Feb. 2013 and Winter Climate Summaries For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord



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...FEB. 2013 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN FEB. 2013:
FEB. 6: RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 34 (PREVIOUS 31 IN 1930)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     40.9 DEGREES (1.1 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     20.5 DEGREES (2.1 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   30.7 DEGREES (1.6 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     65 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       20 DEGREES ON THE 21ST

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:          3 DEGREES ON THE 22ND
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       34 DEGREES ON THE 6TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   57.5 DEGREES FROM THE 16TH-17TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   49.0 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   21.5 DEGREES FROM THE 21ST-22ND

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   28.4 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   37.5 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   20.5 DEGREES FROM THE 19TH-25TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

1 DAILY PRECIPITATION AND 1 SNOWFALL RECORD SET IN FEB. 2013
FEB. 21: RECORD PRECIP OF 0.77 INCHES (PREVIOUS 0.50 IN 1971)
FEB. 21: RECORD SNOWFALL OF 8.8 INCHES (PREVIOUS 5.6 IN 1971)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.97 INCHES (0.29 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:      11.0 INCHES  (4.7 ABOVE NORMAL)

- THE MONTH TIED FOR THE 32ND-WETTEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD OUT OF
118 YEARS DATING TO 1896...BUT WAS NOT AS WET AS FEB. 2012

- THIS WAS THE 19TH-SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS
DATING TO 1896...AND WAS THE SNOWIEST SINCE 15.5 INCHES IN 2004

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 7

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.77 INCHES ON THE 21ST
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 0.83 INCHES ON THE 20TH-21ST

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       8.8 INCHES ON THE 21ST
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:                       10.0 INCHES ON THE 20TH-21ST

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

MAR  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
DEC. 2012          1.66     +1.03
JAN. 2013           0.16     -0.37
FEB. 2013          0.97     +0.29

12-MTH TOTAL  11.47   -15.19


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 55 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 10TH
(BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.44 ON THE 15TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.20 ON THE 10TH


...FEBRUARY 2013 NARRATIVE FOR CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THREE MONTHS...GRAND ISLAND RECORDED ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION...AT LEAST PUTTING A SMALL DENT IN THE ONGOING
EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT SITUATION PER THE U.S. DROUGHT
MONITOR. TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH AS A WHOLE ENDED UP ONLY
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...BUT STARTED QUITE WARM AND ENDED RATHER
COLD.

FOCUSING FIRST ON PRECIPITATION...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 0.97 INCHES
AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 0.29 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL AMOUNT OF 0.68 INCHES. HOWEVER...THIS WAS NOT AS WET AS LAST
YEAR IN FEBRUARY 2012...WHICH FEATURED 1.05 INCHES. THE MAJORITY OF
PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH...0.83 INCHES...FELL IN ASSOCIATION
WITH A MAJOR WINTER STORM FROM THE 20TH-21ST. THIS SAME WINTER STORM
ALSO DROPPED 10.0 INCHES OF SNOW...WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR THE MAJORITY
OF THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 11.0 INCHES...WHICH WAS 4.7 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL.

TURNING TO TEMPERATURES...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING
FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 30.7 DEGREES...OR 1.6
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. ALTHOUGH THIS MONTHLY AVERAGE WAS NOT VERY
NOTEWORTHY IN ITSELF...IT DID NOT REVEAL THE TRUE PICTURE OF A MONTH
THAT STARTED RATHER WARM...AND ENDED QUITE CHILLY. IN FACT...13 OF
THE FIRST 14 DAYS OF THE MONTH FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...WHILE EACH OF THE FINAL 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE
BELOW NORMAL. DURING THE FIRST 17 DAYS OF THE MONTH...HIGH
TEMPERATURES REACHED AT LEAST 50 DEGREES EIGHT TIMES...LED BY 65
DEGREES ON THE 17TH. THEREAFTER...A NOTABLE DOWNTURN ENSUED...WITH
HIGH TEMPERATURES ON EACH OF THE LAST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH ONLY
RANGING FROM 20 TO 37 DEGREES. THE OVERALL COLDEST TWO-DAY STRETCH
OF THE MONTH WAS THE 21ST AND 22ND...FEATURING HIGHS OF 20 AND 23
DEGREES. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 3 DEGREES ON
THE 22ND.

NO THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED GRAND ISLAND DURING THE MONTH.
HOWEVER...THERE WERE SEVERAL RATHER WINDY DAYS MAINLY BEHIND PASSING
COLD FRONTS...WITH THE HIGHEST GUST OF 55 MPH OUT OF THE NORTHWEST
ON THE 10TH.


...WINTER 2012-2013 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING DECEMBER-FEBRUARY...

FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER SEASON OF DECEMBER...JANUARY AND
FEBRUARY AS A WHOLE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 28.5
DEGREES...OR 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS OVER TWO DEGREES
COOLER THAN LAST WINTER...BUT STILL RANKED AS THE 29TH-WARMEST
WINTER ON RECORD OUT OF 117 YEARS. THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
THE SEASON WAS 70 DEGREES ON DEC. 2ND...AND THE COLDEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS 14 DEGREES ON DEC. 25TH...CHRISTMAS DAY. THE COLDEST
LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON WAS -2 DEGREES ON DEC. 26TH...AND THE
MILDEST LOW WAS 37 DEGREES ON DEC. 6TH. TURNING TO
PRECIPITATION...THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 2.79 INCHES WAS 0.95 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL...AND TIED FOR THE 20TH-WETTEST WINTER ON RECORD OUT OF
118 YEARS. THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAY OF THE SEASON WAS 1.04
INCHES ON DEC. 19TH. SNOWFALL DURING THE DECEMBER-FEBRUARY SEASON
TOTALED 21.1 INCHES...WHICH WAS 3.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
MAJORITY OF THIS SNOW FELL DURING TWO MAJOR WINTER STORMS...ONE THAT
DROPPED 7.0 INCHES FROM DEC. 19TH-20TH AND ANOTHER THAT LEFT BEHIND
10.0 INCHES FROM FEB. 20TH-21ST. ACCOUNTING FOR THE ENTIRE SNOW
SEASON-TO-DATE...GRAND ISLAND CURRENTLY SITS AT 21.4 INCHES...WHICH
IS ACTUALLY 0.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS DUE TO VERY LITTLE SNOW
DURING THE OCTOBER-NOVEMBER TIME FRAME.



 
...FEB. 2013 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN FEB. 2013

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     40.1 DEGREES (0.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     19.7 DEGREES (MATCHES NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    29.9 DEGREES (MATCHES NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      62 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        19 DEGREES ON THE 21ST

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         2 DEGREES ON THE 22ND
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       33 DEGREES ON THE 6TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   57.0 DEGREES FROM THE 16TH-17TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   48.3 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   20.5 DEGREES FROM THE 21ST-22ND

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   27.6 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   36.9 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   19.3 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

1 DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD TIED IN FEB. 2013
FEB. 21: RECORD SNOWFALL OF 8.0 INCHES (TIES 8.0 IN 1897)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.90 INCHES (0.41 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:      10.5 INCHES  (4.0 ABOVE NORMAL)

- THIS WAS THE 25TH-SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS
DATING TO 1895


NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 6

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.72 INCHES ON THE 21ST
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 0.79 INCHES ON THE 20TH-21ST

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       8.0 INCHES ON THE 21ST
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:                       9.5 INCHES ON THE 20TH-21ST


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

MAR 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
DEC. 2012         1.69      +1.08
JAN. 2013          0.32      -0.09
FEB. 2013         0.90      +0.41

12-MTH TOTAL  19.88     -7.23


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 52 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 10TH
(BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.43 ON THE 15TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.20 ON THE 10TH


...FEBRUARY 2013 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THREE MONTHS...HASTINGS RECORDED ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION...AT LEAST PUTTING A SMALL DENT IN THE ONGOING
EXTREME DROUGHT SITUATION PER THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.
TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH STARTED QUITE WARM AND ENDED RATHER
CHILLY...BUT THE MONTHLY AVERAGE ENDED UP EXACTLY MATCHING THE
30-YEAR MONTHLY NORMAL.

FOCUSING FIRST ON PRECIPITATION...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 0.90 INCHES
AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 0.41 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AMOUNT OF 0.49 INCHES. HOWEVER...THIS WAS NOT AS WET AS LAST
YEAR IN FEBRUARY 2012...WHICH FEATURED 1.67 INCHES. THE MAJORITY OF
PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH...0.79 INCHES...FELL IN ASSOCIATION WITH A
MAJOR WINTER STORM FROM THE 20TH-21ST. THIS SAME WINTER STORM ALSO
DROPPED 9.5 INCHES OF SNOW...WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE
MONTHLY TOTAL OF 10.5 INCHES...WHICH WAS 4.0 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND
RANKED AS THE 25TH-SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS.

TURNING TO TEMPERATURES...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING
FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 29.9 DEGREES...WHICH JUST
HAPPENED TO EXACTLY MATCH THE MONTHLY NORMAL. HOWEVER...THIS VERY
UNREMARKABLE MONTHLY AVERAGE DID NOT REVEAL THE TRUE PICTURE OF A
MONTH THAT STARTED RATHER WARM...AND ENDED ON A COLD NOTE. IN
FACT...12 OF THE FIRST 14 DAYS OF THE MONTH FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL
MEAN TEMPERATURE...WHILE EACH OF THE FINAL 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH
CHECKED IN BELOW NORMAL. DURING THE FIRST 17 DAYS OF THE
MONTH...HIGH TEMPERATURES EXCEEDED 50 DEGREES EIGHT TIMES...LED BY
62 DEGREES ON THE 17TH. THEREAFTER...A NOTABLE DOWNTURN
ENSUED...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES ON EACH OF THE FINAL 10 DAYS ONLY
RANGING FROM 19 TO 36 DEGREES. THE OVERALL-COLDEST BRIEF STRETCH OF
THE MONTH WAS THE 20TH-22ND...FEATURING HIGHS OF ONLY 23...19 AND 22
DEGREES. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 2 DEGREES ON
THE 22ND.

