July 2013 Weather/Climate Summaries for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord



Grand Island:
   Tied for 25th-driest July on record out of 118 years (but NOT nearly as dry as last year)
Hastings:          29th-driest July on record out of 119 years (but also not as dry as last year)

Grand Island   Hastings   Kearney   Ord

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...JULY 2013 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN JULY 2013
JULY 29: RECORD COOL MAXIMUM TEMP OF 66 (PREVIOUS 70 IN 1985)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:       87.6 DEGREES (0.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       65.0 DEGREES (0.3 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     76.3 DEGREES (0.1 ABOVE NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       99 DEGREES ON THE 22ND
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      66 DEGREES ON THE 29TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        51 DEGREES ON THE 28TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       77 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   98.0 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-13TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    94.0 DEGREES FROM THE 7TH-13TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   82.4 DEGREES FROM THE 7TH-13TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   71.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH
                                                                                                      29TH-30TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    76.9 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   68.4 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH


...PRECIPITATION

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET IN JULY 2013

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.39 INCHES  (2.01 BELOW NORMAL)

- THIS TIED FOR THE 25TH-DRIEST JULY ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS
DATING TO 1896...BUT WAS NOT NEARLY AS DRY AS LAST YEAR IN 2012
WHICH ONLY HAD 0.16 INCHES

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.43 INCHES ON THE 29TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
JUNE 2013       1.63     -2.67
JULY 2013       1.39     -2.01

12-MTH TOTAL  20.77    -5.89


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 48 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 23RD)
(ASSOCIATED WITH PRE-DAWN THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.29 ON THE 17TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.69 ON THE 6TH


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

FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH...JULY 2013 FEATURED SOLIDLY-BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION. HOWEVER...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE ALMOST
EXACTLY EQUALED THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. DESPITE THE DRY MONTH...THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR MAINTAINED THE HALL COUNTY AREA IN CATEGORY D1
MODERATE DROUGHT THROUGH MONTH`S END.

PRECIPITATION-WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.39 INCHES AT CENTRAL
NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS ONLY 41 PERCENT OF THE JULY NORMAL OF
3.40 INCHES. THIS TIED FOR THE 25TH-DRIEST JULY ON RECORD OUT OF 118
YEARS...ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS DRY AS LAST YEAR IN 2012 WHICH
FEATURED A PALTRY 0.16 INCHES.
THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAY OF THE MONTH
WAS THE 29TH...WHICH ONLY HAD 0.43 INCHES.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 76.3 DEGREES...OR MERELY 0.1
DEGREE ABOVE THE JULY NORMAL. HOWEVER...THESE NUMBERS DONT TELL THE
STORY OF A MONTH THAT PREVAILED WARM THROUGH THE FIRST 3 WEEKS
BEFORE ENDING NOTABLY COOLER. MORE SPECIFICALLY...SEVENTEEN OF THE
FIRST 22 DAYS OF JULY FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...WHILE 8 OF THE LAST 9 DAYS REGISTERED BELOW NORMAL. IN
FACT...A FOUR-DAY STRETCH FROM THE 27TH-30TH WAS PARTICULARLY
COOL...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES ONLY RANGING FROM 66-76 DEGREES. THE
HIGH OF 66 ON THE 29TH SET A NEW DAILY RECORD FOR COOLEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE. DIGGING DEEPER INTO THE COOL STRETCH...THE MEAN
TEMPERATURE FROM THE 27TH-29TH WAS ONLY 63.7 DEGREES...WHICH TIED
FOR THE 14TH-COOLEST NON-OVERLAPPING STRETCH ON RECORD FOR ANY THREE
DAYS IN JULY...AND THE COOLEST SINCE 62.5 DEGREES FROM JULY 23-25,
2004. LOOKING OVER A LONGER STRETCH OF DAYS...THE MEAN TEMPERATURE
DURING THE 9-DAY PERIOD FROM THE 23RD-31ST AVERAGED 69.4
DEGREES...TYING JULY 15-23, 2009, FOR THE MOST-RECENT 9-DAY STRETCH
OF JULY TEMPERATURES THAT COOL.
REWINDING TO THE HOTTER PORTION OF
THE MONTH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 98 DEGREES ON CONSECUTIVE
DAYS ON THE 12TH-13TH...DURING THE OVERALL WARMEST WEEK OF THE
MONTH CENTERED FROM THE 7TH-13TH. HOWEVER...THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE
MONTH WAS ACTUALLY THE 22ND AT 99 DEGREES. THE COOLEST LOW
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 51 DEGREES ON THE 28TH...AND THE
WARMEST LOW WAS 77 ON THE 13TH.

