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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
803 PM CDT Tue Sep 1 2020

...Temperatures were above normal and precipitation below normal for
North Platte and Valentine in August...

For North Platte, the average daily mean temperature for the month
of August was 75.4 degrees which was 3.3 degrees above the normal of
72.1 degrees. The average daily high temperature for the month of
August was 90.9 degrees which was 4.8 degrees above the normal of
86.1 degrees. The average daily low temperature for August was 59.9
degrees which was 1.7 degrees above the normal of 58.2 degrees. No
daily temperature records were set during the month of August in
North Platte.

For Valentine, the average daily mean temperature for the month of
August was 76.1 degrees which was 3.3 degrees above the normal of
72.8 degrees. The average daily high temperature for August was 92.3
degrees which was 5.3 degrees above the normal of 87.0 degrees. The
average daily low temperature for the month was 60.0 degrees which
was 1.3 degrees above the normal of 58.7 degrees. One daily record
high temperature was recorded for the month of August in Valentine.
On the 25th, the high was 105 degrees which broke the record of 104
degrees set previously in 1955 and 1926.

At Lee Bird Field in North Platte, precipitation for August totaled
0.44 inches which was 1.85 inches below the normal of 2.29 inches.
August 2020 will go down as the 9th driest August on record for
North Platte. No daily precipitation records were set during the
month of August for North Platte.

At Miller field in Valentine, precipitation for August totaled 0.98
inches which was 1.20 inches below the normal of 2.18 inches. No daily
precipitation records were set during the month of August for Valentine.

...North Platte and Valentine precipitation totals for the past 12 months...

                        Precipitation             Departure
                        LBF       VTN           LBF       VTN
Month

September 2019          0.96      2.69         -0.45     +1.05
October 2019            0.42      1.17         -1.13     -0.08
November 2019           0.73      1.39         +0.09     +0.74
December 2019           0.94      0.88         +0.53     +0.51

January 2020            0.20      0.46         -0.14     +0.20
February 2020           0.35      0.24         -0.15     -0.14
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

TOTALS                 15.83     21.54         -4.40     +1.62

$$

Buttler


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