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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1227 PM CDT TUE OCT 7 2014

UPDATED TO INCLUDE MONTHLY DETAILS/NARRATIVE AT BOTTOM

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...THE HASTINGS NE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   09/04/1945
 LOW               26   09/22/1995
HIGHEST            90   09/03        95      -5       98  09/08
                                                          09/06
LOWEST             35   09/13        37      -2       46  09/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.2              77.4    -2.2     82.3
AVG. MINIMUM     53.5              53.9    -0.4     57.6
MEAN             64.3              65.6    -1.3     69.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               2.7    -1.7        8
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.61   1973
 MINIMUM         0.23   1948
TOTALS           1.78              2.56   -0.78     1.26
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.09   -0.03     0.04
DAYS >= .01         9                MM      MM        8
DAYS >= .10         4                MM      MM        5
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.79   09/11 TO 09/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            6.0   1985
TOTALS            0.0               0.2    -0.2      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.2    -0.2      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     109                90      19       29
 SINCE 7/1        115                96      19       35
COOLING TOTAL      95               110     -15      185
 SINCE 1/1       1015              1063     -48     1143
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/340    DATE  09/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/340    DATE  09/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              4     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      3

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...SEPTEMBER 2014 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

2 DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET IN SEP. 2014:
- SEP. 11: RECORD COOL HIGH TEMP OF 50 (PREVIOUS 57 IN 1924)
- SEP. 12: RECORD COOL HIGH TEMP OF 53 (PREVIOUS 56 IN 1989)

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     75.2 DEGREES (2.2 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      53.5 DEGREES (0.4 BELOW NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     64.3 DEGREES (1.3 BELOW NORMAL)

HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      90 DEGREES ON THE 3RD
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      50 DEGREES ON THE 11TH

COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       35 DEGREES ON THE 13TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       67 DEGREES ON THE 9TH

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   87.0 DEGREES FROM THE 3RD-4TH
                                                     19TH-20TH
COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   51.5 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-12TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   69.6 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   52.6 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   81.0 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-30TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   61.9 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH-16TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:    43.3 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH-17TH


...PRECIPITATION

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET IN SEP. 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.78 INCHES  (0.78 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 9

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.54 INCHES ON THE 12TH
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:   0.79 INCHES FROM THE 11TH-12TH


PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS:

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

OCT  2013       4.75      +2.76
NOV  2013       1.00      -0.29
DEC  2013       0.14      -0.47
JAN  2014       0.37      -0.04
FEB  2014       0.34      -0.15
MAR  2014       0.15      -1.64
APR  2014       3.93      +1.37
MAY  2014       2.15      -2.42
JUN  2014       8.69      +4.89
JUL  2014       1.48      -2.26
AUG  2014       7.79      +4.49
SEP  2014       1.78      -0.78

12-MONTH TOTAL  32.57     +5.46


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 34 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON THE 10TH
(OCCURRED AT 948 AM CDT BEHIND A PASSING COLD FRONT)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.51 ON THE 12TH
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.57 ON THE 9TH

&&

...SEPTEMBER 2014 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

THE MOST NOTEWORTHY CLIMATE/WEATHER ASPECT OF THE MONTH WAS A BIG
SWING IN TEMPERATURE TRENDS FROM THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH
(COOLER) TO THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH (WARMER). PRECIPITATION-
WISE...THE SAME PATTERN OF ALTERNATING BELOW AND ABOVE NORMAL
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION THAT HAD BEEN IN PLACE SINCE APRIL
CONTINUED...AS SEPTEMBER FINISHED SLIGHTLY ON THE DRIER SIDE OF
AVERAGE.

