Dec. 2013 Climate Summaries For Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Ord (Includes 2013 Extremes)



Grand Island:
   18th-driest December on record out of 119 years...and the driest since 2004

Hastings:          Tied for 24th-driest December on record out of the 113 years on record dating to 1894 that contain no missing data

Grand Island   Hastings   Kearney   Ord

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...DEC. 2013 SUMMARY FOR GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT (AND 2013 EXTREMES)...

...TEMPERATURES

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD TIED IN DECEMBER 2013
DEC. 18: RECORD HIGH TEMP OF 67 (PREVIOUS 67 IN 1976)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      37.1 DEGREES (0.2 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      12.6 DEGREES (3.8 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     24.9 DEGREES (1.8 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      67 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:        11 DEGREES ON THE 7TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         -7 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       29 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   61.0 DEGREES FROM THE 27TH-28TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   48.6 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   34.2 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   12.0 DEGREES FROM THE 6TH-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   19.0 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-11TH
                                                                                                      4TH-10TH
COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     0.4 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-11TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    9.7 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-11TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN DEC. 2013

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.11 INCHES  (0.52 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:          2.2 INCHES  (2.9 BELOW NORMAL)

- THIS DECEMBER TIED WITH 2001 AND 1998 FOR THE 18TH-DRIEST ON
RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS...AND WAS THE DRIEST SINCE 2004

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 3

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.07 INCHES ON THE 8TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:      0.10 INCHES FROM THE 7TH-8TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       1.1 INCHES ON THE 8TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL:            2.1 INCHES FROM THE 7TH-8TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2013:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
OCT  2013         4.05     +2.19
NOV  2013         0.97     -0.20
DEC  2013         0.11     -0.52

12-MTH TOTAL  26.92    +0.26


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 48 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 28TH
(BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.69 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.68 ON THE 18TH


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

DECEMBER 2013 WAS MARKED BY WELL-BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND A
RESULTANT LACK OF SNOW...BUT MAY BE MOST-REMEMBERED FOR FEATURING A
NOTABLE "ROLLER-COASTER" TREND IN TEMPERATURES...AS 10 DAYS DURING
THE MONTH FEATURED HIGH TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 15 DEGREES WARMER OR
COLDER THAN THE PREVIOUS DAY.

IN THE PRECIPITATION DEPARTMENT...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF ONLY 0.11
INCHES AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS JUST 17 PERCENT OF
THE DECEMBER NORMAL OF 0.63 INCHES. THIS MEAGER AMOUNT RESULTED IN A
TIE WITH DECEMBER 2001 AND 1998 FOR THE 18TH-DRIEST ON RECORD OUT OF
119 YEARS...AND WAS THE DRIEST SINCE ONLY 0.07 INCHES FELL IN 2004.
THE MAJORITY OF MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...0.10 INCHES...FELL
BETWEEN THE 7TH-8TH IN THE FORM OF 2.1 INCHES OF DRY/FLUFFY SNOW.
THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH...AN ADDITIONAL LIGHT DUSTING OF
0.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 23RD...RESULTING IN A MONTHLY
SNOWFALL TOTAL OF ONLY 2.2 INCHES...WHICH WAS 2.9 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST...SEASON-TO-DATE SNOWFALL ONLY
STOOD AT 2.4 INCHES...WHICH WAS 6.9 INCHES BEHIND THE 30-YEAR
NORMAL. AS FOR DROUGHT CONDITIONS...THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR
MAINTAINED CATEGORY D0 "ABNORMALLY DRY" CONDITIONS ACROSS HALL
COUNTY DURING THE MONTH...WHICH IS ONE CATEGORY "BETTER" THAN D1
MODERATE DROUGHT.

