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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:21 AM CDT on October 01, 2016


... September 2016 temperature and precipitation summary/highlights
for Grand Island and Hastings Nebraska...

See below regarding climate details for Grand Island and Hastings
airports, our two primary climate sites for which we routinely
issue climate records and statistics. All normals are based on
official 1981-2010 data from ncei (national centers for
environmental information):

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..Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport..
(records cover 121 years dating back to 1896)

                   September 2016 quick statistics
          temperature precipitation/snow
       avg. Depart. Max min total depart. Snow depart.
       66.9 +1.8 93 38 2.53 +0.30 0.0 -0.1

- mean temperature (average of highs/lows) was 66.9 degrees (1.8
degrees above normal). As a result, this was a fairly "normal"
September temperature-wise, with no prolonged stretches of notable
heat or cold.

- Rainfall: 2.53 inches (0.30 above normal). Despite finishing
slightly above normal, this was actually the driest September in
three years given that Grand Island measured over 3" in both 2014
and 2015. The majority of rain this month fell on the 9th (1.18")
and the 15th (0.93"). The wettest September on record featured
9.00" in 1965.

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..Hastings Municipal Airport..
(temperature records cover 110 years dating to 1907*)
(precipitation records cover 122 years dating to 1895*)

                   September 2016 quick statistics
          temperature precipitation/snow
       avg. Depart. Max min total depart. Snow depart.
       67.3 +1.7 93 39 1.80 -0.76 0.0 -0.2

- mean temperature (average of highs/lows) was 67.3 degrees (1.7
degrees below normal). As a result, this was a fairly "normal"
September temperature-wise, with no prolonged stretches of notable
heat or cold.

- Rainfall: 1.80 inches (0.76 below normal). Despite being drier
than normal, believe it or not, this was actually the wettest
September in 6 years (since 2010, as Hastings continues a notable
streak of fairly dry septembers. The driest September on record
was 0.18" in 1943.

* Note: temperature records at Hastings are based on NWS
cooperative observer reports between 1907 and June 1996, with
records since July 1996 from the automated sensor (asos) at
Hastings Municipal Airport. Precipitation records at Hastings
are based on cooperative observer reports between 1895 and March
1998, with records since April 1998 primarily from the automated
Airport gauge.


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