September 2013 Climate Summaries For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord



Grand Island:
   Tied for 9th-warmest Sep. on record out of 118 years (warmest since 1998)

Hastings:          15th-warmest Sep. on record out of 107 years (warmest since 2005)
                             32nd-driest Sep. on record out of 119 years (but wetter than last 2 Sep.)
                            

Grand Island   Hastings   Kearney   Ord

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...SEPTEMBER 2013 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD SET IN SEPTEMBER 2013
SEP. 26: RECORD WARM MINIMUM TEMP OF 63 (PREVIOUS 60 LAST SET 2008)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      82.5 DEGREES (4.5 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       58.0 DEGREES (5.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     70.2 DEGREES (5.1 ABOVE NORMAL)

- PER AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE...THIS SEPTEMBER TIED WITH 1939 FOR
THE 9TH-WARMEST ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS DATING TO 1896...AND WAS
THE WARMEST SINCE 71.6 DEGREES IN 1998

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       99 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      63 DEGREES ON THE 16TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        46 DEGREES ON THE 25TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       73 DEGREES ON THE 9TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   97.0 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH-9TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   91.9 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH

- THIS WAS THE HOTTEST SEPTEMBER WEEK PER AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
IN 11 YEARS...SINCE SEP. 3-9, 2002 AVERAGED 92.7 DEGREES


WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   79.4 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH

- THIS WAS THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER WEEK PER AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE
IN 23 YEARS...SINCE SEP. 1-7, 1990 AVERAGED 80.9 DEGREES

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   67.0 DEGREES FROM THE 15TH-16TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   73.7 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   64.6 DEGREES FROM THE 19TH-25TH


...PRECIPITATION

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET IN SEPTEMBER 2013

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 2.38 INCHES  (0.15 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         0.0 INCHES  (0.1 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 9

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.79 INCHES ON THE 4TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
APR  2013        3.83     +1.30
MAY  2013        6.77     +2.36
JUN  2013         1.63     -2.67
JUL  2013         1.39     -2.01
AUG  2013        3.02     -0.10
SEP  2013        2.38     +0.15

12-MTH TOTAL  24.76    -1.90


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 39 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 19TH

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.31 ON THE 16TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.58 ON THE 23RD

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

SEPTEMBER 2013 WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE MOST-REMEMBERED FOR ITS
PREVAILING WARM TEMPERATURES...ESPECIALLY DURING THE OPENING THIRD
OF THE MONTH.
PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...BREAKING A
STREAK OF THREE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL.
HOWEVER...ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...MOST OF HALL
COUNTY REMAINED IN CATEGORY D1 MODERATE DROUGHT THROUGHOUT THE
MONTH.

PRECIPITATION-WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 2.38 INCHES AT CENTRAL
NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS ONLY 0.15 INCHES ABOVE THE SEPTEMBER
NORMAL. THIS PRECIPITATION WAS FAIRLY-EVENLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT
THE MONTH...WITH THE THREE RAINIEST DAYS THE 4TH WITH 0.79
INCHES...THE 11TH WITH 0.54 INCHES AND THE 28TH WITH 0.47 INCHES.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH AS A WHOLE AVERAGED NOTABLY
WARM...ESPECIALLY DURING MOST OF THE FIRST 10 DAYS AND THEN AGAIN
DURING MUCH OF THE FINAL FIVE DAYS. OVERALL...THE MONTHLY MEAN
TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS
70.2 DEGREES...5.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RESULTED IN A TIE WITH
1939 FOR THE 9TH-WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 118 YEARS...AND
WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 71.6 DEGREES IN 1998.
LOW TEMPERATURES MADE
THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY
MEAN...AVERAGING 5.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. AS EVIDENCE OF THIS...LOW
TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH ONLY DROPPED BELOW 50 DEGREES FIVE
TIMES...WELL BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE OF 12 TIMES. OF THE 30 DAYS
DURING SEPTEMBER...24 HAD AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE AND ONLY
SIX WERE BELOW NORMAL. BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO MORE
DETAIL...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK WAS THE 4TH-10TH. IN FACT...PER
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE...THIS WAS THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER WEEK IN 23
YEARS...SINCE SEP. 1-7, 1990.
DURING THIS SEP. 4-10 STRETCH...HIGH
TEMPERATURES REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES ON FIVE DAYS...AND THE
OVERNIGHT LOWS DROPPED NO LOWER THAN 62 DEGREES. BROADENING OUT THE
SCOPE TO INCLUDE THE LATTER PART OF AUGUST 2013...THE 23-DAY STRETCH
FROM AUG. 19 - SEP. 10 FEATURED AN AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 79.4
DEGREES...RANKING AS THE FOURTH-WARMEST STRETCH ON RECORD BETWEEN
THOSE PARTICULAR DATES.
FOCUSING BACK ON THIS SEPTEMBER...THE 9TH
FEATURED NOT ONLY THE HOTTEST READING OF THE MONTH AT 99
DEGREES...BUT ALSO THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES.
STARTING ON THE 11TH AND LASTING FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS...A MORE
SEASONABLE TEMPERATURE REGIME WITH HIGHS MAINLY BETWEEN THE 70S AND
MID-80S SETTLED INTO THE AREA. WARMER READINGS THEN MADE A RETURN
FOR THE END OF THE MONTH...WITH THREE OF THE LAST FIVE DAYS
FEATURING HIGHS OF AT LEAST 84 DEGREES. THE LOW OF ONLY 63 DEGREES
ON THE 26TH SET A DAILY RECORD FOR WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE. BY
FAR THE COOLEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE 16TH WITH A HIGH OF ONLY 63
DEGREES...WHILE THE MORNING OF THE 25TH FEATURED THE COOLEST LOW AT
46 DEGREES.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH WAS ONLY 39 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON
THE 19TH. NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED GRAND ISLAND DURING THE
MONTH...AND IN FACT NWS HASTINGS RECEIVED NO LOCAL STORM REPORTS
FROM ANYWHERE IN HALL COUNTY.



