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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
750 AM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

...JULY 2014 ENDED AS THE DRIEST JULY ON RECORD FOR NORTH PLATTE AND
THE 9TH DRIEST FOR VALENTINE...

AFTER SEEING THE WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR VALENTINE AND THE SECOND
WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR NORTH PLATTE...A PATTERN SHIFT RESULTED
IN LITTLE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL. ONLY 0.14 INCHES FELL AT NORTH
PLATTE...DRIEST ON RECORD...AND 0.58 INCHES FELL AT VALENTINE...9TH
DRIEST ON RECORD. LOCALLY SOME HEAVY RAINFALL DID OCCUR...HOWEVER
BOTH NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE WERE MISSED. TEMPERATURES THROUGH
THE MONTH WERE GENERALLY BELOW NORMAL...HOWEVER THERE WAS A WEEK OF
VERY WARM CONDITIONS FROM JULY 20TH TO JULY 25TH...WHICH INCLUDED
THE FIRST TRIPLE DIGIT REPORTS OF THE YEAR.

FOR NORTH PLATTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS
71.8 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.5 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 74.3
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 86.1 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 2.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 88.2 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY
LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 57.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.8 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 60.4 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW FOR JULY
RANKS AS THE 7TH COOLEST ON RECORD. TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE SET FOR THE MONTH OF JULY IN NORTH PLATTE. ON JULY 15 THE LOW
WAS 44 DEGREES...BREAKING THE 1973 RECORD OF 48 DEGREES. ON JULY
17...THE THERMOMETER DROPPED TO 48 DEGREES...WHICH TIED WITH 1900.

FOR VALENTINE...THE AVERAGE DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 71.6
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.9 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 85.9 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 85.9 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.8
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 88.7 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 57.4 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 3.0 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 60.4 DEGREES. NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE
MONTH OF JULY.

AT LEE BIRD FIELD IN NORTH PLATTE...PRECIPITATION FOR JULY ONLY
TOTALED 0.14 INCHES...WHICH WAS 2.93 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.07
INCHES. JULY 2014 WILL GO DOWN AS THE DRIEST JULY ON RECORD. NO
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET THIS MONTH.

AT MILLER FIELD IN VALENTINE...PRECIPITATION FOR JULY TOTALED 0.58
INCHES WHICH WAS 2.63 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.21 INCHES. JULY
2014 WILL GO DOWN AS THE 9TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD FOR VALENTINE. NO
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING JULY.

           NORTH PLATTE SUMMARY           VALENTINE SUMMARY
         | JUL 14 | NORM | DIFF  |    | JUL 14 | NORM | DIFF  |
AVG TEMP |  71.8  | 74.3 | -2.5  |    |  71.6  | 74.5 | -2.9  |
AVG HIGH |  86.1  | 88.2 | -2.1  |    |  85.9  | 88.7 | -2.8  |
AVG LOW  |  57.6  | 60.4 | -2.8  |    |  57.4  | 60.4 | -3.0  |
PRECIP   |  0.14  | 3.07 | -2.93 |    |  0.58  | 3.21 | -2.63 |

..NORTH PLATTE AND VALENTINE PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR THE 12
PREVIOUS MONTHS...

                        PRECIPITATION             DEPARTURE
                        LBF       VTN           LBF       VTN
MONTH

AUGUST 2013             3.51      2.01         +1.22     -0.17
SEPTEMBER 2013          5.08      1.55         +3.76     -0.09
OCTOBER 2013            1.66      3.21         +0.11     +1.96
NOVEMBER 2013           0.51      0.52         -0.13     -0.13
DECEMBER 2013           0.16      0.71         -0.25     +0.34

JANUARY 2014            0.32      0.04         -0.02     -0.22
FEBRUARY 2014           0.73      0.62         +0.23     +0.14
MARCH 2014              0.79      0.49         -0.26     -0.58
APRIL 2014              0.64      3.05         -1.63     +0.83
MAY 2014                1.81      3.01         -1.47     -0.12
JUNE 2014               8.75      8.63         +5.33     +5.07
JULY 2014               0.14      0.58         -2.93     -2.63

TOTALS                 24.10     24.42         +3.87     +4.40

$$

MASEK





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