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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
825 AM CDT WED OCT 1 2014

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

SEPTEMBER 2014 STARTED OFF WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING THE
FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW
NORMAL DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH. DURING THIS PERIOD...A
TRACE OF SNOW FELL AT NORTH PLATTE ON SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH. THIS SET
THE RECORD FOR THE EARLIEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL ON RECORD. AFTER THE
15TH OF THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES WARMED AND WERE ABOVE NORMAL FOR
THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH.

FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER
WAS 63.1 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 62.3
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 77.2 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 0.6 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 77.8 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY
LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 49.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.2 DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 46.8 DEGREES. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS
SET DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IN NORTH PLATTE. ON THE 11TH...THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 47 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE DAILY LOW MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 49 DEGREES WHICH WAS SET PREVIOUSLY IN 1989
AND 1898.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS
63.2 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 62.3
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 77.5 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 0.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 77.3 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 49.0 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 47.4 DEGREES. TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET
DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER FOR VALENTINE. ON THE 10TH...THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS 50 DEGREES. THIS MARK BROKE THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE OF 54 DEGREES SET PREVIOUSLY IN 1898. ON THE 11TH THE
HIGH IN VALENTINE WAS 45 DEGREES WHICH BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 53 DEGREES SET IN 1950.

AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE...PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER
TOTALED 1.39 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.02 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.41
INCHES. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF
SEPTEMBER IN NORTH PLATTE. HOWEVER...A TRACE OF SNOW FELL ON THE
11TH WHICH WAS THE EARLIEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL EVER RECORDED FOR
NORTH PLATTE. IN ADDITION...A TRACE OF SNOW FELL ON SEPTEMBER 12TH
WHICH TIED THE RECORD WITH 1989.

AT MILLER FIELD IN VALENTINE...PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER TOTALED
0.74 INCHES WHICH WAS 0.90 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.64 INCHES.
NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING SEPTEMBER.

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

                        PRECIPITATION             DEPARTURE
                        LBF       VTN           LBF       VTN
MONTH

OCTOBER 2013            1.66      3.21         +0.11     +1.96
NOVEMBER 2013           0.51      0.52         -0.13     -0.13
DECEMBER 2013           0.16      0.71         -0.25     +0.34

JANUARY 2014            0.32      0.04         -0.02     -0.22
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     -0.74

TOTALS                 22.00     24.22         +1.77     +4.36

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