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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1122 PM CDT MON JUN 1 2015

...CORRECTED TO ADD WEATHER SUMMARY AND NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS...

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            89   05/03
LOWEST             36   05/19
                        05/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.2              72.3    -2.1
AVG. MINIMUM     48.8              48.6     0.2
MEAN             59.5              60.5    -1.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.88   1905
 MINIMUM         0.38   2009
TOTALS           3.32              3.93   -0.61
DAILY AVG.       0.11
DAYS >= .01        19
DAYS >= .10         9
DAYS >= .50         2
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.78   05/09 TO 05/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            2.7   1947
TOTALS            0.0               0.0
SINCE 7/1        20.7
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     189               190      -1
 SINCE 7/1       6289              6613    -324
COOLING TOTAL      28                49     -21
 SINCE 1/1         33                61     -28
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/010    DATE  05/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/210    DATE  05/16

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               22     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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.

&&

...MAY WAS SLIGHTLY COOLER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL IN
NORFOLK...

DESPITE AN UNUSUALLY HIGH NUMBER OF WET DAYS IN MAY...THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS THE ON THE DRY SIDE AT 3.32 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.61
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 59.5 DEGREES WAS 1.0
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

THE MONTH BEGAN ON THE WARM AND WET SIDE...WITH MEASURABLE RAIN ON 6
OF THE FIRST 7 DAYS OF THE MONTH AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON
EACH DAY.  NORFOLK AND SURROUNDING AREAS DID NOT RECEIVE QUITE THE
DELUGE ON THE 6TH-7TH AS AREAS FURTHER TO THE SOUTH.  THUNDERSTORMS
STRUCK AGAIN ON MOTHERS DAY (THE 10TH)...THOUGH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
REMAINED TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE AREA. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE
OF THE MONTH...AT 89 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 3RD.

MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 10 OF THE 14 DAYS FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE
26TH...WITH NO MORE THAN ONE DRY DAY AT A TIME IN THAT STRETCH.  IT
ALSO WAS A PERIOD WITH MAINLY BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND A FEW
BRIEF WARM-UPS.  MAY ENDED IN THE MIDST OF A COOL BUT RELATIVELY DRY
SPELL.  OVERALL...THERE WERE NO MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS
WITHOUT MEASURABLE RAIN IN MAY.  THE TOTAL OF 19 DAYS OF
PRECIPITATION WAS THE 2ND HIGHEST NUMBER OF WET DAYS IN MAY ON
RECORD...AND DESPITE THE FREQUENCY OF RAIN...THE AMOUNTS WERE ON THE
LOW SIDE.

FOR THE SPRING MONTHS OF MARCH-APRIL-MAY...NORFOLK WAS WARMER AND
DRIER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 51.6 DEGREES WAS THE
16TH WARMEST AND WAS 1.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 6.08 INCHES WAS 2.27 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE
41ST DRIEST.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MAY 2015:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
NO RECORDS SET IN MAY

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JEK/KG/MAYES



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