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CLIMATE SUMMARY...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
1020 PM CST SAT JAN 3 2015

...2014 YEARLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR OMAHA...

THE YEAR 2014 IN OMAHA WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL...WITH NEAR-NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ON AVERAGE.  THE TOTAL ANNUAL PRECIPITATION OF 39.14
INCHES WAS 8.52 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 12TH WETTEST YEAR ON
RECORD.  THE WET YEAR COMES DESPITE BELOW-NORMAL PRECIPITATION FROM
JANUARY THROUGH MAY...INCLUDING THE 9TH DRIEST WINTER (DECEMBER 2013
THROUGH FEBRUARY 2014) AND 7TH DRIEST MARCH... AND WAS DRIVEN BY THE
VERY WET MONTHS OF JUNE (5TH WETTEST)...AUGUST (4TH WETTEST)...AND
SEPTEMBER (11TH WETTEST).  WITH THE WET MONTHS COMING IN THE WARM
SEASON...SNOWFALL WAS LAGGING IN 2014. THE TOTAL 2014 ANNUAL
SNOWFALL WAS 17.8 INCHES AND THE PEAK SNOW DEPTH WAS 3 INCHES. THE
AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE OF 50.6 DEGREES WAS 0.6 DEGREES COOLER
THAN NORMAL.  WITHIN THE YEAR...THERE WERE SEVERAL NOTABLE EXTREMES.
THE COLDEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF MARCH
OCCURRED THIS YEAR...AT JUST 4 DEGREES ON MARCH 2.  THE DRY SPRING
MONTHS WERE MARKED BY HIGH FIRE DANGER...AND WERE FOLLOWED BY
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER AND HEAVY RAINFALL IN
THE LATE SPRING THROUGH SUMMER.  THE JUNE 3 DAILY RAINFALL TOTAL OF
5.30 INCHES WAS THE WETTEST DAY EVER RECORDED IN JUNE AND THE 5TH
WETTEST DAY EVER RECORDED IN OMAHA.  THE FIRST FREEZE OF FALL WAS
AMONG THE LATEST ON RECORD...ARRIVING ON HALLOWEEN...PRECEDING A
COLD NOVEMBER. THE MONTH OF DECEMBER INCLUDED THE WARMEST DECEMBER
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON RECORD AT 52 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 14.

JANUARY WAS MARKED BY WIDE SWINGS BETWEEN ABOVE- AND WELL BELOW-
NORMAL TEMPERATURES...ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS...WHILE ALSO BEING THE
14TH DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.  THE MONTH BEGAN WITH TEMPERATURES
WELL BELOW NORMAL...INCLUDING THE COLDEST READING OF THE YEAR AT -11
DEGREES ON THE 6TH AND THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR AT 4
DEGREES.  READINGS FLIPPED TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR MUCH OF THE MIDDLE
THIRD OF THE MONTH...INCLUDING A DAILY RECORD MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON
THE 19TH AT 65 DEGREES.  PEAK WIND GUSTS EXCEEDED 50 MPH FIVE TIMES
DURING THE MONTH AND FOUR TIMES BETWEEN THE 14TH AND THE 20TH...WITH
THE PEAK WINDS OF THE MONTH ON THE 26TH AT 61 MPH.  RAPID
TEMPERATURE SWINGS MARKED THE END OF THE MONTH AS WELL...INCLUDING A
DIURNAL RANGE OF 47 DEGREES ON THE 26TH...WITH A HIGH OF 53 AND A
LOW OF 6 DEGREES.  SNOWFALL WAS SCANT IN JANUARY...WITH SNOWFALL OF
GREATER THAN AN INCH OCCURRING ONLY ON THE 1ST...AND WITH SNOW ON
JUST FOUR DAYS TOTALING 1.9 INCHES FOR THE MONTH.

IF TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL IN JANUARY...THEY WERE
SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW NORMAL IN FEBRUARY...WITH A PROLONGED COLD SNAP
FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH AND ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT COLD STRETCH
FOR THE LAST FIVE DAYS OF THE MONTH.  SNOWFALL IN FEBRUARY WAS
FREQUENT...WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL REPORTED ON 11 DAYS DURING THE
MONTH...AND THE SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 9.5 INCHES WAS ABOVE NORMAL EVEN
THOUGH THE GREATEST ONE-DAY SNOWFALL OF THE YEAR WAS JUST 2.8 INCHES
ON THE 4TH.  PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL
AMID A STREAK OF DRY MONTHS.

