Measurable May Snow Is Quite RARE In Grand Island, Hastings

...THE TOP MAY SNOWFALLS ON RECORD FOR GRAND ISLAND AND
HASTINGS NEBRASKA...

SOME FOLKS MIGHT BE WONDERING HOW RARE IT IS TO RECEIVE
MEASURABLE SNOW IN MAY. THE ANSWER...ITS QUITE RARE!

ALTHOUGH IT SHOULD BE OPENLY NOTED THAT HISTORICAL SNOWFALL
RECORDS ARE GENERALLY NOT AS RELIABLE...AND CONTAIN MORE MISSING
DATA THAN RECORDS FOR TEMPERATURES/PRECIPITATION
...BOTH GRAND
ISLAND AND HASTINGS HAVE ONLY 3 KNOWN INSTANCES OF MEASURABLE SNOW
IN MAY...BASED ON RECORDS DATING BACK 118 YEARS TO 1895. THEY ARE
AS FOLLOWS...

..GRAND ISLAND..

ALL KNOWN INSTANCES OF MAY MEASURABLE SNOW SINCE 1895
(0.1 INCH OR GREATER)

1) 4.5 INCHES...MAY 28, 1947
2) 4.3 INCHES...MAY 3, 1967
3) 0.9 INCHES...MAY 2, 1954

THE LAST OCCURRENCE OF NON-MEASURABLE (TRACE) MAY SNOWFALL WAS
FIVE YEARS AGO ON MAY 2, 2008


..HASTINGS..

ALL KNOWN INSTANCES OF MAY MEASURABLE SNOW SINCE 1895
(0.1 INCH OR GREATER)

1) 4.5 INCHES...MAY 3, 1967
2) 0.5 INCHES...MAY 1, 1911
3) 0.1 INCHES...MAY 1, 1994

THE LAST OCCURRENCE OF NON-MEASURABLE (TRACE) SNOWFALL WAS FIVE
YEARS AGO ON MAY 2, 2008



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