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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1054 AM CST THU JAN 1 2015

UPDATED TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL MONTHLY STATS/ANNUAL 2014 EXTREMES
AT BOTTOM

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...THE ORD NE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            58   12/08        MM      MM       69
LOWEST            -14   12/31        MM      MM       -8
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.9              36.6    -0.7     39.7
AVG. MINIMUM     17.5              13.2     4.3     12.2
MEAN             26.7              24.9     1.8     26.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              30.7    -2.7       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.56              0.59    0.97        T
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.02    0.03        T
DAYS >= .01         5                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= .10         3                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= .50         2                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.73   12/15 TO 12/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1181
 SINCE 7/1       2767
COOLING TOTAL       0
 SINCE 1/1        692
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/340    DATE  12/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/340    DATE  12/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      7

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...DECEMBER 2014 SUMMARY FOR ORD EVELYN SHARP FIELD AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     35.9 DEGREES (0.7 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      17.5 DEGREES (4.3 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     26.7 DEGREES (1.8 BELOW NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      58 DEGREES ON THE 8TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:       3 DEGREES ON THE 30TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:      -14 DEGREES ON THE 31ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       48 DEGREES ON THE 13TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   55.0 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-14TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   10.5 DEGREES FROM THE 29TH-30TH
                                                     30TH-31ST
WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   37.5 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH-14TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   12.4 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   47.6 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-8TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   22.9 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     2.0 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

(NOTE: ALL SNOWFALL/SNOW DEPTH DATA IS FROM THE NWS COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER IN ORD...WHO REPORTS 24-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AT 8 AM.
IN ADDITION...IN MANY CASES MELTED SNOW-LIQUID EQUIVALENT
PRECIPITATION IS ALSO DERIVED FROM THE COOPERATIVE OBSERVER...GIVEN
THAT THE AUTOMATED PRECIPITATION GAUGE AT THE AIRPORT IS NOT
DESIGNED TO ACCURATELY MELT SNOW IN MOST SITUATIONS)

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.56 INCHES  (0.97 ABOVE NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:     10.8  INCHES   (3.4 ABOVE NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 5

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.73 INCHES ON THE 15TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:   1.26 INCHES FROM THE 14TH-15TH

HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 8 AM:  3.5 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 27TH

HIGHEST 48-HOUR
SNOWFALL ENDING AROUND 8 AM:  4.0 INCHES REPORTED ON THE 16TH

DEEPEST 8 AM SNOW DEPTH:        4 INCHES ON THE 29TH-30TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE YEAR 2014:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

JAN  2014       0.06      -0.31
FEB  2014       0.19      -0.25
MAR  2014       0.20      -1.25
APR  2014       1.26      -1.33
MAY  2014       0.51      -3.30
JUN  2014       8.08      +3.96
JUL  2014       2.07      -0.90
AUG  2014       5.27      +2.11
SEP  2014       1.68      -0.76
OCT  2014       1.14      -0.79
NOV  2014       0.06      -1.01
DEC  2014       1.56      +0.97

12-MONTH TOTAL  22.08     -2.86


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 50 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON THE 15TH
(OCCURRED AT 608 PM IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 31.01 ON THE 30TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.49 ON THE 22ND

&&

...ANNUAL ORD AIRPORT TOTALS/EXTREMES FOR 2014...

ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE: 47.3 DEGREES (1.8 BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 95 DEGREES ON JULY 21
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:  3 DEGREES ON DEC 30

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:  -15 DEGREES ON FEB 6
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:   70 DEGREES ON AUG 20

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION:     22.08 INCHES
(2.86 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND 2.27 INCHES LESS THAN LAST YEAR)

HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION: 2.01 INCHES ON JUNE 9
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION: 2.12 INCHES ON JUNE 8-9

TOTAL ANNUAL SNOWFALL (INCLUDES PARTS OF 2 SNOW SEASONS): 29.3 INCHES
HIGHEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AT 8 AM: 3.5 INCHES REPORTED DEC. 27
HIGHEST 48-HOUR SNOWFALL ENDING AT 8 AM: 4.0 INCHES REPORTED DEC. 16
DEEPEST 8 AM SNOW DEPTH:   4 INCHES ON DEC. 29-30

HIGHEST WIND GUST:  79 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON JUNE 3RD
(OCCURRED AT 638 PM CDT DURING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM)

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PFANNKUCH



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