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Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
559 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...APRIL TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL FOR NORTH PLATTE AND
VALENTINE...WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR NORTH PLATTE
AND BELOW NORMAL FOR VALENTINE...

AFTER NEAR RECORD DRYNESS IN MARCH...TIMELY RAINS CAME TO WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA IN APRIL. PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...WHILE NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
FELL IN THE CENTRAL SANDHILLS...AS WELL AS SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA.
TEMPERATURES FOR APRIL WERE GENERALLY ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR
APRIL WAS 50.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
OF 47.6 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL
WAS 64.9 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 62.2
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 35.8
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 33.0 DEGREES.
NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL FOR
NORTH PLATTE.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
OF APRIL WAS 49.6 DEGREES...AND WAS 2.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 46.7 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 64.0 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 3.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
OF 60.3 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 35.3
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 33.0 DEGREES. NO
DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING APRIL AT VALENTINE.

AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE...PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL
WAS 3.01 INCHES...AND WAS 0.74 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 2.27
INCHES. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH
FOR NORTH PLATTE. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 2.1
INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.1 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.2 INCHES. NO
DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH FOR NORTH
PLATTE.

AT MILLER FIELD IN VALENTINE...PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL TOTALED
1.62 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.60 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.22
INCHES. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH
OF APRIL FOR VALENTINE. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 0.3
INCHES FOR VALENTINE...WHICH WAS 4.3 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF
4.6 INCHES. NO DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH
OF APRIL FOR VALENTINE.

           NORTH PLATTE SUMMARY           VALENTINE SUMMARY

         | APR 15 | NORM |  DIFF |    | APR 15 | NORM |  DIFF |
AVG TEMP |  50.3  | 47.6 |  +2.7 |    |  49.6  | 46.7 |  +2.9 |
AVG HIGH |  64.9  | 62.2 |  +2.7 |    |  64.0  | 60.3 |  +3.7 |
AVG LOW  |  35.8  | 33.0 |  +2.8 |    |  35.3  | 33.0 |  +2.3 |
PRECIP   |  3.01  | 2.27 | +0.74 |    |  1.62  | 2.22 | -0.60 |
SNOW     |   2.1  |  3.2 |  -1.1 |    |   0.3  |  4.6 |  -4.3 |

..NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR THE PAST 12
MONTHS...


                        PRECIPITATION             DEPARTURE
                        LBF       VTN           LBF       VTN
MONTH

MAY 2014                1.81      3.01         -1.47     -0.12
JUNE 2014               8.75      8.63         +5.33     +5.07
JULY 2014               0.14      0.58         -2.93     -2.63
AUGUST 2014             5.10      2.62         +2.81     +0.44
SEPTEMBER 2014          1.39      0.74         -0.02     -0.90
OCTOBER 2014            0.73      0.56         -0.82     -0.69
NOVEMBER 2014           0.08      0.55         -0.56     -0.10
DECEMBER 2014           1.04      0.90         +0.63     +0.53

JANUARY 2015            0.28      0.31         -0.06     +0.05
FEBRUARY 2015           0.46      0.31         -0.04     -0.17
MARCH 2015              0.01      0.03         -1.04     -1.04
APRIL 2015              3.01      1.62         +0.74     -0.60

TOTALS                 22.80     19.86         +2.87     -0.16

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