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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1245 PM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            91   08/18
LOWEST             52   08/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     82.0              84.2    -2.2
AVG. MINIMUM     63.0              61.5     1.5
MEAN             72.5              72.8    -0.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      4
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.27   1923
 MINIMUM         0.37   1941
TOTALS           7.21              3.25    3.96
DAILY AVG.       0.23
DAYS >= .01        16
DAYS >= .10        11
DAYS >= .50         4
DAYS >= 1.00        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.20   08/22 TO 08/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   2002
                        2001
                        1992
TOTALS            0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                12     -12
 SINCE 7/1         12                16      -4
COOLING TOTAL     240               255     -15
 SINCE 1/1        727               816     -89
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/230    DATE  08/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/030    DATE  08/22

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             14     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                9     RAIN                      11
LIGHT RAIN               20     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      3

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>  INDICATES GREATHER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<  INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...AUGUST HAD NEAR-RECORD RAINFALL AND NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN
NORFOLK...

NORFOLK RECEIVED 9.59 INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF
AUGUST...WHICH WAS THE 3RD WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD AND WAS 3.96
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.5 DEGREES WAS
0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE EXTREMES OF WARMEST AND COOLEST DAILY
TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MONTH WERE AMONG THE LEAST EXTREME ON
RECORD...WITH THE COOL EXTREMES WELL ABOVE THE NORMAL COOLEST
EXTREMES IN AUGUST...AND THE WARM EXTREMES WELL BELOW THE NORMAL
WARMEST EXTREMES.

THOUGH THERE WERE A FEW TEMPERATURE SWINGS UP AND DOWN THROUGH THE
MONTH...OVERALL TEMPERATURES IN AUGUST DID NOT DEVIATE FAR FROM
AVERAGE.  THE MONTH BEGAN WET...WITH MEASURABLE RAIN ON 8 OF 10 DAYS
THROUGH THE 10TH...WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR OR SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE.
A COOLER STRETCH ON THE 11TH TO THE 15TH BROUGHT HIGHS IN THE 70S
AND LOWER 80S...WITH LOWS IN THE 50S TO 60S. THIS INCLUDED THE
COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...AT 52 DEGREES ON THE 13TH.
THIS ALSO WAS ONE OF THE RARE DRY PERIODS IN AUGUST...WITH ONLY 0.01
INCHES OF RAIN BETWEEN THE 11TH AND THE 21ST.

THE PERIOD WAS FOLLOWED BY A WARMER STRETCH ON THE 16TH TO THE
24TH...WITH THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH AT 91 DEGREES
ON THE 18TH AND WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH AT 71 DEGREES
ON THE 17TH.  THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS THE
SECOND COOLEST ON RECORD...SURPASSED BY A WARMEST HIGH OF 90 DEGREES
IN AUGUST 1977.  THE COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH ALSO
OCCURRED DURING THIS PERIOD...WITH 70 DEGREES ON THE 25TH.  FREQUENT
RAINS RETURNED TO THE AREA FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE REST OF THE
MONTH...WITH MEASURABLE RAIN ON 7 OF 10 DAYS...INCLUDING OVER 2
INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 22ND AND OVER AN INCH ON THE 27TH AND 31ST.
THE DAILY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.34 INCHES ON THE 31ST WAS ENOUGH TO
SET A DAILY RECORD.

FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE THROUGH AUGUST...NORFOLK EXPERIENCED
WELL ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
TOTAL SUMMER PRECIPITATION OF 19.73 INCHES WAS THE 4TH HIGHEST ON
RECORD AND 8.90 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  RAINFALL THROUGH THE SUMMER
WAS MARKED NEAR-RECORD RAINFALL IN BOTH JUNE AND AUGUST...WITH A DRY
JULY IN BETWEEN.  THE AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE WAS 71.2
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.5 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL AND THE 24TH
COOLEST ON RECORD...AND WAS NOTED BY VERY FEW TEMPERATURE EXTREMES
THROUGH THE SUMMER.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN AUGUST 2014:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
AUGUST 31    RAINFALL           1.34   0.80 (1963)


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MAYES/JRB


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