ord airport.

In the Nebraska Tri-Cities, both Grand Island and Kearney airports tied for the warmest reading of the month with 70° on the 2nd, while Kearney and Hastings airports tied for the coldest reading with -4° on the 26th. 

(Please look farther down the page for more information on December 2012 temperatures and extremes, including detailed breakdowns for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord)


- PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL
...(According to 30-year averages, "normal" December precipitation across the NWS Hastings coverage area (rainfall and snow liquid equivalent) ranges somewhere between 0.50-inch and 1-inch, with the highest amounts favoring eastern areas closest to the Highway 81 corridor such as York, Hebron and Beloit. December snowfall normals range from range from 5-7" across most of South Central Nebraska, and 3-5" in North Central Kansas.)

* Please note: Because most NWS cooperative observers report precipitation for a 24-hour period ending around 7 AM (instead of midnight), most of the precipitation and snowfall totals from the December 31st storm that struck southern portions of the area were reported on Jan. 1, 2013, and thus will be associated with January 2013 data instead of December 2012. 
 
By far the biggest story within the NWS Hastings coverage area during December 2012 was the first month of above normal precipitation for most (but unfortunately not all) of the area since at least April 2012. Although some of this precipitation fell during a mid-month light to moderate rain event, the majority of it was associated with two rather significant winter storms. The first of these brought blizzard conditions and several inches of snow to much of the area on the 19th, with the highest snowfall totals of at least 6-9" focused within a southwest-to-northeast swath across the heart of South Central Nebraska, including places such as Holdrege, Hastings and York. This event brought over 1-inch of liquid equivalent precipitation to many of these areas, including a calendar-day total of 1.04" at Grand Island. Interestingly, this was the highest calendar-day precipitation total of the entire year in Grand Island, which is unusual considering that the wettest days of the year are almost always associated with spring or summer rainfall events. The second-most noteworthy snowfall event of the month arrived on New Year's Eve, the 31st, and brought 5-8" of snow to much of North Central Kansas, with lesser amounts of 2-4" extending north toward Highway 6 in Nebraska (as noted in the blue text above, most precipitation/snowfall from this event will be included in January 2013 data). 

Based on reports from around 70 NWS Cooperative Observers and a few automated airport gauges, and also incorporating radar-derived estimation, at least 85% of the 30-county area observed above normal precipitation during the month, with some places such as Grand Island and Hastings more than doubling normal December amounts . Not surprisingly given trends over the past several months, the limited places that measured below normal precipitation were largely confined to a few counties within the northwest quadrant of the area, including much of Valley, Greeley, Sherman and Dawson. A few of the highest monthly precipitation totals included 1.81" near Gresham, 1.77" at Central City, 1.69" at Hastings airport, and 1.68" at Clay Center. In contrast, a few of the lowest monthly totals included 0.12" at Cozad, 0.31" at Gothenburg and 0.35" at Ord airport. In between these wet and dry extremes, the majority of the 30-county area measured somewhere between 0.75" and 1.25", including places such as Nelson, Cambridge, Holdrege, Hebron, Smith Center KS and Beloit KS. 
As for monthly snowfall totals (and again, mainly not including the storm on the 31st), the majority of the 30-county area measured between 4-9" during the month. On the higher side of this range were sites near/in Genoa (12.2"), York (11.6") Central City (11.0") and Hastings (10.5"). 

Now that 2012 is in the books, it's a foregone conclusion that it was one of the driest years on record for much of the 30-county area. The majority of the area measured between 40 and 80 percent of normal annual precipitation, with a few of the driest sites versus normal including Grand Island airport and Greeley, both at 43% of normal. In fact, 2012 was the outright-driest year on record in Grand Island out of 117 years dating to 1896, with a total of only 11.55" (which was 15.11" below normal). Although still below normal for the year, a few of the more fortunate sites included Beloit KS (84% of normal) and six miles east-southeast of Clay Center (88 % of normal). 


(Please look farther down the page for more information on December 2012 precipitation and extremes, including rankings of wettest and driest locations, percent-of-normal plots, and a detailed breakdown for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord. In addition, the link on the far upper right of this page contains an archive of monthly precipitation amounts for around 70 locations.)


- DROUGHT STATUS...Compared to the issuance on Dec. 4, 2012, the U.S. Drought Monitor as of Jan. 1, 2013 (images at bottom of page) reflected essentially no change whatsoever in official drought classification across the 30-county area, as the latter two-thirds of 2012 cemented its place in history as one of the worst droughts in many decades.  Despite above normal precipitation across much of the area during December, one must keep in mind that even a significant winter storm provides only a small fraction of the liquid moisture needed to ease serious drought conditions. Along these same lines, all precipitation that falls during the meteorological winter season of December-February normally only accounts for less than 10% of total annual precipitation.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a little over half of the 30-county area remained in Category D4 Exceptional Drought through the month, the worst-possible category, while several counties mainly within the southeast quadrant of the coverage area remained in Category D3 Extreme Drought. Only parts of three counties in far southeast sections of the area (Thayer, Jewell and Mitchell) continued to be assigned the somewhat "less significant" Category D2 Severe Drought. Looking beyond the borders of the 30-county NWS Hastings coverage area, around 96% of Nebraska and 79% of Kansas resided in Extreme or Exceptional Drought as of January 1st.

