March 2013: FINAL Weather/Climate Review For The NWS Hastings Coverage Area

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Monthly Narrative

Tri-Cities & Ord Details
& Monthly Extremes
Graphs, Tables, Maps 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

 March 2013 Weather Web Stories
(Click HERE for archive to all web stories)

March 9-10: Wind, Snow and Blizzard Conditions March 9-10
March 20-26: It's Been Cold Lately, But Far From Being The Coldest Late-March On Record


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

...Much Cooler Than Last March...With Below Normal Precipitation For The Majority of the Area...

The following narrative focuses on climate and weather highlights for the month of March 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" March high temperatures in South Central Nebraska gradually climb from the low or mid-40s early in the month to the upper 50s by month's end. In North Central Kansas, highs gradually warm from around 50 to around 60. Low temperatures across the area generally climb from the low-20s early in the month to the low-30s late...)

The phrase "What a difference a year makes!" definitely applied to temperatures in March. After a near-record to record-warmest March 2012 across the area, during which readings averaged a whopping 12-15° above normal, values this time around during March 2013 generally averaged 3-5° below normal based on monthly mean temperatures (resulting from averaging both the daily highs and lows). For places such as Grand Island and Hastings, this was the coldest March in 11 years, since 2002, although it still didn't come that close to cracking the Top-20 coldest on record. Seasonably chilly weather dominated the majority of the month across the area. At Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island, where temperature trends were generally representative of the 30-county area as a whole, 21 of 31 days featured a below normal mean temperature, including 12 consecutive days between the 16th-27th. The overall coldest week across the area during this stretch focused between the 20th-26th. At Grand Island, these seven days featured a mean daily temperature of 27.9°, tying for the 12th-coldest late-March week on record. The month ended on a bit warmer note across the area, as temperatures rebounded to above normal territory for the final four days.

For essentially the entire area, the outright-warmest day of the month occurred on the 15th, just before a strong cold front brought a subsequent sharp change to a much colder weather pattern. On the 15th, nearly the entire area at least topped out in the 70s, with southwest areas even breaching 80°, highlighted by 89° at Beaver City, 86° near Plainville, KS and 84° at Smith Center and Webster Dam, KS. On the opposite side of the spectrum, one of the coldest days of the month was the 25th, when high temperatures across most of the area only topped out between 28-35°. Per NWS cooperative observers and a few automated airport sites, a few of the coldest low temperatures of the month were 3° at Ord and 5° at Greeley, both on the 26th. In the Nebraska Tri-Cities, Kearney airport claimed the warmest reading of the month with 79° on the 15th, while Hastings airport recorded the coldest temperature of 9° on the 2nd.

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



- PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL
...(According to 30-year averages, "normal" March precipitation (rainfall and snow liquid equivalent) across most of the 30-county area ranges somewhere between 1.70 and 2.15 inches, with the highest amounts favoring eastern areas closest to the Highway 81 corridor such as York, Hebron and Beloit. However, far western areas such as Cambridge and Gothenburg average a bit lower, generally between 1.20 and 1.50 inches. Normal March snowfall ranges from 4-6 inches across most of South Central Nebraska, and 2-3 inches in North Central Kansas...)

March 2013 was marked by variable precipitation across the 30-county area, and also one notable winter storm that brought near-blizzard to blizzard conditions to much of the southeast half of the area on the 10th, including the Hastings, York, Clay Center and Hebron areas. This winter storm resulted in a fairly widespread 3-7 inches of snow for locations generally east of a line from Fullerton to Hastings NE, to Osborne KS, with embedded locally higher amounts. Many of these same areas that received snow on the 10th also saw a band of thunderstorms move through the day before on the 9th. On both the 9th and 10th, western portions of the area missed out on the thunderstorms and snow, which was a major factor in why western areas ending up drier for the month as a whole than eastern areas.

Based on reports from around 65 NWS Cooperative Observers and a few automated airport gauges, and also incorporating radar-derived estimation, roughly 70% of the 30-county area observed below normal precipitation during the month. This included nearly all areas northwest of a line from Franklin-Grand Island-Belgrade NE, and also Rooks and Phillips Counties in North Central Kansas. The roughly 30% of the area that received above-normal precipitation for the month was largely concentrated 15-20 miles either side of an axis running from near Smith Center KS, northeastward through Clay Center and Fairmont NE. Focusing first on the drier side of things that punctuated the majority of the area, some of the lowest precipitation totals included Harlan County Lake (0.24"), 6 miles north-northwest of Oxford (0.27"), 8 miles south of Elwood (0.30") and Gothenburg (0.31"). On the opposite spectrum, a few of the wettest locations for the month included Geneva (2.64"), Hastings NWS office (2.40"), 4 miles south of Shickley (2.33") and Smith Center KS (2.23"). In between these lowest and highest extremes, the majority of the 30-county area measured monthly precipitation somewhere between 0.60" and 1.80", including places such as Grand Island, Holdrege, Kearney, Minden, Osceola, Beloit KS and Phillipsburg KS. As for snowfall, the majority of the area tallied near-normal to above normal amounts between 3-8" inches for the month, with some of the highest totals including 11.6" at Burr Oak KS, 11.0" near Superior and 10.7" at Red Cloud.
 
