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Source/Author: Joseph Brum-High Plains Regional Climate Center 02/08/13

Valentine's Day is almost here 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 February 14th  

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Alamosa

 40

  5

22

0.19 (2002)

2.8 (2002)

 1906-2013

  Colorado Springs

  44

 19

32

0.26 (1987)

3.3 (1942)

 1894-2013

  Denver

  46

  18

32

0.41 (1987)

5.0 (1960)

 1921-2013

  Grand Junction

  45

  24

34

0.43 (1942)

3.6(1942)

 1893-2013

  Pueblo

  50

  17

34

0.60 (1987)

8.6 (1909)

 1888-2013

 

 

Kansas

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for February 14th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Concordia

  43

  22

32

0.61 (1969)

5.9 (1969)

 1885-2013

  Dodge City

  48

  23

36

0.75 (1960)

8.0 (1897)

 1893-2013

  Goodland

  45

  19

32

0.29 (1964)

4.4 (1964)

 1895-2013

  Topeka

  45

  23

34

0.61 (2003)

5.2 (1897)

 1887-2013

  Wichita

  48

  26

37

0.68 (1969)

4.6(1969)

 1888-2013

 

 

Nebraska

  Average Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for February 14th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Grand Island

  39

  18

29

0.84(1969)

7.3(1969)

 1895-2013

  Lincoln

  40

  18

29

0.79 (2003)

8.2 (1969)

 1887-2013

  Norfolk

  37

  16

26

0.71 (1969)

8.3 (1969)

 1893-2013

  North Platte

  43

  15

29

0.36 (1964)

5.2 (1964)

 1874-2013

  Omaha

  38

  18

28

0.62 (1969)

7.0 (1969)

 1871-2013

  Scottsbluff

  44

  16

30

0.40 (1909)

4.0 (1909)

 1893-2013

  Valentine

  40

  15

27

0.21 (1898)

1.7 (1932)

 1889-2013

 

 

North Dakota

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for February 14th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum   Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Bismarck

  28

  8

18

0.22 (1969)

3.6 (1987)

 1874-2013

  Fargo

  23

  5

14

0.36 (1915)

6.2 (1995)

 1881-2013

  Grand Forks

  22

  2

12

0.55 (1915)

5.5 (1915)

 1893-2013

  Williston

  27

  6

17

0.19 (1962)

2.0 (1962)

 1894-2013

 

 

South Dakota

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for February 14th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Aberdeen

  28

  7

17

1.05 (1915)

11.0 (1915)

 1893-2013

  Huron

  31

  11

21

0.57 (1918)

4.8 (1969)

 1881-2013

  Rapid City

  39

  15

27

0.18 (1980)

4.6 (1980)

 1942-2013

  Sioux Falls

  31

  11

21

0.78 (1969)

9.8 (1969)

 1893-2013

 

 

Wyoming

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for February 14th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Casper

  37

  15

26

0.59 (1995)

10.2 (1995)

 1939-2013

  Cheyenne

  40

  18

29

0.53 (1885)

5.3 (1885)

 1872-2013

  Lander

  36

  13

25

0.52 (1967)

9.2 (1967)

 1891-2013

  Sheridan

  38

  14

26

0.54 (1945)

7.3 (1967)

 1948-2013

  

 

 

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