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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
733 PM CST WED FEB 1 2017

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            50   01/30
LOWEST             -8   01/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.0              33.0    -1.0
AVG. MINIMUM     15.7              12.1     3.6
MEAN             23.9              22.6     1.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     15
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.33   1949
 MINIMUM         0.05   1928
TOTALS           1.25              0.59    0.66
DAILY AVG.       0.04
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.53   01/24 TO 01/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.2   1932
TOTALS           11.0               6.4
SINCE 7/1        17.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 3      -2
DAYS >= 1.0         3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   01/26
                        01/25
 24 HR TOTAL      8.1R  01/24 TO 01/25

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1268              1316     -48
 SINCE 7/1       3598              4022    -424
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/330    DATE  01/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/330    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          7     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      1
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...JANUARY WAS WETTER AND SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 23.9 DEGREES WAS THE 32ND WARMEST ON
RECORD...WITH PRECIPITATION OF 1.10 INCHES RANKING AS THE 23RD
WETTEST. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 11.0 INCHES WAS 4.6 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL AND THE 15TH SNOWIEST JANUARY TOTAL ON RECORD.

AFTER A MILD NEW YEARS DAY AND DAY AFTER...TEMPERATURES TURNED
CHILLY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY. THE 3RD THROUGH 8TH SAW
TEMPERATURE WELL BELOW NORMAL...WITH THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH ON THE 4TH AND 5TH AT 11 DEGREES AND THE COLDEST LOW
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH ON THE 6TH AT -8 DEGREES.  A LIGHT 0.3
INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 4TH. AS CONDITIONS TURNED MORE
MILD...PRECIPITATION BECAME MORE FREQUENT...AND UNLIKE AREAS TO
THESOUTH...MUCH OF IT DID FALL AS SNOW.  A TOTAL OF 2.1 INCHES WAS
MEASURED ON THE 11TH TO 12TH.

AN ICE STORM ON THE 15TH TO 16TH BROUGHT 0.48 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION ON THE 16TH. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND A QUARTER OF
AN INCH INCH WERE REPORTED IN AND AROUND NOWRFOLK.  WITH LIGHT WINDS
AND TEMPERATURES THAT ROSE ABOVE FREEZING ON THE 16TH...IMPACTS WERE
NOT AS BAD AS THEY COULD HAVE BEEN...THOUGH SOME BROKEN BRANCHES
WERE REPORTED. ESPECIALLY MILD CONDITIONS OCCURRED FROM THE 18TH
THROUGH THE 22ND...WITH RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURES OF 33 DEGREES
ON THE 19TH AND 37 DEGREES ON THE 20TH.

NORFOLK FOUND ITSELF IN THE SWATH OF HEAVIER SNOW ON THE 24TH TO
25TH. THE COMBINED SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS 8.5 INCHES...WITH 5.0 INCHES
ON THE 24TH SETTING A DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD...ALONG WITH A DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD OF 0.38 INCHES. THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL
WASBOOSTED TO 17.0 INCHES BY THE SNOWY JANUARY...WHICH IS JUST 0.3
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. FOLLOWING THAT SNOW EVENT...TEMPERATURES
RETURNED TO READINGS WELL ABOVE NORMAL TO END THE MONTH. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...AT 50 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 30TH.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN JANUARY 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
JANUARY 19    RECORD WARM MIN   37      32 (2015)
JANUARY 20    RECORD WARM MIN   33      31 (2006)
JANUARY 24    PRECIPITATION      0.38   0.25 (1991)
JANUARY 24    SNOWFALL           5.0    2.5 (1991)

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