AS EARLIER-STATED...TEMPERATURE WISE IT WAS QUITE A "ROLLER COASTER"
AT TIMES...WITH 10 DAYS FEATURING A HIGH TEMPERATURE AT LEAST 15
DEGREES WARMER OR COLDER THAN THE PREVIOUS DAY. THE MOST DRAMATIC
EXAMPLE OF THIS OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 28TH-29TH...WHEN THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE DROPPED FROM 62 TO 17 DEGREES...A NOTABLE 45-DEGREE
DECREASE. OVERALL...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 24.9 DEGREES...1.8 DEGREES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES WERE THE PRIMARY
DRIVING FORCE BETWEEN THIS BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN...AVERAGING 3.8
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. OF THE 31 DAYS DURING DECEMBER...14 FEATURED
AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING SIX OF SEVEN DAYS
BETWEEN THE 25TH-31ST...WHILE 17 DAYS HAD A BELOW NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 10 OF 11 DAYS FROM THE 4TH-14TH AND SIX IN A
ROW FROM THE 19TH-24TH. BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO WEEK-LONG
CHUNKS...THE OVERALL-COLDEST WEEK WAS CLEARLY CENTERED FROM THE
5TH-11TH...DURING WHICH FIVE DAYS ONLY REACHED HIGHS BETWEEN 11-19
DEGREES. THIS 5-DAY STREAK WITHOUT REACHING 20 DEGREES WAS THE
LONGEST SINCE A SIMILAR 5-DAY STREAK FROM JAN. 1-5, 2010...NEARLY
FOUR YEARS AGO.
THIS EARLY-MONTH COLD SPELL FEATURED THE COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH OF 11 DEGREES ON THE 7TH...AND ALSO
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF -7 DEGREES ON THE 9TH. ON THE
OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK WAS
CENTERED FROM THE 12TH-18TH...DURING WHICH FIVE OF SEVEN DAYS
REACHED AT LEAST 46 DEGREES...CAPPED BY THE MILDEST HIGH OF THE
MONTH OF 67 DEGREES ON 18TH...WHICH TIED A RECORD FOR THE DATE.
FOLLOWING A DECENT COOL-DOWN CENTERED FROM THE 19TH-24TH...THE MONTH
THEN ENDED ON ANOTHER MILD NOTE...AS FIVE OF THE FINAL SIX DAYS
REACHED AT LEAST 49 DEGREES...INCLUDING A HIGH OF 62 ON THE 28TH. A
NOTABLE ONE-DAY EXCEPTION TO THE WARM FINISH WAS THE 29TH...WHICH
ONLY REACHED 17 DEGREES...BUT THE VERY NEXT DAY THE MERCURY SHOT
BACK UP TO 49 DEGREES. THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS
29 DEGREES ON THE 2ND.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL
AIRPORT WAS A RESPECTABLE 48 MPH FROM THE NORTH...WHICH OCCURRED IN
THE WAKE OF A POWERFUL COLD FRONT ON THE 28TH.


...ANNUAL GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT EXTREMES FOR 2013...

ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE: 50.9 DEGREES (ONLY 0.1 ABOVE NORMAL)
HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 102 DEGREES ON MAY 14
                                                   (EARLIEST 100+ DEGREE DAY ON RECORD)
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 11 DEGREES ON DEC 7
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  -7 DEGREES ON DEC 9
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  77 DEGREES ON JUL 13

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION:        26.92 INCHES
(ONLY 0.26 ABOVE NORMAL...BUT A NOTABLE 15.37 MORE THAN IN 2012)

HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION: 2.82 INCHES ON MAY 25
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION: 3.09 INCHES FROM MAY 24-25

HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL:      8.8 INCHES ON FEB 21
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:     10.0 INCHES FROM FEB 20-21
DEEPEST 6AM SNOW DEPTH:     10 INCHES ON FEB 22-23

HIGHEST WIND GUST:               59 MPH ON AUG 1 (THUNDERSTORM)




 
...DEC. 2013 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS AIRPORT (AND 2013 EXTREMES)...

(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 WERE SET IN DECEMBER 2013

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      36.3 DEGREES (0.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      12.4 DEGREES (5.8 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     24.3 DEGREES (3.3 BELOW NORMAL)

- THIS RANKED AS THE 17TH-COLDEST DECEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF THE
73 DECEMBERS DATING BACK TO 1907 THAT HAVE NO MORE THAN 1 DAY OF
MISSING DATA

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      65 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       12 DEGREES ON THE 7TH, 23RD

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:         -7 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       32 DEGREES ON THE 2ND, 18TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    57.0 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST-2ND

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    48.1 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   33.6 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH
                                                                                                        13TH-19TH
COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    12.5 DEGREES FROM THE 6TH-7TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    17.7 DEGREES FROM THE 4TH-10TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:    -1.3 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-11TH

