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.
|Actual High Temperature||Record Coolest High Temperature
|Grand Island||73°||64° in 1981||2nd coolest|
|Hastings||72°||67° in 1981||3rd coolest|
|Actual Low Temperature||Record Low Temperature||Rank|
|Grand Island||51°||50° in 1994||Tied for 2nd-coolest|
|Hastings||52°||51° in 1994||2nd-coolest|
|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|
|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.|