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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1246 PM CST THU JAN 15 2015

...RECENT COLD STRETCH STILL FELL SHORT OF A TOP-10 MARK FOR LATE
DECEMBER-EARLY JANUARY...

TODAY...PARTS OF THE NWS HASTINGS COVERAGE AREA ARE FINALLY ENDING
AN IMPRESSIVE STREAK OF 19-CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN WHICH THE AVERAGE
DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS AT-OR-BELOW NORMAL...A STREAK THAT BEGAN ON
DEC. 27, 2014. (THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE IS DERIVED FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGH AND THE LOW FOR THE DAY).

WHILE A 19-DAY STRETCH OF AT-OR-BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IS NOT
VERY COMMON...HISTORICAL DATA PROVES THAT THIS RECENT COLD SNAP
FELL WELL-SHORT OF MATCHING THE WORST ON RECORD...

AT GRAND ISLAND AIRPORT (THE PRIMARY CLIMATE DATA SITE IN THE NWS
HASTINGS COVERAGE AREA)...THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FROM DEC.
27TH-JAN. 14TH WAS 13.2 DEGREES. WHILE THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY QUITE
COLD VERSUS NORMAL/AVERAGE...THIS ONLY TIED FOR THE 11TH-COLDEST
STRETCH ON RECORD BETWEEN THESE PARTICULAR DATES AT GRAND
ISLAND...WHERE RECORDS REACH BACK 120 YEARS TO 1895:

..COLDEST DEC. 27-JAN. 14 STRETCHES ON RECORD PER AVERAGE TEMP..

1)   1.0 DEGREES...1911-12
2)   2.6 DEGREES...1973-74
3)   6.2 DEGREES...1978-79
4)   8.0 DEGREES...1939-40
5)   8.9 DEGREES...1981-82
6)  10.3 DEGREES...1969-70
7)  11.2 DEGREES...1941-42
8)  11.4 DEGREES...1967-68
9)  11.6 DEGREES...1987-88
10) 12.0 DEGREES...1923-24
11) 13.2 DEGREES...2014-15 (STRETCH THAT JUST ENDED)
    13.2 DEGREES...1924-25

FOR THOSE CURIOUS ABOUT THE COLDEST STRETCH OF AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD AT GRAND ISLAND FOR ANY 19-DAY PERIOD OF
THE YEAR: -4.1 DEGREES FROM JAN. 31 - FEB. 18, 1936

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PFANNKUCH



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