November 2013: Weather/Climate Review For The NWS Hastings Coverage Area

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Monthly Narrative

Tri-Cities & Ord Details
& Monthly Extremes
Graphs, Tables, Maps Drought Monitor Graphics

Monthly Precipitation & Snowfall Tables & Archive of These Monthly Reviews

* 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

 November 2013 Weather/Climate Web Stories
(Click HERE for archive to all web stories)

Nov. 5: First Snow of the Season North...Widespread Rain Other Areas
Nov. 7: Winter Weather Awareness Day
Nov. 17: Strong Northwest Winds Gust 40-55 MPH Across The Area
Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day Climatology For Grand Island, NE
Fall 2013: Final Fall 2013 Frost/Freeze Recap


November 2013 Climate And Weather Review For South Central Nebraska
And Portions Of North Central Kansas

...A Southeast (Wetter) Versus Northwest (Drier) Precipitation Difference...And A Slightly Below Normal Monthly Mean Temperature In Most Areas...

The following narrative focuses on climate and weather highlights for the month of November 2013 across the NWS Hastings coverage area, encompassing 24 counties in south central and central Nebraska, and 6 counties in north central Kansas. Click HERE for a map of this coverage area. The temperature and precipitation data presented here are largely based on the NWS Cooperative Observer network, along with data from a handful of automated airport sites. All climate averages and "normals" presented here are based on the official NCDC 1981-2010 normals.

- TEMPERATURES...(According to 30-year averages, "normal" November high temperatures in South Central Nebraska gradually decrease from the mid-upper 50s early in the month to the lower-mid 40s by the end of the month, while highs in North Central Kansas gradually decrease from the lower-60s to the mid-40s. "Normal" November low temperatures across most of the 30-county area gradually decrease from the lower-mid 30s early in the month to between 17-23° by month's end...)

Based on the monthly mean temperature (resulting from averaging together the daily highs and lows), temperatures across the majority of the NWS Hastings coverage area ranged from very-near normal to around 2° below normal, with very few places on the above normal side of things. This was in contrast to one year ago in November 2012, when most of the area averaged 2-4° above normal for the month. Overall, it was a fairly "typical" fall month, with alternating stretches of at least slightly above/below normal readings, but nothing all that extreme or long-lasting. That being said, for places such as Hastings airport, this was actually the overall-coolest November in 13 years, since 2000. At Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport, the monthly mean temperature made the remarkable, rare distinction of exactly-matching the 30-year normal value to the nearest tenth of a degree for the second consecutive month.


At Hastings airport, where temperature trends were generally representative of much of the 30-county area, 15 days of the month featured an above normal mean temperature, 14 were below normal and one day matched the daily normal. Breaking down the month into more detail, the overall warmest week across most of the area was centered from the 14th-20th, while the overall-coldest week followed shortly thereafter between the 22nd-28th. Focusing first on the warm side of things, between the 14th-20th, sites such as Hastings airport reached at least 60° on four of the seven days. During the colder stretch from the 22nd-28th, Hastings airport failed to reach 40° on five of the seven days. For most of the area, the outright-coldest day of the month was the 23rd, as high temperatures only averaged in the mid-20s to near 30°. As for overnight low temperatures, the 27th was the coldest morning of the month in most places with widespread single digits above zero. No official temperature stations dropped below 0°F during November. In terms of the first "hard freeze" of the fall (defined by a low temperature of 28°-or colder), several stations within southern/eastern portions of the coverage area took until sometime between Nov. 5-12 to finally reach this mark, which was at least 2-3 weeks later than the 30-year average. For those places such as Hebron, Beloit KS and Smith Center KS that didn't reach this mark until Nov. 12th, the first hard freeze came with authority, as nearly the entire coverage area plunged to 15°-or-colder on that morning. For Beloit KS, the first hard freeze on Nov. 12 was 18 days later than average, and the latest since 1963...fifty years ago! It was a similar story at Smith Center KS, where the first hard freeze on Nov. 12 was 24 days later than average, and the latest since 1964...49 years prior. Farther north, Grand Island finally recorded a hard freeze on Nov. 5th, 22 days later than average and the latest since 1998 (please refer to this story for more details on the first freeze/hard freeze of fall 2013).

