Feb. 2013: Detailed Weather and Climate Review For The NWS Hastings Coverage Area

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February 20-21: Winter Storm Strikes the Area: 6-20 Inches of Snow


February 2013 Climate And Weather Review For South Central Nebraska 
And Portions Of North Central Kansas

...Above Normal Precipitation (and Snowfall) For The Vast Majority of The Area...

The following narrative focuses on climate and weather highlights for the month of February 2013 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" February high temperatures gradually climb from 37-44° across northern portions of the area generally north of Interstate 80, and from 38-49° across southern portions of the area, including North Central Kansas. Low temperatures typically make a gradual climb from 13-23° across the northern half of the area, and from 16-25° in southern counties.)

Continuing a trend from the past few months, there was nothing all that noteworthy about the overall February 2013 monthly mean temperatures (resulting from averaging both the highs and lows). For most of the 30-county area, it ended up as a fairly "typical" February with temperatures ending up within 1.5° either side of normal. In fact, places such as Hastings Municipal Airport just happened to exactly match the normal February mean temperature of 29.9°. However, in many ways the month mirrored the same trends from December 2012, with the first half of the month featuring prevailing above normal temperatures, while the latter half transitioned to a noticeably colder regime. At Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island, where temperature trends were representative of the majority of the area, 16 of the first 18 days of the month featured an above normal daily mean temperature while each of the final 10 days of the month registered below normal. 

Focusing first on the mild side of the month, the entire area experienced its warmest day on the 17th, as highs rose well into the 60s, and even a few low-70s in southern counties. As is often the case during the winter, the warm readings on the 17th were quickly followed by a cold frontal passage and a subsequent pattern change to a much colder regime. From the 19th-28th, Hastings Municipal Airport recorded high temperatures mainly in the 30s, but ranging anywhere from 19-36°. Even in far southeast portions of the area, Beloit KS only reached the low-40s twice during the final 10 days of the month. During this late-month cold stretch, the overall coldest day across the area was the 21st, featuring high temperatures generally between 17-22° and also the latter stages of a major snow storm. Per NWS cooperative observers and a few automated airport sites, a few of the warmest temperatures of the month within the 30-county area (on the 17th) included 72° near Alton KS and 70° at Webster Dam KS along with Beaver City. For most of the area, the coldest low temperatures of the month occurred on the 22nd or 23rd, 
highlighted by -7° at Red Cloud, -6° near Genoa and -5° at Ord airport. In the Nebraska Tri-Cities, Grand Island airport notched the warmest reading of the month with 65° on the 17th, while Hastings airport recorded the coldest temperature of 2°.

Focusing on the meteorological winter season of December-February as a whole, most of the area recorded an overall mean temperature within 1.5° of normal. For places such as Grand Island, this winter averaged over 2° cooler than last winter, but still managed to rank as the 29th-warmest winter on record out of 117 years. In both Grand Island and Hastings, only ONE winter morning featured a sub-zero low temperature (Dec. 26th), well below the 30-year average of nine sub-zero days.

(Please look farther down the page for more information on February 2013 temperatures and extremes, including detailed breakdowns for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord)


- PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL
...(According to 30-year averages, "normal" February precipitation (rainfall and snow liquid equivalent) across most of the 30-county area ranges somewhere between 0.50-inch and 0.75-inch, with the highest amounts favoring eastern areas closest to the Highway 81 corridor such as York, Hebron and Beloit. Normal February snowfall ranges from 5-6 inches across most of South Central Nebraska, and 3-4 inches in North Central Kansas.)

