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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
932 AM CDT TUE AUG 12 2014

UPDATED TO INCLUDE MONTHLY DETAILS/NARRATIVE AT BOTTOM

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...THE GRAND ISLAND NE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             117   07/24/1936
 LOW               42   07/30/1971
HIGHEST           100   07/21       101      -1       99  07/22
LOWEST             50   07/15        53      -3       51  07/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.9              87.7    -2.8     87.6
AVG. MINIMUM     61.9              64.7    -2.8     65.0
MEAN             73.4              76.2    -2.8     76.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      9              12.2    -3.2       14
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.38   1993
 MINIMUM         0.01   1936
TOTALS           2.19              3.40   -1.21     1.39
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.11   -0.04     0.04
DAYS >= .01         4               8.8    -4.8       10
DAYS >= .10         4               5.2    -1.2        6
DAYS >= .50         2               2.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.22   07/09 TO 07/09
                        07/08 TO 07/09
                        07/09 TO 07/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0       0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0                                  0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       4                 2       2        3
 SINCE 7/1          4                 2       2        3
COOLING TOTAL     272               349     -77      361
 SINCE 1/1        641               627      14      715
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/140    DATE  07/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/140    DATE  07/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

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

&&

...JULY 2014 SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

1 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET IN JULY 2014:
- JULY 15: RECORD LOW TEMP OF 50 (PREVIOUS 52 IN 1990)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     84.9 DEGREES (2.8 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      61.9 DEGREES (2.8 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     73.4 DEGREES (2.8 BELOW NORMAL)

- JULY 2014 TIED WITH 1993 FOR THE 15TH-COOLEST JULY ON
RECORD...ALTHOUGH RECENT YEARS SUCH AS 2009 AND 2004 AVERAGED COOLER

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      100 DEGREES ON THE 21ST
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      74 DEGREES ON THE 15TH, 16TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       50 DEGREES ON THE 15TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       75 DEGREES ON THE 21ST, 25TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   96.0 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-21ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   91.7 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   80.1 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   74.0 DEGREES FROM THE 15TH-16TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   78.7 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:    56.9 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   67.8 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH-19TH


...PRECIPITATION

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN JULY 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 2.19 INCHES  (1.21 BELOW NORMAL)

- JULY 2014 WAS THE 48TH-DRIEST ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS DATING TO
1896

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 4

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.22 INCHES ON THE 9TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

AUG  2013       3.02     -0.10
SEP  2013       2.38     +0.15
OCT  2013       4.05     +2.19
NOV  2013       0.97     -0.20
DEC  2013       0.11     -0.52
JAN  2014       0.32     -0.21
FEB  2014       0.33     -0.35
MAR  2014       0.19     -1.61
APR  2014       2.91     +0.38
MAY  2014       0.74     -3.67
JUN  2014       9.65     +5.35
JUL  2014       2.19     -1.21

12-MONTH TOTAL  26.86    +0.20


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 43 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST ON THE 9TH
(OCCURRED AT 644 PM CDT DURING A THUNDERSTORM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.32 ON THE 28TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.67 ON THE 25TH

&&

...JULY 2014 NARRATIVE FOR CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

NEEDLESS TO SAY...RAINFALL WAS NOT NEARLY AS PLENTIFUL DURING JULY
AS IT WAS DURING JUNE...AS ESPECIALLY THE LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH
BECAME QUITE DRY. ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...THE
MAJORITY OF HALL COUNTY REMAINED VOID OF ALL DROUGHT CLASSIFICATION
THROUGH JULY...ALTHOUGH SOUTHWEST PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY CREPT BACK
INTO CATEGORY D0 ABNORMALLY DRY BY MONTH`S END. TEMPERATURE-
WISE...IT WAS A FAIRLY COOL MONTH...TYING WITH JULY 1993 FOR THE
15TH-COOLEST JULY ON RECORD OUT OF 119 YEARS DATING TO 1896.

FOCUSING ON JULY RAINFALL IN MORE DETAIL...THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF 2.19
INCHES AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 1.21 INCHES BELOW
THE 30-YEAR JULY NORMAL OF 3.40 INCHES. THE MAJORITY OF THIS RAIN
(1.22 INCHES) FELL DURING THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 9TH...AND 94 PERCENT
OF JULY RAIN (2.06 INCHES) FELL DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH
WITH VERY LITTLE THEREAFTER. DESPITE FINISHING SOLIDLY BELOW NORMAL
FOR THE MONTH...THIS WAS ONLY THE 48TH-DRIEST JULY ON RECORD OUT OF
119 YEARS...AND WAS NOT NEARLY AS DRY AS RECENT YEARS SUCH AS 2012
(0.16 YEARS).

TEMPERATURE-WISE...IT WAS AN OVERALL-COOLER MONTH INTERRUPTED BY
ONLY OCCASIONAL...BRIEF BURSTS OF HOTTER WEATHER. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE (RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND
LOWS) WAS 73.4 DEGREES...2.8 DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL.
INTERESTINGLY...THERE WERE EQUAL CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD THIS COOLER
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FROM BOTH DAILY HIGHS AND LOWS...AS BOTH OF
THOSE PARAMETERS AVERAGED EXACTLY 2.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. OF THE
31 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...19 FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE...10 WERE ABOVE NORMAL AND TWO DAYS EQUALED THEIR DAILY
NORMAL. THE MOST NOTABLE COOL STRETCH OF THE MONTH WAS SIX DAYS
BETWEEN THE 14TH-19TH...DURING WHICH DAILY HIGHS ONLY RANGED FROM 74-
82 DEGREES AND DAILY LOWS FROM 50-61 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURE DURING THIS STRETCH WAS 66.3 DEGREES...RESULTING IN THE
10TH-COOLEST NON-OVERLAPPING SIX DAY STRETCH ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH
OF JULY...AND THE COOLEST SINCE A 64.8 DEGREE AVERAGE FROM JULY 23-
28, 2004. THE COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH OF 50 DEGREES ON
THE 15TH SET A NEW RECORD FOR THE DATE. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THIS
SIX-DAY COOL STRETCH CAME THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK OF THE MONTH FROM
THE 20TH-26TH...DURING WHICH HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED AT LEAST 90
DEGREES ON FIVE OF THE DAYS...HIGHLIGHTED BY A HIGH OF 100 ON THE
21ST. THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...75
DEGREES...OCCURRED TWICE DURING THIS WEEK ON THE 21ST AND 25TH. THE
MOST EXTREME DAY-TO-DAY CHANGE IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING JULY WAS
14 DEGREES...CONSISTING OF A DECENT COOL-DOWN FROM 90 DEGREES ON THE
13TH TO 76 ON THE 14TH.

IN LINE WITH THE LESSER RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH...THERE WAS A
CORRESPONDING MINIMUM IN SEVERE WEATHER IN THE GRAND ISLAND AREA. IN
FACT...NWS HASTINGS RECEIVED NO REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL OR DAMAGING
WINDS FROM ANYWHERE WITHIN HALL COUNTY DURING JULY 2014. THE HIGHEST
PEAK WIND GUST OF THE MONTH AT THE AIRPORT (ONLY 43 MPH FROM THE
SOUTHEAST) OCCURRED DURING THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 9TH.

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PFANNKUCH



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