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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
717 PM CDT Thu Jun 1 2017

...May temperatures were below normal at North Platte and
Valentine while precipitation was near normal for North Platte and
well above normal for Valentine...

For North Platte, the average daily mean temperature for the month
of May was 56.5 degrees and was 1.4 degrees below the normal of
57.9 degrees. The average daily high temperature for the month
was 71.3 degrees which was 0.4 degrees below the normal of 71.7
degrees. The average daily low temperature was 41.7 degrees which
was 2.4 degrees below the normal of 44.1 degrees. Two daily low
temperature records were set or tied during the month. On the
21st, the low in North Platte was 30 degrees, tying the record
which was set in 2015, 1963 and 1931. On the 24th, the low hit 30
degrees in North Platte, breaking the record low of 31 set
previously in 1966 and 1924. On the 20th the high in North Platte
was 43 degrees which tied for the coolest high temperature for
that date. This high temperature was also recorded on May 20th,
1915.

For Valentine, the average daily mean temperature for the month of
May was 57.2 degrees which was 0.4 degrees below the normal of
57.6 degrees. The average daily high temperature for May was 70.9
degrees which was at the normal of 70.9 degrees. The average
daily low temperature for the month was 43.6 degrees which was
0.7 degrees below the normal of 44.3 degrees. One daily
temperature record was set during the month of May in Valentine.
On the 20th, the high was 45 degrees in Valentine, which broke
the record for coolest high on that date which was previously 46
degrees set in 1915.

At Lee Bird Field in North Platte, precipitation for May totaled
3.30 inches which was 0.02 inches above the normal of 3.28
inches. No daily precipitation records were set during the month
of May for North Platte. For the month, a trace of snowfall
occurred which was at the normal of a trace. One daily snowfall
record occurred during the month in North Platte. On the 20th, a
trace of snow was reported at Lee Bird field, this broke the
record of 0.0 inches and was the third latest spring snowfall on
record.

At Miller field in Valentine, precipitation for May totaled 5.41
inches which was 2.28 inches above the normal of 3.13 inches. One
daily precipitation record was set during the month of May for
Valentine. On the 17th, 1.98 inches of rain fell at Miller Field,
breaking the record of 1.83 inches set previously in 2000.
Snowfall for the month totaled 0.0 inches and was 0.1 inches below
the normal of 0.1 inches. No daily snowfall records were set
during the month for Valentine.

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

                        Precipitation             Departure
                        LBF       VTN           LBF       VTN
Month

June 2016               3.26      4.16         -0.16     +0.60
July 2016               3.84      3.11         +0.77     -0.10
August 2016             0.88      1.34         -1.41     -0.84
September 2016          0.94      1.52         -0.47     -0.12
October 2016            1.54      1.90         -0.01     +0.65
November 2016           0.79      0.29         +0.15     -0.36
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

TOTALS                 20.41     22.86         +0.18     +2.84

$$

Buttler


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