Thanks in large part to a major snow storm that struck the entire 30-county area -- but especially North Central Kansas and far southern Nebraska -- February 2013 precipitation totals finished well above normal across most of the 30-county area. This storm, which moved in during the daytime hours on the 20th and peaked in intensity overnight and into the day of the 21st brought at least 6-10" of snow to northern and eastern sections of the area, and higher totals of 10" to nearly 20" to several southwestern counties, including much of North Central Kansas. In fact, the 15.6" of storm-total snow at Smith Center KS was the largest 2-day snowfall event on record dating back to 1910! Although southern counties generally saw the most precipitation during the month, there was also good news for some Nebraska locations north of Interstate 80 that had consistently been the "driest of the dry" for several months. This included Ord airport, which recorded 1.48" of precipitation, some of it from the aforementioned snow storm, but most of it from a combination of rain and snow that fell on the morning of the 10th. This 1.48" total was the highest calendar-month precipitation in Ord since May 2012...nine months ago.

Based on reports from around 65 NWS Cooperative Observers and a few automated airport gauges,
and also incorporating radar-derived estimation, at least 80% of the 30-county area observed above normal precipitation during the month, with the limited areas of slightly below normal precipitation largely focused in far eastern counties nearest the Highway 81 corridor. More significantly, roughly 20% of the coverage area measured at least TWICE NORMAL February precipitation. On the high side of things, a few of the most impressive monthly precipitation totals included 2.26" at Natoma KS, 1.68" at Phillipsburg KS, 1.56" at Wilsonville and 1.48" at Ord airport. Many of the highest monthly snowfall totals also came from the same general area, highlighted by 19" at Long Island KS, 18.6" at Kirwin Dam KS and 18.5" at Natoma KS. On the lower side of precipitation totals were eastern locations such as Hunter KS and near Gresham (0.30"), near Shelby (0.31") and near Aurora (0.36"). All cooperative observers reported at least 5" of snow during the month, with a few of the lowest totals including 5" near Shickley, 6.3" near York and 6.8" near Shelby. 

Although severe to exceptional drought conditions remained firmly entrenched across the 30-county area at the end of February, prevailing above normal precipitation during the meteorological winter season of December-February at least put a small "dent" in the drought situation heading into the spring.  However, keeping optimism in check, one must keep in mind that precipitation during the meteorological winter season of December-February normally only accounts for less than 10% of total annual precipitation.


(Please look farther down the page for more information on February 2013 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 65 locations.)


- DROUGHT STATUS...Compared to the issuance on Jan. 29, 2013, the U.S. Drought Monitor as of Feb. 26, 2013 (images at bottom of page) reflected a very slight improvement in official drought classification mainly for parts of North Central Kansas that received significant snowfall during the month, while the vast majority of South Central Nebraska remained unchanged. Despite the slight improvement for southern parts of the area, the entire 30-county area remained mired in severe to exceptional drought...one of the worst droughts in several decades that began during the spring/summer of 2012. Breaking down the area into drought categories at month's end, the worst conditions as indicated by Category D4 Exceptional Drought were mainly focused across 11 counties in northern and western portions of South Central Nebraska, or generally those areas northwest of a line from Fullerton-Beaver City. Most areas southeast of the aforementioned Fullerton-Beaver City line in South Central Nebraska, along with Phillips, Rooks, Smith and Osborne counties in North Central Kansas, remained in Category D3 Extreme Drought. Finally, only a small part of the area, including Jewell and Mitchell counties in Kansas and a sliver of extreme South Central Nebraska along the state line was 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 70% of Kansas was mired in Extreme or Exceptional Drought as of February 26th. Despite above normal precipitation across nearly the entire area during Winter 2012-2013, one must keep in mind that
 precipitation during the meteorological winter season of December-February normally only accounts for less than 10% of total annual precipitation. 

(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.

- Number of Severe Thunderstorm Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in February 2013:
ZERO (4 less than last year)
- Number of Tornado Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in February 2013: ZERO (2 less than last year)
- Number of confirmed tornadoes within the NWS Hastings coverage area in February 2013: ZERO

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February 2013 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 February 2013 climate summaries specifically for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord 
(includes Winter seasonal narratives for Grand Island, Hastings)

Grand Island     Hastings     Kearney      Ord

...FEBRUARY 2013 TEMPERATURE/PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL EXTREMES FROM
NWS HASTINGS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS OR AUTOMATED ASOS/AWOS SITES...