Per NWS cooperative observers and a few automated airport sites, the outright-warmest readings of the month across the 30-county area mainly occurred on days such as the 3rd, 8th and 16th, featuring highs of 73° at Cambridge (on the 3rd), 72° at Beaver City, Edison and Webster Dam KS (on the 3rd), and 71° at Beloit KS (on the 8th). On the opposite side of the November thermometer, the 27th featured the coldest low temperatures of the month for the majority of the area, with a few of these monthly cold extremes as follows: 1° at Ord airport (on the 22nd), 3° at Red Cloud (on the 27th), and 4° at Franklin, Greeley, Ravenna and two miles west of Genoa (on the 27th). In the Nebraska Tri-Cities, Grand Island airport recorded the warmest reading of the month with 64° on the 16th, while both Hastings airport and the cooperative observer at the Kearney airport notched the coldest low temperature with 7° on the 27th.

(Please look farther down the page for more information on November 2013 temperatures and extremes, including detailed breakdowns for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord...)


- PRECIPITATION/FLOODING...(According to 30-year averages, "normal" November precipitation across the NWS Hastings coverage area (rainfall and snow liquid equivalent) ranges between 0.85"- 1.10" across roughly the western half of the area including places such as Kearney, Cambridge and Plainville KS, up to between 1.30" - 1.50" in eastern locations such as York and Hebron. November snowfall normals range from 2.5 - 4" across most of South Central Nebraska, and 1-2" in North Central Kansas.)

November 2013 was the third consecutive month to feature roughly an even-split between above/below normal precipitation across the 30-county area, although at least a slight majority of the area seemed to fall on the on the below normal side of the ledger. At any rate, none of the area had either an extremely dry or extremely wet month, as even the driest places managed around 0.50" or slightly more, while the wettest places only topped out around 2.00" or slightly less. Geographically, the difference between above and below normal precipitation during Nov. 2013 was a northwest (drier) versus southeast (wetter) split. Very generally, most locations southeast of a line running from near Phillipsburg KS-Hastings-Shelby received at least slightly above normal precipitation, while most places northwest of this line were at least slightly below normal. Although the month as a whole will not go down in the record books as being notably wet or dry in any given area, it's worth noting that the vast majority of days during the month were precipitation-free. In fact, for most of the area, a significant percentage of total monthly precipitation fell early in the month on the 5th, while very little, if hardly any fell thereafter. Here are two examples of this: (1) the NWS cooperative observer at Burr Oak KS received 1.98" of rain on the 5th, but only 0.02" through the remainder of the month...(2) Hastings airport measured 0.97" on the 5th, but then also picked up a meager 0.02" through the remainder of November. 

Based on reports from around 65 NWS Cooperative Observers and a few automated airport gauges, and also incorporating radar-derived estimation, precipitation across the 30-county area came within a few percentage points of being another 50-50 split between above-versus-below normal precipitation. Per a combination of NWS cooperative observers and NeRAIN/CoCoRaHS observers, a few of the highest November precipitation totals featured 2.02" at Burr Oak KS, 1.95" at Lovewell Dam KS, 1.80" at Mankato KS, 1.78" four miles east of Superior and 1.76" one mile north of Red Cloud. Within the drier northwest half of the area, some of the lowest November totals included 0.33" at Spalding, 0.50" at Ord airport, 0.56" eight miles south-southwest of Bertrand, 0.57" two miles west-northwest of Kearney (not the official Kearney station at the airport) and 0.59" at Arcadia. In between these wettest and driest extremes, the majority of the 30-county area totaled somewhere between 0.75"-1.50", including stations in or near Grand Island, Hastings, York, Osceola, Minden, Holdrege, Gothenburg, Smith Center KS and Plainville KS. Among the official Nebraska Tri-Cities precipitation sites, Hastings airport was the November precipitation "winner" with 1.00", followed by Grand Island airport (0.97") and Kearney airport (0.72").

As for November 2013 snowfall, the majority of the NWS Hastings coverage area observed nothing more than a non-measurable trace up to a light dusting well under 1-inch, including the first light measurable snow of the season on Nov. 21 at both Grand Island (0.2") and Hastings (0.4"). However, far northern portions of the local area received its first 1+" snow of the season on Nov. 5th, as most of Valley, Greeley and northern Sherman counties reported anywhere from 1-4" of slushy, wet accumulation, led by an NeRAIN report of 4.0" six miles west of Elyria (please refer to this story for more details on this first "true snow of the season within the 30-county area). 