(For MUCH MORE detail about the drought situation, please refer to the latest Drought Information Statement from NWS Hastings, and also the U.S. Drought Monitor graphics toward the bottom of this page)


- SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS/HIGH WINDS...There were no severe thunderstorms during the month, and no noteworthy high wind events. That being said, gusts to over 40 MPH during moderate to heavy snow on the 19th brought blizzard conditions to much of the area (see blizzard story link near the top of page).

- Number of Severe Thunderstorm Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in December 2012:
ZERO (Same as last year)
- Number of Tornado Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in December 2012: ZERO (Same as last year)
- Number of confirmed tornadoes within the NWS Hastings coverage area in December 2012: ZERO

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December 2012 Climate Details For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord...Along With Temperature and Rainfall Extremes For NWS Cooperative Observer and Automated Airport Sites

Click on the links below for December 2012 climate summaries specifically for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord

Grand Island     Hastings     Kearney      Ord

...DECEMBER 2012 TEMPERATURE/PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL EXTREMES FROM
NWS HASTINGS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS OR AUTOMATED ASOS/AWOS SITES...

...A FEW OF THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING DECEMBER 2012
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers and occurred on the 2nd unless otherwise specified)
74 degrees...Beaver City (also on the 1st) - Edison 
73 degrees...Oxford (6 miles NNW) 
72 degrees...Lexington airport AWOS (also on the 1st) - Webster Dam KS (on the 1st) 
71 degrees...Hebron
70 degrees...Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport ASOS - Kearney Regional Airport - Alton KS (2 miles SW) - 
                   Gothenburg (on the 1st) - Holdrege - Minden - Ravenna
69 degrees...Ord airport ASOS (also on the 1st) - Aurora airport AWOS - York (3 miles N) - Clay Center - Superior (4 miles E)
68 degrees...Hastings airport ASOS - Franklin - Geneva - Plainville KS (4 miles WNW, on the 1st)  

...A FEW OF THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES DURING DECEMBER 2012
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers and occurred on the 26th unless otherwise specified)
-10 degrees...Cambridge
-9 degrees...Beaver City
-8 degrees...Ord airport ASOS (on the 29th)
-7 degrees...Minden
-6 degrees...Greeley (on the 29th)
-5 degrees...Kearney airport - York (3 miles N)
-4 degrees...Hastings airport ASOS - Lexington airport AWOS (on the 10th)
-3 degrees...Edison
-2 degrees...Grand Island airport ASOS - Smith Center KS

...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST PRECIPITATION/SNOW LIQUID EQUIVALENT TOTALS DURING DECEMBER 2012
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
1.81 inches...Gresham (3 miles W) in York County
1.77 inches...Central City in Merrick County
1.69 inches...Hastings airport in Adams County
1.68 inches...Clay Center in Clay County
1.67 inches...York (3 miles N) in York County
1.66 inches...Grand Island aiport in Hall County (automated ASOS)
1.62 inches...Wilsonville in Furnas County
1.59 inches...Osceola in Polk County
1.58 inches...Geneva in Fillmore County
1.56 inches...Bruning in Thayer County


...A FEW OF THE LOWEST PRECIPITATION /SNOW LIQUID EQUIVALENT TOTALS DURING DECEMBER 2012

(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
0.12 inches...Cozad in Dawson County
0.31 inches...Gothenburg in Dawson County
0.35 inches...Ord airport in Valley County
0.38 inches...Arcadia in Valley County
0.50 inches...Hunter KS in Mitchell County
0.50 inches...Cawker City KS in Mitchell County
0.55 inches...Greeley in Greeley County
0.61 inches...Kearney airport in Buffalo County
0.63 inches...Ravenna in Buffalo County
0.72 inches...Natoma and Covert KS in Osborne County - Lovewell Dam KS in Jewell County

...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL TOTALS DURING DECEMBER 2012
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
12.2 inches...Genoa (2 miles W) in Nance County
11.6 inches...York (3 miles N) in York County
11.0 inches...Bradshaw in York County
11.0 inches...Central City in Merrick County
10.5 inches...Hastings airport in Adams County
9.9 inches...Osceola in Polk County
9.5 inches...Geneva in Fillmore County - Wilsonville in Furnas County - Grand Island in Hall County
9.3 inches...Blue Hill (4 miles SW) in Webster County
9.0 inches...Aurora (4 miles N) in Hamilton County - Fullerton in Nance County - Gresham (3 miles W) in York County
8.9 inches...Clay Center (6 miles ESE) in Clay County

