Aug. 16, 2013: Record-Cool High Temperatures in Grand Island, Hastings

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, was notably cool by August standards across much of the NWS Hastings coverage area, but especially near/east of Highway 281 in Nebraska where widespread low cloud cover persisted through the day.  Places such as Grand Island and Hastings set or tied record-cold highs for the date. The details follow below...


The Aug. 16, 2013, high temperature at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island was only 70°. This eclipsed the previous record-cold high for the date of 72° in 1996. The "normal" Aug. 16th high temperature based on 30-year climate normals is 86°.

  • The last time a high temperature was this cool on any day in August was in 2010, when it only reached 70° on Aug. 17th

  • The coolest high temperature on record for any day in August was 57° on Aug. 31, 1935 

August temperature records at Grand Island date back to 1896.

Location High Temp (Aug. 16) Previous Record

Grand Island
(Central Nebraska Regional Airport)

70°

72 in 1996

 


The Aug. 16, 2013, high temperature at Hastings Municipal Airport was only 71°. This broke the previous record-cold high for the date of  72° in 1977. The "normal" Aug. 16th high temperature based on 30-year climate normals is 85°.

  • The last time a high temperature was this cool on any day in August was back in 2010, when it only reached 71° on Aug. 17th
     
     
  • The coolest high temperature on record for any day in August was 59° on Aug. 27, 1914

    August temperature records at Hastings date back to 1907, and are based on NWS Cooperative Observer reports between 1907-1995, and on the automated ASOS at Hastings Muncipal Airport since 1996.

Location

High Temp
(Aug. 16)

Previous
Record

Hastings
(Municipal Airport)

71°

72 in 1977

 

(*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)


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



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