(Please look farther down the page for more information on November 2013 precipitation and extremes, including rankings of wettest and driest locations, percent-of-normal plots, and a detailed breakdown for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord. In addition, the link on the far upper right of this page contains an archive of monthly precipitation amounts for around 70 locations.)


- DROUGHT STATUS...Given that November precipitation totals across most of the 30-county area did not deviate substantially from normals, there was very little, if any, change in drought classification during the month according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, especially within Nebraska portions of the area. Within the six North Central Kansas counties, the only minor, albeit pessimistic change during the month involved an expansion of Category D0 Abnormally Dry conditions (considered to be one category better than "true" drought) back into all of Mitchell, Jewell and Osborne counties, which for the previous few months had been largely void of all drought classification including D0. Otherwise, in maintaining status quo since late October, the worst local drought conditions as of early December, defined by Category D2 Severe Drought, remained firmly intact within several southwestern counties including all/most of Furnas, Gosper, and Harlan, along with at least small portions of Dawson, Phelps, Franklin, Phillips and Rooks. Meanwhile, a fairly narrow corridor of Category D1 Moderate Drought continued to border up against the D2 areas, and covered the majority of several counties west of Highway 281, including Valley, Sherman, Kearney, Webster and Rooks. Otherwise, the majority of the NWS Hastings coverage area, including nearly all areas along/east of the Highway 281 corridor, finished November in Category D0 Abnormally Dry conditions, except for a localized portion of eastern Adams, western Clay and northern Nuckolls counties which was still indicated to be void of all drought categories including D0. Looking beyond the borders of the 30-county NWS Hastings coverage area, there was almost no change whatsoever in the total areal coverage of D1 Moderate to D3 Extreme Drought across Nebraska and Kansas as a whole during November: As of Dec. 3, 48% of Nebraska and 41% of Kansas were assigned D1-or-worse Drought (identical to the percentages back on Oct. 29). However, in both states there remained a notable west-to-east disparity, with the worst conditions clearly focused in the western halves of both sites.


- SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS/HIGH WINDS...There were no severe thunderstorms detected/reported during November 2013 within the NWS Hastings coverage area. However, as is typical in the fall, there were a few days with strong wind gusts to around 45 MPH or higher within the area.  The most noteworthy of these windy days was the 17th, when northwesterly peak gusts reached at least 40-50 MPH across the majority of the area, with several (primarily southern) airport sites such as Holdrege, Phillipsburg KS and Smith Center KS gusting into the 50-55 MPH range (please refer to this story linked at the top of this page for more details).

- Number of Severe Thunderstorm Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in November 2013: Zero  (9 less than last November)
- Number of Tornado Warning polygons issued by NWS Hastings in November 2013: ZERO (same as last November)
- Number of confirmed tornadoes within the NWS Hastings coverage area in November 2013: ZERO  (same as last November)

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November 2013 Climate Details For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord...Along With Temperature and Rainfall Extremes For NWS Cooperative Observer and Automated Airport Sites

Click on the link below for November 2013 climate summaries specifically for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Ord 

Grand Island - Hastings - Kearney - Ord

...NOVEMBER 2013 TEMPERATURE/RAINFALL EXTREMES FROM
NWS HASTINGS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS OR AUTOMATED ASOS/AWOS SITES...

...A FEW OF THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING NOVEMBER 2013
(All reports are from NWS Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified, with dates in parentheses)
73 degrees...Cambridge (3rd)
72 degrees...Beaver City (3rd) - Edison (3rd) - Webster Dam, KS (3rd)
71 degrees...Beloit, KS (8th)
70 degrees...2 SW Alton, KS (3rd, 21st) - 4 WNW Plainville, KS (20th)
69 degrees...6 NNW Oxford (3rd) - Red Cloud (3rd)
68 degrees...Harlan County Lake (3rd) - Lexington Airport AWOS (3rd, 8th)
67 degrees...Franklin (3rd) - Canaday Steam Plant (3rd) - 4 E Superior (9th, 16th) - Hebron (16th) - Smith Center, KS (3rd)
66 degrees...Holdrege (3rd)
65 degrees...Clay Center (16th) - Geneva (16th) - 1 N Burr Oak, KS (16th)


...A FEW OF THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES DURING NOVEMBER 2013