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Various graphs and tables depicting December 2012 climate data for 
South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas:

* Please Note: These data 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

Click Each Graph To Go To Monthly Temp/Precip Summary Pages
Grand Island Temperature Summary: Observed daily
maximum and minimum temperatures are connected by blue
bars. Area between normal maximum and minimum temperatures
is shaded green. Red bars connect record high temperatures. Blue
bars connect record low temperatures.
Hastings Temperature Summary: Observed daily maximum
and minimum temperatures are connected by blue bars. Area
between normal maximum and minimum temperatures is shaded
green. Red bars connect record high temperatures. Blue bars
connect record low temperatures.

 

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Grand Island Precipitation Summary: Blue line indicates cumulative observed precipitation for December 2012. Red line indicates "normal" December precipitation based on 30-year data from 1981-2010. Hastings Precipitation Summary: Blue line indicates cumulative observed precipitation for December 2012. Red line indicates "normal" December precipitation based on 30-year data from 1981-2010.

 

Grand Island (Regional Airport) - Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2012
  Dec. 2011 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Average High (F) 39.6 45.1 40.9 69.2 69.1 80.9 88.7 96.0 88.7 83.1 63.4 55.7 39.6
Average Low (F) 19.5 19.4 19.3 39.0 43.0 52.5 62.6 68.9 61.0 50.0 37.2 28.5 17.4
Average Temperature (F) 29.5 32.2 30.1 54.1 56.2 66.7 75.7 82.4 74.8 66.5 50.3 42.1 28.5
Departure from Normal (F) +2.8 +7.1 +1.0 +14.7 +5.6 +5.5 +4.4 +6.2 +0.8 +1.4 -1.9 +4.0 +1.8
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.11 0.16 1.05 0.83 1.41 2.29 1.27 0.16 0.94 0.47 0.78 0.53 1.66
Departure from Normal +0.48 -0.37 +0.37 -0.97 -1.12 -2.12 -3.03 -3.24 -2.18 -1.76 -1.08 -0.64 +1.03
 
Snowfall (inches) 8.3 1.6 10.2 Trace 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace 0.3 9.5
Departure from Normal +3.2 -4.9 +3.9 -5.4 -1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -1.0 -2.8 +4.4

 

Hastings (Municipal Airport) - Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2012
  Dec. 2011 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Average High (F) 39.2 44.4 40.7 68.2 67.6 78.9 86.7 94.1 86.0 80.5 62.1 55.2 38.8
Average Low (F) 18.9 19.0 20.0 38.5 43.5 53.4 62.4 68.4 60.3 49.7 36.9 27.8 16.7
Average Temperature (F) 29.0 31.7 30.3 53.3 55.5 66.1 74.6 81.3 73.1 65.1 49.5 41.5 27.8
Departure from Normal (F) +1.4 +5.7 +0.4 +13.4 +4.8 +4.8 +2.8 +4.2 -1.2 -0.5 -3.1 +2.8 +0.2
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.00 0.14 1.67 0.86 2.95 4.07 2.35 1.64 2.39 0.59 1.46 0.66 1.69
Departure from Normal +0.39 -0.27 +1.18 -0.93 +0.39 -0.50 -1.45 -2.10 -0.91 -1.97 -0.53 -0.63 +1.08
 
Snowfall NWS Office (inches) 9.4 1.7 11.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace 0.3 10.5
Departure from Normal +3.3 -4.3 +4.9 -5.2 -1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -1.0 -2.3 +4.4

 

Kearney (Cooperative Observer at Airport) - Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2012
(*Temperature data is from unofficial automated AWOS sensor while precipitation data is from official NWS Cooperative Observer)
  Dec. 2011 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Average High (F)* 39.2 44.7 40.7 68.0 67.3 78.4 87.1 94.8 87.0 81.6 62.8 55.9 40.2
Average Low (F)* 18.0 18.5 19.3 37.8 43.4 51.9 61.5 66.3 59.4 49.0 35.1 25.9 15.7
Average Temperature (F)* 28.6 31.6 30.0 52.9 55.4 65.2 74.3 80.6 73.2 65.3 49.0 40.9 28.0
Departure from Normal (F)* +2.7 +7.0 +1.9 +15.2 +6.7 +5.7 +4.5 +5.9 +0.6 +1.8 -1.9 +3.9 +2.1
 
