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Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
933 AM CST THU NOV 13 2014

...EXTENDED STRETCH OF BONE-CHILLING WINTER COLD UNUSUAL FOR
NOVEMBER...

TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL
KANSAS HAVE BEEN BELOW FREEZING FOR OVER TWO FULL DAYS. THE
TEMPERATURE AT GRAND ISLAND /THE PRIMARY LONG-TERM CLIMATE SITE IN
THE NWS HASTINGS AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY/ HAS BEEN BELOW FREEZING
SINCE 3 PM MONDAY.

THE LATEST NWS HASTINGS FORECAST CURRENTLY INDICATES TEMPERATURES
WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH
CENTRAL KANSAS THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY. THIS IS AN EXTENDED STRETCH
OF SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER THAN NORMAL ARCTIC AIR. BY THE TIME
TEMPERATURES CLIMB ABOVE FREEZING...CURRENTLY PROJECTED TO OCCUR
NEXT WEDNESDAY THE 19TH...THE REGION WILL HAVE EXPERIENCED 8 FULL
DAYS OF SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

WHILE SUB-FREEZING HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE FAIRLY COMMON IN NOVEMBER
...THEY TYPICALLY ONLY OCCUR FOR TWO OR THREE DAYS AT A TIME.

USING GRAND ISLAND AS A PROXY FOR THE REGION...INFORMATION BELOW
COMPARES THIS CURRENT COLD BLAST TO SIMILAR EVENTS IN THE PAST...

THE LAST TIME TEMPERATURES DROPPED BELOW FREEZING IN NOVEMBER...AND
REMAINED THERE FOR 8 DAYS OR MORE...WAS IN 1985. THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS 17 DEGREES ON THE 19TH...AND THE TEMPERATURE DID
NOT CLIMB ABOVE FREEZING UNTIL DECEMBER 4TH. THAT WAS A PERIOD OF
16 DAYS.

THE LAST COMPARABLE COLD STRETCH OCCURRED IN NOVEMBER 2000...FROM
THE 6TH TO THE 23RD. WHILE SUB-FREEZING HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE
OBSERVED ON MANY OF THESE DAYS...THE LONGEST STRING OF CONSECUTIVE
DAYS WAS ONLY FIVE DAYS ALONG...FROM THE 10TH TO THE 14TH. WHILE
STILL SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER THAN NORMAL...THERE WERE SEVERAL DAYS
BETWEEN THE 6TH AND 23RD IN WHICH THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED IN THE
MIDDLE AND UPPER 30S.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN HASTINGS AT WEATHER.GOV/HASTINGS AND FOLLOW US ON
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

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HALBLAUB



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