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Lincoln, NE, May 2013 Weather and Climate Data

 

 

Lincoln, Nebraska
May 2013: Daily Climate Data

Spring color in Lincoln, NE
May 14, 2013: Spring Color in Lincoln, NE. See more Spring colors in
the May 2013 Photo Gallery

All data in the following table are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.
Note: The new 1981-2010 normals are being used

LINK: UNL Climate Corner Blog

LINK: Nebraska 2013 Tornado Total compared to Normal (May 5, 2013 Update)
LINK: Historic May 1-2, 2013 Snowfall In Lincoln, NE
LINK: Historic May 27-29, 1947 Nebraska Snowstorm
LINK: Record Heat in Nebraska May 14, 2013

RECORD Low daily high temperature: May 4, 2013: 44 F; Previous record was 45 F set in 1956 and 1954
RECORD Low temperature: May 12, 2013: 31 F; Previous record was 32 F set in 1946
RECORD High Temperature of 100 F on May 14, 2013; Previous record was 96 F set in 1915

RECORD: The 100 F on May 14, 2013 was the earliest 100 F or higher. Previous first 100F or higher was May 24
RECORD daily precipitation amount, 3.32 inches on May 27, 2013. Old record was 2.73 inches set in 1914

LINK: May Temperature and Precipitation Records (1887-2013)

All data in the following table are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.

Winter 2012-13 Snowfall (in inches)

Month
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
Totals
Observed
0.0
T
5.1
6.2
5.5
7.4
0.6
2.7
27.5
Normal
0.7
2.1
5.9
5.4
5.6
4.8
1.4
0.0
25.9

 

NOTE: >>>TOP TEN Wettest Mays listed below the daily table

May
2013
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
Snow
Wednesday
May 1
56
32
44
-13
1.22
2.10
93
24
21
0
69
45
57
2.5
Thursday
May 2
52
33
43
-15
0.03
1.50
91
26
22
0
70
45
58
0.2
Friday
May 3
53
31
42
-16
0.00
1.90
91
25
23
0
70
46
58
 
Saturday
May 4
44
37
41
-17
0.01
2.47
91
30
24
0
70
46
58
 
Sunday
May 5
56
41
49
-10
T
3.35
97
31
16
0
71
47
59
 
Monday
May 6
68
47
58
-1
0.00
1.46
95
27
7
0
71
47
59
 
Tuesday
May 7
73
39
56
-3
0.09
1.71
96
29
9
0
71
47
59
 
Wednesday
May 8
70
56
63
+3
0.02
1.96
95
29
2
0
72
48
60
 
Thursday
May 9
69
53
61
+1
T
2.56
97
30
4
0
72
48
60
 
Friday
May 10
71
49
60
0
0.00
1.05
95
30
5
0
72
48
60
 
Saturday
May 11
63
33
48
-13
0.00
1.33
94
29
17
0
73
49
61
 
Sunday
May 12
67
31
49
-12
0.00
1.55
97
31
16
0
73
49
61
 
Monday
May 13
85
46
66
+5
0.00
2.76
96
27
0
1
73
50
61
 
Tuesday
May 14
100
55
78
+16
0.00
2.63
100
32
0
13
74
50
62
 
Wednesday
May 15
83
59
71
+9
0.00
2.35
93
31
0
6
74
50
62
 
Thursday
May 16
83
56
70
+8
0.00
2.01
92
31
0
5
74
51
62
 
Friday
May 17
85
59
72
+9
0.00
2.01
93
33
0
7
75
51
63
 
Saturday
May 18
83
61
72
+9
0.70
2.41
94
34
0
7
75
51
63
 
Sunday
May 19
78
58
68
+5
0.38
1.62
95
35
0
3
75
52
63
 
Monday
May 20
77
58
68
+4
0.00.
2.64
95
33
0
3
75
52
64
 
Tuesday
May 21
65
54
60
-4
0.00.
1.56
95
36
5
0
76
52
64
 
Wednesday
May 22
62
50
56
-8
T
2.43
96
36
9
0
76
53
64
 
Thursday
May 23
73
52
63
-2
T
1.45
94
39
2
0
76
53
65
 
Friday
May 24
75
48
62
-3
0.00
1.43
100
34
3
0
77
53
65
 
Saturday
May 25
81
60
71
+6
0.53
1.78
98
35
0
6
77
54
65
 
Sunday
May 26
84
68
76
+10
0.00
2.43
98
38
0
11
77
54
66
 
Monday
May 27
80
59
70
+4
3.32
3.32
95
36
0
5
78
54
66
 
Tuesday
May 28
82
59
71
+5
T
1.97
98
34
0
6
78
55
66
 
Wednesday
May 29
79
62
71
+4
2.07
2.64
102
32
0
6
79
55
67
 
Thursday
May 30
77
57
67
0
0.07
2.59
104
40
0
2
79
55
67
 
Friday
May 31
81
53
67
-1
0.00
2.05
103
41
0
2
79
56
68
 
May
2013
Max Min Mean Dep Pcpn Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD CDD Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
 
TOTAL
 
 
 
 
8.44
 
 
185
83
 
 
 
2.7
AVERAGE
72.7
50.2
61.5
             
 
 
 
 
NORMAL
74.2
50.5
62.3
 
4.29
 
 
147
65
 
 
 
 
 
DEPARTURE
-1.5
-0.3
-0.8
 
+4.15
     
+38
+18
 
+2.7
 

Top 10 Wettest Mays (1887-2013)

Wettest
Year
Amount
in Inches
Rank
1903
10.72
1
2001
10.16
2
1896
10.11
3
1996
10.09
4
1892
9.55
5
1959
8.91
6
2013
8.44
7
2007
8.13
8
1984
7.97
9
1951
6.71
10

AVERAGE AND TOTAL are MAY 2013.
Temperature is "degrees F"
Precipitation measurement is "inches"
Precipitation "T" = trace, precipitation was observed but not enough to be measured

NORMAL (Norm) refers to the 1981-2010 Standard Normals
DEPARTURE is MAY 2013 Average measured against 1981-2010 normals, in deg. F.
Max = Observed Maximum and Min = Observed Minimum temperatures in deg. F.
Mean = Observed Mean Daily temperature in deg. F.
Dep = Departure from normal ( __ = below normal, + above normal), in deg. F.
Pcpn = Observed daily precipitation (midnight to midnight, CST) in inches.
Rec Pcpn = Record daily amount of precipitation in inches.
Rec Max = Record maximum temperature in deg. F.
Rec Min = Record Minimum temperature in deg. F.
HDD = heating degree day units (base of 65 degrees) in deg. F.
CDD = cooling degree day units (base of 65 degrees) in deg F.
Norm Max = Daily Normal High Temperature (1981-2010 normals) in deg. F.
Norm Min = Daily Normal Low Temperature (1981-2010 normals) in deg. F.
Norm Mean = Daily Normal Mean Temperature (1981-2010 normals) in deg. F.

From the record books:
Warmest recorded MAY temperature, 104 F, May 30, 1934.
Coldest recorded MAY temperature, 24 F,  May 1, 1994.

May Snowfalls:
Most MAY Snowfall: 3.0 inches, May 3-4, 1967.
Measurable snowfall has occurred 3 times in May from 1900 - 2013
May 3, 1907: 2.2 inches
May 3-4, 1967: 3.0 inches
May 1-2, 2013: 2.7 inches

NOTE:  All data on this page are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.