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



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...MAY 2013 and SPRING 2013 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN MAY 2013
MAY 14: RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 102 (PREVIOUS 99 IN 1941...THIS
WAS ALSO THE EARLIEST-EVER OCCURRENCE OF 100+ DEGREES ON RECORD)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    72.4 DEGREES (0.3 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     50.6 DEGREES (1.0 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    61.5 DEGREES (0.3 ABOVE NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     102 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      47 DEGREES ON THE 1ST, 4TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       30 DEGREES ON THE 3RD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       66 DEGREES ON THE 26TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   96.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-14TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   87.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   72.4 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   50.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-2ND

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   56.9 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   47.1 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

1 DAILY PRECIP AND 1 DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD SET IN MAY 2013
MAY 1: RECORD SNOW OF 0.7 INCHES (PREVIOUS TRACE IN 1994)
MAY 25: RECORD RAINFALL 2.28 INCHES (PREVIOUS 1.82 IN 2011

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 6.77 INCHES  (2.36 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       0.7 INCHES  (0.7 ABOVE NORMAL)

- THIS WAS THE 15TH-WETTEST MAY ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS
DATING TO 1896...ALTHOUGH A WETTER MAY OCCURRED JUST TWO YEARS
AGO IN 2011 WITH 8.70 INCHES.

- THE 0.7 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 1ST MARKED THE FIRST MEASURABLE
MAY SNOW IN GRAND ISLAND SINCE 4.3 INCHES ON MAY 3, 1967

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 2.82 INCHES ON THE 25TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:        3.09 INCHES ON THE 24TH-25TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       0.7 INCHES ON THE 1ST

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
MAY 2013        6.77     +2.36

12-MTH TOTAL  19.18   -7.48


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 45 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST ON THE 27TH
(ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY MORNING THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.66 ON THE 2ND
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.41 ON THE 29TH


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

MAY 2013 WAS THE WETTEST MONTH IN EXACTLY TWO YEARS...SINCE MAY
2011.
IN FACT...THE ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN BOTH APRIL AND MAY
MARKED THE FIRST BACK-TO-BACK MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
SINCE APRIL-MAY 2011. THANKS TO THIS RECENT WET PATTERN...A FAIRLY
SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS OCCURRED DURING THE
MONTH...AS GRAND ISLAND WENT FROM THE EXTREME D3 CLASSIFICATION TO
THE MODERATE D1 CATEGORY. TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH STARTED QUITE
CHILLY...BUT REBOUNDED TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL IN THE END.

FOCUSING ON PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL IN MORE DETAIL...THE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 6.77 INCHES AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 2.36 INCHES ABOVE THE MAY NORMAL OF 4.41 INCHES. THIS
RANKED AS THE 15TH-WETTEST MAY ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS...ALTHOUGH
IT WAS NOT AS WET AS TWO YEARS AGO IN MAY 2011 (8.70 INCHES). THE
OVERALL WETTEST CALENDAR DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE 25TH WITH 2.82
INCHES...MOST OF WHICH FELL DURING THE PRE-DAWN HOURS AND SET A
RECORD FOR THE DATE. INCREDIBLY...THE 24-HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL OF 3.09
INCHES THAT FELL FROM THE 24TH-25TH WAS MORE THAN ALL CUMULATIVE
RAIN THAT FELL DURING THE FOUR-MONTH PERIOD BETWEEN JUNE-SEPTEMBER
2012 (2.84 INCHES). SNOWFALL TOTALED 0.7 INCHES FOR THE MONTH...ALL
OF WHICH FELL ON THE 1ST. THIS WAS NOT ONLY A DAILY RECORD...BUT
MORE NOTABLY...WAS THE FIRST MAY MEASURABLE SNOW IN GRAND ISLAND
SINCE 4.3 INCHES ON MAY 3, 1967...46 YEARS AGO.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 61.5 DEGREES...ONLY 0.3
DEGREES ABOVE THE MAY NORMAL AND THUS NOT A VERY SIGNIFICANT
DEPARTURE. OF THE 31 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...18 DAYS FEATURED AN
ABOVE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...12 DAYS WERE BELOW NORMAL...AND ONE
DAY TIED THE DAILY NORMAL. HOWEVER...THE MONTH STARTED OFF QUITE
COLD WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ON EACH OF THE FIRST FOUR DAYS
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 11-16 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. TWO OF THESE
DAYS...THE 1ST AND THE 4TH...ONLY REACHED 47 DEGREES...MARKING THE
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE
OF THE MONTH WAS 30 DEGREES ON THE 3RD...WHICH ALSO MARKED THE LAST
SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURE OF THE SPRING. TEMPERATURES MODERATED INTO
THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH...AND A SHARP WARM-UP ARRIVED ON THE
13TH AND 14TH...WITH HIGHS OF 90 AND 102 DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY. THE
102 ON THE 14TH NOT ONLY SET A DAILY RECORD...BUT WAS ALSO THE
EARLIEST-EVER OCCURRENCE OF 100+ DEGREES...SMASHING THE
PREVIOUS-EARLIEST SET ON MAY 20, 1925. ALTHOUGH A COLD FRONT EASED
HIGH TEMPERATURES BACK DOWN INTO THE 80S FROM THE 15TH-18TH...THE
SEVEN-DAY STRETCH FROM THE 13TH-19TH WAS CLEARLY THE WARMEST PART OF
THE MONTH. FOLLOWING THE ROLLER-COASTER RIDE IN TEMPERATURES DURING
THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH...THE LATTER HALF ACTUALLY AVERAGED
FAIRLY CLOSE TO NORMAL ON MOST DAYS. THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH WAS 66 DEGREES ON THE 26TH.

