Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1105 AM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            74   02/21
LOWEST              1   02/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.9              37.0     8.9
AVG. MINIMUM     22.3              16.5     5.8
MEAN             34.1              26.8     7.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8
DAYS MIN <= 32     24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.18   1971
 MINIMUM         0.04   1949
TOTALS           0.99              0.76    0.23
DAILY AVG.       0.04
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.54   02/23 TO 02/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.0   1936
TOTALS           11.0               5.5
SINCE 7/1        28.1
DAYS >= 1.0         4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   02/24
 24 HR TOTAL      6.0   02/23 TO 02/24

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     857              1071    -214
 SINCE 7/1       4455              5093    -638
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/040    DATE  02/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/040    DATE  02/23

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      2

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>  INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<  INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...FEBRUARY WAS WETTER AND MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK...

WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 34.1 DEGREES, WHICH IS 7.3 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL, THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WAS THE 9TH WARMEST ON RECORD. A
NUMBER OF DAILY RECORD WARM TEMPERATURES WERE SET.  THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 0.99 INCHES WAS THE 39TH WETTEST, WHILE THE TOTAL
SNOWFALL OF 11.0 INCHES WAS 5.5 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 18TH
SNOWIEST ON RECORD.

THE MONTH BEGAIN RATHER INAUSPICIOUSLY, WITH TEMPERATURES A FEW
DEGREES EITHER SIDE OF NORMAL THROUGH THE 3RD BEFORE TIPPING TO
ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS ON THE 4TH TO 6TH. A STORM SYSTEM ON THE 7TH
AND 8TH BROUGHT THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH, WITH A HIGH
OF 13 ON THE 8TH AND A LOW OF 1 ON THE 9TH, AS WELL AS A STORM TOTAL
OF 5.0 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 7TH TO 8TH. A RECORD-BREAKING STREAK OF
ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES BEGAN ON THE 10TH AND LASTED THROUGH THE
23RD. TEMPERATURES REACHED 60 DEGREES OR GREATER FOR 7 CONSECUTIVE
DAYS FROM THE 16TH THROUGH THE 22ND, TYING A FEBRUARY RECORD, WITH
HIGHS IN THE 60S AND 70S AND WITH 3 DAILY RECORD WARM TEMPERATURES
IN THOSE 7 DAYS.

THE WARM STREAK TEMPERED BACK TO COOLER READINGS BEGINNING ON THE
23RD, AS A STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT MAINLY SNOW THAT CONTINUED INTO THE
MORNING OF THE 24TH.  THE STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 6.0 INCHES
COMBINED WITH WIND GUSTS OF 41 MPH TO PRODUCE SOME BLOWING SNOW IN
AREAS AROUND NORFOLK. THE PAUSE IN ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES WAS
BRIEF, WITH TEMPERATURES RETURNING TO ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS ON THE
28TH.

FOR THE WINTER MONTHS OF DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY, THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 27.1 DEGREES WAS 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE
20TH WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 3.08
INCHES, WHICH IS 0.98 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 19TH WETTEST ON
RECORD. THE TOTAL WINTER SNOWFALL (JUST DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY)
OF 25.6 INCHES IS 7.7 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL, AND THE SEASON-TO-DATE
SNOW TOTAL OF 28.1 INCHES IS 6.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

DAILY RECORDS SET IN FEBRUARY 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
FEBRUARY 16   WARM MAX TEMP     68      68 (TIES WITH 1981)
FEBRUARY 19   WARM MIN TEMP     39      38 (2016)
FEBRUARY 22   WARM MAX TEMP     75      74 (TIES WITH 1995)

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MAYES/JEK/JRB


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