 
...SEPTEMBER 2013 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT...

(NOTE: TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT HASTINGS ARE BASED ON NWS COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER REPORTS (HASTINGS 4N) BETWEEN 1907 AND JUNE 1996...WITH
RECORDS SINCE JULY 1996 FROM THE AUTOMATED SENSOR AT HASTINGS
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT HASTINGS ARE BASED ON
NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS (HASTINGS 4N) BETWEEN 1895 AND
MARCH 1998...WITH RECORDS SINCE APRIL 1998 FROM THE AUTOMATED
AIRPORT SENSOR.)

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN SEPTEMBER 2013

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      82.3 DEGREES (4.9 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       57.6 DEGREES (3.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     69.9 DEGREES (4.3 ABOVE NORMAL)

- PER AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE...THIS SEPTEMBER WAS THE 15TH-WARMEST
ON RECORD OUT OF 107 YEARS DATING TO 1907...AND WAS THE WARMEST
SINCE 71.3 DEGREES IN 2005

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       98 DEGREES ON THE 6TH, 8TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      59 DEGREES ON THE 16TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         46 DEGREES ON THE 20TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       68 DEGREES ON THE 6TH, 9TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   97.5 DEGREES FROM THE 6TH-7TH,
                                                                                       7TH-8TH, 8TH-9TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   93.9 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH

- THIS WAS THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER WEEK PER AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
IN 23 YEARS...SINCE SEP. 1-7, 1990 AVERAGED 95.3 DEGREES

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   80.0 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH

- THIS WAS ALSO THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER WEEK IN 23 YEARS PER AVERAGE
MEAN TEMPERATURE...SINCE SEP. 1-7, 1990 AVERAGED 81.0 DEGREES


COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    64.0 DEGREES FROM THE 15TH-16TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    73.7 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   64.1 DEGREES FROM THE 19TH-25TH


...PRECIPITATION

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET IN SEPTEMBER 2013

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.26 INCHES  (1.30 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         0.0 INCHES   (0.2 BELOW NORMAL)

- THIS WAS THE 32ND-DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS
DATING TO 1895...BUT WAS ACTUALLY THE WETTEST SEP. SINCE 2010


NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 8

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.50 INCHES ON THE 28TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                 0.54 INCHES ON THE 27TH-28TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
AUG  2013        3.25      -0.05
SEP  2013        1.26      -1.30

12-MTH TOTAL  23.13     -3.98


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 44 MPH FROM THE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST ON THE 23RD

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.30 ON THE 16TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.54 ON THE 23RD

...SEPTEMBER 2013 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

ALTHOUGH THIS WAS THE FOURTH-CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION...SEPTEMBER 2013 WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE MOST-REMEMBERED
FOR ITS PREVAILING WARM TEMPERATURES...ESPECIALLY DURING THE OPENING
ONE-THIRD OF THE MONTH.
DESPITE THE DRIER-THAN-NORMAL TREND THAT HAS
PREVAILED IN HASTINGS SINCE JUNE...THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR
MAINTAINED NEARLY ALL OF ADAMS COUNTY IN NO-WORSE-THAN CATEGORY D0
ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.

