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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Hastings NE
651 AM CST Thu Dec 1 2016

...NOV. 2016 AND METEOROLOGICAL FALL (SEP-NOV) TEMPERATURE AND
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 we routinely
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 122 years dating back to 1895)

                    November 2016 Quick Statistics
          Temperature                    Precipitation/Snow
       AVG. DEPART.  MAX  MIN      TOTAL  DEPART. SNOW  DEPART.
       45.0  +6.9     79   20      1.37   +0.20    0.4    -2.7

- Mean temperature (average of highs/lows) was 45.0 degrees
(6.9 degrees above normal). This resulted in the 6th-warmest
November on record out of the 120 years available without
appreciable missing data and was the warmest since 2001. The
first half of the month was particularly warm (2nd- warmest on
record) and featured 7 of 15 days with highs in the 70s.

- Precipitation: 1.37 inches (0.20 above normal). This tied with
1984 for the 36th-wettest November on record out of 122 years. The
vast majority of precipitation fell as rain, led by a daily total
of 0.53" on the 7th. The wettest November on record featured 3.77"
in 1983.

- Snowfall: 0.4 inches (2.7 below normal). All of this light
measurable snow fell on the 18th.


Meteorological Fall Stats (Sep-Nov):
- Mean temperature (average of the 3 months) was 56.2 degrees
(4.4 degrees above normal). This resulted in a tie with 1998 for
the 4th-warmest fall on record out of 120 years. However, fall
2015 (just last year!) actually averaged a touch warmer at 56.8
degrees.

- Precipitation: 4.02 inches (1.24 below normal of 5.26 inches).
Although this was not even a Top-40 driest fall on record, it was
the driest since 1.78" in 2012.

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..HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT..
(Temperature records cover 110 years dating to 1907*)
(Precipitation records cover 123 years dating to 1894*)

                    November 2016 Quick Statistics
          Temperature                    Precipitation/Snow
       AVG. DEPART.  MAX  MIN      TOTAL  DEPART. SNOW  DEPART.
       45.8  +7.1     78   20      1.46   +0.17    0.1   -2.5

- Mean temperature (average of highs/lows) was 45.8 degrees (7.1
degrees above normal). This resulted in the 4th-warmest November
on record out of 106 years available without appreciable missing
data and was the warmest since 2001. The first half of the month
was particularly warm (2nd- warmest on record) and featured 7 of
15 days with highs in the 70s.

- Precipitation: 1.46 inches (0.17 above normal). This was the
first calendar month with above-normal precipitation in Hastings
since April! The vast majority of precipitation fell as rain, led
by a daily total of 0.82" on the 7th. The wettest November on
record featured 3.96" in 1996.

- Snowfall: 0.1 inches (2.5 below normal). All of this light
measurable snow fell during the early morning of the 18th.


Meteorological Fall Stats (Sep-Nov):
- Mean temperature (average of the 3 months) was 56.9 degrees
(4.6 degrees above normal). This resulted in a tie with 1956 for
the 7th-warmest fall on record out of the 106 years available
without appreciable missing data. However, fall 2015 (just last
year!) actually averaged a touch warmer at 57.6 degrees.

- Precipitation: 3.48 inches (2.36 below normal of 5.84 inches).
Although this was not even a Top-20 driest fall on record, it was
the driest since 2.71" in 2012.

* NOTE: Temperature records at Hastings are based on NWS
  Cooperative Observer reports between 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 1895 and March
  1998, with records since April 1998 primarily from the automated
  airport gauge.

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Pfannkuch



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