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:    8.4 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH-11TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN DEC. 2013

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.14 INCHES  (0.47 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:         5.0 INCHES   (1.1 BELOW NORMAL)

- THIS DECEMBER TIED WITH 1977 AND 1949 FOR THE 24TH-DRIEST ON
RECORD OUT OF THE 113 YEARS DATING TO 1894 THAT CONTAIN NO MISSING
DAYS OF DATA. THIS WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE 2004 (0.06 INCHES)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 3

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: 0.08 INCHES ON THE 7TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:      0.13 INCHES FROM THE 7TH-8TH

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       2.5 INCHES ON THE 7TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL:            4.4 INCHES FROM THE 7TH-8TH

PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2013:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
OCT  2013         4.75      +2.76
NOV  2013        1.00      -0.29
DEC  2013         0.14      -0.47

12-MTH TOTAL  25.21     -1.90


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 46 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 28TH
(BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.77 ON THE 7TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.69 ON THE 18TH


...DECEMBER 2013 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

DECEMBER 2013 WAS MARKED BY WELL-BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...BUT
MAY BE MOST-REMEMBERED FOR FEATURING A NOTABLE "ROLLER-COASTER"
TREND IN TEMPERATURES...AS EIGHT DAYS DURING THE MONTH FEATURED HIGH
TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 15 DEGREES WARMER OR COLDER THAN THE PREVIOUS
DAY.

IN THE PRECIPITATION DEPARTMENT...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF ONLY 0.14
INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS JUST 23 PERCENT OF THE DECEMBER
NORMAL OF 0.61 INCHES. THIS MEAGER AMOUNT RESULTED IN A TIE WITH
DECEMBER 1977 AND 1949 FOR THE 24TH-DRIEST ON RECORD OUT OF THE 113
DECEMBERS DATING TO 1894 THAT CONTAINED NO DAYS OF MISSING DATA. THIS
DECEMBER WAS THE DRIEST SINCE 0.06 INCHES IN 2004.
THE MAJORITY OF
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...0.13 INCHES...FELL BETWEEN THE 7TH-8TH IN
THE FORM OF 4.4 INCHES OF DRY/FLUFFY SNOW. THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF
THE MONTH...THERE WERE ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW EVENTS OF 0.2 INCHES ON
THE 20TH AND 0.4 INCHES ON THE 23RD...RESULTING IN A MONTHLY
SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 5.0 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST...SEASON-TO-DATE SNOWFALL ONLY STOOD AT 5.4
INCHES...WHICH WAS 4.5 INCHES BEHIND THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. AS FOR
DROUGHT CONDITIONS...THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAINTAINED NO WORSE
THAN CATEGORY DO "ABNORMALLY DRY" CONDITIONS WITHIN ADAMS COUNTY
DURING THE MONTH...WHICH IS ONE CATEGORY "BETTER" THAN D1 MODERATE
DROUGHT.