...A FEW OF THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING FEBRUARY 2013
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers and occurred on the 17th)
72 degrees...2 SW Alton, KS
70 degrees...Beaver City - Webster Dam, KS
69 degrees...Beloit, KS - Glen Elder Dam, KS - 4 WNW Plainville, KS - Smith Center, KS
68 degrees...Cambridge - Edison - Red Cloud - Kirwin Dam, KS
67 degrees...Franklin - 6 NNW Oxford - 1 N Burr Oak, KS
66 degrees...Greeley - Holdrege Airport AWOS - Hebron Airport AWOS
65 degrees...Central City - Ravenna - 2 W Genoa - 4 E Superior - Ord Airport ASOS - Aurora Airport AWOS
                   Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport ASOS
64 degrees...Canaday Steam Plant - Minden - Kearney Airport AWOS - Gothenburg (on the 6th)
62 degrees...Clay Center - Geneva - Harlan County Lake - 3 N York - Hastings Airport ASOS - 4 N Hastings (NWS Office)
61 degrees...Osceola

...A FEW OF THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES DURING FEBRUARY 2013
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers and occurred on the 23rd unless otherwise specified)
-7 degrees...Red Cloud
-6 degrees...2 W Genoa
-5 degrees...Ord Airport ASOS
-4 degrees...2 SW Alton, KS - Beaver City
-3 degrees...Canaday Steam Plant - Franklin - Greeley
-2 degrees...Edison
-1 degree....Ravenna - Beloit, KS
0 degree.....Cambridge - Gothenburg - Osceola (on the 1st) - 4 E Superior - 3 N York (on the 1st) - Smith Center, KS
1 degree.....Hebron (on the 1st) - 1 N Burr Oak, KS
2 degrees...Hastings Airport ASOS - Minden - Harlan County Lake

...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST PRECIPITATION/SNOW LIQUID EQUIVALENT TOTALS DURING FEBRUARY 2013
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
2.26 inches...Natoma, KS in Osborne County
1.68 inches...Phillipsburg, KS in Phillips County
1.59 inches...Ord in Valley County
1.56 inches...Wilsonville in Furnas County
1.46 inches...Cambridge in Furnas County
1.45 inches...8 S Elwood in Gosper County - Holdrege in Phelps County
1.39 inches...Webster Dam, KS in Rooks County - Logan, KS in Phillips County
1.35 inches...Covert, KS in Osborne County
1.31 inches...Canaday Steam Plant in Gosper County

1.30 inches...Miller in Buffalo County

...A FEW OF THE LOWEST PRECIPITATION /SNOW LIQUID EQUIVALENT TOTALS DURING FEBRUARY 2013

(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
0.30 inch...Hunter, KS in Mitchell County - 3 W Gresham in York County
0.31 inch...3 NE Shelby in Polk County
0.32 inch...Cawker City, KS in Mitchell County
0.36 inch...4 N Aurora in Hamilton County
0.40 inch...Nelson in Nuckolls County
0.44 inch...Geneva in York County
0.46 inch...Hebron in Thayer County
0.48 inch...Bradshaw in York County
0.50 inch...6 ESE Clay Center in Clay County - Hubbell in Thayer County
0.51 inch...Greeley in Greeley County


...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL TOTALS DURING FEBRUARY 2013

(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
19.0 inches...1 N Long Island, KS in Phillips County
18.6 inches...Kirwin Dam, KS in Phillips County
18.5 inches...Natoma, KS in Osborne County
18.0 inches...Phillipsburg, KS in Phillips County - Covert, KS in Osborne County
16.4 inches...Smith Center, KS in Smith County
15.0 inches...Mankato, KS in Jewell County - Beaver City in Furnas County
14.5 inches...8 S Elwood in Gosper County - Harlan County Lake in Harlan County
14.0 inches...Webster Dam, KS in Rooks County
13.0 inches...Wilsonville and Cambridge in Furnas County - Naponee in Franklin County - 2 SW Alton, KS in Osborne County
                   Lebanon, KS in Smith County - Logan, KS in Phillips County
12.9 inches...Nelson in Nuckolls County