Although severe to exceptional drought conditions remained firmly entrenched across the 30-county area as of the end of March 2013, prevailing near-normal to above normal precipitation over the course of the past four months since December has at least put a "dent" in the drought situation heading into the spring. However, keeping optimism in check, one must keep in mind that precipitation between December-March normally only accounts for less than 15% of total annual precipitation.


(Please look farther down the page for more information on March 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 Feb. 26, 2013, the U.S. Drought Monitor as of March 26, 2013 (images at bottom of page) reflected little change in drought classification across the 30-county area, as the vast majority of the area remained firmly entrenched in either Category D4 Exceptional or Category D3 Extreme drought that originated during the spring/summer of 2012. For western portions of South Central Nebraska that measured below normal precipitation during March, there was actually a slight eastward expansion of the D4 area over the course of the month. In general, the worst conditions at month's end, as indicated by D4 Exceptional Drought, were focused within 13 South Central Nebraska counties, generally northwest of a line from Alma-Fullerton. Most locations in South Central Nebraska to the southeast of this line, 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 64% of Kansas was assigned Extreme or Exceptional Drought as of March 26th. Despite above normal precipitation across much of the area since December 2012, one must keep in mind that precipitation between December-March normally only accounts for less than 15% 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...Although there were no widespread, significant severe weather events during the month, the first few "official" severe storms of 2013 occurred on the evening of the 29th. These storms mainly affected southwest portions of the area, resulting in several reports of hail up to quarter size in northern Furnas County. Interestingly, Nebraska's first tornado of 2013 also occurred within the NWS Hastings area during the month, in the form of a weak EF-0 "landspout" just south of Shelton in Buffalo County on the late afternoon of the 19th. This tornado did no damage, and was not associated with an organized supercell thunderstorm as most tornadoes are. Instead, this landspout occurred on the leading edge of a fairly weak line of rain and snow showers, making the event somewhat unusual.

- Number of Severe Thunderstorm Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in March 2013: 5  (10 fewer than last year)

- Number of Tornado Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in March 2013: ZERO  (Same as last year)
- Number of confirmed tornadoes within the NWS Hastings coverage area in March 2013: 1 (weak EF-0 "landspout" near Shelton on the 19th...the first tornado of 2013 in Nebraska)

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March 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 March 2013 climate summaries specifically for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord 

Grand Island     Hastings     Kearney      Ord

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

...A FEW OF THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING MARCH 2013
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers and occurred on the 15th unless otherwise specified)
89 degrees...Beaver City
86 degrees...4 WNW Plainville, KS
84 degrees...Smith Center, KS - Webster Dam, KS
83 degrees...Kirwin Dam, KS - 2 SW Alton, KS
82 degrees...Cambridge - Edison
81 degrees...Franklin - Harlan County Lake - 4 E Superior - Glen Elder Lake, KS
80 degrees...Canaday Steam Plant - Holdrege Airport AWOS
79 degrees...Hebron - Minden - 6 NNW Oxford - Ravenna - Red Cloud - Lexington Airport AWOS - Kearney Airport AWOS
78 degrees...Gothenburg
77 degrees...Clay Center - Hastings airport ASOS

...A FEW OF THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES DURING MARCH 2013
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
3 degrees...Ord Airport ASOS (26th)
5 degrees...Greeley (26th)- 3 N York (11th)
6 degrees...2 W Genoa (2nd) - Gothenburg (26th) - Ravenna (26th)
8 degrees...Holdrege (1st) - Red Cloud (26th) - Glen Elder Lake, KS (10th)
9 degrees...Beaver City (26th) - Cambridge (26th) - Franklin (26th) - Geneva (11th) - Hebron (11th) - Minden (26th) - Webster Dam, KS (26th) -
                 Hastings Airport ASOS (2nd)
10 degrees...Kearney Airport ( 26th) - Canaday Steam Plant (26th) - Osceola (11th) - 6 NNW Oxford (26th) - 4 E Superior (11th) -
                   Harlan County Lake (26th) - 2 SW Alton, KS (26th) - Kirwin Dam (26th)
11 degrees...Aurora Airport AWOS (2nd) - Holdrege Airport AWOS (1st) - Smith Center, KS Airport AWOS (26th)
12 degrees...Clay Center (11th) - Edison (25th) - Beloit, KS (11th) - 4 WNW Plainville, KS (26th)

