Statement as of 3:38 PM CST on December 18, 2013
... Record high temperature tied in Grand Island today...
As of 337 PM this afternoon... the high temperature at Central
Nebraska Regional Airport has reached 67 degrees. This ties the
previous record high temperature for December 18th... first set in
1976. This value is 31 degrees above the 30-year normal high for
December 18th of 36 degrees.
The last time a high temperature was warmer than today
in Grand Island during the second half of December (dec 16-31) was
14 years ago... when Dec. 29, 1999 climbed to 68 degrees.
Temperature records at Grand Island date back to 1895.
Although not likely... if the temperature rises another degree or
two late this afternoon... an updated record statement will be
These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality
control by the National climatic data center /ncdc/. Therefore...
these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate
data can be accessed at www.Ncdc.NOAA.Gov.