(All reports are from NWS Cooperative Observers and occurred on the 27th unless otherwise specified)

1 degree...Ord Airport ASOS (22nd)
3 degrees...Red Cloud
4 degrees...Franklin - 2 W Genoa - Greeley - Ravenna
5 degrees...Beaver City - Holdrege - 3 N York - 2 SW Alton, KS - 1 N Burr Oak, KS
6 degrees...Kirwin Dam, KS
7 degrees...Hastings Airport ASOS - Harlan County Lake - Hebron - Kearney Regional Airport - Osceola - 4 E Superior - Smith Center, KS - Webster Dam, KS
8 degrees...Grand Island Central Nebraska Region Airport ASOS - Cambridge - Gothenburg - Canaday Steam Plant (6SSE Lexington)
9 degrees...Central City (12th, 27th) - Edison - Geneva - Lexington Airport AWOS - Beloit, KS
10 degrees...Minden - 6 NNW Oxford

...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS DURING NOVEMBER 2013
(All reports are from NWS Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
2.02 inches...1 N Burr Oak, KS (Jewell County)
1.95 inches...Lovewell Dam, KS (Jewell County)
1.80 inches...Mankato, KS (Jewell County)
1.78 inches...4 E Superior (Nuckolls County)
1.77 inches...3 ENE Webber, KS (Jewell County)
1.76 inches...1 N Red Cloud (Webster County - NeRAIN Observer)
1.70 inches...Beloit, KS (Mitchell County)
1.65 inches...Clay Center (Clay County) - Davenport (Thayer County - NeRAIN Observer)
1.64 inches...Lawrence (Nuckolls County - NeRAIN Observer)
1.57 inches...Hunter, KS (Mitchell County)

...A FEW OF THE LOWEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS DURING NOVEMBER 2013

(All reports are from Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
0.33 inch...Spalding (Greeley County - NeRAIN Observer)
0.50 inch...Ord aiport (Valley County...the cooperative observer in town measured 0.54")
0.56 inch...8 SSW Bertrand (Gosper County - NeRAIN Observer)
0.57 inch...2 WNW Kearney (Buffalo County - NeRAIN Observer)
0.59 inch...Arcadia (Valley County)
0.60 inch...Ravenna (Buffalo County) - 2 E Stamford (Harlan County - NeRAIN Observer)
0.61 inch...Greeley (Greeley County)
0.64 inch...Edison (Furnas County)
0.65 inch...14 SE Litchfield (Sherman County - NeRAIN Observer)
0.66 inch...Cozad (Dawson County)

...A FEW OF THE HIGHEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALS DURING NOVEMBER 2013
(All reports are from NWS Cooperative Observers unless otherwise specified)
3.5 inches...Ord (Valley County)
3.0 inches...Arcadia (Valley County)
2.0 inches...Fullerton (Nance County) - Greeley (Greeley County)
1.0 inch...Natoma, KS (Osborne County) - Ravenna (Buffalo County)
0.8 inch...Miller (Buffalo County)
0.5 inch...Belgrade (Nance County) - Bradshaw (York County) - Edison and 6 NNW Oxford (Furnas County) - Osceola (Polk County)
0.4 inch...4 N Aurora (Hamilton County) - Cambridge (Furnas County) - NWS Hastings (4 N Hastings - Adams County) - 4 NE Shelby (Polk County)
0.3 inch...Hebron (Thayer County) - Wolbach (Greeley County)
0.2 inch...Central City (Merrick County) - Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport (Hall County)
0.1 inch...2 SW Genoa (Nance County) - 4 E Superior (Nuckolls County) - 1 N Burr Oak, KS (Jewell County) - Hunter, KS (Mitchell County)

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Various graphs and tables depicting November 2013 climate data for 
South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas:

* Please Note: These data 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

Click Each Graph To Go To Monthly Temp/Precip Summary Pages
Grand Island Temperature Summary: Observed daily
maximum and minimum temperatures are connected by blue
bars. Area between normal maximum and minimum temperatures
is shaded green. Red bars connect record high temperatures. Blue
bars connect record low temperatures.
Hastings Temperature Summary: Observed daily maximum
and minimum temperatures are connected by blue bars. Area
between normal maximum and minimum temperatures is shaded
green. Red bars connect record high temperatures. Blue bars
connect record low temperatures.

