April 2013 Weather/Climate Summaries For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord



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...APRIL 2013 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

4 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2013
APR 10: RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 31 (PREVIOUS 31 IN 1997)
APR 18: RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 35 (PREVIOUS 40 IN 1944)
APR 22: RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 43 (PREVIOUS 44 IN 1944)
APR 23: RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 37 (PREVIOUS 37 IN 1956)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     58.2 DEGREES (5.0 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     33.9 DEGREES (4.0 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    46.1 DEGREES (4.5 BELOW NORMAL)

- BASED ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMP...THIS WAS THE 13TH-COLDEST APRIL
ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS DATING TO 1896...AND THE COLDEST
SINCE 44.2 DEGREES IN 1997

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      86 DEGREES ON THE 28TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        31 DEGREES ON THE 10TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         23 DEGREES ON THE 1ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       53 DEGREES ON THE 29TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   85.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   75.3 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   58.6 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    32.0 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-11TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    46.3 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   38.2 DEGREES FROM THE 17TH-23RD
 

...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

1 DAILY PRECIP AND 2 DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS SET/TIED IN APRIL 2013
APR 9: RECORD PRECIP OF 1.51 INCHES (PREVIOUS 1.18 IN 1947)
APR 18: RECORD SNOW OF 2.8 INCHES (PREVIOUS 0.5 IN 1975)
APR 22: RECORD-TYING SNOW OF A TRACE (PREVIOUS TRACE IN 1988)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 3.83 INCHES  (1.30 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       6.9 INCHES  (5.4 ABOVE NORMAL)

- THIS WAS THE 24TH-WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS
DATING TO 1896...AND THE WETTEST SINCE 4.62 INCHES IN 2007

- THIS WAS THE 9TH-SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD OUT OF 118
YEARS...AND THE SNOWIEST SINCE 7.3 INCHES IN 2003

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 10

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 1.51 INCHES ON THE 9TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 1.53 INCHES ON THE 9TH-10TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       4.0 INCHES ON THE 18TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAR 2013         1.64     -0.16
APRIL 2013       3.83     +1.30

12-MTH TOTAL  14.70   -11.96


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 55 MPH FROM THE NORTHEAST ON THE 9TH
(ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AREA)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.37 ON THE 1ST
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.27 ON THE 14TH


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

APRIL 2013 WILL LIKELY BE MOST REMEMBERED FOR A PRONOUNCED STRETCH
OF WELL-BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...THAT ESPECIALLY DOMINATED THE
MIDDLE TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH. IN FACT...APRIL 2013 NOT ONLY
AVERAGED ABOUT 10 DEGREES COLDER THAN APRIL 2012...BUT AVERAGED
EIGHT DEGREES COOLER THAN THE INCREDIBLY WARM MARCH OF 2012.
WITH
BOTH MARCH AND APRIL OF 2013 FEATURING BELOW NORMAL TEMPS...THIS WAS
THE FIRST INSTANCE OF BACK-TO-BACK BELOW NORMAL MONTHS SINCE
APRIL-MAY 2011. PRECIPITATION-WISE...THE MONTH WAS VERY
BENEFICIAL...WITH GRAND ISLAND RECEIVING ITS MOST PRECIPITATION IN A
CALENDAR MONTH SINCE JULY 2011. IN FACT...ACCORDING TO THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR...A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT CLASSIFICATION
FROM THE EXCEPTIONAL TO THE EXTREME CATEGORY OCCURRED DURING THE
MONTH IN THE IMMEDIATE GRAND ISLAND AREA.