AS FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...THE CITY OF GRAND ISLAND MANAGED TO
DODGE THE VAST MAJORITY OF HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND EVENTS THAT
AFFECTED MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA DURING WHAT WAS AN ACTIVE
THUNDERSTORM MONTH. HOWEVER...NICKEL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN THE
CITY ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 19TH...WITH QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED
JUST TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE ALDA AREA. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE
MONTH AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS ONLY 45 MPH FROM THE
SOUTHEAST...AND OCCURRED AROUND SUNRISE ON MEMORIAL DAY THE 27TH IN
ASSOCIATION WITH NEARBY DEPARTING THUNDERSTORMS.


...SPRING 2013 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING MARCH-MAY...

FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL SPRING SEASON OF MARCH...APRIL AND MAY AS A
WHOLE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 47.9 DEGREES...OR 2.5
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 50.4 DEGREES. THIS TIED SPRING 2013 FOR
THE 32ND-COOLEST ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS DATING BACK TO 1896. THE
MAJORITY OF THIS COOL SEASONAL AVERAGE STEMMED FROM MARCH AND APRIL.
COMPARED TO SPRING 2012 ONE YEAR AGO...THIS SPRING WAS A NOTABLE
11.1 DEGREES COOLER. THE HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS SPRING WAS
102 DEGREES ON MAY 14TH...AND THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 29
DEGREES ON MARCH 25TH. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON WAS
10 DEGREES ON MARCH 2ND...AND THE MILDEST LOW WAS 66 DEGREES ON MAY
26TH.

TURNING TO PRECIPITATION...THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 12.24 INCHES WAS
3.50 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 17TH-WETTEST SPRING ON
RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS.
THIS WAS IN SHARP CONTRAST TO ONE YEAR
AGO...WHEN SPRING 2012 ONLY FEATURED 4.53 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.
THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAY THIS SPRING WAS MAY 25TH WITH 2.82
INCHES...AND THE SNOWIEST CALENDAR DAY WAS APRIL 18TH WITH 4.0
INCHES. SNOWFALL DURING THE MARCH-MAY SPRING SEASON TOTALED 13.8
INCHES...WHICH WAS TWICE THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 6.9 INCHES. THIS
INCLUDED THE 9TH-SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD...AND THE FIRST MEASURABLE
SNOW IN MAY SINCE 1967.

THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON WAS 35.2 INCHES...WHICH
WAS 6.2 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 29.0 INCHES. THIS RESULTED IN A
TIE FOR THE 32ND-SNOWIEST SEASON ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS.



 
...MAY 2013 and SPRING 2013 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN MAY 2013

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    71.6 DEGREES (0.4 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     49.5 DEGREES (1.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    60.5 DEGREES (0.8 BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      96 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      47 DEGREES ON THE 4TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       28 DEGREES ON THE 3RD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       65 DEGREES ON THE 26TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   90.5 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-14TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   84.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   70.5 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   50.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-2ND

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   56.4 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   46.1 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN MAY 2013

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 5.67 INCHES  (1.10 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       0.3 INCHES  (0.3 ABOVE NORMAL)

- THIS TIED FOR THE 29TH-WETTEST MAY ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS
DATING TO 1895...AND WAS THE WETTEST SINCE 5.95 INCHES IN 2010

- THE 0.3 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 1ST MARKED THE FIRST MEASURABLE
MAY SNOW IN HASTINGS SINCE 0.1 INCHES ON MAY 1, 1994