NO THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED HASTINGS DURING THE MONTH.
HOWEVER...THERE WERE SEVERAL RATHER WINDY DAYS MAINLY BEHIND PASSING
COLD FRONTS...WITH THE HIGHEST GUST OF 52 MPH OUT OF THE NORTHWEST
ON THE 10TH.


...WINTER 2012-2013 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING DECEMBER-FEBRUARY...

FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER SEASON OF DECEMBER...JANUARY AND
FEBRUARY AS A WHOLE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE AT HASTINGS
WAS 27.5 DEGREES...OR ONLY 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...RESULTING IN A
REMARKABLY NORMAL SEASONAL AVERAGE. THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
THE SEASON WAS 68 DEGREES ON DEC. 2ND...AND THE COLDEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS 14 DEGREES ON DEC. 25TH...CHRISTMAS DAY. THE COLDEST
LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON WAS -4 DEGREES ON DEC. 26TH...AND THE
MILDEST LOW WAS 35 DEGREES ON DEC. 1ST.

TURNING TO PRECIPITATION...THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 2.91 INCHES WAS
1.40 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...AND RESULTED IN THE 27TH-WETTEST WINTER
ON RECORD OUT 119 YEARS. THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAY OF THE SEASON WAS
1.03 INCHES ON DEC. 19TH...WHICH ALONE ACCOUNTED FOR 35 PERCENT OF
THE SEASONAL TOTAL. SNOWFALL DURING THE DECEMBER-FEBRUARY WINTER
SEASON TOTALED 23.5 INCHES...WHICH WAS 4.9 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND
RESULTED IN THE 23RD-SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS. THE
MAJORITY OF THIS SNOW FELL DURING TWO MAJOR WINTER STORMS...ONE THAT
DROPPED 8.1 INCHES FROM DEC. 19TH-20TH AND ANOTHER THAT LEFT BEHIND
9.5 INCHES FROM FEB. 20TH-21ST. ACCOUNTING FOR THE ENTIRE SNOW
SEASON-TO-DATE...HASTINGS CURRENTLY SITS AT 23.8 INCHES...WHICH IS
ONLY 1.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL DUE TO A LACK OF SNOW DURING THE
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER TIME FRAME.



...FEB. 2013 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY REGIONAL 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

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
64 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 18TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 17TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
17 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 22ND (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 21ST)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
5 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 23RD

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
33 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:    0.74 INCHES (0.19 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:          8.5 INCHES  (3.4 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 5

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM:  0.31 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 22ND

HIGHEST 48-HOUR PRECIPITATION:         0.56 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 22ND

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:        4.9 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 22ND

HIGHEST 48-HOUR SNOWFALL:               7.7 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 22ND


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

MAR 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
DEC. 2012         0.61      +0.04
JAN. 2013         0.14      -0.35
FEB. 2013         0.74      +0.19

12-MTH TOTAL  13.63     -11.60


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

THERE WERE NO THUNDERSTORMS IN THE KEARNEY AREA DURING THE
MONTH...AND THERE WERE ALSO NO SIGNIFICANT HIGH WIND EVENTS.



...FEB. 2013 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      40.4 DEGREES (0.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      16.6 DEGREES (1.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    28.5 DEGREES (0.7 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      65 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       19 DEGREES ON THE 21ST

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        -5 DEGREES ON THE 23RD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       28 DEGREES ON THE 6TH, 9TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   58.0 DEGREES FROM THE 16TH-17TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   51.7 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   21.0 DEGREES FROM THE 21ST-22ND
                                                                                                      20TH-21ST
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   28.0 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE:        37.2 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-8TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE:        17.6 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

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

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.48 INCHES (1.04 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:        8.5 INCHES  (2.0 ABOVE NORMAL)

- THIS WAS THE FIRST MONTH OF ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT ORD
SINCE APRIL 2012...ENDING A STREAK OF 9 BELOW NORMAL MONTHS


NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 4

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.74 INCHES ON THE 10TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 0.84 INCHES ON THE 9TH-10TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 5.0 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 22ND

HIGHEST 48-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 6.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 22ND

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

MAR 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
DEC. 2012         0.35      -0.24
JAN. 2013          0.14      -0.23
FEB. 2012         1.48      +1.04

12-MTH TOTAL  12.03     -12.91


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 52 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 10TH
(BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONTS)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.44 ON THE 15TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.23 ON THE 10TH

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