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CXUS53 KOAX 021214  
CLMOFK  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA  
107 AM CDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
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..THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
HIGHEST 79 10/19  
10/17  
LOWEST 14 10/28  
AVG. MAXIMUM 63.5 63.5 0.0  
AVG. MINIMUM 39.2 38.5 0.7  
MEAN 51.4 51.0 0.4  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 0  
DAYS MIN <= 32 9  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 6.81 2007  
MINIMUM T 1958  
TOTALS 3.52 2.07 1.45  
DAILY AVG. 0.11  
DAYS >= .01 9  
DAYS >= .10 6  
DAYS >= .50 3  
DAYS >= 1.00 1  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 1.13 10/06 TO 10/07  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 7.0 1916  
TOTALS T 0.8  
SINCE 7/1 T  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 0  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 0  
24 HR TOTAL T 10/31 TO 10/31  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 420 443 -23  
SINCE 7/1 513 585 -72  
COOLING TOTAL 5 9 -4  
SINCE 1/1 879 915 -36    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 11.8  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 47/340 DATE 10/26  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 59/310 DATE 10/26  
 
SKY COVER  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.40  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 5 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 5 RAIN 6  
LIGHT RAIN 13 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0  
LIGHT SNOW 3 SLEET 0  
FOG 8 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 1  
HAZE 0  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
>= INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.  
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.  
 

 
   
..OCTOBER WAS MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK
 
WITH NEAR-NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES...  
 
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SAW NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES COMPARED TO 1981-  
2010 CLIMATOLOGY. IT ALSO WAS THE 14TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD AT  
3.52 INCHES. ALL OF THE RAIN FELL BETWEEN THE 1ST AND 14TH,  
MAKING IT THE 2ND WETTEST SUCH PERIOD ON RECORD. ALSO, A  
TRACE OF SNOW WAS RECORDED, WHICH TIES WITH 30 OTHER YEARS FOR THE  
33RD MOST SNOW IN OCTOBER ON RECORD AND IS BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.8  
INCHES.  
 
THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER WAS VERY WET AND MOSTLY WARM. FROM THE 1ST  
TO 14TH, 9 OF THOSE DAYS RECORDED MEASURABLE RAIN, WITH 5 OF THOSE  
ALSO REPORTING THUNDER. TEMPERATURES FROM THE 1ST TO THE 8TH MAINLY  
WERE ABOVE NORMAL, EXCEPT FOR A BRIEF DIP SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL ON  
THE 4TH. A BRIEF COOL-DOWN FROM THE 9TH TO 11TH BROUGHT THE FIRST  
HARD FREEZE OF THE SEASON ON THE 11TH, AT 25 DEGREES, WITH ABOVE-  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURNING ON THE 12TH AND 13TH.  
 
CONDITIONS TURNED MUCH DRIER FOR THE END OF THE MONTH - A WELCOME  
DRYNESS, ALLOWING FIELD CONDITIONS TO DRY FOR HARVEST IN THE AREA.  
TEMPERATURES ON THE 14TH AND 15TH WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL, WITH  
ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES ALL BUT ONE DAY FROM THE 16TH TO THE 25TH.  
THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH, AT 79 DEGREES, OCCURRED ON  
BOTH THE 17TH AND 19TH. A PARTICULARLY WINDY SET OF DAYS INCLUDED  
THE 20TH (44 MPH), 23RD (53 MPH), 24TH (49 MPH), 26TH (59 MPH), AND  
27TH (46 MPH). THE STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE 26TH BROUGHT MUCH COLDER  
TEMPERATURES AND A TRACE OF SNOW ALONG WITH THE GUSTY WINDS. THE  
HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 27TH REACHED JUST 37 DEGREES. TEMPERATURES  
ON THE EVENING OF THE 27TH BEGAN A PLUNGE THAT CONTINUED INTO THE  
MORNING OF THE 28TH, WITH A LOW OF JUST 14 DEGREES. TEMPERATURES  
REBOUNDED BRIEFLY ON THE 29TH, WITH COOL READINGS ON THE 30TH (WITH  
BRISK 46-MPH WINDS) AND ESPECIALLY ON THE 31ST. FLURRIES WERE  
REPORTED ON BOTH THE 30TH AND 31ST. TRICK-OR-TREATERS FACED BRISK  
CONDITIONS, AS THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 31ST WAS JUST 35 DEGREES.  
 
DAILY RECORDS SET IN OCTOBER 2017:  
DATE RECORD READING PREVIOUS RECORD  
OCTOBER 1 PRECIPITATION 0.84 0.78 (1950)  
 

 
 
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