FOR THE WINTER MONTHS OF DECEMBER 2013 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2014...OMAHA
WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL.  THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF JUST
1.07 INCHES WAS THE 9TH DRIEST ON RECORD...FALLING 1.54 INCHES SHORT
OF NORMAL.  IN FACT...THE TOTAL DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY
PRECIPITATION WAS ROUGHLY EQUAL TO THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
DECEMBER ALONE.  DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY SNOWFALL OF 14.4 INCHES
WAS 4.0 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THOSE MONTHS...AND THE TOTAL WINTER
SNOWFALL OF 17.8 INCHES FOR 2013-14 WAS THE 19TH LOWEST ON RECORD
AND 8.6 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 21.6
DEGREES FOR DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY WAS THE 27TH COLDEST ON RECORD
AND 4.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

COLD AND DRY WEATHER CONTINUED INTO MARCH...AS OMAHA EXPERIENCED ITS
7TH DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD AND ITS 2ND DRIEST JANUARY THROUGH MARCH
ON RECORD.  MARCH CAME IN LIKE A POLAR BEAR...WITH TEMPERATURES WELL
BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE FIRST 8 DAYS.  IN ADDITION TO SETTING DAILY
RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES ON THE 2ND AND 3RD...OMAHA ALSO SET A
RECORD FOR THE COLDEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN
MARCH...AT 4 DEGREES ON THE 2ND.  THE 4TH LONGEST STREAK ON RECORD
OF MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING ENDED ON THE 9TH AT 109
DAYS.  LIGHT SNOW FELL ON 6 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...THOUGH ONLY ONE
OF THOSE ACCUMULATIONS REACHED AN INCH OR GREATER.  WINDS WERE GUSTY
AGAIN IN MARCH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH RECORDED ON THE 26TH AND 52
MPH ON THE 11TH.  WITH THE PROLONGED DRY WEATHER AND DELAYED GREEN-
UP...ALONG WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS...FIRE DANGERS WERE VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME ON SEVERAL DAYS IN MID TO LATE MARCH.  TRUE TO
FOLKLORE...MARCH EXITED LIKE A LAMB...THOUGH A BREEZY ONE...WITH
TEMPERATURES REACHING THE 70S TO END THE MONTH.

APRIL MARKED THE 6TH DRY MONTH IN A ROW IN OMAHA....WHICH REACHED
ITS 4TH LONGEST STREAK OF PRECIPITATION OF 0.30 INCHES OR LESS AT
158 DAYS...ENDING ON APRIL 12.  IN A RELIEF FROM THE WINTER AND
EARLY SPRING...TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL FOR THE MONTH...WITH
MORE TYPICAL SPRING-LIKE FLUCTUATIONS BETWEEN ABOVE- AND BELOW-
NORMAL READINGS. THE LAST FREEZE OF THE SPRING OCCURRED ON APRIL
18...WHICH IS JUST ABOUT ON TIME.  PRECIPITATION DID CREEP A LITTLE
CLOSER TO NORMAL...WITH OVER AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION ON THE 13TH
ACCOMPANIED BY THE LAST SNOWFALL OF THE WINTER AS WELL AS THE FIRST
THUNDER OF THE YEAR.  BOUTS OF GUSTY WINDS CONTINUED...WITH A 51 MPH
GUST ON THE 13TH RECORDED AND WITH SEVERAL OTHER GUSTY DAYS.  VERY
HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER PERSISTED THROUGH THE MONTH...GIVEN THE
COMBINATION OF DRY WEATHER...DELAYED GREEN-UP...AND BREEZY WINDS.

