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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
622 PM CST MON DEC 1 2014

...NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL...WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS
BELOW NORMAL FOR BOTH VALENTINE AND NORTH PLATTE...

NOVEMBER 2014 WAS DRIER AND COLDER THAN NORMAL ACROSS WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. WARM TEMPERATURES WERE PRESENT DURING THE
FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH...AND AROUND THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.
SANDWICHED BETWEEN THESE PERIODS WAS AN UNSEASONABLY COLD SPELL
WHICH LASTED FROM TENTH THROUGH THE TWENTY FIRST OF NOVEMBER.
PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL DURING THE MONTH ACROSS MOST OF
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE EXCEPTION WAS OVER FAR
NORTHERN NEBRASKA WHERE ACCUMULATING SNOW OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 15TH.

FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER
WAS 31.8 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 3.8 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 35.6
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 48.4 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 1.8 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 50.2 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY
LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 15.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.9 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 21.0 DEGREES. ONE DAILY RECORD HIGH WAS SET
DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. ON THE 28TH...THE HIGH IN NORTH PLATTE
WAS 73 DEGREES BREAKING THE RECORD OF 68 SET PREVIOUSLY IN 1941.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER WAS
29.8 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 4.6 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 34.4
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 44.0 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 3.7 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 47.7 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 15.7 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 5.5 DEGREES BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 21.2 DEGREES. THREE RECORD LOWS WERE SET DURING THE
MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN VALENTINE AND ARE SUMMARIZED BELOW...

DATE        NEW RECORD          OLD RECORD AND YEAR

15             -13                   -10/1997
16             -13                   -12/1955
18             -14                     0/1969

AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE...PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER
TOTALED 0.08 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.56 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.64
INCHES. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF
NOVEMBER. 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 AT NORTH PLATTE.

AT MILLER FIELD IN VALENTINE...PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER TOTALED
0.55 INCHES WHICH WAS 0.10 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.65 INCHES.
NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING NOVEMBER IN VALENTINE.
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER TOTALED 6.4 INCHES AT VALENTINE.
THIS WAS 1.0 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 5.4 INCHES. NO DAILY
SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER AT VALENTINE.

..NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR THE 12
PREVIOUS MONTHS...

                        PRECIPITATION             DEPARTURE
                        LBF       VTN           LBF       VTN
MONTH

DECEMBER 2013           0.16      0.71         -0.25     +0.34

JANUARY 2014            0.32      0.04         -0.02     -0.22
FEBRUARY 2014           0.73      0.62         +0.23     +0.14
MARCH 2014              0.79      0.49         -0.26     -0.58
APRIL 2014              0.64      3.05         -1.63     +0.83
MAY 2014                1.81      3.01         -1.47     -0.12
JUNE 2014               8.75      8.63         +5.33     +5.07
JULY 2014               0.14      0.58         -2.93     -2.63
AUGUST 2014             5.10      2.62         +2.81     +0.44
SEPTEMBER 2014          1.39      0.74         -0.02     -0.74
OCTOBER 2014            0.73      0.56         -0.82     -0.69
NOVEMBER 2014           0.08      0.55         -0.56     -0.10

TOTALS                 20.64     21.60         +0.41     +1.74

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