PRECIPITATION-WISE...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.26 INCHES AT HASTINGS
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS JUST UNDER HALF OF THE SEPTEMBER NORMAL OF
2.56 INCHES. A DECENT PERCENTAGE OF THIS RAIN FELL FROM A LINE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH ON THE NIGHT OF THE
27TH INTO THE EARLY 28TH AND DROPPED 0.54 INCHES. ALTHOUGH THIS
SEPTEMBER FINISHED AS THE 32ND-DRIEST ON RECORD DATING BACK 119
YEARS...IT WAS ACTUALLY THE WETTEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 2010.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE MONTH AS A WHOLE AVERAGED NOTABLY
WARM...ESPECIALLY DURING MOST OF THE FIRST 10 DAYS AND THEN AGAIN
TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH. OVERALL...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE
RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 69.9
DEGREES...4.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. PER AVERAGE MEAN
TEMPERATURE...THIS SEPTEMBER WAS THE 15TH-WARMEST ON RECORD OUT OF
107 YEARS DATING TO 1907...AND WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 71.3 DEGREES IN
2005.
AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES MADE THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO
THE ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN...AVERAGING 4.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
AS EVIDENCE OF THIS...HIGHS DURING THE MONTH REACHED AT LEAST 90
DEGREES EIGHT TIMES...TWICE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE OF FOUR TIMES. OF
THE 30 DAYS DURING SEPTEMBER...21 HAD AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...SIX FINISHED BELOW NORMAL AND THREE TIED THE DAILY
NORMAL. BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO MORE DETAIL...THE
OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK WAS THE 4TH-10TH. IN FACT...PER BOTH AVERAGE
HIGH TEMPERATURE AND AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE...THIS WAS THE WARMEST
SEPTEMBER WEEK IN 23 YEARS...SINCE SEP. 1-7, 1990.
DURING THIS SEP.
4-10 WEEK THIS YEAR...HIGHS REACHED OR EXCEEDED 91 DEGREES ON FIVE
DAYS...AND THE OVERNIGHT LOWS DROPPED NO LOWER THAN 64 DEGREES. OF
EVEN GREATER SIGNIFICANCE...THE FOUR-DAY STRETCH FROM SEP. 6-9 WAS
PARTICULARLY HOT WITH AN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97.5
DEGREES...MARKING THE HOTTEST FOUR-DAY SEPTEMBER STRETCH IN 35
YEARS...SINCE 1978. THIS HOT STREAK FROM THE 6TH-9TH WAS EVEN MORE
IMPRESSIVE PER AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE...ENDING UP AS THE WARMEST
FOUR-DAY SEPTEMBER STRETCH IN A REMARKABLE 58 YEARS...SINCE 1955.
BROADENING OUT THE SCOPE TO INCLUDE THE LATTER PART OF AUGUST
2013...THE 23-DAY STRETCH FROM AUG. 19-SEP. 10 FEATURED AN AVERAGE
MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 78.9 DEGREES...TYING 1990 FOR THE FIFTH-WARMEST
STRETCH ON RECORD BETWEEN THOSE PARTICULAR DATES.
FOCUSING BACK ON
THIS SEPTEMBER...THE HOTTEST READING OF THE MONTH...98
DEGREES...OCCURRED ON BOTH THE 6TH AND 8TH...AND THE WARMEST LOW
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...68 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON BOTH THE 6TH AND
9TH. STARTING ON THE 11TH AND LASTING FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS...A
MORE SEASONABLE TEMPERATURE REGIME WITH HIGHS MAINLY BETWEEN THE 70S
AND MID-80S SETTLED INTO THE AREA. WARMER READINGS THEN MADE A
RETURN TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH...WITH THREE OF THE LAST FIVE
DAYS FEATURING HIGHS OF AT LEAST 82 DEGREES. BY FAR THE COOLEST DAY
OF THE MONTH WAS THE 16TH WITH A HIGH OF ONLY 59 DEGREES...WHILE THE
MORNING OF THE 20TH FEATURED THE COOLEST LOW AT 46 DEGREES.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH WAS ONLY 44 MPH FROM THE
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST ON THE 23RD. NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED
HASTINGS DURING THE MONTH...AND IN FACT NWS HASTINGS RECEIVED NO
LOCAL STORM REPORTS FROM ANYWHERE IN ADAMS COUNTY.



...SEPTEMBER 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 7TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 6TH)

COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
62 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 17TH (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 16TH)

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
44 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 20TH, 21ST

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
65 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 8TH, 9TH, 12TH


...PRECIPITATION

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   3.77 INCHES (1.70 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:           0.0 INCHES (0.2 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF 24-HOUR PERIODS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 9

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 2.00 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 28TH

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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
AUG  2013         2.19      -0.89
SEP  2013         3.77      +1.70

12-MTH TOTAL  22.98     -2.25


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF STRONG-TO-DAMAGING WINDS DURING THE MONTH
WITHIN THE IMMEDIATE KEARNEY AREA...AND THE ONLY HAIL REPORT WAS
NICKEL SIZE HAIL DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 19TH.

 



...SEPTEMBER 2013 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT...

..TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      81.9 DEGREES (3.8 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       54.3 DEGREES (5.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     68.1 DEGREES (4.5 ABOVE NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       98 DEGREES ON THE 6TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      64 DEGREES ON THE 16TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        39 DEGREES ON THE 21ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       67 DEGREES ON THE 8TH

HOTTEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     95.5 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH-9TH

HOTTEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     92.6 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   78.4 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     67.0 DEGREES FROM THE 15TH-16TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     74.6 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

COOLEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   62.0 DEGREES FROM THE 19TH-25TH


...PRECIPITATION

(SNOWFALL AND MELTED LIQUID EQUIVALENT ARE FROM THE NWS
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN ORD)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 2.80 INCHES  (0.36 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         0.0 INCHES  (MATCHES NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 6

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 1.63 INCHES ON THE 27TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION:                2.09 INCHES FROM THE 27TH-28TH


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
AUG  2013         3.77      +0.61
SEP  2013         2.80      +0.36

12-MTH TOTAL  23.02     -1.92


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 44 MPH FROM THE WEST-NORTHWEST ON THE 19TH

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.32 ON THE 16TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.58 ON THE 26TH

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