DRY WEATHER...ON AVERAGE...CONTINUED INTO MAY...WITH THE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE REACHING AN ABOVE-NORMAL READING FOR THE FIRST TIME
SINCE SEPTEMBER 2013.  CERTAINLY THE MOST NOTABLE WEATHER OF THE
MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 11TH -- MOTHERS DAY -- WITH THUNDERSTORMS
BRINGING AN 82 MPH WIND GUST AND 2.21 INCHES OF RAIN...WHICH WAS THE
MOST RAIN IN A SINGLE DAY SINCE 4/14/2012 AND ACCOUNTED FOR MUCH OF
THE RAIN FOR THE MONTH.  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED ACROSS
THE OMAHA METRO AREA FROM THESE STORMS.  TEMPERATURES CONTINUED
THEIR SPRING-LIKE SWINGS...WITH A RECORD HIGH OF 96 SET ON THE 7TH
FOLLOWED BY A COOL-DOWN FOLLOWING THE STORM SYSTEM ON THE 11TH.
WHILE THE OMAHA METRO AREA STAYED ABOVE FREEZING AT MID-MONTH...A
STRETCH OF DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 30S BROUGHT A LATE FREEZE TO
SURROUNDING AREAS...AND A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 33 DEGREES WAS
SET ON THE 16TH.

FOR THE SPRING MONTHS OF MARCH THROUGH MAY...OMAHA WAS DRIER THAN
NORMAL...WITH NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES.  THE MARCH THROUGH MAY
RAINFALL OF 5.96 INCHES WAS 3.75 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 40TH
DRIEST SPRING ON RECORD.  WITH A COLD MARCH AND A WARM MAY...THE
AVERAGE SPRING TEMPERATURE ENDED VERY CLOSE TO NORMAL...WITH THE
AVERAGE OF 50.8 DEGREES FALLING JUST 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RECORD. SPRING 2014 IN OMAHA WILL BE
REMEMBERED FOR ITS HIGH FIRE ACTIVITY...THE VERY COLD WEATHER
EARLY...AND PERSISTENT DRYNESS.

WEATHER CONDITIONS FINALLY TOOK A TURN FROM DRY TO WET IN JUNE AFTER
SEVEN CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF BELOW-NORMAL PRECIPITATION.  THE 10.52
INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE WAS THE 5TH WETTEST ON
RECORD...WHILE TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.  A SEVERE
WEATHER OUTBREAK ON THE 3RD BROUGHT 5.30 INCHES OF RAINFALL ON THAT
DAY ALONE...WHICH WAS NOT ONLY A DAILY RECORD BUT ALSO WAS THE
HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL TOTAL FOR ANY JUNE DAY ON RECORD.  SEVERE
WEATHER RAKED THE OMAHA METRO AREA...WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 72 MPH AS
WELL AS HAIL IN AND NEAR DOWNTOWN OMAHA.  THUNDERSTORMS ALSO BROUGHT
1.18 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 1ST...AND RAINS OVER A QUARTER INCH ON
THE 5TH AND 7TH.  FOLLOWING A COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM DAYS
THROUGH MID-MONTH...ACTIVE WEATHER RETURNED PARTICULARLY FROM THE
20TH THROUGH THE 30TH.  THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT MEASURABLE RAIN ON 8
OF THOSE 11 DAYS...WITH 1.88 INCHES ON THE 20TH AND 21ST AND ANOTHER
0.90 INCHES ON THE 28TH.  WITH THE WET WEATHER BOTH LOCALLY AND
UPSTREAM...THE MISSOURI RIVER SWELLED TO NEAR FLOOD LEVELS NEAR
OMAHA FOR SEVERAL DAYS IN MID-JUNE.  FOR THE MOST
PART...TEMPERATURES DID NOT STRAY FAR FROM NORMAL THROUGH THE MONTH.
 THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR OCCURRED ON THE 18TH...AT
77 DEGREES.

THE WET WEATHER WAS SHORT-LIVED...AS DRY AND COOL CONDITIONS
RETURNED IN JULY.  OMAHA EXPERIENCED ITS 15TH COOLEST AND 29TH
DRIEST JULY ON RECORD IN OMAHA...MARKING THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW IN
WHICH JULY PRECIPITATION WAS SUBSTANTIALLY BELOW NORMAL.  ALL OF THE
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH FELL ON JUST TWO DAYS...THE 5TH WITH
1.40 INCHES AND THE 7TH WITH 0.32 INCHES.  FOLLOWING THOSE
RAINS...THE DRY STREAK OF 24 DAYS THROUGH THE 31ST WAS THE 6TH
LONGEST SUCH STREAK TO OCCUR DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE
THROUGH AUGUST.  BELOW-AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE NOTED PARTICULARLY
IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF JULY AND IN A SIX-DAY STRETCH AT MID-MONTH.
 THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF 2014 OCCURRED ON THE 21ST...AT 97
DEGREES...WHICH IS TIED FOR THE 21ST LOWEST ANNUAL MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