FOCUSING ON PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL IN MORE DETAIL...THE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 3.83 INCHES AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 1.30 INCHES ABOVE THE APRIL NORMAL OF 2.53 INCHES. THIS
RANKED AS THE 24TH-WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS...AND
THE WETTEST SINCE 4.62 INCHES IN 2007. THE OVERALL WETTEST CALENDAR
DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE 9TH WITH 1.51 INCHES...WHICH SET A DAILY
RECORD AND INCLUDED VARIOUS PRECIPITATION TYPES INCLUDING
RAIN...HAIL...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. ALL MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
DURING THE MONTH FELL BETWEEN THE 7TH-22ND...WITH BOTH THE FIRST AND
LAST WEEKS FEATURING PREDOMINANTLY DRY CONDITIONS. SNOWFALL TOTALED
6.9 INCHES FOR THE MONTH...A NOTABLE 5.4 INCHES ABOVE THE APRIL
NORMAL OF 1.5 INCHES. THIS RANKED AS THE 9TH-SNOWIEST APRIL ON
RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS...AND THE SNOWIEST SINCE 7.3 INCHES IN 2003.
THE HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL OF 4.0 INCHES FELL ON THE
18TH...SETTING A RECORD FOR THE DATE.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 46.1 DEGREES...4.5 DEGREES
BELOW THE APRIL NORMAL. THIS RESULTED IN THE 13TH-COLDEST APRIL ON
RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS...AND THE COLDEST SINCE 1997. IF NOT FOR A
PRONOUNCED WARM-UP DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH...APRIL 2013
MIGHT HAVE THREATENED THE TOP-5 COLDEST. A PRONOUNCED SPRING CHILL
DOMINATED THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH...AS 18 OF THE 30 DAYS FEATURED
A BELOW NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 15 OF 17 DAYS BETWEEN
THE 9TH-25TH. IN FACT...FOUR OF THESE DAYS EITHER SET OR TIED DAILY
RECORDS FOR COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WITH HIGHS ONLY CLIMBING
BETWEEN 31-43 DEGREES (THE 10TH...18TH...22ND AND 23RD). ONE OF THE
MOST NOTABLE TEMPERATURE TIDBITS OF THE MONTH WAS THAT 18 DAYS
FEATURED LOW TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER...THE 3RD-MOST IN
APRIL OUT OF 118 YEARS...TRAILING ONLY 1904 AND 1950 WHICH HAD 19
DAYS. ALONG THESE SAME LINES...12 DAYS FEATURED HIGH TEMPERATURES
LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 50 DEGREES...TIED FOR THE 3RD-MOST IN APRIL
OUT OF 118 YEARS...BEHIND 16 DAYS IN 1920 AND 14 DAYS IN 1944. BY
FAR THE WARMEST STRETCH OF THE MONTH WAS THE FINAL SIX DAYS...WHICH
FEATURED HIGH TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 73-86 DEGREES. THE WARMEST HIGH
OF THE MONTH WAS 86 DEGREES ON THE 28TH...WHICH ALSO MARKED THE
FIRST 80+ DEGREE READING OF THE YEAR. FOR LOW TEMPERATURES...THE
COLDEST READING WAS 23 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...AND THE MILDEST LOW WAS
53 DEGREES ON THE 29TH.

ALTHOUGH NO SIGNIFICANT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED THE IMMEDIATE
GRAND ISLAND AREA DURING THE MONTH...THERE WERE A FEW REPORTS OF
HAIL RANGING FROM NICKEL TO GOLF BALL SIZE WITHIN SEVERAL MILES OF
THE CITY ON THE 9TH. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH AT CENTRAL
NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...55 MPH FROM THE NORTHEAST...OCCURRED
AROUND 2 AM ON THE 9TH...IN ASSOCIATION WITH A VERY STRONG COLD
FRONT AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA.