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 1.92 INCHES ON THE 29TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:        1.93 INCHES ON THE 29TH-30TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       0.3 INCHES ON THE 1ST

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


MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

JUN  2012       2.35      -1.45
JUL  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
APR  2013       2.66      +0.10
MAY  2013       5.67      +1.10

12-MTH TOTAL  22.58     -4.53


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 49 MPH FROM THE WEST-SOUTHWEST ON THE 14TH
(ASSOCIATED WITH LATE AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.64 ON THE 2ND
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.37 ON THE 29TH


...MAY 2013 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

MAY 2013 WAS THE WETTEST CALENDAR MONTH IN EXACTLY THREE
YEARS...SINCE MAY 2010. IN ADDITION...THIS MAY MARKED THE FOURTH
CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...AND THE FIFTH OUT
OF THE LAST SIX. THANKS TO THIS RECENT WET PATTERN...A CONTINUED
IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS OCCURRED ACROSS THE ADAMS COUNTY
AREA DURING THE MONTH ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT
MONITOR...IMPROVING FROM A MIX OF CATEGORY D3 EXTREME AND D2
SEVERE...TO PREDOMINANTLY D2 SEVERE. TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH
STARTED QUITE CHILLY...BUT IN THE END FINISHED ONLY SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL.

FOCUSING ON PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL IN MORE DETAIL...THE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 5.67 INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS
1.10 INCHES ABOVE THE MAY NORMAL OF 4.57 INCHES. THIS RESULTED IN A
TIE FOR THE 29TH-WETTEST MAY ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS...AND THE
WETTEST SINCE 5.95 INCHES IN 2010. THE OVERALL WETTEST CALENDAR DAY
OF THE MONTH WAS THE 29TH WITH 1.92 INCHES. NOT FAR BEHIND WAS THE
25TH WITH 1.85 INCHES. IN FACT...77 PERCENT OF THE PRECIPITATION FOR
THE MONTH FELL DURING A FIVE-DAY STRETCH BETWEEN THE 25TH-29TH.
SNOWFALL TOTALED 0.3 INCHES FOR THE MONTH...ALL OF WHICH FELL ON THE
1ST. ALTHOUGH THIS WAS NOT A DAILY RECORD...IT WAS THE MOST MAY SNOW
IN HASTINGS SINCE 4.5 INCHES ON MAY 3, 1967...46 YEARS AGO.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 60.5 DEGREES...ONLY 0.8
DEGREES BELOW THE MAY NORMAL AND THUS NOT A VERY SIGNIFICANT
DEPARTURE. OF THE 31 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...15 DAYS FEATURED AN
ABOVE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...13 DAYS WERE BELOW NORMAL...AND
THREE DAYS TIED THE DAILY NORMAL. HOWEVER...THE MONTH STARTED OFF
QUITE COLD WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ON EACH OF THE FIRST FOUR DAYS
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 14-16 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. ONE OF THESE...THE
4TH...FEATURED THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH AT 47
DEGREES. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 28 DEGREES ON
THE 3RD...WHICH ALSO MARKED THE LAST SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURE OF THE
SPRING. TEMPERATURES MODERATED INTO THE SECOND WEEK OF THE
MONTH...AND A SHARP WARM-UP ARRIVED ON THE 13TH AND 14TH...WITH
HIGHS OF 85 AND 96 DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY. ALTHOUGH A COLD FRONT
EASED HIGH TEMPERATURES BACK DOWN INTO THE 80S FROM THE
15TH-18TH...THE SEVEN-DAY STRETCH FROM THE 13TH-19TH WAS CLEARLY THE
WARMEST PART OF THE MONTH. FOLLOWING THE ROLLER-COASTER RIDE IN
TEMPERATURES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH...THE LATTER HALF
ACTUALLY AVERAGED FAIRLY CLOSE TO NORMAL ON MOST DAYS. THE MILDEST
LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 65 DEGREES ON THE 26TH.

AS FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...THE CITY OF HASTINGS AVOIDED ANY
DAMAGING WIND EVENTS DURING THE MONTH...BUT HAD A FEW INSTANCES OF
MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL. ON THE 19TH...A FEW HAIL STONES UP TO HALF
DOLLAR SIZE WERE REPORTED...AND ON THE 29TH HAIL UP TO PING PONG
BALL SIZE WAS REPORTED. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH AT
HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 49 MPH FROM THE WEST-SOUTHWEST ON THE
14TH...ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW.


...SPRING 2013 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING MARCH-MAY...

FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL SPRING SEASON OF MARCH...APRIL AND MAY AS A
WHOLE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 47.4 DEGREES...OR 3.2
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 50.6 DEGREES.
THIS RESULTED IN SPRING
2013 BEING THE 8TH-COLDEST ON RECORD OUT OF 66 YEARS OF COMPLETE
RECORDS.
THE MAJORITY OF THIS COOL SEASONAL AVERAGE STEMMED FROM
MARCH AND APRIL. COMPARED TO SPRING 2012 ONE YEAR AGO...THIS SPRING
WAS A NOTABLE 10.9 DEGREES COOLER. THE HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS
SPRING WAS 96 DEGREES ON MAY 14TH...AND THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE
WAS 30 DEGREES ON MARCH 10TH AND 25TH AND ALSO APRIL 10TH. THE
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON WAS 9 DEGREES ON MARCH
2ND...AND THE MILDEST LOW WAS 65 DEGREES ON MAY 26TH.

TURNING TO PRECIPITATION...THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 10.58 INCHES WAS
1.66 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 27TH-WETTEST SPRING ON
RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS. THIS WAS WELL AHEAD OF THE PACE OF ONE YEAR
AGO...WHEN SPRING 2012 FEATURED 7.88 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THE
WETTEST CALENDAR DAY THIS SPRING WAS MAY 29TH WITH 1.92 INCHES...AND
THE SNOWIEST CALENDAR DAY WAS MARCH 10TH WITH 5.3 INCHES. SNOWFALL
DURING THE MARCH-MAY SPRING SEASON TOTALED 11.9 INCHES...WHICH WAS
NEARLY TWICE THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 6.4 INCHES.

THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON WAS 35.7 INCHES...WHICH
WAS 6.9 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 28.8 INCHES. THIS RESULTED IN THE
20TH-SNOWIEST SEASON ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS.



...MAY 2013 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT...


(NOTE: ALL DATA PRESENTED BELOW THIS POINT 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 PRESENTED IN THE TABLE AT THE TOP OF THIS
PRODUCT. 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 AS THE AUTOMATED OBSERVATIONS DO.)


...TEMPERATURES

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
99 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 15TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 14TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
38 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 2ND (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 1ST)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
29 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 3RD

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
64 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 26TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:    6.54 INCHES (2.36 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:        TRACE INCHES (0.0 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF 24-HOUR PERIODS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 10

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 2.00 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 25TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:      TRACE INCHES REPORTED ON THE 2ND

- THIS WAS THE 13TH-WETTEST MAY ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS DATING
TO 1895...BUT WAS NOT QUITE AS WET AS TWO YEARS AGO IN 2011 (7.53)

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


MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

JUN  2012       1.62      -2.31
JUL  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
APR. 2013       4.37      +2.14
MAY  2013       6.54      +2.36

12-MTH TOTAL  17.79     -7.44


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

ALTHOUGH KEARNEY MANAGED TO DODGE MANY OF THE SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS THAT AFFECTED SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA DURING THE
MONTH...HAIL OF NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZE WAS REPORTED IN OR NEAR THE
CITY ON BOTH THE 27TH AND 29TH. WITHIN A FEW MILES OF
KEARNEY...LARGER HAIL TO GOLF BALL SIZE WAS REPORTED NEAR ODESSA ON
THE 27TH...AND HAIL UP TO BASEBALL SIZE WAS REPORTED NEAR GIBBON ON
THE 19TH. NO DAMAGING WIND GUSTS OR TORNADOES WERE REPORTED NEAR
KEARNEY DURING MAY 2013.



...MAY 2013 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

..TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     71.0 DEGREES (0.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      46.9 DEGREES (0.1 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    59.0 DEGREES (0.3 BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:     100 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      44 DEGREES ON THE 1ST

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        24 DEGREES ON THE 3RD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       61 DEGREES ON THE 18TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   97.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-14TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   84.6 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   69.4 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   49.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-2ND

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   57.1 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   45.6 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-7TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(SNOWFALL DATA FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN ORD)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 5.40 INCHES  (1.59 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:     TRACE INCHES  (0.0 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 14

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 1.03 INCHES ON THE 29TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 1.14 INCHES ON THE 19TH-20TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:  TRACE INCHES REPORTED ON THE 1ST

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


MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
APR. 2013       2.51      -0.08
MAY  2013       5.40      +1.59

12-MTH TOTAL  12.33     -12.61


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 56 MPH FROM THE WEST ON THE 27TH
(ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG LATE EVENING THUNDERSTORM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.69 ON THE 2ND
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.38 ON THE 29TH

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