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

(Click on the links in gray boxes below to quickly jump to information located farther down the page)

Monthly Narrative

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

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

June 11: Heat Bursts Affect Portions of South Central Nebraska
June 16: Severe Weather Strikes Primarily Western Portions of the Area
June 21: Another Night of Heat Bursts
June 30: Snow Recap and Map for 2012-2013 Season


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

...Below Normal Rainfall In Most Areas...With Near Normal to Slightly Above Normal Temperatures...

The following narrative focuses on climate and weather highlights for the month of June 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" June high temperatures in South Central Nebraska gradually climb from the upper 70s early in the month to the mid-upper 80s by month's end. In North Central Kansas, highs gradually warm from near 80 to the low 90s.  Low temperatures across the area generally climb from the low or mid-50s early in the month to the low or mid-60s by month's end...)

For the second consecutive month, there were no notable, significant monthly temperature anomalies across the NWS Hastings area in June. Based on the monthly mean temperature
(resulting from averaging together the daily highs and lows), most of the area ranged from very near normal, to around 1-2° above normal. As a result, June 2013 checked in noticeably cooler than one year ago in June 2012, when most of the area solidly averaged 3-5° above normal. At Grand Island, where temperature trends were generally representative of the 30-county area as a whole, 18 days this June featured an above normal mean temperature, while 12 days were below normal. Breaking down the month into shorter-scale trends, the first week of the month was the coolest stretch for the vast majority of the area, as high temperatures generally averaged somewhere in the 70s. The very first day of the month was the overall-coolest, as most of the 30-county area only topped out somewhere in the 60s. The coolest low temperatures of the month for most all locations occurred the next morning on the 2nd, as the mercury dipped well into the low-mid 40s in most spots, and even the upper 30s in localized areas. Following the somewhat cool start to the month, the remainder of June averaged slightly above normal as a whole. For most spots, the overall hottest week of the month was centered between the 20th-26th, which featured the greatest concentration of high temperatures in the 90s to around 100°. For most Nebraska locations, the hottest days of the month were the 11th, 14th and 21st, while in north central Kansas many spots recorded their hottest readings between the 26th-27th.

Per NWS cooperative observers and a few automated airport sites across the 30-county area, a few of the hottest readings of the month featured 110° at Beaver City (on the 11th), 109° at Edison (11th) and also four miles west-northwest of Plainville KS (27th), and 108° at Webster Dam, KS (11th) and also six miles north-northwest of Oxford (11th). Several other sites reached at least 105° during the month, including Holdrege airport, Franklin, Cambridge and Smith Center KS. Some of the coolest low temperatures of the month (all occurred on the 2nd) included 37° at Beaver City and Ord airport, 38° at Cambridge, Edison and Holdrege, and 39° at Greeley and Ravenna.  In the Nebraska Tri-Cities, the cooperative observer at the Kearney airport claimed both the hottest and coolest readings of the month with 102° on the 11th, and 42° on the 2nd.

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


- PRECIPITATION/FLOODING...(According to 30-year averages, "normal" June rainfall across the NWS Hastings coverage area is fairly uniform, with nearly all locations expected to receive between 3.50-4.50 inches.)

Unfortunately, precipitation trends took a turn for the worse across most of the 30-county area during June, as the below normal regime that affected much of the southwest half of the area during May expanded northeast to include many more counties. As a result, much of the southwest half of the coverage area suffered its second fairly dry month in a row, while much of the northeast half of the area started turning drier in the wake of a fairly wet May.

