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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1123 AM CDT FRI NOV 21 2014

UPDATED TO INCLUDE MONTHLY DETAILS/NARRATIVE AT BOTTOM

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...THE HASTINGS NE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              97   10/05/1947
 LOW                4   10/27/1997
HIGHEST            80   10/24        88      -8       84  10/02
LOWEST             26   10/31        22       4       31  10/31
                                                          10/21
                                                          10/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.9              64.4     3.5     63.4
AVG. MINIMUM     41.6              40.9     0.7     40.4
MEAN             54.8              52.6     2.2     51.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      5               4.9     0.1        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.16   2008
 MINIMUM         0.00   1988
                        1958
                        1952
TOTALS           1.76              1.99   -0.23     4.75
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.06    0.00     0.15
DAYS >= .01         5                MM      MM        8
DAYS >= .10         3                MM      MM        3
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1                MM      MM        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.24   10/01 TO 10/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.4   1997
TOTALS            0.0               1.0    -1.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               1.2    -1.2      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     311               397     -86      413
 SINCE 7/1        426               493     -67      448
COOLING TOTAL       3                14     -11       15
 SINCE 1/1       1018              1077     -59     1158
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/340    DATE  10/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/010    DATE  10/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           24
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      8

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

&&

...OCTOBER 2014 SUMMARY FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

...TEMPERATURES

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING OCT. 2014

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:     67.9 DEGREES (3.5 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:      41.6 DEGREES (0.7 ABOVE NORMAL)
AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:     54.8 DEGREES (2.2 ABOVE NORMAL)

WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      80 DEGREES ON THE 24TH
COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE:      44 DEGREES ON THE 31ST

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       26 DEGREES ON THE 31ST
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE:       56 DEGREES ON THE 1ST

WARMEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   78.5 DEGREES FROM THE 24TH-25TH

COOLEST 2-DAY STRETCH BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   54.0 DEGREES FROM THE 30TH-31ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   61.1 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE MEAN TEMPERATURE:   50.9 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST

WARMEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   74.4 DEGREES FROM THE 20TH-26TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE:   63.3 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH-14TH

COOLEST WEEK BASED
ON AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE:    36.7 DEGREES FROM THE 25TH-31ST


...PRECIPITATION

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING OCT. 2014

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION: 1.76 INCHES  (0.23 BELOW NORMAL)

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 OR MORE): 5

HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.03 INCHES ON THE 1ST
HIGHEST 2-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:   1.24 INCHES FROM THE 1ST-2ND


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

MONTH          PRECIP.  DEPARTURE

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
OCT  2014       1.76      -0.23

12-MONTH TOTAL  29.58     +2.47


...OTHER WEATHER ELEMENTS

HIGHEST WIND GUST: 55 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE 1ST
(OCCURRED AT 848 PM DURING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM)

HIGHEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 30.62 ON THE 31ST
LOWEST SURFACE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE:  29.54 ON THE 27TH

&&

...OCTOBER 2014 NARRATIVE FOR HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES AVERAGED A FEW DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND
RAINFALL VERY SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...LIKELY THE BIGGEST WEATHER
NEWS DURING OCT. 2014 IN HASTINGS WAS A SEVERE STORM THAT PUMMELED
MUCH OF THE CITY WITH HAIL ON THE EVENING OF THE 1ST (MORE ON THAT
BELOW).

STARTING WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...THE TOTAL OF
1.76 INCHES AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS ONLY 0.23 INCHES BELOW
THE 30-YEAR OCTOBER NORMAL OF 1.99 INCHES...AND REPRESENTED 88
PERCENT OF NORMAL OCTOBER PRECIPITATION. ALTHOUGH A TOUCH ON THE DRY
SIDE...ONE ONLY HAS TO LOOK BACK 2 YEARS TO FIND A DRIER OCTOBER
(1.46 INCHES IN 2012). THE MAJORITY OF MONTHLY RAIN FELL RIGHT AWAY
DURING THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 1ST (1.03 INCHES)...AND ONLY FIVE DAYS
DURING THE MONTH FEATURED ANY MEASURABLE RAIN. NO SNOW FELL DURING
OCTOBER 2014.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...ALTHOUGH THERE WERE A FEW MINOR BUMPS IN THE ROAD
OF COOLER READINGS...THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH FEATURED SEASONABLY-
PLEASANT WARMTH. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE (RESULTING FROM
AVERAGING BOTH THE HIGHS AND LOWS) WAS 54.8 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.2
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. EVEN SO...THIS OCTOBER ONLY TIED FOR THE 40TH-
WARMEST ON RECORD OUT OF 108 YEARS. OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH 20
DAYS FEATURED AN ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...NINE DAYS WERE
BELOW NORMAL AND TWO DAYS EQUALED THEIR DAILY NORMAL. BREAKING DOWN
THE MONTH INTO WEEK-LONG CHUNKS...THE OVERALL-WARMEST WEEK PER BOTH
THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
OCCURRED FROM THE 20TH-26TH...DURING WHICH SIX OF SEVEN DAYS REACHED
AT LEAST 74 DEGREES. THE OUTRIGHT-WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE
24TH WITH A HIGH OF 80 DEGREES...AND THE MILDEST MORNING LOW OF 56
DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 1ST. IN CONTRAST...THE OVERALL-COOLEST WEEK
OF THE MONTH PER AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OCCURRED FROM THE 8TH-
14TH...DURING WHICH HIGHS NEVER TOPPED 70. HOWEVER...THE OUTRIGHT-
CHILLIEST DAY OF THE MONTH CAME AT THE VERY END ON THE 31ST...AS
HALLOWEEN FEATURED A DAYTIME HIGH OF ONLY 44 DEGREES FOLLOWING A
MORNING LOW OF 26. THE 31ST ALSO MARKED THE FIRST HARD FREEZE OF THE
SEASON (DEFINED BY 28 DEGREES-OR-COLDER)...WHICH ARRIVED ABOUT TWO
WEEKS LATER THAN THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. THE MOST EXTREME DAY-TO-DAY
CHANGE IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH WAS 20
DEGREES...CONSISTING OF A NOTICEABLE COOL-DOWN FROM 64 DEGREES ON
THE 30TH TO 44 ON THE 31ST.

THUNDERSTORM-WISE...BY FAR THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE MONTH OCCURRED
RIGHT AWAY ON THE EVENING OF THE 1ST...AS A SEVERE STORM DROPPED
LARGE HAIL RANGING FROM PENNY UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE PRIMARILY ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE CITY AND NEARBY AREAS. THIS STORM WAS ALSO
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF THE MONTH AT THE
AIRPORT...55 MPH FROM THE NORTH. THE SECOND-HIGHEST GUST OF THE
MONTH WAS 44 MPH AND OCCURRED ON THE 13TH IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.

$$

PFANNKUCH/DOXEY




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