AS EARLIER-STATED...TEMPERATURE WISE IT WAS QUITE A "ROLLER COASTER"
MONTH...WITH EIGHT DAYS FEATURING A HIGH TEMPERATURE AT LEAST 15
DEGREES WARMER OR COLDER THAN THE PREVIOUS DAY. THE MOST DRAMATIC
EXAMPLE OF THIS OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 28TH-29TH...WHEN THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE DROPPED FROM 56 TO 20 DEGREES...A NOTABLE 36-DEGREE
DECREASE. OVERALL...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS WAS 24.3 DEGREES...3.3 DEGREES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. THIS RESULTED IN THE 17TH-COLDEST DECEMBER
ON RECORD OUT OF THE 73 DECEMBERS DATING BACK TO 1907 THAT HAVE NO
MORE THAN 1 DAY OF MISSING DATA.
DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES WERE THE
PRIMARY DRIVING FORCE BETWEEN THIS BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY
MEAN...AVERAGING A NOTABLE 5.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. OF THE 31 DAYS
DURING DECEMBER...13 FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING SIX OF SEVEN DAYS BETWEEN THE
25TH-31ST...WHILE 18 DAYS HAD A BELOW NORMAL MEAN
TEMPERATURE...INCLUDING 11 CONSECUTIVE DAYS FROM THE 4TH-14TH AND
SIX IN A ROW FROM THE 19TH-24TH. BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO
WEEK-LONG CHUNKS...THE OVERALL-COLDEST WEEK WAS CLEARLY CENTERED
FROM THE 5TH-11TH...DURING WHICH FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS BETWEEN THE
5TH-9TH ONLY REACHED HIGHS BETWEEN 12-16 DEGREES. THIS 5-DAY STREAK
WITHOUT REACHING 20 DEGREES WAS THE LONGEST SINCE A 6-DAY STREAK
FROM DEC. 31, 2009 TO JAN. 5, 2010...NEARLY FOUR YEARS AGO. THIS
EARLY-MONTH COLD SPELL FEATURED THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH OF 12 DEGREES ON THE 7TH (A HIGH OF 12 ALSO OCCURRED ON THE
23RD)...AND ALSO THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF -7 DEGREES ON THE
9TH. ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK
WAS CENTERED FROM THE 12TH-18TH...DURING WHICH FOUR OF SEVEN DAYS
REACHED AT LEAST 47 DEGREES...CAPPED BY THE MILDEST HIGH OF THE
MONTH OF 65 DEGREES ON 18TH. FOLLOWING A DECENT COOL-DOWN CENTERED
FROM THE 19TH-24TH...THE MONTH THEN ENDED ON ANOTHER MILD NOTE...AS
FIVE OF THE FINAL SIX DAYS REACHED AT LEAST 52 DEGREES. A NOTABLE
ONE-DAY EXCEPTION TO THE WARM FINISH WAS THE 29TH...WHICH ONLY
REACHED 20 DEGREES...BUT THE VERY NEXT DAY THE MERCURY SHOT BACK UP
TO 52 DEGREES. THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 32
DEGREES ON BOTH THE 2ND AND 18TH.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS
A RESPECTABLE 46 MPH FROM THE NORTH...WHICH OCCURRED IN THE WAKE OF
A POWERFUL COLD FRONT ON THE 28TH.


...ANNUAL HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT EXTREMES FOR 2013...

ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE: 50.2 DEGREES (1.1 BELOW NORMAL)
HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 99 DEGREES ON JUL 12-13
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 12 DEGREES ON DEC 7 AND DEC 23
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  -7 DEGREES ON DEC 9
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  75 DEGREES ON JUN 21 AND JUL 13

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION:            25.21 INCHES (1.90 BELOW NORMAL)
HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION: 3.49 INCHES ON OCT 3
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION: 4.13 INCHES FROM OCT 2-3

HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL:      8.0 INCHES ON FEB 21
HIGHEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL:      9.5 INCHES FROM FEB 20-21
DEEPEST 6AM SNOW DEPTH:       10 INCHES ON FEB 22

HIGHEST WIND GUST:       55 MPH ON NOV 1 (STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT)




...DEC. 2013 SUMMARY FOR KEARNEY AIRPORT (AND 2013 EXTREMES)...


(NOTE: ALL DATA PRESENTED HERE 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 (AWOS) PRESENTED IN ROUTINE DAILY AND MONTHLY
CLIMATE PRODUCTS. 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.)



...TEMPERATURES

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
68 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 19TH  (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 18TH)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
10 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 8TH   (ACTUALLY OCCURRED ON THE 7TH)
 
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
-7 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 7TH

WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:
31 DEGREES REPORTED ON THE 19TH


...PRECIPITATION

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION:   0.10 INCHES (0.47 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:          2.7 INCHES (0.8 BELOW NORMAL)

- THIS DECEMBER TIED WITH SEVERAL OTHERS...MOST RECENTLY 2003...FOR
THE 21ST-DRIEST ON RECORD OUT OF THE 113 AVAILABLE YEARS DATING TO
1894 THAT HAD NO MISSING DATA. THIS WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE
2004 (0.02 INCHES).

