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NOUS43 KGID 280556
PNSGID
KSZ005-006-017-018-NEZ083-084-281200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1156 PM CST TUE JAN 27 2015

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KWN 59 IS OFF THE AIR...

NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KWN 59...OPERATING FROM FACILITIES NEAR
KIRWIN KANSAS AND SERVING PORTIONS OF PHILLIPS...SMITH...ROOKS
AND OSBORNE COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...AS WELL AS HARLAN
AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...HAS DROPPED OFF
THE AIR. TECHNICIANS ARE BEING CONTACTED TO RESOLVE THE
ISSUE...BUT AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO ESTIMATE AS TO WHEN KWN 59
WILL RETURN TO SERVICE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS
MAY CAUSE.

$$

BRYANT





000
NOUS43 KGID 280556
PNSGID
KSZ005-006-017-018-NEZ083-084-281200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1156 PM CST TUE JAN 27 2015

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KWN 59 IS OFF THE AIR...

NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KWN 59...OPERATING FROM FACILITIES NEAR
KIRWIN KANSAS AND SERVING PORTIONS OF PHILLIPS...SMITH...ROOKS
AND OSBORNE COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...AS WELL AS HARLAN
AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...HAS DROPPED OFF
THE AIR. TECHNICIANS ARE BEING CONTACTED TO RESOLVE THE
ISSUE...BUT AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO ESTIMATE AS TO WHEN KWN 59
WILL RETURN TO SERVICE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS
MAY CAUSE.

$$

BRYANT





000
NOUS43 KGID 280556
PNSGID
KSZ005-006-017-018-NEZ083-084-281200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1156 PM CST TUE JAN 27 2015

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KWN 59 IS OFF THE AIR...

NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KWN 59...OPERATING FROM FACILITIES NEAR
KIRWIN KANSAS AND SERVING PORTIONS OF PHILLIPS...SMITH...ROOKS
AND OSBORNE COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...AS WELL AS HARLAN
AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...HAS DROPPED OFF
THE AIR. TECHNICIANS ARE BEING CONTACTED TO RESOLVE THE
ISSUE...BUT AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO ESTIMATE AS TO WHEN KWN 59
WILL RETURN TO SERVICE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS
MAY CAUSE.

$$

BRYANT




000
NOUS43 KGID 280556
PNSGID
KSZ005-006-017-018-NEZ083-084-281200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1156 PM CST TUE JAN 27 2015

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KWN 59 IS OFF THE AIR...

NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KWN 59...OPERATING FROM FACILITIES NEAR
KIRWIN KANSAS AND SERVING PORTIONS OF PHILLIPS...SMITH...ROOKS
AND OSBORNE COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...AS WELL AS HARLAN
AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...HAS DROPPED OFF
THE AIR. TECHNICIANS ARE BEING CONTACTED TO RESOLVE THE
ISSUE...BUT AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO ESTIMATE AS TO WHEN KWN 59
WILL RETURN TO SERVICE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS
MAY CAUSE.

$$

BRYANT




000
NOUS43 KGID 280151
PNSGID
NEZ062-280300-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
751 PM CST TUE JAN 27 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR AN ICE JAM IN SOUTHEASTERN HALL COUNTY IN
SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. THE LOW LAND
FLOODING OF PASTURES AND FIELDS AS WELL AS PARKING LOTS OF
BUSINESSES JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 80/HIGHWAY 281 INTERCHANGE
CONTINUES TO RECEDE.

$$

HEINLEIN




000
NOUS43 KGID 280151
PNSGID
NEZ062-280300-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
751 PM CST TUE JAN 27 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR AN ICE JAM IN SOUTHEASTERN HALL COUNTY IN
SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. THE LOW LAND
FLOODING OF PASTURES AND FIELDS AS WELL AS PARKING LOTS OF
BUSINESSES JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 80/HIGHWAY 281 INTERCHANGE
CONTINUES TO RECEDE.

$$

HEINLEIN





000
NOUS43 KGID 261650
PNSGID
KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ039>041-046>049-060>064-072>077-082>087-
271800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1050 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

...GRAND ISLAND POISED TO HAVE ONE OF THE DRIEST JANUARYS ON
RECORD...