 
...APRIL 2013 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

3 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN APRIL 2013
APR 10: RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 30 (PREVIOUS 31 IN 1997)
APR 18: RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 36 (PREVIOUS 41 IN 1944
APR 23: RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 26 (PREVIOUS 27 IN 1909)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      57.3 DEGREES (5.6 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      33.2 DEGREES (5.4 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    45.3 DEGREES (5.4 BELOW NORMAL)

- BASED ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMP...THIS WAS THE 6TH-COLDEST APRIL
OUT OF 83 COMPLETE YEARS OF RECORD...AND THE COLDEST SINCE 1997


WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      83 DEGREES ON THE 28TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        30 DEGREES ON THE 10TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        23 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       53 DEGREES ON THE 29TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   82.5 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   73.0 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   57.1 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   32.0 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-11TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   46.3 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   37.9 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

1 DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD SET IN APRIL 2013
APR 22: RECORD SNOW OF A TRACE (PREVIOUSLY NEVER RECORDED)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 2.66 INCHES  (0.10 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       3.7 INCHES  (2.5 ABOVE NORMAL)

- THIS WAS THE 22ND-SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD OUT OF 119
YEARS...AND THE SNOWIEST SINCE 6.3 INCHES IN 2003

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 8

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.91 INCHES ON THE 22ND
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                1.05 INCHES ON THE 21ST-22ND

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       1.7 INCHES ON THE 18TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:                       2.5 INCHES ON THE 17TH-18TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAR 2013         2.25      +0.46
APRIL 2013       2.66      +0.10

12-MTH TOTAL  20.98     -6.13

...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 47 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 9TH
(ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AREA)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.35 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.23 ON THE 14TH


...APRIL 2013 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

APRIL 2013 WILL LIKELY BE MOST REMEMBERED FOR A PRONOUNCED STRETCH
OF WELL-BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THAT MAINLY DOMINATED THE MIDDLE
TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH. IN FACT...APRIL 2013 NOT ONLY AVERAGED ABOUT
10 DEGREES COLDER THAN APRIL 2012...BUT AVERAGED EIGHT DEGREES
COOLER THAN THE INCREDIBLY WARM MARCH OF 2012.
PRECIPITATION-WISE...THE MONTH AVERAGED VERY CLOSE TO NORMAL...BUT
WAS HIGH ENOUGH FOR THE MOST PRECIPITATION IN A CALENDAR MONTH IN
NEARLY A YEAR...SINCE MAY 2011. ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT
MONITOR...A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT CLASSIFICATION OCCURRED
ACROSS THE ADAMS COUNTY AREA DURING THE MONTH...IMPROVING FROM
EXTREME/EXCEPTIONAL...TO SEVERE/EXTREME.

FOCUSING ON PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL IN MORE DETAIL...THE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 2.66 INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
WAS ONLY 0.10 INCHES ABOVE THE APRIL NORMAL OF 2.56 INCHES. THE
OVERALL WETTEST CALENDAR DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE 22ND WITH 0.91
INCHES...WHICH INCLUDED A TRACE OF SNOW. EXCEPT FOR 0.03 INCHES
THAT FELL ON THE 30TH...ALL MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL BETWEEN
THE 7TH-22ND...WITH BOTH THE FIRST AND LAST WEEKS FEATURING
PREDOMINANTLY DRY CONDITIONS. SNOWFALL TOTALED 3.7 INCHES FOR THE
MONTH...2.5 INCHES ABOVE THE APRIL NORMAL OF 1.2 INCHES. THIS RANKED
AS THE 22ND-SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS...AND THE
SNOWIEST SINCE 6.3 INCHES IN 2003. MOST OF THE SNOWFALL FOR THE
MONTH ACCUMULATED FROM THE 17TH-18TH...WITH A 2-DAY TOTAL OF 2.5
INCHES.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 45.3 DEGREES...5.4 DEGREES
BELOW THE APRIL NORMAL. THIS RESULTED IN THE 6TH-COLDEST APRIL ON
RECORD OUT OF 83 YEARS OF COMPLETE RECORDS...AND THE COLDEST SINCE
1997. A PRONOUNCED SPRING CHILL DOMINATED THE MAJORITY OF THE
MONTH...AS 21 OF THE 30 DAYS FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING A NOTABLE 17 CONSECUTIVE DAYS BETWEEN THE
9TH-25TH. TWO OF THESE DAYS...THE 10TH AND 18TH...SET DAILY RECORDS
FOR COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE...WITH 30 AND 36 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.
ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE TEMPERATURE TIDBITS OF THE MONTH WAS THAT 18
DAYS FEATURED A LOW TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER...TIED WITH
1956 FOR THE 4TH-MOST IN APRIL OUT OF 103 YEARS OF AVAILABLE
DATA...AND TRAILING ONLY 1909...1950 AND 1918. BY FAR THE WARMEST
STRETCH OF THE MONTH WAS THE FINAL SIX DAYS...WHICH FEATURED HIGH
TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 70-83 DEGREES. THE WARMEST HIGH OF THE MONTH
WAS 83 DEGREES ON THE 28TH...WHICH ALSO MARKED THE FIRST 80+ DEGREE
READING OF THE YEAR. FOR LOW TEMPERATURES...THE COLDEST READING WAS
23 DEGREES ON THE 9TH...AND THE MILDEST LOW WAS 53 DEGREES ON THE
29TH.

