This Was The Coolest July 23-Aug 5 Period on Record at Hastings

DURING THE TWO-WEEK PERIOD FROM JULY 23-AUG 5, 2013...THE DAILY MEAN
TEMPERATURE (A RESULT OF AVERAGING TOGETHER THE DAILY HIGHS AND
LOWS) WAS BELOW NORMAL ON 13 OF 14 DAYS AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT. IN FACT...10 OF THESE 13 DAYS AVERAGED ANYWHERE FROM 5
DEGREES...TO AS MUCH AS 16 DEGREES...BELOW NORMAL. AS A
RESULT...IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE THAT THIS RECENT PERIOD OF
COOLER WEATHER HAS AVERAGED OUT TO BE AMONG THE COOLEST MID-SUMMER
STRETCHES ON RECORD.
THE TWO SETS OF RANKINGS BELOW HELP PUT THE
PAST TWO WEEKS IN A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AT HASTINGS...WHERE
TEMPERATURE RECORDS DATE BACK 107 YEARS TO 1907...

THIS FIRST SET OF RANKINGS FOCUSES ON ALL 14-DAY PERIODS
SPECIFICALLY FROM JULY 23-AUG 5. IN FACT...NO PREVIOUS SUMMER HAS
AVERAGED AS COOL AS THIS YEAR HAS FROM JULY 23-AUG 5...BASED ON
107 YEARS OF HASTINGS TEMPERATURE RECORDS DATING TO 1907.

THE SECOND SET OF RANKINGS BELOW IS NOT AS RESTRICTIVE BY CALENDAR
DATE...AND FOCUSES ON ANY STRETCH OF 14-CONSECUTIVE NON-
OVERLAPPING DAYS THAT OCCURRED SOMETIME BETWEEN JULY 15-AUG
15...WHICH IS A ONE-MONTH PERIOD ROUGHLY CORRESPONDING TO THE
HEART OF MID-SUMMER. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STIPULATION OF NON-
OVERLAPPING PERIODS ELIMINATES HAVING MULTIPLE 14-DAY STRETCHES
FROM THE SAME YEAR. FROM THESE RANKINGS...IT IS APPARENT THAT THE
PAST 14 DAYS TIED FOR 3RD-COOLEST WITH SIMILAR MID-SUMMER STRETCHES
DURING 2009...1992 AND 1915...AND TRAILING ONLY SLIGHTLY-COOLER
STRETCHES DURING THE SUMMERS OF 1974 AND 2004.


- THE TOP-5 COOLEST 14-DAY STRETCH ON RECORD SPECIFICALLY BETWEEN
JULY 23-AUG 5 BASED ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:


1) 69.6 DEGREES IN 2013
2) 70.0 DEGREES IN 1915
3) 70.4 DEGREES IN 1998
4) 70.5 DEGREES IN 1996, 1992
5) 70.6 DEGREES IN 1971


- THE TOP-5 COOLEST NON-OVERLAPPING 14-DAY PERIODS ON RECORD FOR
ANY 14-CONSECUTIVE DAYS THAT OCCURRED BETWEEN JULY 15-AUG 15 BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:


1) 69.0 DEGREES FROM JUL 29-AUG 11, 1974
2) 69.3 DEGREES FROM AUG 2-15, 2004
3) 69.6 DEGREES FROM JUL 23-AUG 5, 2013
                                             JUL 17-30, 2009
                                             JUL 21-AUG 4, 1915
                                             JUL 20-AUG 3, 1992
4) 69.8 DEGREES FROM JUL 20-AUG 3, 1996
5) 69.9 DEGREES FROM AUG 2-15, 1966

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



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