Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
215 PM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

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...THE OMAHA EPPLEY, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            85   04/03
LOWEST             24   04/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.9              63.7     2.2
AVG. MINIMUM     44.1              39.8     4.3
MEAN             55.0              51.7     3.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.48   1999
 MINIMUM         0.23   1936
TOTALS           5.40              2.96    2.44
DAILY AVG.       0.18
DAYS >= .01        10
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         3
DAYS >= 1.00        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.92   04/20 TO 04/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.0   1992
TOTALS              T               1.0
SINCE 7/1        27.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/01 TO 04/01

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     303               413    -110
 SINCE 7/1       4806              6002   -1196
COOLING TOTAL      11                15      -4
 SINCE 1/1         13                16      -3
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/320    DATE  04/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/330    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      1
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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.

&&

...APRIL WAS WARMER AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL IN OMAHA...

DESPITE A DRY START TO THE MONTH...WITH WET WEATHER FROM AROUND THE
18TH ONWARD...OMAHA HAD ITS 11TH WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD.  THE 5.40
INCHES OF RAIN WAS 2.44 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  WITH A FEW TEMPERATURE
SWINGS BOTH EARLY AND LATE IN THE MONTH...AND A WARM STRETCH THROUGH
THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...OMAHA LANDED AT THE 27TH WARMEST APRIL ON
RECORD.

APRIL FOOLED US BY STARTING COOL AND WET...WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE
OF ONLY 49 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...AND THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH
OCCURRED ON THE 3RD...AT 85 DEGREES...AS TEMPERATURES STAYED ABOVE
NORMAL FROM THE 2ND THROUGH THE 6TH.  A COLD FRONT BROUGHT NO
PRECIPITATION...THOUGH IT DID BRING WIND GUSTS AT 54 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 26 DEGREES...MAKING IT ALSO THE
LAST HARD FREEZE.  IF THIS STANDS...THE LAST HARD FREEZE WOULD BE
SIX DAYS LATER THAN THE PERIOD-OF-RECORD AVERAGE OF APRIL 6...BUT
THE LAST FREEZE WOULD BE SIX DAYS EARLIER THAN THE PERIOD-OF-RECORD
AVERAGE OF APRIL 18.  THOUGH THE FREEZE WAS CLOSE TO TIMELY...AND
THERE WERE A FEW OF THEM IN EARLY APRIL...THE WARM EARLY SPRING DID
ALLOW FOR SOME EARLY GROWTH IN THE REGION THAT MADE LOCAL VEGETATION
UNUSUALLY SUSCEPTIBLE FOR THE TIME OF YEAR.

FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE 26TH...TEMPERATURES REMAINED ABOVE
AVERAGE...WITH HIGHS FROM 59 TO 82 DEGREES AND LOWS FROM 45 TO 59
DEGREES.  THE DRY PERIOD CONTINUED THROUGH THE 17TH.  ON THE
18TH...0.34 INCHES OF RAIN FELL...AND THEN NO MORE THAN TWO DRY DAYS
IN A ROW OCCURRED FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH.  THUNDER WAS REPORTED
ON JUST THREE DAYS NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH...AS THE RAINS FELL
WITH MORE STABLE LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEMS.  THAT SAID...THE WEATHER WAS
ANYTHING BUT STABLE ON THE 27TH...WHEN A MINI-SUPERCELL PRODUCED TWO
OR THREE BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS IN WEST OMAHA...INCLUDING ONE
RATED EF-1.

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


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