...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST PRECIPITATION/SNOW LIQUID EQUIVALENT TOTALS DURING MARCH 2013
(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
3.05 inches...2 ESE Bladen (Webster County - NeRAIN Observer)
2.64 inches...Geneva (Fillmore County)
2.43 inches...6 SE Davenport (Thayer County - NeRAIN Observer)
2.40 inches...Hastings NWS Office (4 N Hastings - Adams County)
2.37 inches...3 SSE Grafton (Fillmore County - NeRAIN Observer)
2.33 inches...4 S Shickley (Fillmore County)
2.24 inches...4 E Blue Hill (Webster County - NeRAIN Observer)
2.23 inches...Smith Center, KS (Smith County)
2.21 inches...1 S McCool Junction (York County - NeRAIN Observer)
2.10 inches...2 W Genoa (Nance County)

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

(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
0.24 inch...Harlan County Lake (Harlan County)
0.27 inch...6 NNW Oxford (Furnas County)
0.30 inch...8 S Elwood (Gosper County)
0.31 inch...Gothenburg (Dawson County)
0.35 inch...Cozad (Dawson County)
0.35 inch...Arcadia (Valley County)
0.43 inch...Miller (Buffalo County)
0.44 inch...Cambridge (Furnas County)
0.51 inch...Webster Dam, KS (Rooks County)
0.52 inch...Canaday Steam Plant (Gosper County)
0.55 inch...Logan, KS (Phillips County)

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

(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)

11.6 inches...Burr Oak, KS (Jewell County)
11.0 inches...4 E Superior (Nuckolls County)
10.7 inches...Red Cloud (Webster County)
10.1 inches...Ionia, KS (Jewell County)
10.0 inches...4 S Shickley (Fillmore County) - Hubbell (Thayer County) - Mankato, KS (Jewell County) - Smith Center, KS (Smith County)
9.7 inches...Geneva (Fillmore County)
9.5 inches...Covert, KS (Osborne County)
8.8 inches...Phillipsburg, KS (Phillipsburg County)
8.5 inches...Cawker City, KS (Mitchell County)
8.0 inches...Bruning (Thayer County) - Clay Center (Clay County) - Nelson (Nuckolls County) - Hunter, KS (Mitchell County)

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Various graphs and tables depicting March 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 March 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 March 2013. Red line indicates "normal" December precipitation based on 30-year data from 1981-2010.

 

Grand Island (Regional Airport) - March 2012 - March 2013
  March 2012 Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.
Average High (F) 69.2 69.1 80.9 88.7 96.0 88.7 83.1 63.4 55.7 39.6 35.9 40.9 48.0
Average Low (F) 39.0 43.0 52.5 62.6 68.9 61.0 50.0 37.2 28.5 17.4 16.8 20.5 24.2
Average Temperature (F) 54.1 56.2 66.7 75.7 82.4 74.8 66.5 50.3 42.1 28.5 26.4 30.7 36.1
Departure from Normal (F) +14.7 +5.6 +5.5 +4.4 +6.2 +0.8 +1.4 -1.9 +4.0 +1.8 +1.3 +1.6 -3.3
 
Precipitation (inches) 0.83 1.41 2.29 1.27 0.16 0.94 0.47 0.78 0.53 1.66 0.16 0.97 1.64
Departure from Normal -0.97 -1.12 -2.12 -3.03 -3.24 -2.18 -1.76 -1.08 -0.64 +1.03 -0.37 +0.29 -0.16
 
Snowfall (inches) Trace 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace 0.3 9.5 0.6 11.0 6.2
Departure from Normal -5.4 -1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -1.0 -2.8 +4.4 -5.9 +4.7 +0.8

 

Hastings (Municipal Airport) - March 2012 - March 2013
  March 2012 Apr. May June Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.
Average High (F) 68.2 67.6 78.9 86.7 94.1 86.0 80.5 62.1 55.2 38.8 33.8 40.1 48.0
Average Low (F) 38.5 43.5 53.4 62.4 68.4 60.3 49.7 36.9 27.8 16.7 15.5 19.7 24.5
Average Temperature (F) 53.3 55.5 66.1 74.6 81.3 73.1 65.1 49.5 41.5 27.8 24.7 29.9 36.3
Departure from Normal (F) +13.4 +4.8 +4.8 +2.8 +4.2 -1.2 -0.5 -3.1 +2.8 +0.2 -1.3  0.0 -3.6
 