Based on reports from around 65 NWS Cooperative Observers and a few automated airport gauges, and also incorporating radar-derived estimation, roughly 93% of the 30-county area tallied below normal rainfall for the month, and more significantly, roughly 45% of the area received less than half of normal June rainfall (generally less than 1.85") and roughly one-fifth of the area received LESS THAN ONE-FOURTH of normal June rainfall (generally less than 0.93"). The limited areas that saw slightly above normal monthly rainfall (generally more than 3.75") were primarily centered in Nance County Nebraska, along with portions of Mitchell and Osborne counties in KS. Per a combination of NWS cooperative observers and NeRAIN observers, several of the lowest June precipitation totals included 0.34" at Long Island KS, 0.44" at Bruning, 0.61" at Logan KS, 0.70" at Geneva and 0.74" at both Phillipsburg KS and Wilsonville. In general, several of the overall-driest counties during the month included much of Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Webster, Nuckolls and Thayer in Nebraska, along with especially northern portions of Phillips and Smith counties in KS. At Grand Island and Hastings, it was the 18th and 12th-driest June on record, respectively, dating back to 1896. Focusing on the limited above normal areas, a few of the wettest sites for the month were Belgrade (4.14"), Beloit KS (4.08"), Cawker City KS (3.95"), four miles southeast of Waco (3.90") and two miles west of Genoa (3.88").  In between these wettest and driest extremes, the majority of the 30-county area reported below normal June rainfall totals somewhere between 0.90" and 3.25", including stations in or near Hastings, Hebron, Cambridge, Kearney, Aurora, Ord, Gothenburg, Minden, York, Holdrege, Osceola, Plainville KS and Smith Center KS.  Among the Nebraska Tri-Cities airport sites, Grand Island was the precipitation "winner" for the second straight month with 1.63", followed by Kearney (1.44") and then Hastings (1.24").

Not surprisingly, there were no notable, widespread flooding events during the month, but as is almost always the case with summer storms, there were a few localized very heavy downpours that resulted in brief, mainly lowland flooding. A few of the highest known 24-hour rainfall totals (as reported around 7am and from NWS observers unless noted) included 4.90" four miles southwest of Jewell KS reported on the 17th (public report), 3.60" eight miles west-northwest of Genoa reported on the 22nd (NeRAIN observer), 2.58" at Lebanon KS reported on the 17th, and 2.46" at Franklin reported on the 17th. In fact, the locally heavy rainfall that affected mainly western and southern portions of the NWS Hastings coverage area on the night of the 16th into the morning of the 17th caused minor flooding along the Thompson Creek in and near Riverton in eastern Franklin County.

(Please look farther down the page for much more information on June 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...Despite the prevalent below normal to well-below normal rainfall that defined June 2013 across most of the 30-county area, there was very little change in official drought classification during the month according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. However, the onset of widespread dry conditions halted the trend of slow-but-steady improvements that had taken place in April and May across much of the area. Compared to the issuance on May 28, 2013, the Drought Monitor as of July 2, 2013, looked quite similar. On the Nebraska side of the border, most counties along and east of the Highway 281 corridor remained in D1 Moderate Drought, although pockets of D2 Severe Drought were prevalent across much of Greeley, Howard, Webster and Nuckolls counties. The situation remained worse to the west of Highway 281, where nearly all areas were assigned either D2 Severe or D3 Extreme Drought, with southwestern Furnas County in D4 Exceptional Drought (the worst-possible category). To the south across the six north central Kansas counties, there also remained somewhat of a west-east disparity, as most of Phillips and Rooks counties, along with western portions of Smith/Osborne counties sported D3 Extreme Drought, with even a sliver of D4 Drought clipping far western portions of Phillips/Rooks counties. Farther east, a mix of D2 Severe and D1 Moderate Drought prevailed across the majority of Jewell, Smith and Osborne counties, while Mitchell County remained in the overall-best shape with a mix of D1 Moderate and D0 Abnormally Dry (D0 is not considered "true" drought).  Looking beyond the borders of the 30-county NWS Hastings coverage area, very slight improvements were noted over the course of the month across Nebraska and Kansas as a whole. As of July 2nd, around 35% of Nebraska and 45% of Kansas was assigned D3 Extreme or D4 Exceptional Drought (versus 39% and 48%, respectively, back on May 28th).

Now that nearly the entire area endured a rather dry June, and much of the southwest half of the area suffered dry conditions through both May and June, the upcoming months of July-August will likely hold the key as to whether official drought categories maintain a near-status quo, or take a step backwards toward the more serious situation that defined much of summer/fall 2012. 


- SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS/HIGH WINDS...Overall, it was a fairly typical June in terms of severe-weather, with several fairly localized instances of severe storms, and a few more widespread hail and/or damaging wind events that primarily occurred on the 14th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd. There were no confirmed tornadoes during the month. Highlighting just a few of the severe weather reports during the month:  The 14th featured hail up to ping pong ball size in Silver Creek. The 16th featured golf ball size hail near Overton, Litchfield and Holdrege, and several instances of 60-70 MPH winds, especially in North Central Kansas and in the Dawson County Nebraska area, where a semi-truck was blown over on Interstate 80 near Overton. In separate thunderstorm events on the evening of the 21st and the night of the 22nd, the Ord airport measured severe wind gusts of 63 MPH and 67 MPH, respectively, with some structural damage reported in western Valley County on the 21st. Around 1AM on the 23rd, a particularly severe storm took aim on portions of Gosper County, with golf ball size hail and estimated 80 MPH wind reported several miles south of Elwood. On the 27th, a localized, afternoon severe thunderstorm tracked southeast through portions of Osborne and Mitchell counties in Kansas, resulting in quarter size hail and estimated 80 MPH gusts in the Hunter area. Although not directly related to true severe thunderstorms, localized wind gusts of 50+ MPH occurred during the early morning hours of the 11th in association with heat bursts from thunderstorms weakening over a dry low-level airmass. In fact, at least one instance of structural damage occurred with this activity, as a small building under construction in Grand Island was blown down. (Please refer to the event story links at top of this page for much more detail on events on the 11th and 16th, including an explanation of heat bursts)

- Number of Severe Thunderstorm Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in June 2013: 65  (31 more than 2012's total of 34)
- Number of Tornado Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in June 2013: 1  (1 more than 2012's total of 0)
- Number of confirmed tornadoes within the NWS Hastings coverage area in June 2013: ZERO (same as last year)

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

Grand Island     Hastings     Kearney      Ord

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

...A FEW OF THE HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING JUNE 2013
(All reports are from NWS Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
110 degrees...Beaver City (on the 11th)
109 degrees...Edison (11th) - 4 WNW Plainville, KS (27th)
108 degrees...Webster Dam, KS (11th) - 6 NNW Oxford (11th)
107 degrees...Holdrege Airport AWOS (11th) - 2 SW Alton, KS (27th) - Kirwin Dam, KS (11th)
106 degrees...Cambridge (11th) - Franklin (11th) - Smith Center, KS (11th)
105 degrees...Harlan County Lake (11th)
104 degrees...Red Cloud (14th)
103 degrees...Minden (11th)
102 degrees...Kearney Airport (11th) - Lexington Airport AWOS (11th)
101 degrees...Beloit, KS (26th)
100 degrees...Clay Center (14th) - Gothenburg (11th) - Hebron Airport AWOS (14th) -
                     Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport ASOS (14th, 21st)

...A FEW OF THE COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURES DURING JUNE 2013
(All reports are from NWS Cooperative Observers on the 2nd unless otherwise specified)

37 degrees...Beaver City - Ord Airport ASOS
38 degrees...Cambridge - Edison - Holdrege
39 degrees...Greeley - Ravenna
41 degrees...Lexington Airport AWOS - Minden - Gothenburg - Harlan County Lake - Smith Center, KS Airport AWOS - Red Cloud -
                   Kirwin Dam, KS - 2 SW Alton, KS
42 degrees...3 N York - Franklin - 4 N Hastings (NWS Office) - Kearney Airport - Canaday Steam Plant (6 SSE Lexington) - Webster Dam, KS
43 degrees...2 W Genoa - Aurora Airport AWOS
44 degrees...Osceola - Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport ASOS - 4 WNW Plainville, KS
45 degrees...Clay Center - Geneva - Beloit, KS
46 degrees...Hebron

