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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1253 PM CST TUE DEC 2 2014

UPDATED TO INCLUDE MONTHLY/SEASONAL RECAPS AT BOTTOM

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...THE GRAND ISLAND NE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              88   11/08/1915
 LOW              -11   11/28/1976
HIGHEST            78   11/29        71       7       64  11/16
LOWEST             -3   11/16         8     -11        8  11/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.3              49.4    -2.1     50.6
AVG. MINIMUM     21.0              26.8    -5.8     25.5
MEAN             34.2              38.1    -3.9     38.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7               3.0     4.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              21.2     0.8       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.3     0.7        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.77   1983
 MINIMUM         0.00   1939
                        1914
TOTALS           0.29              1.17   -0.88     0.97
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.04   -0.03     0.03
DAYS >= .01         2               5.3    -3.3        3
DAYS >= .10         2               2.5    -0.5        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.8    -0.8        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.18   11/15 TO 11/15
                        11/14 TO 11/15
                        11/15 TO 11/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.1   1983
TOTALS            2.2               3.1    -0.9      0.2
SINCE 7/1         2.2               4.2    -2.0      0.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   11/17                          0  MM
                        11/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     917               807     110      801
 SINCE 7/1       1333              1330       3     1228
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1       1031              1034      -3     1265
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/350    DATE  11/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/330    DATE  11/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...NOVEMBER 2014 SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

5 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET OR TIED DURING NOV. 2014:
- NOV. 16: RECORD LOW OF -3 (PREVIOUS -2 IN 1955)
- NOV. 17: RECORD COLD HIGH OF 20 (TIED PREVIOUS 20 IN 1903)
- NOV. 18: RECORD LOW OF 4 (PREVIOUS 5 IN 1903)
- NOV. 28: RECORD HIGH OF 70 (PREVIOUS 67 IN 1986)
- NOV. 29: RECORD HIGH OF 78 (PREVIOUS 71 IN 1932)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     47.3 DEGREES (2.1 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      21.0 DEGREES (5.8 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     34.2 DEGREES (3.9 BELOW NORMAL)

- NOV. 2014 WAS THE 15TH-COLDEST ON RECORD OUT OF 120 YEARS
DATING TO 1895 AND WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 29.1 DEGREES IN 2000

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      78 DEGREES ON THE 29TH
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      20 DEGREES ON THE 17TH

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       -3 DEGREES ON THE 16TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       42 DEGREES ON THE 2ND

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   74.0 DEGREES FROM THE 28TH-29TH

COLDEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   24.0 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-12TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   50.2 DEGREES FROM THE 2ND-8TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   16.6 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   64.7 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-9TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   26.1 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH

COLDEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:     5.9 DEGREES FROM THE 12TH-18TH


...PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING NOV. 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 0.29 INCHES (0.88 BELOW NORMAL)
TOTAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL:       2.2 INCHES (0.9 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 2

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.18 INCHES ON THE 15TH
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:        1.9 INCHES ON THE 15TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

DEC  2013       0.11     -0.52
JAN  2014       0.32     -0.21
FEB  2014       0.33     -0.35
MAR  2014       0.19     -1.61
APR  2014       2.91     +0.38
MAY  2014       0.74     -3.67
JUN  2014       9.65     +5.35
JUL  2014       2.19     -1.21
AUG  2014       5.87     +2.75
SEP  2014       3.03     +0.80
OCT  2014       1.28     -0.58
NOV  2014       0.29     -0.88

12-MONTH TOTAL  26.91    +0.25


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 46 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON BOTH THE 10TH, 26TH
(GUSTS ON BOTH OF THESE DAYS OCCURRED BEHIND COLD FRONTS)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.73 ON THE 13TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.32 ON THE 10TH

&&

...NOVEMBER 2014 NARRATIVE FOR CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT...

