May 14, 2013: EARLIEST-EVER 100+ Degrees On Record in Grand Island

In sharp contrast to what had been a chilly start to the month, a very hot airmass surged into the  NWS Hastings coverage area of South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, with most places soaring to somewhere between 95-103°. At Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island, this not only set a new daily record for May 14th, but more notably, it set a new record for the year's earliest 100+ degree high temperature on record, besting the previous mark of May 20, 1925, by six days! Furthermore, the 102° high on the 14th ranked as the 3rd-hottest temperature on record for any May day in Grand Island. May temperature records at Grand Island date back 118 years to 1896. The details follow in the tables below... 

The Daily Record For May 14th:

Location High Temp (May 14) Previous Record
Grand Island
(Central Nebraska Regional Airport)
102 99 in

The Top-5 EARLIEST 100+ Degree Days On Record In Grand Island:

Temperature Date
102 May 14, 2013
100 May 20, 1925
101 May 24, 1967
100 May 26, 2012
101 and 104 May 29, 1989 and 1934

 The Top-5 Hottest May Days On Record In Grand Island:

Temperature Date
104 May 29, 1934
103 May 30, 1934
102 May 14, 2013
101 5/29/1989 and 5/24/1967

(*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)

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.

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