Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
107 AM CDT THU NOV 2 2017

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            79   10/19
                        10/17
LOWEST             14   10/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.5              63.5     0.0
AVG. MINIMUM     39.2              38.5     0.7
MEAN             51.4              51.0     0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.81   2007
 MINIMUM            T   1958
TOTALS           3.52              2.07    1.45
DAILY AVG.       0.11
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         3
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.13   10/06 TO 10/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            7.0   1916
TOTALS              T               0.8
SINCE 7/1           T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL        T   10/31 TO 10/31

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     420               443     -23
 SINCE 7/1        513               585     -72
COOLING TOTAL       5                 9      -4
 SINCE 1/1        879               915     -36
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/340    DATE  10/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/310    DATE  10/26

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...OCTOBER WAS MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK...WITH NEAR-NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...

THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SAW NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES COMPARED TO 1981-
2010 CLIMATOLOGY. IT ALSO WAS THE 14TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD AT
3.52 INCHES. ALL OF THE RAIN FELL BETWEEN THE 1ST AND 14TH,
MAKING IT THE 2ND WETTEST SUCH PERIOD ON RECORD. ALSO, A
TRACE OF SNOW WAS RECORDED, WHICH TIES WITH 30 OTHER YEARS FOR THE
33RD MOST SNOW IN OCTOBER ON RECORD AND IS BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.8
INCHES.

THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER WAS VERY WET AND MOSTLY WARM. FROM THE 1ST
TO 14TH, 9 OF THOSE DAYS RECORDED MEASURABLE RAIN, WITH 5 OF THOSE
ALSO REPORTING THUNDER. TEMPERATURES FROM THE 1ST TO THE 8TH MAINLY
WERE ABOVE NORMAL, EXCEPT FOR A BRIEF DIP SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL ON
THE 4TH. A BRIEF COOL-DOWN FROM THE 9TH TO 11TH BROUGHT THE FIRST
HARD FREEZE OF THE SEASON ON THE 11TH, AT 25 DEGREES, WITH ABOVE-
NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURNING ON THE 12TH AND 13TH.

CONDITIONS TURNED MUCH DRIER FOR THE END OF THE MONTH - A WELCOME
DRYNESS, ALLOWING FIELD CONDITIONS TO DRY FOR HARVEST IN THE AREA.
TEMPERATURES ON THE 14TH AND 15TH WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL, WITH
ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES ALL BUT ONE DAY FROM THE 16TH TO THE 25TH.
THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH, AT 79 DEGREES, OCCURRED ON
BOTH THE 17TH AND 19TH. A PARTICULARLY WINDY SET OF DAYS INCLUDED
THE 20TH (44 MPH), 23RD (53 MPH), 24TH (49 MPH), 26TH (59 MPH), AND
27TH (46 MPH). THE STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE 26TH BROUGHT MUCH COLDER
TEMPERATURES AND A TRACE OF SNOW ALONG WITH THE GUSTY WINDS. THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 27TH REACHED JUST 37 DEGREES. TEMPERATURES
ON THE EVENING OF THE 27TH BEGAN A PLUNGE THAT CONTINUED INTO THE
MORNING OF THE 28TH, WITH A LOW OF JUST 14 DEGREES. TEMPERATURES
REBOUNDED BRIEFLY ON THE 29TH, WITH COOL READINGS ON THE 30TH (WITH
BRISK 46-MPH WINDS) AND ESPECIALLY ON THE 31ST. FLURRIES WERE
REPORTED ON BOTH THE 30TH AND 31ST. TRICK-OR-TREATERS FACED BRISK
CONDITIONS, AS THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 31ST WAS JUST 35 DEGREES.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN OCTOBER 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
OCTOBER 1     PRECIPITATION      0.84   0.78 (1950)

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MAYES/DUSSELIER



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