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Statement as of 9:59 AM CDT on August 01, 2014


... A quick glance at July temperature/precipitation stats for the
Tri-Cities along with Ord NE and Alton KS...

Following below is a brief glance at July temperature/rainfall
data for five chosen sites within the NWS Hastings coverage
area... along with some additional information regarding where the
month ranked against the historical record. Although it was
certainly a cooler and in many places a much drier than normal
July (especially during the second half)... it was also not a month
with widespread top-10 rankings either. However... a key exception
to that amongst these five sites was Kearney Airport... which
notched its 2nd-driest and 9th-coolest July on record.

..Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport..
(temp/precip records include 119 years back to 1896)

- July 2014 average temperature: 73.4 degrees (2.8 below normal)
tied with 1993 for 15th-coolest July on record... but recent years
such as 2004 and 2009 averaged cooler

- July 2014 rainfall: 2.19 inches (1.21 below normal) 48th-driest
July on record


..Hastings Municipal Airport..
(precipitation records include 120 years back to 1895... and are
based on NWS cooperative observer data from 1895-1997... and the
Airport ASOS since 1998. Temp records include 108 years back to
1907... and are based on cooperative observer data from 1907-1995
and the Airport ASOS since 1996)

- July 2014 average temperature: 73.6 degrees (3.5 below normal)
13th-coolest July on record... but recent years such as 2004 and
2009 averaged cooler

- July 2014 rainfall: 1.48 inches (2.26 below normal)
24th-driest July on record


..Kearney regional Airport (NWS cooperative observer)..
(precipitation records include 120 years back to 1895. Temp
records include 114 years back to 1901. Please note these data
are from the official NWS cooperative observer at the Airport and
not the unofficial automated station kear)

- July 2014 average temperature: 71.8 degrees (2.9 below normal)
9th-coolest July on record... but recent years such as 2004 and
2009 averaged cooler

- July 2014 rainfall: 0.17 inches (2.26 below normal)
2nd-driest July on record... trailing only 0.13 in 1997


..Ord Evelyn Sharp Field Airport..
(temp/precip records from the automated sensor only date back to
2000-2001)

- July 2014 average temperature: 70.1 degrees (4.3 below normal)

- July 2014 rainfall: 2.07 inches (0.90 below normal)


..2sw Alton KS (NWS cooperative observer)..
(precip and temperature records include 112 years back to 1903)

- July 2014 average temperature: 75.7 degrees (2.6 below normal)
tied with 1962 and 1960 for the 12th-coolest July on record

- July 2014 rainfall: 1.00 inches (3.28 below normal)
tied with 1941 for the 18th-driest July on record


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