FOLLOWING A DRY JULY...AUGUST WAS THE 4TH WETTEST ON RECORD...WITH
9.59 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH.  TEMPERATURE AVERAGED NEAR-
NORMAL...WITH LITTLE DEVIATION FROM AVERAGE.  IN FACT...THE EXTREMES
OF COOLEST AND WARMEST DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE AMONG THE LEAST
EXTREME ON RECORD FOR AUGUST....WITH THE COOL EXTREMES WELL ABOVE
THE NORMAL COOLEST READINGS FOR AUGUST...AND THE WARM EXTREMES WELL
BELOW THE NORMAL WARMEST READINGS.  MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 9 OF THE
FIRST 10 DAYS IN AUGUST...FOLLOWED BY A DRIER PERIOD FROM THE 11TH
TO THE 20TH WITH JUST 0.01 INCHES OF RAIN.  FREQUENT RAINS RETURNED
FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH...WITH MEASURABLE RAIN ON 8 OF THOSE 11
DAYS...AND WITH OVER 1.5 INCHES OF RAIN ON THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS
FROM THE 26TH TO THE 28TH.

FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE THROUGH AUGUST...OMAHA EXPERIENCED
WELL ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...WITH NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES.  THE
TOTAL SUMMER PRECIPITATION OF 21.83 INCHES WAS THE 4TH HIGHEST ON
RECORD AND 10.00 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  RAINFALL THROUGH THE SUMMER
WAS MARKED BY NEAR-RECORD RAINFALL IN BOTH JUNE AND AUGUST...WITH
THE DRY JULY IN BETWEEN.  THE AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE OF 74.2
DEGREES WAS JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW THE NORMAL OF 74.4 DEGREES...AND WAS
MARKED BY VERY FEW TEMPERATURE EXTREMES THROUGH THE SUMMER.

WET WEATHER CONTINUED INTO SEPTEMBER...WITH 6.11 INCHES OF RAIN IN
SEPTEMBER MAKING THIS THE 11TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD.
AGAIN...TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.  THE LAST 90+
DEGREE READING OF 2014 OCCURRED ON THE 4TH AT 93 DEGREES.
THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT 3.43 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 9TH...WHICH WAS A
DAILY RECORD RAINFALL.  PERIODIC RAINFALL CONTINUED THROUGH THE REST
OF THE MONTH...WITH NO MORE THAN SIX CONSECUTIVE RAIN-FREE DAYS.
ESPECIALLY COOL WEATHER OCCURRED AROUND MID-MONTH...WITH ABOVE-
NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE LAST 8 DAYS OF THE MONTH AND
PARTICULARLY FROM THE 26TH TO THE 30TH.  THE FOUR-MONTH RAINFALL
TOTAL FROM JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER WAS 27.94 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
3RD WETTEST SUCH PERIOD ON RECORD AND NEARLY DOUBLE THE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION OF 14.51 INCHES FOR THAT PERIOD.

OCTOBER IN OMAHA WAS WARMER AND SLIGHTLY WETTER THAN NORMAL.  THE
MONTH BROUGHT BACK A ROLLER-COASTER OF TEMPERATURES THAT AVERAGED
ABOVE NORMAL...WITH A MODERATE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION ON RELATIVELY
FEW DAYS.  A WARM AND WET START TO THE MONTH TIPPED TOWARD THE
COOLER SIDE...WITH NEAR- TO BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH MID-
MONTH.  A DRY STRETCH FROM THE 3RD TO THE 11TH WAS FOLLOWED BY RAINY
DAYS ON THE 12TH AND 13TH...THEN DRY WEATHER AGAIN UNTIL OVER AN
INCH OF RAIN FELL ON THE 22ND.  TEMPERATURES POPPED UP TO READINGS
WELL ABOVE NORMAL FROM MID TO LATE MONTH...WITH COOLER WEATHER NOT
RETURNING UNTIL HALLOWEEN.  THE FIRST FREEZE OF FALL 2014 ARRIVED ON
THE 31ST...WHICH WAS 15 DAYS LATER THAN THE PERIOD-OF-RECORD AVERAGE
FOR OMAHA.  IT WAS THE 16TH LATEST FIRST FREEZE ON RECORD IN OMAHA.

THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER WAS CHARACTERIZED BY A WARM START AND A VERY
COLD MIDDLE...WITH TEMPERATURE SWINGS TO FINISH THE MONTH.  NOVEMBER
ENDED UP BEING THE 16TH COLDEST ON RECORD FOR OMAHA...WHILE THE
PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 0.22 INCHES WAS THE 22ND DRIEST ON RECORD.
AFTER A COOL 1ST...WARMER-THAN-AVERAGE TEMPERATURES SET IN FROM THE
2ND THROUGH THE 10TH.  FOLLOWING A STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE
10TH...THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON FELL ON THE 10TH WITH
0.1 INCHES AND THE 11TH WITH 0.5 INCHES.  A MUCH COLDER AIRMASS
REMAINED IN PLACE THROUGH THE 20TH...WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING
BELOW FREEZING FROM THE 10TH THROUGH THE 18TH.  SNOW FELL AGAIN ON
THE 15TH...WITH 1.8 INCHES RECORDED AT EPPLEY AIRFIELD.  THE COLD
WEATHER BROKE ON THE 21ST...WITH TEMPERATURE SWINGS THROUGH THE REST
OF THE MONTH TAKING TEMPERATURES FROM THE 60S THROUGH THE 20S AND
TEENS TO END THE MONTH.  THE NEAR-NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 2.4 INCHES WAS
THE HIGHEST NOVEMBER TOTAL SINCE 2010.

FOR THE FALL MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER...OMAHA WAS WETTER
AND SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL.  WET CONDITIONS WERE DRIVEN LARGELY
BY A VERY WET SEPTEMBER...WITH 8.81 INCHES OF TOTAL PRECIPITATION
COMING IN AS 2.34 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 35TH WETTEST ON
RECORD.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 51.9 DEGREES WAS 0.7 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE 38TH COOLEST FALL ON RECORD.

WITH A VERY WARM STRETCH IN MID-DECEMBER...AND TEMPERATURES MAINLY
ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH MUCH OF THE MONTH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN
DECEMBER WAS 31.5 DEGREES...WHICH IS 5.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
WHILE THE MONTH OF DECEMBER WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL...THE MONTHLY
SNOWFALL OF 0.7 INCHES WAS 5.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

AFTER A SLIGHTLY COOL START TO THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES ROSE ABOVE
AVERAGE IN OMAHA ON THE 4TH AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL THE 15TH.  ON
THE 13TH AND 14TH IN PARTICULAR...NUMEROUS RECORD WARM TEMPERATURES
WERE SET...INCLUDING DAILY RECORD WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURES ON
BOTH DAYS...A RECORD WARMEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE 14TH...AS
WELL AS THE WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN DECEMBER.
THE MID-MONTH WAS MARKED BY LONG PERIODS OF CLOUDINESS...BUT
MEASURABLE RAIN HELD OF UNTIL THE 13TH.  THE RAIN TOTAL ON THE 13TH
THROUGH THE 15TH WAS 0.75 INCHES. BEHIND THE RAIN-PRODUCING STORM
SYSTEM...TEMPERATURES FELL BACK TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL READINGS
JUST BRIEFLY...WITH A GRADUAL WARMING BRINGING TEMPERATURES BACK
ABOVE NORMAL ON THE 18TH AS THE CLOUDY REGIME PERSISTED.  THE FIRST
MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH FELL ON THE 18TH...WITH 0.3 INCHES
FALLING. FROM THE 19TH THROUGH THE 28TH TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE
NORMAL. A WELCOMING RAIN OF 0.66 INCHES FELL ON THE 22ND WITH A FEW
LIGHT SNOWS THEREAFTER. THE MONTH OF DECEMBER ENDED COLD. ON THE
29TH THROUGH THE 31ST THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW
NORMAL WITH THE DAYTIME HIGH ON THE 30TH TOPPING OUT AT ONLY 7
DEGREES.


