Late-July 2013: Abnormally Cool Weather Overtakes the Area

Temperatures turned substantially cooler than normal during late-July 2013, especially between the 27th-29th. For late July, high temperatures are typically in the upper 80s over south central Nebraska, and in the lower 90s over north central Kansas. Low temperatures are typically in the 60s. The tables below illustrate the record to near-record coolness that occurred at both the Grand Island and Hastings airports....

These temperatures were more typical of the middle of May or laet- September. However, high temperatures, in the 70s are not completely uncommon during the month of July. In fact, in the 107 years of records, at Hastings, and the 118 years at Grand Island, both locations average at least 3 days of high temperatures below 80° each July.

 

July 27, 2013 High Temperatures
  Actual High Temperature Record Coolest High Temperature
Rank
Grand Island 73° 64° in 1981  2nd coolest
Hastings 72° 67° in 1981 3rd coolest
 

July 28, 2013 Low Temperatures
  Actual Low Temperature Record Low Temperature Rank
Grand Island 51° 50° in 1994 Tied for 2nd-coolest
Hastings 52° 51° in 1994 2nd-coolest

July 28, 2013 High Temperatures
  Actual High Temperature Record Coolest High Temperature Rank
Grand Island 76° 65° in 1981 6th coolest
Hastings 69° 68° in 1981 Tied for 2nd-coolest

 

July 29, 2013 High Temperatures
   High Temperature Record Coolest High Temperature Rank
Grand Island 66° 66° in 2013 coolest on record!
Hastings 66° 66° in 2013 coolest on record!

  

 

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


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