Precipitation (inches) 0.86 2.95 4.07 2.35 1.64 2.39 0.59 1.46 0.66 1.69 0.32 0.90 2.25
Departure from Normal -0.93 +0.39 -0.50 -1.45 -2.10 -0.91 -1.97 -0.53 -0.63 +1.08 -0.09 +0.41 +0.46
 
Snowfall NWS Office (inches) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace 0.3 10.5 2.5 10.5 7.9
Departure from Normal -5.2 -1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -1.0 -2.3 +4.4 -3.5 +4.0 +2.7

 

Kearney (Regional Airport) - March 2012 - March 2013
(*Temperature data is from unofficial automated AWOS sensor while precipitation data is from official NWS Cooperative Observer)
  March 2012 Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.
Average High (F)* 68.0 67.3 78.4 87.1 94.8 87.0 81.6 62.8 55.9 40.2 35.6 41.3 49.5
Average Low (F)* 37.8 43.4 51.9 61.5 66.3 59.4 49.0 35.1 25.9 15.7 15.4 19.0 23.9
Average Temperature (F)* 52.9 55.4 65.2 74.3 80.6 73.2 65.3 49.0 40.9 28.0 25.5 30.1 36.7
Departure from Normal (F)* +15.2 +6.7 +5.7 +4.5 +5.9 +0.6 +1.8 -1.9 +3.9 +2.1 +0.9 +2.0 -1.0
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.02 4.35 2.00 1.62 0.58 1.45 0.54 0.58 Trace 0.61 0.14 0.74 0.62
Departure from Normal -0.77 +2.12 -2.18 -2.31 -2.70 -1.63 -1.53 -1.46 -1.02 +0.04 -0.35 +0.19 -1.17
 
Snowfall (inches) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace Trace 7.2 1.2 8.5 2.3
Departure from Normal -4.6 -1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.7 -3.1 +3.7 -3.2 +3.4 -2.3

 

Ord (Evelyn Sharp Field Airport) - March 2012 - March 2013
(*Winter precipitation data may include coop observer reports due to automated airport equipment under-measuring snowfall liquid equivalent)
  March 2012 Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.
Average High (F) 67.7 65.0 75.8 88.2 96.9 89.0 82.2 62.5 52.4 39.7 38.3 40.4 46.7
Average Low (F) 34.1 38.8 48.3 59.4 64.5 57.4 43.9 31.6 21.2 12.2 12.0 16.6 20.1
Average Temperature (F) 50.9 51.9 62.0 73.8 80.7 73.2 63.0 47.1 36.8 25.9 25.2 28.5 33.4
Departure from Normal (F) +13.2 +3.1 +2.7 +4.6 +6.3 +0.2 -0.6 -2.5 +0.5 +1.0 +0.6 +0.7 -4.3
 
Precipitation (inches)* 0.67 5.29 2.26 0.33 0.15 0.79 0.13 0.32 0.12 0.35 0.14 1.48 0.61
Departure from Normal -0.78 +2.70 -1.55 -3.79 -2.82 -2.37 -2.31 -1.61 -0.95 -0.24 -0.23 +1.04 -0.84
 
Snowfall (Coop Observer) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 1.5 5.0 0.5 8.0 4.0
Departure from Normal -5.9 -2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 +1.4 -3.8 -2.4 -6.3 +2.0 -1.9

 

Smith Center, KS (Cooperative Observer) - March 2012 - March 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)
  March 2012 April May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.
Average High (F)* 70.5 70.6 83.5 94.2 100.4 89.9 83.6 65.4 60.2 42.7 37.8 43.0 50.3
Average Low (F)* 38.3 44.4 53.0 62.6 69.4 60.5 51.0 37.2 27.8 18.4 14.8 18.2 23.8
Average Temperature (F)* 54.4 57.5 68.3 78.4 84.9 75.2 67.3 51.3 44.0 30.6 26.3 30.6 37.1
Departure from Normal (F)* +12.8 +5.0 +4.6 +4.4 +5.2 -2.0 -0.9 -3.5 +3.6 +1.8 -1.4 -1.4 -4.5
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.28 2.78 0.14 1.61 1.00 2.75 0.41 1.14 0.36 1.11 0.77 1.25 2.23
Departure from Normal -0.59 +0.51 -3.78 -2.00 -2.87 -0.55 -1.63 -0.74 -0.86 +0.45 +0.28 +0.67 +0.36
 
Snowfall (inches) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2 7.6 16.4 10.0
Departure from Normal -2.6 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -1.8 +2.0 +3.9 +12.3 +7.4

 

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

 


 

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

 


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