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Source/Author: Joseph Brum-High Plains Regional Climate Center 12/18/12

New Year's Day is right around the corner and the High Plains Regional Climate Center has compiled a list of normal temperatures and precipitation extremes (including snowfall) for selected locations across the Region. (Normal temperatures based on the period 1981-2010 )

 

Colorado

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for January 1st 

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Alamosa

 34

  -2

16

0.33 (1974)

6.4 (1974)

 1906-2012

  Colorado Springs

  43

 17

30

0.20 (1907)

3.5 (1995)

 1894-2012

  Denver

  43

  17

30

0.57 (1897)

5.0 (1897)

 1921-2012

  Grand Junction

  37

  16

27

0.32 (1937)

4.0 (1895)

 1893-2012

  Pueblo

  46

  14

30

0.45 (1897)

4.0 (1897)

 1888-2012

 

 

Kansas

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for January 1st

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Concordia

  38

  19

28

0.40 (1907)

6.4 (1942)

 1885-2012

  Dodge City

  43

  20

32

0.17 (1936)

1.9 (1974)

 1893-2012

  Goodland

  42

 17

30

0.24 (1976)

3.7 (1976)

 1895-2012

  Topeka

  39

  20

30

1.34 (1891)

7.5 (1891)

 1887-2012

  Wichita

  41

  22

32

0.69 (1936)

4.2 (1925)

 1888-2012

 

 

Nebraska

  Average Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for January 1st

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Grand Island

  35

  15

25

0.52 (1992)

5.4 (1948)

 1895-2012

  Lincoln

  35

  14

25

0.40 (1966)

3.3(1995)

 1887-2012

  Norfolk

  32

  12

22

0.79 (1960)

8.3 (1960)

 1893-2012

  North Platte

  38

  11

24

0.59 (1976)

11.9 (1976)

 1874-2012

  Omaha

  33

  14

23

0.50 (1966)

6.4 (1942)

 1871-2012

  Scottsbluff

  40

  13

26

0.47 (1976)

4.7 (1976)

 1893-2012

  Valentine

  36

  10

23

0.36 (1916)

5.7 (1976)

 1889-2012

 

 

North Dakota

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for January 1st

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum   Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Bismarck

  23

  2

13

0.52 (1897)

4.9 (1999)

 1874-2012

  Fargo

  19

  2

10

1.06 (1921)

9.0 (1921)

 1881-2012

  Grand Forks

  17

  -2

7

0.64 (1941)

6.1 (2005)

 1893-2012

  Williston

  22

  0

11

0.52 (1954)

10.5 (2005)

 1894-2012

 

 

South Dakota

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for January 1st

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Aberdeen

  22

  2

12

0.83 (1960)

8.0 (1960)

 1893-2012

  Huron

  26

  7

17

0.95 (1916)

10.0 (1916)

 1881-2012

  Rapid City

  37

  12

24

0.28 (1970)

3.4 (1970)

 1942-2012

  Sioux Falls

  26

  7

17

1.59 (1960)

11.3 (1960)

 1893-2012

 

 

Wyoming

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for January 1st

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Casper

  35

 14

24

0.31 (1996)

3.7 (1996)

 1939-2012

  Cheyenne

  39

  18

29

0.35 (1907)

2.9 (1976)

 1872-2012

  Lander

  32

  9

21

1.72 (1910)

14.4 (1910)

 1891-2012

  Sheridan

  35

  10

23

0.29 (1972)

5.0 (1910)

 1948-2012

  

 

 

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