 

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Grand Island Precipitation Summary: Green line indicates cumulative observed precipitation for November 2013. Brown line indicates "normal" November precipitation based on 30-year data from 1981-2010. Hastings Precipitation Summary: Green line indicates cumulative observed precipitation for November 2013. Brown line indicates "normal" November precipitation based on 30-year data from
1981-2010.

 

Grand Island (Regional Airport) - Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2013
  Nov. 2012 Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.
Average High (F) 55.7 39.6 35.9 40.9 48.0 58.2 72.4 84.8 87.6 85.8 82.5 64.0 50.6
Average Low (F) 28.5 17.4 16.8 20.5 24.2 33.9 50.6 60.4 65.0 66.0 58.0 40.4 25.5
Average Temperature (F) 42.1 28.5 26.4 30.7 36.1 46.1 61.5 72.6 76.3 75.9 70.2 52.2 38.1
Departure from Normal (F) +4.0 +1.8 +1.3 +1.6 -3.3 -4.5 +0.3 +1.3 +0.1 +1.9  +5.1 0.0 0.0
 
Precipitation (inches) 0.53 1.66 0.16 0.97 1.64 3.83 6.77 1.63 1.39 3.02  2.38 4.05 0.97
Departure from Normal -0.64 +1.03 -0.37 +0.29 -0.16 +1.30 +2.36 -2.67 -2.01 -0.10 +0.15 +2.19 -0.20
 
Snowfall (inches) 0.3 9.5 0.6 11.0 6.2 6.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Departure from Normal -2.8 +4.4 -5.9 +4.7 +0.8 +5.4 +0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -1.0 -2.9

 

Hastings (Municipal Airport) - Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2013
  Nov. 2012 Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.
Average High (F) 55.2 38.8 33.8 40.1 48.0 57.3 71.6 83.1 86.1 84.6 82.3 63.4 49.9
Average Low (F) 27.8 16.7 15.5 19.7 24.5 33.2 49.5 60.3 64.4 65.3 57.6 40.4 25.1
Average Temperature (F) 41.5 27.8 24.7 29.9 36.3 45.3 60.5 71.7 75.2 75.0 69.9 51.9 37.5
Departure from Normal (F) +2.8 +0.2 -1.3  0.0 -3.6 -5.4 -0.8 -0.1 -1.9 +0.7 +4.3 -0.7 -1.2
 
Precipitation (inches) 0.66 1.69 0.32 0.90 2.25 2.66  5.67 1.24 1.77 3.25 1.26 4.75 1.00
Departure from Normal -0.63 +1.08 -0.09 +0.41 +0.46 +0.10  +1.10 -2.56 -1.97 -0.05 -1.30 +2.76 -0.29
 
Snowfall NWS Office (inches) 0.3 10.5 2.5 10.5 7.9 3.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Departure from Normal -2.3 +4.4 -3.5 +4.0 +2.7 +2.5 +0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -1.0 -2.2

 

Kearney (Regional Airport) - Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2013
(*Temperature data is from unofficial automated AWOS sensor while precipitation data is from official NWS Cooperative Observer)
  Nov. 2012 Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.
Average High (F)* 55.9 40.2 35.6 41.3 49.5 57.3 72.7 83.8 85.5 85.7 82.8 63.0 49.9
Average Low (F)* 25.9 15.7 15.4 19.0 23.9 32.4 49.4 59.5 62.5 63.9 55.9 39.5 25.2
Average Temperature (F)* 40.9 28.0 25.5 30.1 36.7 44.9 61.0 71.7 74.0 74.8 69.3 51.2 37.5
Departure from Normal (F)* +3.9 +2.1 +0.9 +2.0 -1.0 -3.8 +1.5 +1.9 -0.7 +2.2 +5.8 +0.3 +0.5
 
Precipitation (inches) Trace 0.61 0.14 0.74 0.62 4.37 6.54 1.44 1.98 2.19 3.77 3.73 0.72
Departure from Normal -1.02 +0.04 -0.35 +0.19 -1.17 +2.14 +2.36 -2.49 -1.30 -0.89 +1.70 +1.69 -0.30
 
Snowfall (inches) Trace 7.2 1.2 8.5 2.3 2.5 Trace 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace
Departure from Normal -3.1 +3.7 -3.2 +3.4 -2.3 +0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.7 -3.1

 

