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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
425 PM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...JANUARY TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR
NORMAL FOR BOTH NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE...

MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WERE PRESENT ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA THROUGH THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF JANUARY. BY THE
THIRD WEEK...MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURNED TO THE REGION.
WARM TEMPERATURES CONTINUED THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH AS EVERY
DAY BEYOND THE 14TH OF JANUARY SAW ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR
NORTH PLATTE. PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF
JANUARY...WITH MOST FALLING ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH.

FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY
WAS 27.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 25.0
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 42.4
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 3.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 38.9 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 12.0 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.9
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 11.1 DEGREES. FOR THE MONTH TWO RECORD
HIGHS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH AND ARE SUMMARIZED BELOW.

DATE        TEMPERATURE         OLD RECORD AND YEAR(S)

27              74*                   67/2003
28              66^                   66/2015,1888

* SET ALL TIME HIGH FOR JANUARY...PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 73 DEGREES ON
JANUARY 10TH 1990.
^ TIED RECORD HIGH FOR THAT DATE.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF
JANUARY WAS 25.0 DEGREES...AND WAS 1.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
23.6 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS
38.0 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 36.5
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 12.1 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 1.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 10.7 DEGREES. ONE DAILY RECORD
WAS SET DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY IN VALENTINE. ON THE 27TH...THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE IN VALENTINE WAS 72 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE DAILY
RECORD OF 68 SET IN 1989 AND TIED THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH FOR
JANUARY. ON JANUARY 12TH 1987...THE HIGH IN VALENTINE WAS 72
DEGREES.

AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE...PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY WAS
0.28 INCHES...AND WAS 0.06 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.34 INCHES.
NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH FOR NORTH
PLATTE. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 3.5 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.3
INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.8 INCHES. NO DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS
WERE SET DURING THE MONTH FOR NORTH PLATTE.

AT MILLER FIELD IN VALENTINE...PRECIPITATION FOR VALENTINE TOTALED
0.31 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.05 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 0.26 INCHES.
NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY
FOR VALENTINE. SNOWFALL FOR JANUARY TOTALED 3.5 INCHES FOR
VALENTINE...WHICH WAS 0.3 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.8 INCHES. NO
DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY FOR
VALENTINE.

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

                        PRECIPITATION             DEPARTURE
                        LBF       VTN           LBF       VTN
MONTH

FEBRUARY 2014           0.73      0.62         +0.23     +0.14
MARCH 2014              0.79      0.49         -0.26     -0.58
APRIL 2014              0.64      3.05         -1.63     +0.83
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

TOTALS                 21.48     22.06         +1.25     +2.04

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