Precipitation (inches) 0.39 0.03 1.04 1.02 4.35 2.00 1.62 0.58 1.45 0.54 0.58 Trace 0.61
Departure from Normal -0.18 -0.46 +0.49 -0.77 +2.12 -2.18 -2.31 -2.70 -1.63 -1.53 -1.46 -1.02 +0.04
 
Snowfall (inches) 6.6 Trace 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace Trace 7.2
Departure from Normal +3.1 -4.4 +1.9 -4.6 -1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.7 -3.1 +3.7

 

Ord (Evelyn Sharp Field Airport) - Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2012
(*Winter precipitation data may include coop observer reports due to automated airport equipment under-measuring snowfall liquid equivalent)
  Dec. 2011 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Average High (F) 39.5 45.0 40.2 67.7 65.0 75.8 88.2 96.9 89.0 82.2 62.5 52.4 39.7
Average Low (F) 14.1 15.6 15.7 34.1 38.8 48.3 59.4 64.5 57.4 43.9 31.6 21.2 12.2
Average Temperature (F) 26.8 30.3 27.9 50.9 51.9 62.0 73.8 80.7 73.2 63.0 47.1 36.8 25.9
Departure from Normal (F) +1.9 +5.7 +0.1 +13.2 +3.1 +2.7 +4.6 +6.3 +0.2 -0.6 -2.5 +0.5 +1.0
 
Precipitation (inches)* 0.54 0.13 1.30 0.67 5.29 2.26 0.33 0.15 0.79 0.13 0.32 0.12 0.35
Departure from Normal -0.05 -0.24 +0.86 -0.78 +2.70 -1.55 -3.79 -2.82 -2.37 -2.31 -1.61 -0.95 -0.24
 
Snowfall (Coop Observer) 8.5 1.5 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 1.5 5.0
Departure from Normal +1.1 -5.3 +2.0 -5.9 -2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 +1.4 -3.8 -2.4

 

Smith Center, KS (Cooperative Observer) - Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2012
(*All data from coop observer with daily 24-hour obs taken around 7 AM. As a result, data may vary slightly from true "calendar day" averages)
  Dec. 2011 Jan. Feb. Mar. April May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Average High (F)* 43.0 47.1 45.8 70.5 70.6 83.5 94.2 100.4 89.9 83.6 65.4 60.2 42.7
Average Low (F)* 18.7 18.5 20.6 38.3 44.4 53.0 62.6 69.4 60.5 51.0 37.2 27.8 18.4
Average Temperature (F)* 30.9 32.8 33.2 54.4 57.5 68.3 78.4 84.9 75.2 67.3 51.3 44.0 30.6
Departure from Normal (F)* +2.1 +5.1 +1.2 +12.8 +5.0 +4.6 +4.4 +5.2 -2.0 -0.9 -3.5 +3.6 +1.8
 
Precipitation (inches) 0.95 0.13 1.31 1.28 2.78 0.14 1.61 1.00 2.75 0.41 1.14 0.36 1.11
Departure from Normal +0.29 -0.36 +0.73 -0.59 +0.51 -3.78 -2.00 -2.87 -0.55 -1.63 -0.74 -0.86 +0.45
 
Snowfall (inches) 3.7 Trace 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2
Departure from Normal +0.5 -3.7 +0.5 -2.6 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -1.8 +2.0

 

Most of the following images depicting December 2012 Precipitation and Temperatures are courtesy of the High Plains Regional Climate Center:

* Please note: These maps are a "best-approximation" of actual measured values, and data reflected on these maps may not exactly match actual values due to the effects of interpolation and "smoothing" used to create the maps. In addition, some "bullseyes" may be a result of missing data.

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Nebraska: December 2012
Measured Precipitation (Inches)
Kansas: December 2012
Measured Precipitation (Inches)
Nebraska: December 2012 Percent of Normal Measured Precip. Kansas: December 2012
Percent of Normal Measured Precip.
 
NWS Hastings Area: December 2012 Total "Observed" Precipitation
Based On AHPS Precipitation Analysis Including Radar Data

While the precipitation images above are based strictly on gauge-measured data, this image on the left utilizes an "Observed" multisensor approach created by River Forecast Centers. Hourly precipitation estimates from WSR-88D NEXRAD radar are compared to ground rainfall gauge reports, and a bias (correction factor) is calculated and applied to the radar field. For much more information on these types of images, and to create your own precipitation maps, please visit the following site: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/
RFC_Precip/index.php?site=gid

   
Nebraska: December 2012  Temperature Departure 
from Normal (F)
Kansas: December 2012 
Temperature Departure 
from Normal (F)

 


 

The following drought status images, current as of January 1, 2013, are courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor (see narrative above for more details):

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Nebraska - U.S. Drought Monitor as of January 1, 2013 Kansas - U.S. Drought Monitor as of January 1, 2013

 


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