WINTER IS ALWAYS THE DRIEST TIME OF YEAR FOR THE CENTRAL PLAINS.
THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT THE ROCKIES MOUNTAINS NATURALLY INDUCE
HIGH PRESSURE AND WEST OR NORTHWEST WINDS ALOFT. THE DISTURBANCES
THAT CREATE PRECIPITATION-PRODUCING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS THEN
TRACK WELL NORTH AND EAST OF THE REGION. THE ONLY TIME EXTENSIVE
AREAS OF HEAVY MEANINGFUL PRECIPITATION OCCUR IS WHEN WINDS ALOFT
ARE FROM THE SOUTHWEST...AND DISTURBANCES COME OUT OF THE DESERT
SOUTHWEST AND CROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS. THEY ARE ABLE TO ENTRAIN
MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO.

GRAND ISLAND IS THE PRIMARY LONG-TERM CLIMATE SITE FOR THE NWS
HASTINGS FORECAST/COVERAGE AREA. DURING THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER-
JANUARY-FEBRUARY /WHICH COMPRISE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER/ THE TOTALS
OF RAIN AND MELTED SNOWFALL ARE LESS THAN ONE INCH FOR EACH OF
THOSE MONTHS. THE 30 YEAR AVERAGE /FROM 1981 TO 2010/ IS ONLY 1.84
INCHES FOR THE ENTIRE WINTER.

SO HOW MUCH PRECIPITATION HAS FALLEN THIS MONTH? AND HOW DOES IT
COMPARE WITH OTHER DRY JANUARYS? CURRENTLY...GRAND ISLAND HAS ONLY
MEASURED 0.03 INCHES AND THESE MEASUREMENTS ARE TAKEN AT THE
CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT /GRI/. THE TABLE BELOW LISTS
THE TOP 10 DRIEST JANUARYS ON RECORD...AND PRECIPITATION RECORDS
DATE BACK TO 1896.

TOP 10 DRIEST JANUARYS ON RECORD AT GRI...

1) 0.00 IN 1900
2) TRACE IN 1986
3) TRACE IN 1961
4) TRACE IN 1933
5) 0.02 IN 1942
6) 0.03 IN 2015 <<<<< CURRENT RANKING
7) 0.04 IN 1970
8) 0.05 IN 1909
9) 0.06 IN 1987
10) 0.06 IN 1914

ADDITIONAL MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THROUGH THE END OF THIS MONTH
IS UNLIKELY.

SO WHAT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY OF THOSE YEARS? WELL...THE ODDS DO
NOT FAVOR RECEIVING MORE PRECIPITATION IN FEBRUARYS THAT FOLLOW A
DRY JANUARY. OF THOSE YEARS...FEBRUARY PRECIPITATION CONTINUED TO
BE DRIER THAN NORMAL /WHICH IS 0.68 INCHES/ IN SIX OF THEM...TWO
ENDED UP CLOSE TO NORMAL...AND ONLY ONE FINISHED ABOVE NORMAL.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE IS NO STATISTICAL CORRELATION BETWEEN
AN EXCESSIVELY DRY WINTER AND WHAT OCCURS THE REST OF THE YEAR TO
FOLLOW. IN OTHER WORDS...A VERY DRY WINTER IS NO INDICATION THAT
THE REST OF THE YEAR WILL BE DRY AS WELL.

THE WINTER OF 2013-14 WAS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS. THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS ONLY 0.76 INCHES. HOWEVER...2014 FINISHED AT
27.56 INCHES. LAST WINTER WAS THE 9TH DRIEST ON RECORD AT GRAND
ISLAND...BUT 2014 ENDED UP SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL /+0.90/.

$$

HALBLAUB




000
NOUS43 KGID 261650
PNSGID
KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ039>041-046>049-060>064-072>077-082>087-
271800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1050 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

...GRAND ISLAND POISED TO HAVE ONE OF THE DRIEST JANUARYS ON
RECORD...