...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST PRECIPITATION TOTALS DURING JUNE 2013
(All reports are from NWS Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
4.14 inches...Belgrade in Nance County
4.08 inches...Beloit, KS in Mitchell County
3.95 inches...Cawker City, KS in Mitchell County
3.90 inches...4 SE Waco in York County (NeRAIN Observer)
3.88 inches...2 W Genoa in Nance County
3.80 inches...Lebanon, KS in Smith County
3.66 inches...3 W Gresham in York County
3.61 inches...3 NE Shelby in Polk County
3.57 inches...Fullerton in Nance County
3.46 inches...St. Paul in Howard County
3.45 inches...Ionia, KS in Jewell County

...A FEW OF THE LOWEST PRECIPITATION TOTALS DURING JUNE 2013

(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
0.34 inch...Long Island, KS in Phillips County
0.44 inch...Bruning in Thayer County
0.61 inch...Logan, KS in Phillips County
0.70 inch...Geneva in Fillmore County
0.74 inch...Wilsonville in Furnas County - Phillipsburg, KS in Phillips County
0.75 inch...Nelson in Nuckolls County
0.80 inch...4 S Shickley in Fillmore County
0.84 inch...Edison in Furnas County - Red Cloud in Webster County
0.87 inch...Kirwin Dam in Phillips County KS
0.90 inch...6 ESE Clay Center in Clay County
0.92 inch...4 SW Blue Hill in Webster County

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

 

Grand Island (Regional Airport) - June 2012 - June 2013
  June 2012 Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
Average High (F) 88.7 96.0 88.7 83.1 63.4 55.7 39.6 35.9 40.9 48.0 58.2 72.4 84.8
Average Low (F) 62.6 68.9 61.0 50.0 37.2 28.5 17.4 16.8 20.5 24.2 33.9 50.6 60.4
Average Temperature (F) 75.7 82.4 74.8 66.5 50.3 42.1 28.5 26.4 30.7 36.1 46.1 61.5 72.6
Departure from Normal (F) +4.4 +6.2 +0.8 +1.4 -1.9 +4.0 +1.8 +1.3 +1.6 -3.3 -4.5 +0.3 +1.3
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.27 0.16 0.94 0.47 0.78 0.53 1.66 0.16 0.97 1.64 3.83 6.77 1.63
Departure from Normal -3.03 -3.24 -2.18 -1.76 -1.08 -0.64 +1.03 -0.37 +0.29 -0.16 +1.30 +2.36 -2.67
 
Snowfall (inches) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace 0.3 9.5 0.6 11.0 6.2 6.9 0.7 0.0
Departure from Normal 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -1.0 -2.8 +4.4 -5.9 +4.7 +0.8 +5.4 +0.7 0.0

 

Hastings (Municipal Airport) - June 2012 - June 2013
  June 2012 Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
Average High (F) 86.7 94.1 86.0 80.5 62.1 55.2 38.8 33.8 40.1 48.0 57.3 71.6 83.1
Average Low (F) 62.4 68.4 60.3 49.7 36.9 27.8 16.7 15.5 19.7 24.5 33.2 49.5 60.3
Average Temperature (F) 74.6 81.3 73.1 65.1 49.5 41.5 27.8 24.7 29.9 36.3 45.3 60.5 71.7
Departure from Normal (F) +2.8 +4.2 -1.2 -0.5 -3.1 +2.8 +0.2 -1.3  0.0 -3.6 -5.4 -0.8 -0.1
 
Precipitation (inches) 2.35 1.64 2.39 0.59 1.46 0.66 1.69 0.32 0.90 2.25 2.66  5.67 1.24
Departure from Normal -1.45 -2.10 -0.91 -1.97 -0.53 -0.63 +1.08 -0.09 +0.41 +0.46 +0.10  +1.10 -2.56
 
Snowfall NWS Office (inches) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace 0.3 10.5 2.5 10.5 7.9 3.7 0.3 0.0
Departure from Normal 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -1.0 -2.3 +4.4 -3.5 +4.0 +2.7 +2.5 +0.3 0.0

 