STARTING WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT MONTHLY RAINFALL...THE TOTAL OF 1.78
INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS 0.78 INCHES BELOW THE 30-
YEAR SEPTEMBER NORMAL OF 2.56 INCHES. IN OTHER WORDS...HASTINGS
RECEIVED 70 PERCENT OF NORMAL SEPTEMBER RAINFALL. DESPITE FINISHING
SOLIDLY BELOW NORMAL...THIS WAS ACTUALLY THE WETTEST SEPTEMBER SINCE
2010...WHICH HAD 2.71 INCHES. THE MAJORITY OF RAIN THIS MONTH (1.34
INCHES) FELL DURING THE FIRST HALF...HIGHLIGHTED BY A MODEST TWO-DAY
TOTAL OF 0.79 INCHES FROM THE 11TH-12TH.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...ALTHOUGH THE MONTH AS A WHOLE WENT DOWN IN THE
BOOKS AS BEING SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...IT TRULY WAS A TALE OF A
COOLER FIRST HALF AND A WARMER SECOND HALF. STARTING WITH THE NET
RESULT...THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE (RESULTING FROM AVERAGING
BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS) WAS 64.3 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. HOWEVER...BREAKING DOWN THE MONTH INTO
ROUGHLY HALVES...THE FIRST 16 DAYS AVERAGED NOTABLY COOL...AND IN
FACT TIED WITH 1949 FOR THE OUTRIGHT-COOLEST OPENING 16 DAYS OF
SEPTEMBER ON RECORD OUT OF 108 YEARS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
ONLY 61.2 DEGREES. NEEDLESS TO SAY...A NOTABLE REVERSAL IN
TEMPERATURE TRENDS TOOK PLACE DURING THE LATTER HALF OF THE
MONTH...AS THE 14-DAY STRETCH FROM THE 17TH-30TH TIED WITH 1948 FOR
THE 12TH-WARMEST ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.9
DEGREES...AND THE WARMEST SINCE 2008. FOR THE MONTH AS A WHOLE...15
DAYS FEATURED A BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...14 DAYS WERE
ABOVE NORMAL AND ONE DAY EQUALED ITS DAILY NORMAL. BREAKING DOWN THE
MONTH INTO WEEK-LONG CHUNKS...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK CAME AT THE
VERY END OF THE MONTH FROM THE 24TH-30TH...AS SIX OF THE SEVEN DAYS
FEATURED HIGHS OF AT LEAST 80 DEGREES AND LOWS NEVER DROPPED BELOW
54 DEGREES. HOWEVER...THE INDIVIDUAL-WARMEST HIGH AND LOW
TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH ACTUALLY OCCURRED EARLIER ON...CONSISTING
OF A HIGH OF 90 ON THE 3RD AND A LOW OF 67 ON THE 9TH. IN STARK
CONTRAST...THE OVERALL-COOLEST WEEK OF THE MONTH WAS CENTERED FROM
THE 10TH-16TH...DURING WHICH NO DAYS EXCEEDED 70 DEGREES AND LOWS
EACH NIGHT WERE EITHER IN THE 30S OR 40S. BY FAR THE CHILLIEST TWO
DAYS DURING THIS STRETCH WERE THE 11TH-12TH WITH HIGHS OF ONLY 50
AND 53 DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY...BOTH OF WHICH SET NEW RECORDS FOR
THE DATE. AS FOR LOW TEMPERATURES...THE LOW POINT OF THE MONTH WAS
35 DEGREES ON THE 13TH...WHICH BROUGHT AN UNUSUALLY EARLY ROUND OF
PATCHY FROST TO PARTS OF THE AREA. IN FACT...THIS TIED WITH THE SAME
DATE IN 1949 FOR THE OUTRIGHT-EARLIEST FALL OCCURRENCE OF 36-DEGREES-
OR-COLDER (CONSIDERED THE UPPER-END OF FROST POTENTIAL).

THE MOST EXTREME DAY-TO-DAY CHANGE IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE
MONTH WAS 18 DEGREES...CONSISTING OF A NOTICEABLE COOL-DOWN FROM 84
DEGREES ON THE 4TH TO 66 DEGREES ON THE 5TH.

ALTHOUGH HASTINGS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE
MONTH...NWS HASTINGS RECEIVED NO REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL OR DAMAGING
WINDS FROM ANYWHERE WITHIN ADAMS COUNTY DURING SEPTEMBER 2014. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH AT THE AIRPORT WAS MERELY 34 MPH FROM
THE NORTH-NORTHWEST...AND OCCURRED BEHIND A PASSING COLD FRONT ON
THE MORNING OF THE 10TH.

$$

PFANNKUCH




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