Ord (Evelyn Sharp Field Airport) - Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2013
(*Winter precipitation data may include coop observer reports due to automated airport equipment under-measuring snowfall liquid equivalent)
  Nov. 2012
Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.
Average High (F) 52.4 39.7 38.3 40.4 46.7 56.5 71.0 81.0 85.9 84.4 81.9 61.0 48.7
Average Low (F) 21.2 12.2 12.0 16.6 20.1 28.9 46.9 56.5 60.9 62.5 54.3 35.0 20.3
Average Temperature (F) 36.8 25.9 25.2 28.5 33.4 42.7 59.0 68.8 73.4 73.5 68.1 48.0 34.5
Departure from Normal (F) +0.5 +1.0 +0.6 +0.7 -4.3 -6.1 -0.3 -0.4 -1.0 +0.5 +4.5 -1.6 -1.8
 
Precipitation (inches)* 0.12 0.35 0.14 1.48 0.61 2.51 5.40 1.93 3.59 3.77 2.80 1.62 0.50
Departure from Normal -0.95 -0.24 -0.23 +1.04 -0.84 -0.08 +1.59 -2.19 +0.62 +0.61 +0.36 -0.31 -0.57
 
Snowfall (Coop Observer) 1.5 5.0 0.5 8.0 4.0 7.0 Trace  0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5
Departure from Normal -3.8 -2.4 -6.3 +2.0 -1.9 +4.5 0.0  0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -1.1 -1.8

 

Smith Center, KS (Cooperative Observer) - Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2013
(*All data from coop observer with daily 24-hour obs taken around 7 AM. As a result, data may vary slightly from true "calendar day" averages)
  Nov. 2012
Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.
Average High (F)* 60.2 42.7 37.8 43.0 50.3 60.0 76.0 88.6 89.2 88.9 86.1 68.4 52.8
Average Low (F)* 27.8 18.4 14.8 18.2 23.8 32.8 49.6 59.6 64.6 64.6 58.1 40.2 25.5
Average Temperature (F)* 44.0 30.6 26.3 30.6 37.1 46.4 62.8 74.1 76.9 76.8 72.1 54.3 39.2
Departure from Normal (F)* +3.6 +1.8 -1.4 -1.4 -4.5 -6.1 -0.9 +0.1  -2.8 -0.4 +3.9 -0.5 -1.2
 
Precipitation (inches) 0.36 1.11 0.77 1.25 2.23 1.88 3.11 2.80 4.01 3.16 1.93 0.87 1.29
Departure from Normal -0.86 +0.45 +0.28 +0.67 +0.36 -0.39 -0.81 -0.81 +0.14 -0.14 -0.11 -1.01 +0.07
 
Snowfall (inches) 0.0 5.2 7.6 16.4 10.0 0.8  Trace 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Trace
Departure from Normal -1.8 +2.0 +3.9 +12.3 +7.4 +0.2  0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -1.8

 

Most of the following images depicting November 2013 Precipitation and Temperatures are courtesy of the High Plains Regional Climate Center:

* Please note: These maps are a "best-approximation" of actual measured values, and data reflected on these maps may not exactly match actual values due to the effects of interpolation and "smoothing" used to create the maps. In addition, some "bullseyes" may be a result of missing data.

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Nebraska: November 2013
Measured Precipitation (Inches)
Kansas: November 2013
Measured Precipitation (Inches)
Nebraska: November 2013 Percent of Normal Measured Precip. Kansas: November 2013
Percent of Normal Measured Precip.
 
NWS Hastings Area: November 2013 Total "Observed" Precipitation
Based On AHPS Precipitation Analysis Including Radar Data

While the precipitation images above are based strictly on gauge-measured data, this image on the left utilizes an "Observed" multisensor approach created by River Forecast Centers. Hourly precipitation estimates from WSR-88D NEXRAD radar are compared to ground rainfall gauge reports, and a bias (correction factor) is calculated and applied to the radar field. For much more information on these types of images, and to create your own precipitation maps, please visit the following site: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/
RFC_Precip/index.php?site=gid

   
Nebraska: November 2013  Temperature Departure 
from Normal (F)
Kansas: November 2013
Temperature Departure 
from Normal (F)

 


 

The following drought category images, current as of December 3, 2013, are courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor (see narrative above for more details):

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Nebraska - U.S. Drought Monitor as of December 3, 2013 Kansas - U.S. Drought Monitor as of December 3, 2013

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

 



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