THE BIGGEST WEATHER STORY DURING NOV. 2014 WAS TEMPERATURE
EXTREMES...HIGHLIGHTED BY A 10-DAY STRETCH DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH THAT WAS THE COLDEST ON RECORD DURING THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF
NOVEMBER. PRECIPITATION-WISE...IT WAS A RATHER DRY MONTH BUT WAS FAR
FROM BEING EVEN A TOP-20 FINISH.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...IT WAS TRULY A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE: THE OPENING
THIRD OF THE MONTH AVERAGED SEASONABLY MILD...FOLLOWED BY A RECORD-
COLD MIDDLE 10 DAYS...AND THEN A PAIR OF EXTREMELY WARM DAYS TOWARD
THE END OF THE MONTH...ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY ONE LAST BLAST OF COLD
ON THE 30TH. IN THE END...THE VERY COLD MID-MONTH STRETCH CARRIED
THE MOST WEIGHT...AS THE OVERALL AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
(RESULTING FROM AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS) WAS 34.2
DEGREES...3.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS GOOD FOR THE 15TH-
COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 120 YEARS...AND THE COLDEST SINCE
A 29.1 DEGREE AVERAGE IN 2000. OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH...17
DAYS FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...12 WERE ABOVE
NORMAL AND ONE DAY MATCHED ITS NORMAL VALUE. BY FAR AND AWAY THE
COLDEST WEEK WAS CENTERED FROM THE 11TH-17TH...DURING WHICH HIGH
TEMPERATURES ONLY REACHED THE 20S ON SIX OF SEVEN DAYS (INCLUDING
ONLY 20 ON THE 17TH) AND LOWS DROPPED BELOW 10 DEGREES ON SIX OF THE
SEVEN DAYS (INCLUDING -3 ON THE 16TH). EXPANDING OUT TO INCLUDE A
FEW DAYS BEYOND THE CORE OF THE COLDEST WEATHER...THE 10-DAY STRETCH
FROM THE 11TH-20TH FEATURED AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 18.9
DEGREES...MARKING THE COLDEST 10-DAY STRETCH ON RECORD DURING THE
FIRST THREE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER. BEYOND THE 20TH...TEMPERATURES
STABILIZED BACK TO MORE SEASONAL LEVELS THROUGH THE 27TH...BEFORE A
BRIEF-BUT-SUBSTANTIAL BLAST OF LATE-FALL HEAT ARRIVED ON THE 28TH-
29TH...WITH HIGHS OF 70 AND 78 DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY. NOT ONLY DID
THESE HIGH TEMPERATURES BREAK DAILY RECORDS...BUT THE TWO-DAY
AVERAGE HIGH OF 74 DEGREES MARKED THE FIRST TIME IN 54 YEARS THAT
CONSECUTIVE DAYS AVERAGED THIS WARM DURING THE SECOND HALF OF
NOVEMBER (SINCE 76.5 DEGREES FROM NOV. 25-26, 1960).
FURTHERMORE...THE HIGH OF 78 ON THE 29TH MARKED THE 2ND-WARMEST
READING ON RECORD FOR SO LATE IN THE CALENDAR YEAR...FALLING SHORT
OF ONLY AN 80 DEGREE READING ON DEC. 6, 1939. NEEDLESS TO SAY...THIS
BRIEF WARM STRETCH CAME TO A SCREECHING HALT ON THE LAST DAY OF THE
MONTH...AS AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT PROMOTED A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY
25 DEGREES ON THE 30TH...A NOTABLE 53 DEGREE SWING IN HIGHS FROM THE
DAY BEFORE. ON AVERAGE...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK OF THE MONTH PER
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE 2ND-8TH...DURING WHICH FIVE OF THE SEVEN
DAYS CLIMBED TO AT LEAST 64 DEGREES. THE MILDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH WAS 42 DEGREES ON THE 2ND.

TURNING TO PRECIPITATION DURING NOVEMBER 2014...THE TOTAL OF ONLY
0.29 INCHES AT CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 0.88 INCHES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL OF 1.17 INCHES...AND REPRESENTED ONE-FOURTH
OF NORMAL NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION. EVEN SO...THIS ONLY RANKED AS THE
41ST-DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 120 YEARS...AND ONE ONLY HAS
TO LOOK BACK THREE YEARS TO 2011 TO FIND A DRIER ONE (0.21 INCHES).
THE MAJORITY OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH (0.18 INCHES) FELL IN
THE FORM OF 1.9 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 15TH. A LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW
ALSO FELL ON THE 10TH...RESULTING IN A MONTHLY TOTAL OF 2.2 INCHES.
ALTHOUGH THIS STILL FELL 0.9 INCHES SHORT OF THE 30-YEAR NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH...IT WAS ACTUALLY THE HIGHEST NOVEMBER
SNOWFALL TOTAL IN NINE YEARS...SINCE 2.8 INCHES IN 2005.

NO THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED GRAND ISLAND DURING THE MONTH.
HOWEVER...THE PASSAGE OF SEVERAL COLD FRONTS PROMOTED EIGHT DAYS
WITH PEAK NORTHWESTERLY GUSTS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...LED BY 46 MPH
PEAK GUSTS ON BOTH THE 10TH AND 26TH.

&&

...METEOROLOGICAL-FALL 2014 SEASONAL RECAP COVERING SEP-NOV...

- AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:  51.2 DEGREES (0.6 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL PRECIPITATION:         4.60 INCHES (0.66 BELOW NORMAL)
- FALL SNOWFALL:               2.2 INCHES (2.0 BELOW NORMAL)

FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL FALL SEASON OF SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER AND
NOVEMBER AS A WHOLE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 51.2
DEGREES...0.6 DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR SEASONAL NORMAL OF 51.8
DEGREES. OF THE THREE FALL MONTHS...OCTOBER WAS BY FAR THE WARMEST
VERSUS NORMAL AT +2.7 DEGREES...WHILE NOVEMBER WAS THE COLDEST
VERSUS NORMAL AT -3.9 DEGREES. THE HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF FALL
2014 WAS 90 DEGREES ON SEP. 19TH...AND THE COLDEST HIGH WAS 20
DEGREES ON NOV. 17TH. THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON WAS
-3 DEGREES ON NOV. 16TH AND THE MILDEST LOW WAS 66 DEGREES ON SEP.
3RD. IN TERMS OF AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE...THE OVERALL-WARMEST
WEEK OF FALL 2014 WAS 70.3 DEGREES FROM SEP. 24TH-30TH...AND THE
OVERALL-COLDEST WEEK WAS 16.6 DEGREES FROM NOV. 11TH-17TH. FOR THE
YEAR 2014 AS A WHOLE...ONLY 21 DAYS REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90
DEGREES...WELL-BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE OF 37 DAYS.

AS FOR FALL PRECIPITATION...THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 4.60 INCHES AT
CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 0.66 INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR
FALL NORMAL OF 5.26 INCHES. THE MAJORITY OF FALL PRECIPITATION (3.03
INCHES) FELL IN THE FORM OF SEPTEMBER RAIN. THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAY
DURING FALL 2014 WAS 1.40 INCHES ON SEP. 9TH.

SNOWFALL-WISE...TWO FAIRLY MINOR NOVEMBER EVENTS RESULTED IN A
SEASONAL TOTAL OF 2.2 INCHES...EXACTLY TWO INCHES BELOW THE 30-YEAR
FALL NORMAL.

$$

PFANNKUCH/DOXEY



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