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Various graphs and tables depicting February 2013 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 February 2013. Red line indicates "normal" December precipitation based on 30-year data from 1981-2010. Hastings Precipitation Summary: Blue line indicates cumulative observed precipitation for February 2013. Red line indicates "normal" December precipitation based on 30-year data from 1981-2010.

 

Grand Island (Regional Airport) - Feb. 2012 - Feb. 2013
  Feb. 2012 Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.
Average High (F) 40.9 69.2 69.1 80.9 88.7 96.0 88.7 83.1 63.4 55.7 39.6 35.9 40.9
Average Low (F) 19.3 39.0 43.0 52.5 62.6 68.9 61.0 50.0 37.2 28.5 17.4 16.8 20.5
Average Temperature (F) 30.1 54.1 56.2 66.7 75.7 82.4 74.8 66.5 50.3 42.1 28.5 26.4 30.7
Departure from Normal (F) +1.0 +14.7 +5.6 +5.5 +4.4 +6.2 +0.8 +1.4 -1.9 +4.0 +1.8 +1.3 +1.6
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.05 0.83 1.41 2.29 1.27 0.16 0.94 0.47 0.78 0.53 1.66 0.16 0.97
Departure from Normal +0.37 -0.97 -1.12 -2.12 -3.03 -3.24 -2.18 -1.76 -1.08 -0.64 +1.03 -0.37 +0.29
 
Snowfall (inches) 10.2 Trace 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace 0.3 9.5 0.6 11.0
Departure from Normal +3.9 -5.4 -1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -1.0 -2.8 +4.4 -5.9 +4.7

 

Hastings (Municipal Airport) - Feb. 2012 - Feb. 2013
  Feb. 2012 Mar. Apr. May June Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.
Average High (F) 40.7 68.2 67.6 78.9 86.7 94.1 86.0 80.5 62.1 55.2 38.8 33.8 40.1
Average Low (F) 20.0 38.5 43.5 53.4 62.4 68.4 60.3 49.7 36.9 27.8 16.7 15.5 19.7
Average Temperature (F) 30.3 53.3 55.5 66.1 74.6 81.3 73.1 65.1 49.5 41.5 27.8 24.7 29.9
Departure from Normal (F) +0.4 +13.4 +4.8 +4.8 +2.8 +4.2 -1.2 -0.5 -3.1 +2.8 +0.2 -1.3  0.0
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.67 0.86 2.95 4.07 2.35 1.64 2.39 0.59 1.46 0.66 1.69 0.32 0.90
Departure from Normal +1.18 -0.93 +0.39 -0.50 -1.45 -2.10 -0.91 -1.97 -0.53 -0.63 +1.08 -0.09 +0.41
 
Snowfall NWS Office (inches) 11.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace 0.3 10.5 2.5 10.5
Departure from Normal +4.9 -5.2 -1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -1.0 -2.3 +4.4 -3.5 +4.0

 

Kearney (Regional Airport) - Feb. 2012 - Feb. 2013
(*Temperature data is from unofficial automated AWOS sensor while precipitation data is from official NWS Cooperative Observer)
  Feb. 2012 Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.
Average High (F)* 40.7 68.0 67.3 78.4 87.1 94.8 87.0 81.6 62.8 55.9 40.2 35.6 41.3
Average Low (F)* 19.3 37.8 43.4 51.9 61.5 66.3 59.4 49.0 35.1 25.9 15.7 15.4 19.0
Average Temperature (F)* 30.0 52.9 55.4 65.2 74.3 80.6 73.2 65.3 49.0 40.9 28.0 25.5 30.1
Departure from Normal (F)* +1.9 +15.2 +6.7 +5.7 +4.5 +5.9 +0.6 +1.8 -1.9 +3.9 +2.1 +0.9 +2.0
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.04 1.02 4.35 2.00 1.62 0.58 1.45 0.54 0.58 Trace 0.61 0.14 0.74
Departure from Normal +0.49 -0.77 +2.12 -2.18 -2.31 -2.70 -1.63 -1.53 -1.46 -1.02 +0.04 -0.35 +0.19
 
