651  
NOUS43 KGID 152154  
PNSGID  
KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ039>041-046>049-060>064-072>077-082>087-  
161000-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
354 PM CST THU FEB 15 2018  
 
...A QUICK GLANCE AT PRECIPITATION TOTALS ACROSS THE NWS HASTINGS  
AREA THIS "METEOROLOGICAL WINTER" (DEC 1-FEB 14)...  
 
THE TABLE BELOW HIGHLIGHTS PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES  
FROM NORMAL/PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR METEOROLOGICAL WINTER THUS FAR,  
COVERING DEC. 1 - FEB. 14. THIS TABLE FEATURES DATA FOR 25  
LOCATIONS SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE LOCAL AREA, MOST OF WHICH ARE  
OFFICIAL NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS, ALONG WITH A FEW PRIMARY  
AIRPORT SITES.  
 
AS EVIDENT FROM THE TABLE, THIS WINTER-SO-FAR HAS FEATURED A FAIR  
AMOUNT OF VARIABILITY IN PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE LOCAL 30-COUNTY  
AREA, BUT AS A WHOLE, ROUGHLY TWO-THIRDS OF THE AREA HAS BEEN  
BELOW NORMAL. THE FARTHEST-BELOW-NORMAL LOCATIONS HAVE  
CONCENTRATED WITHIN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEASTERN COUNTIES, ESPECIALLY  
NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS, ALONG WITH SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AREAS  
NEAR THE STATE LINE AND ALSO EXTENDING NORTH UP HIGHWAY 81 INTO  
FILLMORE AND YORK COUNTIES. IN CONTRAST, SEVERAL NEBRASKA COUNTIES  
MAINLY ALONG/NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST  
SLIGHTLY ABOVE-NORMAL PRECIPITATION, LARGELY DUE TO THE  
SIGNIFICANT SNOW STORM/BLIZZARD OF JAN. 21-22.  
 
LOCATION PRECIP PERCENT OF  
NORTH CENTRAL KS DEC 1-FEB 14 NORMAL DEPARTURE NORMAL  
-------- -------- ------ --------- --------  
ALTON 2SW 0.79 1.78 -0.99 44  
BELOIT 0.56 1.90 -1.34 29  
BURR OAK 1.05 1.77 -0.72 59  
LOGAN 0.98 1.41 -0.43 70  
PLAINVILLE 4WNW 1.49 1.75 -0.26 85  
SMITH CENTER 0.74 1.44 -0.70 51  
 
LOCATION PRECIP PERCENT OF  
SOUTH CENTRAL NE DEC 1-FEB 14 NORMAL DEPARTURE NORMAL  
-------- -------- ------ --------- --------  
CAMBRIDGE 1.34 1.31 +0.03 102  
CLAY CENTER 1.08 1.63 -0.55 66  
ELWOOD 8S 1.05 1.40 -0.35 75  
FRANKLIN 0.87 1.55 -0.68 56  
GENEVA 0.76 1.61 -0.85 47  
GRAND ISLAND ARPT 2.18 1.46 +0.72 149  
GREELEY 1.47 1.55 -0.08 94  
HASTINGS AIRPORT 1.21 1.25 -0.04 97  
HEBRON 1.38 2.05 -0.67 67  
HOLDREGE 1.35 1.36 -0.01 99  
KEARNEY AIRPORT 1.85 1.33 +0.52 139  
LOUP CITY 1.55 1.59 -0.04 97  
MINDEN 1.05 1.23 -0.18 85  
ORD AIRPORT 1.65 1.21 +0.44 136  
OSCEOLA 2.09 1.89 +0.20 111  
RAVENNA 1.61 1.37 +0.24 118  
SHELBY 3NE 1.94 1.68 +0.26 115  
ST. PAUL 2.59 1.31 +1.28 198  
YORK 3N 1.31 2.31 -1.00 57  
 

 
 
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