WINTER IS ALWAYS THE DRIEST TIME OF YEAR FOR THE CENTRAL PLAINS.
THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT THE ROCKIES MOUNTAINS NATURALLY INDUCE
HIGH PRESSURE AND WEST OR NORTHWEST WINDS ALOFT. THE DISTURBANCES
THAT CREATE PRECIPITATION-PRODUCING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS THEN
TRACK WELL NORTH AND EAST OF THE REGION. THE ONLY TIME EXTENSIVE
AREAS OF HEAVY MEANINGFUL PRECIPITATION OCCUR IS WHEN WINDS ALOFT
ARE FROM THE SOUTHWEST...AND DISTURBANCES COME OUT OF THE DESERT
SOUTHWEST AND CROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS. THEY ARE ABLE TO ENTRAIN
MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO.

GRAND ISLAND IS THE PRIMARY LONG-TERM CLIMATE SITE FOR THE NWS
HASTINGS FORECAST/COVERAGE AREA. DURING THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER-
JANUARY-FEBRUARY /WHICH COMPRISE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER/ THE TOTALS
OF RAIN AND MELTED SNOWFALL ARE LESS THAN ONE INCH FOR EACH OF
THOSE MONTHS. THE 30 YEAR AVERAGE /FROM 1981 TO 2010/ IS ONLY 1.84
INCHES FOR THE ENTIRE WINTER.

SO HOW MUCH PRECIPITATION HAS FALLEN THIS MONTH? AND HOW DOES IT
COMPARE WITH OTHER DRY JANUARYS? CURRENTLY...GRAND ISLAND HAS ONLY
MEASURED 0.03 INCHES AND THESE MEASUREMENTS ARE TAKEN AT THE
CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT /GRI/. THE TABLE BELOW LISTS
THE TOP 10 DRIEST JANUARYS ON RECORD...AND PRECIPITATION RECORDS
DATE BACK TO 1896.

TOP 10 DRIEST JANUARYS ON RECORD AT GRI...

1) 0.00 IN 1900
2) TRACE IN 1986
3) TRACE IN 1961
4) TRACE IN 1933
5) 0.02 IN 1942
6) 0.03 IN 2015 <<<<< CURRENT RANKING
7) 0.04 IN 1970
8) 0.05 IN 1909
9) 0.06 IN 1987
10) 0.06 IN 1914

ADDITIONAL MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THROUGH THE END OF THIS MONTH
IS UNLIKELY.

SO WHAT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY OF THOSE YEARS? WELL...THE ODDS DO
NOT FAVOR RECEIVING MORE PRECIPITATION IN FEBRUARYS THAT FOLLOW A
DRY JANUARY. OF THOSE YEARS...FEBRUARY PRECIPITATION CONTINUED TO
BE DRIER THAN NORMAL /WHICH IS 0.68 INCHES/ IN SIX OF THEM...TWO
ENDED UP CLOSE TO NORMAL...AND ONLY ONE FINISHED ABOVE NORMAL.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE IS NO STATISTICAL CORRELATION BETWEEN
AN EXCESSIVELY DRY WINTER AND WHAT OCCURS THE REST OF THE YEAR TO
FOLLOW. IN OTHER WORDS...A VERY DRY WINTER IS NO INDICATION THAT
THE REST OF THE YEAR WILL BE DRY AS WELL.

THE WINTER OF 2013-14 WAS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS. THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS ONLY 0.76 INCHES. HOWEVER...2014 FINISHED AT
27.56 INCHES. LAST WINTER WAS THE 9TH DRIEST ON RECORD AT GRAND
ISLAND...BUT 2014 ENDED UP SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL /+0.90/.

$$

HALBLAUB





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