Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow possibly mixed with freezing rain in the evening...then chance of snow after midnight. Lows 13 to 19. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 20s.
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 11.
Thursday and Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. Lows in the mid 20s.
Friday through Saturday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in the mid 30s.
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain or snow. Lows in the lower 30s.
There are currently no warnings or advisories for this location.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:25 PM CST on February 1, 2015
... January temperatures were above normal... while precipitation was near normal for both North Platte and Valentine...
Much below normal temperatures were present across western and north central Nebraska through the first two weeks of January. By the third week... much above normal temperatures returned to the region. Warm temperatures continued through the end of the month as every day beyond the 14th of January saw above normal temperatures for North Platte. Precipitation was near normal for the month of January... with most falling on the last day of the month.
For North Platte... the average daily mean temperature for January was 27.2 degrees which was 2.2 degrees above the normal of 25.0 degrees. The average daily high temperature for January was 42.4 degrees... which was 3.5 degrees above the normal of 38.9 degrees. The average daily low temperature was 12.0 degrees... which was 0.9 degrees above the normal of 11.1 degrees. For the month two record highs were set during the month and are summarized below.
Date temperature old record and year(s)
27 74* 67/2003 28 66^ 66/2015,1888
* set all time high for January... previous record was 73 degrees on January 10th 1990. ^ Tied record high for that date.
For Valentine... the average daily mean temperature for the month of January was 25.0 degrees... and was 1.4 degrees above the normal of 23.6 degrees. The average daily high temperature for January was 38.0 degrees... which was 1.5 degrees above the normal of 36.5 degrees. The average daily low temperature was 12.1 degrees... which was 1.4 degrees above the average of 10.7 degrees. One daily record was set during the month of January in Valentine. On the 27th... the high temperature in Valentine was 72 degrees. This broke the daily record of 68 set in 1989 and tied the all time record high for January. On January 12th 1987... the high in Valentine was 72 degrees.
At Lee Bird Field in North Platte... precipitation for January was 0.28 inches... and was 0.06 inches below the normal of 0.34 inches. No daily precipitation records were set during the month for North Platte. Snowfall for the month totaled 3.5 inches... which was 1.3 inches below the normal of 4.8 inches. No daily snowfall records were set during the month for North Platte.
At Miller Field in Valentine... precipitation for Valentine totaled 0.31 inches... which was 0.05 inches above the normal of 0.26 inches. No daily precipitation records were set during the month of January for Valentine. Snowfall for January totaled 3.5 inches for Valentine... which was 0.3 inches below the normal of 3.8 inches. No daily snowfall records were set during the month of January for Valentine.
..North Platte and Valentine precipitation totals for the past 12 months...
Precipitation departure lbf vtn lbf vtn month
February 2014 0.73 0.62 +0.23 +0.14 March 2014 0.79 0.49 -0.26 -0.58 April 2014 0.64 3.05 -1.63 +0.83 may 2014 1.81 3.01 -1.47 -0.12 June 2014 8.75 8.63 +5.33 +5.07 July 2014 0.14 0.58 -2.93 -2.63 August 2014 5.10 2.62 +2.81 +0.44 September 2014 1.39 0.74 -0.02 -0.90 October 2014 0.73 0.56 -0.82 -0.69 November 2014 0.08 0.55 -0.56 -0.10 December 2014 1.04 0.90 +0.63 +0.53
January 2015 0.28 0.31 -0.06 +0.05
Totals 21.48 22.06 +1.25 +2.04
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