Kearney (Regional Airport) - June 2012 - June 2013
(*Temperature data is from unofficial automated AWOS sensor while precipitation data is from official NWS Cooperative Observer)
  June 2012 Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
Average High (F)* 87.1 94.8 87.0 81.6 62.8 55.9 40.2 35.6 41.3 49.5 57.3 72.7 83.8
Average Low (F)* 61.5 66.3 59.4 49.0 35.1 25.9 15.7 15.4 19.0 23.9 32.4 49.4 59.5
Average Temperature (F)* 74.3 80.6 73.2 65.3 49.0 40.9 28.0 25.5 30.1 36.7 44.9 61.0 71.7
Departure from Normal (F)* +4.5 +5.9 +0.6 +1.8 -1.9 +3.9 +2.1 +0.9 +2.0 -1.0 -3.8 +1.5 +1.9
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.62 0.58 1.45 0.54 0.58 Trace 0.61 0.14 0.74 0.62 4.37 6.54 1.44
Departure from Normal -2.31 -2.70 -1.63 -1.53 -1.46 -1.02 +0.04 -0.35 +0.19 -1.17 +2.14 +2.36 -2.49
 
Snowfall (inches) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace Trace 7.2 1.2 8.5 2.3 2.5 Trace 0.0
Departure from Normal 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.7 -3.1 +3.7 -3.2 +3.4 -2.3 +0.7 0.0 0.0

 

Ord (Evelyn Sharp Field Airport) - June 2012 - June 2013
(*Winter precipitation data may include coop observer reports due to automated airport equipment under-measuring snowfall liquid equivalent)
  June 2012
Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
Average High (F) 88.2 96.9 89.0 82.2 62.5 52.4 39.7 38.3 40.4 46.7 56.5 71.0 81.0
Average Low (F) 59.4 64.5 57.4 43.9 31.6 21.2 12.2 12.0 16.6 20.1 28.9 46.9 56.5
Average Temperature (F) 73.8 80.7 73.2 63.0 47.1 36.8 25.9 25.2 28.5 33.4 42.7 59.0 68.8
Departure from Normal (F) +4.6 +6.3 +0.2 -0.6 -2.5 +0.5 +1.0 +0.6 +0.7 -4.3 -6.1 -0.3 -0.4
 
Precipitation (inches)* 0.33 0.15 0.79 0.13 0.32 0.12 0.35 0.14 1.48 0.61 2.51 5.40 1.93
Departure from Normal -3.79 -2.82 -2.37 -2.31 -1.61 -0.95 -0.24 -0.23 +1.04 -0.84 -0.08 +1.59 -2.19
 
Snowfall (Coop Observer) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 1.5 5.0 0.5 8.0 4.0 7.0 Trace  0.0
Departure from Normal 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 +1.4 -3.8 -2.4 -6.3 +2.0 -1.9 +4.5 0.0  0.0

 

Smith Center, KS (Cooperative Observer) - June 2012 - June 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)
  June 2012
Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
Average High (F)* 94.2 100.4 89.9 83.6 65.4 60.2 42.7 37.8 43.0 50.3 60.0 76.0 88.6
Average Low (F)* 62.6 69.4 60.5 51.0 37.2 27.8 18.4 14.8 18.2 23.8 32.8 49.6 59.6
Average Temperature (F)* 78.4 84.9 75.2 67.3 51.3 44.0 30.6 26.3 30.6 37.1 46.4 62.8 74.1
Departure from Normal (F)* +4.4 +5.2 -2.0 -0.9 -3.5 +3.6 +1.8 -1.4 -1.4 -4.5 -6.1  -0.9 +0.1
 
Precipitation (inches) 1.61 1.00 2.75 0.41 1.14 0.36 1.11 0.77 1.25 2.23 1.88 3.11 2.80
Departure from Normal -2.00 -2.87 -0.55 -1.63 -0.74 -0.86 +0.45 +0.28 +0.67 +0.36 -0.39 -0.81 -0.81
 
Snowfall (inches) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2 7.6 16.4 10.0 0.8  Trace 0.0
Departure from Normal 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -1.8 +2.0 +3.9 +12.3 +7.4 +0.2  0.0 0.0

 

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

 


 

The following drought status images, current as of July 2, 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 July 2, 2013 Kansas - U.S. Drought Monitor as of July 2, 2013

 


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



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