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000 NOUS43 KLBF 011711 PNSLBF NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-032359- Public Information Statement National Weather Service North Platte NE 1110 AM CST MON MAR 1 2021 ...Temperatures were well below normal for North Platte and Valentine in February...while precipitation was well above normal for North Platte and Valentine... For North Platte, the average daily mean temperature for the month of February was 17.3 degrees which was 11.7 degrees below the normal of 29.0 degrees. February 2021 will go down as the sixth coldest February on record for North Platte. The average daily high temperature for the month of February was 30.0 degrees which was 13.0 degrees below the normal of 43.0 degrees. The average daily low temperature for February was 4.6 degrees which was 10.4 degrees below the normal of 15.0 degrees. A total of five daily temperature records were set during the month of February and are listed below. Date Record Type Temperature Pvs. Record/Year(s) 13 Low Maximum 2 8/2007,1936 14 Low -25 -17/1936 14 Low Maximum -1 1/1936 15 Low -29 -23/1881 16 Low -20 -15/1881 For Valentine, the average daily mean temperature for the month of February was 17.4 degrees which was 9.8 degrees below the normal of 27.2 degrees. The average daily high temperature for February was 28.8 degrees which was 11.2 degrees below the normal of 40.0 degrees. The average daily low temperature for the month was 6.0 degrees which was 8.4 degrees below the normal of 14.4 degrees. One daily record temperature was set during the month of February in Valentine. On the 15th, the low in Valentine was -33 degrees. This broke the record of -28 degrees set previously in 2007. At Lee Bird Field in North Platte, precipitation for February totaled 1.43 inches which was 0.93 inches above the normal of 0.50 inches. February 2021 will go down as the 6th wettest February on record for North Platte. One daily precipitation record was set during the month of February in North Platte. On the 6th, 0.59 inches of precipitation was recorded at Lee Bird Field. This broke the record of 0.26 inches set previously in 1921. A total of 18.7 inches of snow fell at Lee Bird Field in February. This was 13.4 inches above the normal of 5.3 inches. February 2021 will go down as the 2nd snowiest February on record for North Platte. One daily snowfall record was set during the month of February. On the 6th 8.5 inches of snow fell breaking the record of 3.9 inches set previously in 1997. At Miller field in Valentine, precipitation for February totaled 0.73 inches which was 0.25 inches above the normal of 0.48 inches. No daily precipitation records were set during the month of February for Valentine. A total of 9.1 inches of snow fell at Miller Field in February. This was 3.5 inches above the normal of 5.6 inches. No daily snowfall records were set during the month of February for Valentine. ...North Platte and Valentine precipitation totals for the past 12 months... Precipitation Departure LBF VTN LBF VTN Month March 2020 1.42 1.61 +0.37 +0.54 April 2020 0.61 0.83 -1.66 -1.39 May 2020 3.76 2.85 +0.48 -0.28 June 2020 1.69 4.76 -1.73 +1.20 July 2020 4.31 3.68 +1.24 +0.47 August 2020 0.44 0.98 -1.85 -1.20 September 2020 0.59 0.63 -0.82 -1.01 October 2020 0.38 0.79 -1.17 -0.46 November 2020 0.28 0.82 -0.36 +0.17 December 2020 0.72 0.43 +0.31 +0.06 January 2021 0.41 0.51 +0.07 +0.25 February 2021 1.43 0.73 +0.93 +0.25 TOTALS 16.04 18.62 -4.19 -1.40 $$ Buttler

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