Record low temperatures occurred at several sites across Nebraska earlier this week when a strong cold front moved through, with record-setting snow.
Here are just a handful of the busted records:
- Alliance saw a low of -14.5C (6F) which broke the previous record of -10C (14F) from 1914.
- Norfolk’s daily max of 3.9C (39F) tied Oct 14’s 1937 for the lowest daily high.
- Sioux City, Iowa’s high of 5C (41F) broke the previous coldest peak of 5.6C (42F) set back 1937.
- North Platte’s low of -11.1C (12F) busted the previous record of -8.8C (16F) in 1974.
- Valentine’s low of -10.6C (13F) smashed 1976’s record low of -5.6C (22F).
- And the Grand Island low of -5C (23F) pipped 1943’s low of -4.4C (24F).
— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) October 15, 2018
In addition to the snowfall records for Omaha, Lincoln and Valentine that caused tens of thousands to lose power, records were set in Grand Island and Hastings:
- Grand Island’s total of 1.5 inches broke the 0.5-inch record set in 1966.
- And Hastings’ 1.1 inches annihilated the previous record of just a trace, also from 1966.
— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) October 16, 2018