NUMBER OF 24-HOUR PERIODS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 3

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 0.04 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 9TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR
PRECIPITATION ENDING AROUND 7 AM: 0.07 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 9TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:      2.0 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 8TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:      2.4 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 9TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2013:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
OCT  2013        3.73      +1.69
NOV  2013        0.72      -0.30
DEC  2013        0.10      -0.47

12-MTH TOTAL  26.34     +1.11


...HIGH WINDS/THUNDERSTORMS

NO THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED KEARNEY DURING THE MONTH. ONE OF THE
HIGHEST MEASURED WIND GUSTS AT THE AIRPORT (NOT NECESSARILY THE
HIGHEST ACTUAL GUST) WAS 44 MPH FROM THE NORTH BEHIND A STRONG COLD
FRONT ON THE 28TH.


...ANNUAL KEARNEY AIRPORT EXTREMES FOR 2013...

(ALL DAILY DATA FROM COOPERATIVE OBSERVER...VALID FOR A 24-HOUR
PERIOD ENDING AROUND 7 AM)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
102 DEGREES REPORTED ON JUN 12 (ACTUALLY OCCURRED JUN 11)

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:
10 DEGREES REPORTED ON DEC 8 (ACTUALLY OCCURRED DEC 7)

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE: -7 DEGREES REPORTED ON DEC 7
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE: 72 DEGREES REPORTED JUL 14 AND AUG 25

TOTAL PRECIPITATION:  26.34 INCHES (1.11 ABOVE NORMAL)
HIGHEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION:    2.28 INCHES REPORTED APRIL 9
HIGHEST 48-HOUR PRECIPITATION:    2.80 INCHES REPORTED APRIL 8-9
HIGHEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL:           4.9 INCHES REPORTED FEB 22
HIGHEST 48-HOUR SNOWFALL:           7.7 INCHES REPORTED FEB 21-22

DEEPEST 7 AM SNOW DEPTH:          8 INCHES REPORTED FEB 22-23

 



...DEC. 2013 SUMMARY FOR ORD AIRPORT (AND 2013 EXTREMES)...

...TEMPERATURES

DATA NOTE: AN EQUIPMENT ISSUE WITH A TEMPERATURE SENSOR FAN
RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE DATA FOR
DEC 13-15...AND THE LOSS OF MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DATA ON DEC 16.
AS A RESULT...ALL MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE CALCULATIONS NORMALLY
PRESENTED HERE ARE UNAVAILABLE.
HOWEVER...BASED ON TEMPERATURE DATA
FROM NEARBY SITES...IT IS REASONED THAT THIS DATA OUTAGE DID NOT
IMPACT THOSE DAYS THAT CONTAINED MONTHLY EXTREMES...AND THEREFORE
THOSE ARE PRESENTED BELOW...

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:      MISSING
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:       MISSING
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     MISSING

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      68 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:          8 DEGREES ON THE 7TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:        -11 DEGREES ON THE 7TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       22 DEGREES ON THE 15TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:    MISSING

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     MISSING

WARMEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   MISSING

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   MISSING

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   MISSING

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:    MISSING

COLDEST 7-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   MISSING


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(NOTE: ALL SNOWFALL DATA...AND MOST MELTED SNOW LIQUID EQUIVALENT
DATA ARE FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN ORD)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: TRACE INCHES (0.59 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:             0.5 INCHES  (6.9 BELOW NORMAL)

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

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION: TRACE...SEVERAL TIMES

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 7 AM:  0.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 8TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2013:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
OCT  2013        1.62      -0.31
NOV  2013        0.50      -0.57
DEC  2013       TRACE     -0.59

12-MTH TOTAL  24.35     -0.59


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 50 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 28TH
(BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.68 ON THE 23RD
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.66 ON THE 18TH


...ANNUAL ORD EXTREMES FOR 2013...

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 100 DEGREES ON MAY 14
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:   8 DEGREES ON DEC 7
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  -11 DEGREES ON DEC 7
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:   73 DEGREES ON AUG 24-25

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION:           24.35 INCHES (0.59 BELOW NORMAL)
HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION: 1.70 INCHES ON APR 9
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION: 2.09 INCHES FROM SEP 27-28

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL (REPORTED AT 8 AM): 5.0 INCHES ON FEB 22

HIGHEST 48-HOUR
SNOWFALL (REPORTED AT 8 AM): 6.5 INCHES FROM FEB 21-22

HIGHEST WIND GUST:  67 MPH ON NIGHT OF JUN 22 (SEVERE THUNDERSTORM)

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