REGARDING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...IT WAS AN UNEVENTFUL MONTH IN THE
GRAND ISLAND AREA...AND IN FACT NWS HASTINGS ISSUED NO LOCAL STORM
REPORTS FOR ANYWHERE IN HALL COUNTY. AT THE AIRPORT...THE STRONGEST
THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST OF THE MONTH WAS ONLY 48 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST DURING THE PRE-DAWN HOURS OF THE 23RD.



 
...JULY 2013 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN JULY 2013
JULY 29: RECORD COOL MAX TEMP OF 66 (PREVIOUS 70 IN 1932,1906)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      86.1 DEGREES (1.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       64.4 DEGREES (2.0 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     75.2 DEGREES (1.9 BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       99 DEGREES ON THE 12TH, 13TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      66 DEGREES ON THE 29TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        52 DEGREES ON THE 1ST, 28TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       75 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   99.0 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-13TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   94.1 DEGREES FROM THE 7TH-13TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   82.4 DEGREES FROM THE 7TH-13TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   67.5 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   73.9 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   66.7 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH


...PRECIPITATION

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET IN JULY 2013

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.77 INCHES  (1.97 BELOW NORMAL)

- THIS WAS THE 29TH-DRIEST JULY ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS DATING TO
1895...BUT WAS NOT QUITE AS DRY AS LAST YEAR IN 2012 WHICH ONLY HAD
1.64 INCHES

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 7

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.69 INCHES ON THE 23RD

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
JUN  2013        1.24      -2.56
JUL  2013        1.77      -1.97

12-MTH TOTAL  21.60     -5.51


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 52 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON THE 23RD)
(ASSOCIATED WITH PRE-DAWN THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.29 ON THE 17TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.68 ON THE 6TH


...JULY 2013 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH...JULY 2013 FEATURED SOLIDLY-BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION. DESPITE THE RATHER DRY MONTH...THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR MAINTAINED MOST OF ADAMS COUNTY IN CATEGORY D1
MODERATE DROUGHT THROUGH MONTH`S END. TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH
AVERAGED A FEW DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL.

