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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
217 PM CDT FRI APR 6 2016

...CORRECTED WIND GUST PARAGRAPH TWO FROM 54 MPH TO 52 MPH...


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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            81   04/23
LOWEST             21   04/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.0              61.9     0.1
AVG. MINIMUM     39.8              37.3     2.5
MEAN             50.9              49.6     1.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.47   1984
 MINIMUM         0.11   1928
TOTALS           5.21              2.65    2.56
DAILY AVG.       0.17
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         5
DAYS >= .50         5
DAYS >= 1.00        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.59   04/20 TO 04/20
                        04/19 TO 04/20
                        04/20 TO 04/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           13.2   1984
TOTALS              T               2.6
SINCE 7/1        53.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/01 TO 04/01

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     419               474     -55
 SINCE 7/1       5383              6423   -1040
COOLING TOTAL       0                12     -12
 SINCE 1/1          0                12     -12
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              14.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/320    DATE  04/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/320    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>= INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EUAL TO.
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...APRIL WAS MUCH WETTER AND SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL IN
NORFOLK...

DESPITE A DRY START TO THE MONTH...WITH WET WEATHER FROM AROUND THE
17TH ONWARD...NORFOLK HAD ITS 10TH WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD.  THE
5.21 INCHES OF RAIN WAS 2.56 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  WITH A FEW
TEMPERATURE SWINGS BOTH EARLY AND LATE IN THE MONTH...AND A MOSTLY
WARM STRETCH THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...NORFOLK LANDED AT THE
40TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD.

APRIL FOOLED US BY STARTING COOL AND WET...WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE
OF ONLY 40 BEING THE COLDEST OF THE MONTH...AND WITH 0.03 INCHES OF
RAIN.  THIS WAS NO HARBINGER FOR THE CONDITIONS TO FOLLOW.  THE
WEATHER QUICKLY WARMED...WITH THE TEMPERATURE REACHING 80 ON THE
3RD...AS TEMPERATURES STAYED NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL FROM THE 2ND
THROUGH THE 6TH. A COLD FRONT BROUGHT NO PRECIPITATION...THOUGH IT
DID BRING WIND GUSTS AT 52 MPH OUT OF THE NORTHWEST ON THE 7TH...AND
TEMPERATURES STAYED ON THE COOL SIDE FOR MOST OF THE 7TH THROUGH THE
12TH.

THE LAST FREEZE OF APRIL...AND POSSIBLY OF THE 2015-16
SEASON...OCCURRED ON THE 12TH AT 27 DEGREES...MAKING IT ALSO THE
LAST HARD FREEZE.  IF THIS STANDS...THE LAST HARD FREEZE WOULD BE
EIGHT DAYS EARLIER THAN THE PERIOD-OF-RECORD AVERAGE OF APRIL
20...AND THE LAST FREEZE WOULD BE 20 DAYS EARLIER THAN THE PERIOD-OF-
RECORD AVERAGE OF MAY 2.

FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE 26TH...TEMPERATURES REMAINED MOSTLY NEAR
TO ABOVE AVERAGE...WITH SOME FLUCTUATION BETWEEN SLIGHTLY ABOVE AND
SLIGHTLY BELOW-NORMAL READINGS ON THE 18TH TO 22ND. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...81 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 23RD. THE
DRY PERIOD CONTINUED THROUGH THE 16TH.  ON THE 17TH...0.50 INCHES OF
RAIN FELL...AND THEN NO MORE THAN TWO DRY DAYS IN A ROW OCCURRED FOR
THE REST OF THE MONTH...WITH THREE DAYS RECEIVING OVER AN INCH OF
RAIN.  THUNDER WAS REPORTED ON JUST TWO DAYS NEAR THE END OF THE
MONTH...AS THE RAINS FELL WITH MORE STABLE LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEMS.

THE MONTH OF APRIL ENDED AS IT BEGAN -- COOL AND WET -- AS
TEMPERATURES FELL BACK BELOW NORMAL FROM THE 27TH TO THE 30TH.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN APRIL 2016:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
NONE

$$

MAYES/KLISH
COR BY KLISH


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