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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:38 AM CDT on May 01, 2016


... April 2016 temperature/precipitation statistics for Grand
Island and Hastings Nebraska (top-10 wettest April on record at
both sites)...

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)

                   April 2016 quick statistics
          temperature precipitation/snow
month avg. Depart. Max min total depart. Snow depart.
Apr 52.4 +1.8 81 27 5.05 +2.52 0.0 -1.5

- mean temperature (average of highs/lows) was 52.4 degrees (1.8
degrees above normal). Although slightly above normal... this was
only the 34th-warmest April on record.

- Precipitation: 5.05 inches (2.52 above normal). This was the
9th-wettest April on record... and was the wettest April in 32
years (7.34 inches in 1984). Remarkably... all measurable
precipitation this month fell during the last 15 days!

- Snowfall: 0.0 inches (1.5 below normal). This was the first time
in 4 years (2012) that no snow fell during April.

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..Hastings Municipal Airport..
(temperature records cover 109 years dating back to 1908*)
(precipitation records cover 122 years dating back to 1895*)

                   April 2016 quick statistics
          temperature precipitation/snow
month avg. Depart. Max min total depart. Snow depart.
Apr 52.8 +2.1 82 26 5.69 +3.13 0.0 -1.2

- mean temperature (average of highs/lows) was 52.8 degrees (2.1
degrees above normal). Although slightly above normal... this was
only the 35th-warmest April on record.

- Precipitation: 5.69 inches (3.13 above normal). This was the
7th-wettest April on record... and was the wettest April in 32
year (6.95 inches in 1984). Remarkably... all measurable
precipitation this month fell during the last 15 days!

- Snowfall: 0.0 inches (1.2 below normal). This was the first time
in 4 years (2012) that no snow fell during April.

* Note: temperature records at Hastings are based on NWS
cooperative observer reports between may 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 July
1895 and March 1998... with records since April 1998 primarily
from the automated Airport gauge.


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