FOCUSING ON PRECIPITATION IN MORE DETAIL...
THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.77
INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS ONLY 47 PERCENT OF THE JULY
NORMAL OF 3.74 INCHES. THIS RESULTED IN THE 29TH-DRIEST JULY ON
RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS...BUT WAS NOT QUITE AS DRY AS LAST YEAR IN
2012 WHICH HAD 1.64 INCHES.
THE MAJORITY OF MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION...1.49 INCHES...FELL DURING THE FINAL NINE DAYS OF THE
MONTH...HELPING THE AREA RECOVER A BIT FROM AN EXTREMELY DRY FIRST
THREE WEEKS OF JULY. THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE
23RD WITH 0.69 INCHES.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 75.2 DEGREES...1.9 DEGREES
BELOW THE JULY NORMAL. THIS MARKED THE COOLEST JULY SINCE A 72.3
DEGREE MEAN TEMPERATURE IN 2009. HOWEVER...THESE NUMBERS DONT PAINT
THE FULL PICTURE OF A MONTH THAT STARTED A BIT COOL THROUGH THE
FIRST FEW DAYS...PREVAILED WARM THROUGH THE MIDDLE FEW WEEKS...AND
THEN ENDED WITH A NOTABLY-COOL STRETCH.
MORE SPECIFICALLY...EACH OF
THE FINAL NINE DAYS OF THE MONTH RANGED ANYWHERE FROM 4 TO 16
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL PER THE MEAN TEMPERATURE. A FOUR-DAY STRETCH
FROM THE 27TH-30TH WAS PARTICULARLY COOL...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
ONLY RANGING FROM 66-73 DEGREES. IN FACT...THE HIGH OF 66 ON THE
29TH SET A NEW DAILY RECORD FOR COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE. DIGGING
DEEPER INTO THE COOL STRETCH...THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FROM THE
27TH-29TH WAS ONLY 62.7 DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE 7TH-COOLEST
NON-OVERLAPPING STRETCH ON RECORD FOR ANY THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN
JULY...AND THE COOLEST SINCE 62.5 DEGREES FROM JULY 1-3, 1988.
LOOKING OVER A LONGER STRETCH OF DAYS...THE MEAN TEMPERATURE DURING
THE 9-DAY PERIOD FROM THE 23RD-31ST AVERAGED 68.0 DEGREES...TYING
JULY 4-12, 1951, FOR THE 6TH-COOLEST NON-OVERLAPPING STRETCH ON
RECORD FOR ANY 9 CONSECUTIVE JULY DAYS. IT HAD BEEN SEVEN YEARS
SINCE A COOLER 9-DAY STRETCH OF JULY WEATHER OCCURRED...A 67.3
DEGREE MEAN TEMPERATURE FROM JULY 22-30, 2004.
REWINDING TO THE
HOTTER PORTION OF THE MONTH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 99
DEGREES ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS ON THE 12TH-13TH...DURING THE OVERALL
WARMEST WEEK OF THE MONTH CENTERED FROM THE 7TH-13TH. THE COOLEST
LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 52 DEGREES ON THE 1ST AND
28TH...AND THE WARMEST LOW WAS 75 ON THE 13TH.

REGARDING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...IT WAS AN UNEVENTFUL MONTH IN THE
HASTINGS AREA...AND IN FACT NWS HASTINGS ISSUED NO NOTEWORTHY LOCAL
STORM REPORTS FOR ANYWHERE IN ADAMS COUNTY. HOWEVER...THERE WERE
SOME NEAR-SEVERE CRITERIA WIND GUSTS DURING THE PRE-DAWN HOURS
OF THE 23RD ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW...DURING WHICH THE
AIRPORT CLOCKED A PEAK GUST OF 52 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST.



...JULY 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:
100 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 14TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 13TH)

COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
69 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 28TH, 29TH, 30TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
50 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 1ST

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
72 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 14TH


...PRECIPITATION

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   1.98 INCHES (1.30 BELOW NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 0.94 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 9TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
JUN  2013         1.44      -2.49
JUL  2013         1.98      -1.30

12-MTH TOTAL  19.01     -6.22


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

IT WAS A VERY QUIET MONTH IN TERMS OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
KEARNEY AREA. IN FACT...NWS HASTINGS ISSUED NO LOCAL STORM REPORTS
FOR HAIL OR STRONG WINDS ANYWHERE IN BUFFALO COUNTY.

 



...JULY 2013 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

..TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      85.9 DEGREES (1.4 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       60.9 DEGREES (0.6 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     73.4 DEGREES (1.0 BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        97 DEGREES ON THE 13TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       67 DEGREES ON THE 29TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        46 DEGREES ON THE 1ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       71 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   96.0 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-13TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   92.0 DEGREES FROM THE 7TH-13TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   79.1 DEGREES FROM THE 7TH-13TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     71.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    76.7 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   67.0 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH


...PRECIPITATION

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 3.59 INCHES  (0.62 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 12

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 1.64 INCHES ON THE 7TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:        1.70 INCHES FROM THE 6TH-7TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
JUN  2013          1.93      -2.19
JUL  2013           3.59      +0.62

12-MTH TOTAL  17.37     -7.57


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 60 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ON THE 24TH)
(ASSOCIATED WITH A LARGE EARLY-EVENING SEVERE STORM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.28 ON THE 17TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.70 ON THE 6TH

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