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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
537 AM CDT MON APR 4 2016

...MARCH 2016 TEMPERATURE/PRECIPITATION RANKINGS FOR GRAND ISLAND
AND HASTINGS NEBRASKA...

SEE BELOW REGARDING CLIMATE DETAILS FOR GRAND ISLAND AND HASTINGS
AIRPORTS...OUR TWO PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES FOR WHICH ISSUE CLIMATE
RECORDS AND STATISTICS. ALL NORMALS ARE BASED ON OFFICIAL
1981-2010 DATA FROM NCEI (NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
INFORMATION):

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..GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT..
(RECORDS COVER 120 YEARS DATING BACK TO 1896)

                   MARCH 2016 QUICK STATISTICS
          TEMPERATURE                    PRECIPITATION/SNOW
MONTH  AVG. DEPART.  MAX  MIN      TOTAL  DEPART. SNOW  DEPART.
MAR    45.8  +6.4     81  17       0.61   -1.19    2.6   -2.8

- MEAN TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE OF HIGHS/LOWS) WAS 45.8 DEGREES (6.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL). THIS MARKED THE 8TH-WARMEST MARCH ON
RECORD. THE RECORD-WARMEST MARCH OCCURRED JUST FOUR YEARS AGO IN
2012 (54.1 DEGREES)

- PRECIPITATION: 0.61 INCHES (1.19 BELOW NORMAL). THIS WAS THE
33RD-DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD...BUT WAS NOT NEARLY AS DRY AS ONE
YEAR AGO IN 2015 (0.16 INCHES). THE RECORD-DRIEST MARCH IN 1907
FEATURED MERELY A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION.

- SNOWFALL: 2.6 INCHES (2.8 BELOW NORMAL). THIS WAS A FAIRLY
"TYPICAL" SNOWFALL MARCH...RESIDING IN THE MIDDLE ONE-THIRD OF
HISTORICAL TOTALS. THE SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS 23.5 INCHES
IN 1915.

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..HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT..
(TEMPERATURE RECORDS COVER 109 YEARS DATING TO 1908*)
(PRECIPITATION RECORDS COVER 121 YEARS DATING TO 1896*)

                   MARCH 2016 QUICK STATISTICS
          TEMPERATURE                    PRECIPITATION/SNOW
MONTH  AVG. DEPART.  MAX  MIN      TOTAL  DEPART. SNOW  DEPART.
MAR    46.3  +6.4     81   18       0.54   -1.25   2.1   -3.1

- MEAN TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE OF HIGHS/LOWS) WAS 46.3 DEGREES (6.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL). THIS MARKED THE 7TH-WARMEST MARCH ON
RECORD. THE RECORD-WARMEST MARCH OCCURRED JUST FOUR YEARS AGO IN
2012 (53.3 DEGREES).

- PRECIPITATION: 0.54 INCHES (1.25 BELOW NORMAL). THIS TIED FOR
THE 30TH-DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD...BUT WAS NOT NEARLY AS DRY AS ONE
YEAR AGO IN 2015 (0.20 INCHES). THE RECORD-DRIEST MONTHS OF MARCH
IN 1936, 1929 AND 1918 FEATURED MERELY A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION.

- SNOWFALL: 2.1 INCHES (3.1 BELOW NORMAL). THIS WAS A FAIRLY
"TYPICAL" SNOWFALL MARCH...RESIDING IN THE MIDDLE ONE-THIRD OF
HISTORICAL TOTALS. THE SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS 28.6 INCHES
IN 1906.


* NOTE: TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT HASTINGS ARE BASED ON NWS
  COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS BETWEEN MAY 1907 AND JUNE
  1996...WITH RECORDS SINCE JULY 1996 FROM THE AUTOMATED SENSOR
  (ASOS) AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT
  HASTINGS ARE BASED ON COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS BETWEEN JULY
  1895 AND MARCH 1998...WITH RECORDS SINCE APRIL 1998 PRIMARILY
  FROM THE AUTOMATED AIRPORT GAUGE.

$$

PFANNKUCH



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