ALTHOUGH NO SIGNIFICANT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED THE IMMEDIATE
HASTINGS AREA DURING THE MONTH...THERE WERE A FEW REPORTS OF HAIL
RANGING FROM DIME TO QUARTER SIZE IN AND NEAR THE CITY ON THE
9TH...INCLUDING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT THE NWS OFFICE AT 153 AM. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...47
MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST...OCCURRED AROUND 2 AM ON THE 9TH IN
ASSOCIATION WITH A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AREA.



...APRIL 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:
88 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 29TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 28TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
28 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 11TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 10TH)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
20 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 10TH

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
52 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 30TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 29TH)

- BASED ON THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 44.1 DEGREES FROM THE NWS
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER...THIS WAS THE 5TH-COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD OUT
OF 112 YEARS DATING BACK TO 1902...AND WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1997



...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:    4.37 INCHES (2.14 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:          2.5 INCHES  (0.7 ABOVE NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 2.28 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 9TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR PRECIPITATION:        2.80 INCHES REPORTED 8TH-9TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:      1.4 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 10TH

- THIS WAS THE 16TH-WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS DATING
TO 1895...AND THE WETTEST SINCE 5.44 INCHES IN 2007

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAR 2013          0.62      -1.17
APRIL 2013        4.37      +2.14

12-MTH TOTAL  13.25     -11.98


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

THE ONLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM EVENT OF THE MONTH IN THE IMMEDIATE
KEARNEY AREA WAS A NOTABLE ONE...AS DAMAGING GUSTS OF 70+ MPH TORE
INTO PARTS OF THE CITY DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 9TH.

CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE RESULTED FROM THESE WINDS...INCLUDING
SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO THE LIBRARY ON THE UNIVERSITY OF
NEBRASKA-KEARNEY CAMPUS. A HOME WEATHER STATION CLOCKED A 76 MPH
GUST AT 1254 AM. LARGE HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE WAS ALSO REPORTED
WITHIN THE CITY DURING THIS SAME ROUND OF STORMS.



...APRIL 2013 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

..TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     56.5 DEGREES (5.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      28.9 DEGREES (7.0 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    42.7 DEGREES (6.1 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      87 DEGREES ON THE 28TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        28 DEGREES ON THE 10TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         19 DEGREES ON THE 2ND AND 9TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       48 DEGREES ON THE 29TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   85.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   75.0 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   55.1 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   29.5 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-11TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   43.1 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-15TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   34.0 DEGREES FROM THE 9TH-15TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(SNOWFALL DATA FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN ORD)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 2.51 INCHES  (0.08 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         7.0 INCHES  (4.5 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 9

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 1.70 INCHES ON THE 9TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 1.93 INCHES ON THE 8TH-9TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:  3.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 23RD

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAR 2013         0.61      -0.84
APRIL 2013       2.51      -0.08

12-MTH TOTAL  9.19      -15.75


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 55 MPH FROM THE WEST-NORTHWEST ON THE 10TH

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.40 ON THE 22ND
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.27 ON THE 14TH

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