                       2014 STATISTICS
          TEMPERATURE                   PRECIPITATION
MONTH  AVG. DEPART.  MAX  MIN     TOTAL  DEPART. SNOW/SLEET TSTORM DAYS
JAN    20.9  -2.6     65  -11     0.14   -0.58    1.9         0
FEB    21.7  -6.4     64   -9     0.72   -0.13    9.5         0
MAR    36.3  -3.2     76   -6     0.21   -1.78    2.3         1
APR    51.8   0.1     85   22     2.62   -0.34    0.6         3
MAY    64.3   2.0     96   33     3.13   -1.63      0         6
JUN    73.5   1.4     93   46    10.52    6.34      0        15
JUL    73.7  -3.0     97   50     1.72   -2.11      0         4
AUG    75.4   0.8     93   54     9.59    5.77      0        14
SEP    66.3   0.6     93   41     6.11    3.43      0         7
OCT    55.3   2.1     80   28     2.48    0.33      0         1
NOV    34.0  -4.9     67    6     0.22   -1.42    2.4         0
DEC    31.5   5.5     59   -2     1.68    0.64    0.7         0
YEAR   50.6  -0.6     97  -11    39.14    8.52   17.4        51

           DEGREE DAYS
MONTH  HEATING  DEPART.  COOLING  DEPART.
JAN      1358      72         0       0
FEB      1203     170         0       0
MAR       879      88         0      -1
APR       403     -10        15       0
MAY       143      -5       128      62
JUN         6     -11       267      37
JUL         4       3       281     -84
AUG         0      -7       332      29
SEP        74     -21       120       3
OCT       300     -82         6      -9
NOV       923     138         0      -1
DEC      1030    -179         0       0
YEAR     6323     156      1149      36

       WIND GUST    SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
MONTH  MAX          MAX     MIN
JAN    61           30.92   29.44
FEB    44           30.73   29.48
MAR    60           30.72   29.29
APR    50           30.37   29.21
MAY    82           30.30   29.41
JUN    72           30.10   29.46
JUL    52           30.26   29.67
AUG    41           30.20   29.52
SEP    40           30.48   29.56
OCT    49           30.62   29.49
NOV    46           30.64   29.37
DEC    45           31.00   29.42

       EXTREMES                    READING   DATE
WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE            97       JULY 21
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE             4       JANUARY 6, MARCH 2
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE            -11       JANUARY 6
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE             77       JUNE 18
LAST SPRING FREEZE (32 DEGREES)     29       APRIL 18
FIRST FALL FREEZE (32 DEGREES)      28       OCTOBER 31
HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION          5.30    JUNE 3
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL               2.8     FEBRUARY 4
HIGHEST SNOW DEPTH                   3       FEBRUARY 5-13
LAST MEASURABLE SNOW (2013-14)       0.4     APRIL 13
FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW (2014-15)      0.1     NOVEMBER 10
HIGHEST WIND GUST                   82       MAY 11
HIGHEST SURFACE PRESSURE            31.00    DECEMBER 30
LOWEST SURFACE PRESSURE             29.21    APRIL 28

   DAILY RECORDS SET IN 2014
DATE         RECORD         READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
JANUARY 19   WARM MAX TEMP   65      60 (1895)
MARCH 2      COLD MIN TEMP   -5      -4 (1913)
MARCH 2      COLD MAX TEMP    4      13 (1943)
MARCH 3      COLD MIN TEMP   -6      -5 (2002)
APRIL 13     PRECIPITATION    1.34   1.13 (1892)
APRIL 15     COLD MIN TEMP   22      24 (1962)
MAY 7        WARM MAX TEMP   96      95 (1966)
MAY 11       PRECIPITATION    2.21   1.66 (1893)
MAY 16       COLD MIN TEMP   33      37 (1997)
JUNE 3       PRECIPITATION    5.30   1.85 (1890)
JULY 15      COLD MIN TEMP   50      51 (1967)
JULY 16      COLD MIN TEMP   53      54 (1967, 1976)
SEPTEMBER 9  PRECIPITATION    3.43   1.24 (1912)
DECEMBER 13  WARM MIN TEMP     47    42 (1921)
DECEMBER 14  WARM MIN TEMP     52    43 (1891)
DECEMBER 14  WARM MAX TEMP     59    59 (TIES WITH 2006)

   MONTHLY RECORDS SET IN 2014
DATE         RECORD         READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MARCH 2      COLD MAX TEMP    4      5 (3/10/1948, 3/18/1923)
JUNE 3       PRECIPITATION    5.30   5.02 (6/17/1875)
DECEMBER 14  WARM MIN TEMP   52      52 (TIES WITH 12/22/1877)

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MAYES/PEARSON


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