Snowfall (inches) 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace Trace 7.2 1.2 8.5
Departure from Normal +1.9 -4.6 -1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.7 -3.1 +3.7 -3.2 +3.4

 

Ord (Evelyn Sharp Field Airport) - Feb. 2012 - Feb. 2013
(*Winter precipitation data may include coop observer reports due to automated airport equipment under-measuring snowfall liquid equivalent)
  Feb. 2012
Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.
Average High (F) 40.2 67.7 65.0 75.8 88.2 96.9 89.0 82.2 62.5 52.4 39.7 38.3 40.4
Average Low (F) 15.7 34.1 38.8 48.3 59.4 64.5 57.4 43.9 31.6 21.2 12.2 12.0 16.6
Average Temperature (F) 27.9 50.9 51.9 62.0 73.8 80.7 73.2 63.0 47.1 36.8 25.9 25.2 28.5
Departure from Normal (F) +0.1 +13.2 +3.1 +2.7 +4.6 +6.3 +0.2 -0.6 -2.5 +0.5 +1.0 +0.6 +0.7
 
Precipitation (inches)* 1.30 0.67 5.29 2.26 0.33 0.15 0.79 0.13 0.32 0.12 0.35 0.14 1.48
Departure from Normal +0.86 -0.78 +2.70 -1.55 -3.79 -2.82 -2.37 -2.31 -1.61 -0.95 -0.24 -0.23 +1.04
 
Snowfall (Coop Observer) 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 1.5 5.0 0.5 8.5
Departure from Normal +2.0 -5.9 -2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 +1.4 -3.8 -2.4 -6.3 +2.5

 

Smith Center, KS (Cooperative Observer) - Feb. 2012 - Feb. 2013
(*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)
  Feb. 2012
Mar. April May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.
Average High (F)* 45.8 70.5 70.6 83.5 94.2 100.4 89.9 83.6 65.4 60.2 42.7 37.8 43.0
Average Low (F)* 20.6 38.3 44.4 53.0 62.6 69.4 60.5 51.0 37.2 27.8 18.4 14.8 18.2
Average Temperature (F)* 33.2 54.4 57.5 68.3 78.4 84.9 75.2 67.3 51.3 44.0 30.6 26.3 30.6
Departure from Normal (F)* +1.2 +12.8 +5.0 +4.6 +4.4 +5.2 -2.0 -0.9 -3.5 +3.6 +1.8 -1.4 -1.4
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.31 1.28 2.78 0.14 1.61 1.00 2.75 0.41 1.14 0.36 1.11 0.77 1.25
Departure from Normal +0.73 -0.59 +0.51 -3.78 -2.00 -2.87 -0.55 -1.63 -0.74 -0.86 +0.45 +0.28 +0.67
 
Snowfall (inches) 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2 7.6 16.4
Departure from Normal +0.5 -2.6 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -1.8 +2.0 +3.9 +12.3

 

Most of the following images depicting February 2013 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: February 2013
Measured Precipitation (Inches)
Kansas: February 2013
Measured Precipitation (Inches)
Nebraska: February 2013 Percent of Normal Measured Precip. Kansas: February 2013 Percent
of Normal Measured Precip.
 
NWS Hastings Area: February 2013 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: February 2013  Temperature Departure 
from Normal (F)
Kansas: February 2013
Temperature Departure 
from Normal (F)

 


 

The following drought status images, current as of February 26, 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 February 26, 2013 Kansas - U.S. Drought Monitor as of February 26, 2013

 


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