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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1235 PM CST Fri Dec 1 2017

...November temperatures were well above normal for North
Platte and Valentine, while precipitation was well below normal...

For North Platte, the average daily mean temperature for the month
of November was 40.3 degrees and was 4.7 degrees above the normal of
35.6 degrees. The average daily high temperature for the month
was 55.6 degrees which was 5.4 degrees above the normal of 50.2
degrees. The average daily low temperature was 25.0 degrees which
was 4.0 degrees above the normal of 21.0 degrees. Two daily record
highs occurred during the month of November in North Platte. On the
23rd, the high in North Platte was 73 degrees. This broke the
record of 72 degrees set previously in 1988. On the 27th, the high
reached 77 degrees, breaking the record of 73 set previously in
1998.

For Valentine, the average daily mean temperature for the month of
November was 41.0 degrees which was 6.6 degrees above the normal of
34.4 degrees. November 2017 will go down as the ninth warmest
November on record for Valentine. The average daily high temperature
for November was 55.4 degrees which was 7.7 degrees above the normal
of 47.7 degrees. The average daily low temperature for the month
was 26.6 degrees which was 5.4 degrees above the normal of 21.2 degrees.
Three daily temperature records were set during the month of November
for Valentine and are summarized below.

Date        Temperature         Old record/year     Type of Record

23              76                  70/1988              High
27              84*                 75/1998              High
27              44                  38/1949          High Minimum

*  Latest 80+ degree temp ever recorded for Valentine.  Previous
   was 82 degrees on November 16th.

At Lee Bird Field in North Platte, precipitation for November totaled
0.07 inches which was 0.57 inches below the normal of 0.64
inches. No daily precipitation records were set during the month
of November for North Platte. Snowfall for the month totaled 0.4 inches
which was 3.5 inches below the normal of 3.9 inches. No daily snowfall
records were set during the month of November for North Platte.

At Miller field in Valentine, precipitation for November totaled 0.56
inches which was 0.09 inches below the normal of 0.65 inches. No
daily precipitation records were set during the month of November in
Valentine. Snowfall for November was 1.3 inches. This was 4.1 inches
below the normal of 5.4 inches. No daily snowfall records were set
during the month of November for Valentine.

...North Platte and Valentine precipitation totals for the
previous 12 months...

                        Precipitation             Departure
                        LBF       VTN           LBF       VTN
Month

December 2016           0.62      0.94         +0.21     +0.57

January 2017            0.67      0.91         +0.33     +0.65
February 2017           0.52      1.16         +0.02     +0.68
March 2017              1.82      0.76         +0.77     -0.31
April 2017              2.23      1.36         -0.04     -0.86
May 2017                3.30      5.41         +0.02     +2.28
June 2017               0.43      0.53         -2.99     -3.03
July 2017               5.19      0.73         +2.12     -2.48
August 2017             3.60      2.32         +1.31     +0.14
September 2017          4.75      2.62         +3.34     +0.98
October 2017            3.11      1.30         +1.56     +0.05
November 2017           0.07      0.56         -0.57     -0.09

TOTALS                 26.31     18.60         +6.08     -1.42

$$

Buttler



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