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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
626 AM CST Sun Dec 18 2016 /526 AM MST Sun Dec 18 2016/

...Extreme Cold Over Western and North Central Nebraska Overnight...

An Arctic airmass settled into the central tier of the country
on Saturday. This led to bitterly cold temperatures Saturday night
and into Sunday morning. Valentine Airport dropped to -31 F, which
not only was a new daily record low, but also stands as their coldest
morning since 1994. Daily record low temperatures were also tied or
set at North Platte, Broken Bow, and Imperial.

In addition, light westerly winds were enough to create widespread
wind chills of -20 or colder. The coldest wind chill reading was
-52 F at the Valentine Airport.

Below is a list of low temperatures and minimum wind chills values
as of 6 AM CST Sunday morning.

...Low Temperature Reports...

Location                     Temp
Valentine 1ENE               -37 F
Valentine 1W                 -31 F
Valentine Airport            -31 F
Springview 6S                -28 F
Johnstown 14NNE              -28 F
Whiteclay 4S                 -27 F
Butte                        -24 F
Ainsworth Airport            -23 F
Dunning                      -23 F
Rose 4N                      -23 F
Ellsworth                    -22 F
Chambers                     -21 F
Wellfleet 1SE                -21 F
O`Neill Airport              -21 F
Thedford Airport             -21 F
Brewster 1S                  -20 F
Halsey 2W                    -19 F
Broken Bow Airport           -18 F
Callaway 9WSW                -18 F
Valentine 27S                -18 F
North Platte Airport         -17 F
Ogallala Airport             -16 F
Crescent Lake                -16 F
North Platte 3ENE            -15 F
Paxton 2SW                   -15 F
Stapleton                    -14 F
Imperial Airport             -14 F
Ogallala                     -13 F
Keystone 5E                  -13 F
North Platte 1SE             -12 F
North Platte 1W              -12 F
Big Springs 4W               -12 F
Whitman 5ENE                 -12 F
North Platte 4NNE            -11 F
Merriman 29S                 -10 F

...Wind Chill Reports...

Location                     Temp
Valentine Airport            -52 F
Valentine 1ENE               -48 F
Ainsworth Airport            -41 F
O`Neill Airport              -38 F
Thedford Airport             -35 F
Callaway 9WSW                -34 F
Broken Bow Airport           -31 F
Chambers                     -31 F
Valentine 1W                 -31 F
Ogallala Airport             -31 F
Valentine 27S                -31 F
North Platte Airport         -30 F
Wellfleet 1SE                -30 F
Imperial Airport             -29 F
Springview 6S                -28 F
Johnstown 14NNE              -28 F
Halsey 2W                    -26 F
Crescent Lake                -26 F
Paxton 2SW                   -25 F
Butte                        -24 F
Dunning                      -23 F
North Platte 4NNE            -22 F
Ogallala                     -20 F
Keystone 5E                  -19 F
North Platte 3ENE            -15 F
North Platte 1SE             -12 F
Whitman 5ENE                 -12 F

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.

$$

Martin



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