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Lincoln Weather and Climate

Annual Precipitation and Annual Average Temperatures

Ranked Top Ten and Ranked All Years

  • Data record 1887 to 2016 (130 years)
  • All of the data on this page are from the official NWS data archives for Lincoln, NE
  • Additional data for Lincoln, NE can be found at the HPRCC web site

Top Ten Wettest and Driest Years

Wettest Year Precipitaton (in) Rank
1951
42.17
1
1965
41.33
2
1902
41.22
3
2015
41.16
4
1891
40.60
5
1914
40.12
6
1993
40.00
7
1986
39.81
8
1973
39.21
9
1982
38.44
10
Driest Year Precipitation (in) Rank
1936
14.09
1
1890
14.81
2
1895
15.94
3
1894
16.14
4
1934
17.23
5
1953
17.55
6
1976
17.90
7
1955
18.17
8
1988
18.37
9
1887
18.52
10
 

 

Top Ten Hottest and Coldest Years

Hottest Year Temperature (F) Rank
1934
55.6
1
1931
55.6
1
1921
55.4
3
2016
55.0
4
1939
55.0
4
1938
55.0
6
2012
54.5
7
1987
54.1
8
1933
54.1
8
1953
53.9
10
Coldest Year Temperature (F) Rank
1978
47.6
1
1951
47.9
2
1993
48.1
3
1888
48.4
4
1950
48.6
5
1979
48.6
5
1996
48.6
5
1887
49.0
8
1985
49.1
9
1982
49.1
9
1917
49.1
9
 

 

Annual Total Precipitation (inches),
All Years, Ranked Wettest to Driest (Data Set 1887-2016, 130 years)

Year Total Rank
1951 42.17 1
1965 41.33 2
1902 41.22 3
2015 41.16 4
1891 40.60 5
1914 40.12 6
1993 40.00 7
1986 39.81 8
1973 39.21 9
1982 38.44 10
1896 38.17 11
1915 36.81 12
1984 36.67 13
1949 36.63 14
1996 35.99 15
1908 35.70 16
2007 35.35 17
1905 35.01 18
2008 34.90 19
2014 34.74 20
1909 34.74 21
1903 34.66 22
1957 34.63 23
2010 34.42 24
1931 34.29 25
1906 34.08 26
1958 33.90 27
1977 33.79 28
1900 33.73 29
1998 33.51 30
1959 32.66 31
1967 32.33 32
1919 32.30 33
2001 31.81 34
1944 31.76 35
1987 31.68 36
1947 31.61 37
1961 31.60 38
1960 31.52 39
1985 30.91 40
1978 30.46 41
1910 30.14 42
1972 29.75 43
1892 29.71 44
1954 29.61 45
1948 29.49 46
1983 29.38 47
2011 29.17 48
1979 29.15 49
1968 29.03 50
1923 28.95 51
2016 28.90 52
1970 28.74 53
1938 28.40 54
1945 28.34 55
1952 28.29 56
1898 28.10 57
1962 28.03 58
1928 27.83 59
1971 27.77 60
1904 27.72 61
1999 27.25 62
1907 27.13 63
1964 27.02 64
1992 26.77 65
2013 26.71 66
2002 26.62 67
1933 26.50 68
1990 26.45 69
1926 26.24 70
1913 26.23 71
1920 26.19 72
1932 26.17 73
1935 26.12 74
2003 26.09 75
1969 25.90 76
1925 25.48 77
1981 25.31 78
1888 25.10 79
1991 24.82 80
1922 24.79 81
2006 24.68 82
1911 24.60 83
2005 24.59 84
1997 24.18 85
1942 24.03 86
1941 24.02 87
1897 24.02 88
1921 23.96 89
1995 23.92 90
1946 23.90 91
1956 23.83 92
1989 23.82 93
1963 23.52 94
1929 23.51 95
2004 23.49 96
1927 23.37 97
2000 23.18 98
2009 23.08 99
1916 23.05 100
1950 22.86 101
1943 22.75 102
1889 22.62 103
1994 22.56 104
1899 22.54 105
1912 22.39 106
1918 22.24 107
1901 22.09 108
1917 22.06 109
1924 21.82 110
1980 21.64 111
1974 21.38 112
1940 21.21 113
1930 20.74 114
1975 20.34 115
1893 20.07 116
1939 19.73 117
1966 19.70 118
1937 19.36 119
2012 19.14 120
1887 18.52 121
1988 18.37 122
1955 18.17 123
1976 17.90 124
1953 17.55 125
1934 17.23 126
1894 16.14 127
1895 15.94 128
1890 14.81 129
1936 14.09 130

 

Annual Average Temperatures (degrees F),
All Years, Ranked Warmest to Coldest (Data Set 1887-2016)

YEAR ANN Rank
1934 55.6 1
1931 55.6 2
1921 55.4 3
2016 55.0 4
1939 55.0 5
1938 55.0 6
2012 54.5 7
1987 54.1 8
1933 54.1 9
1953 53.9 10
1954 53.7 11
2006 53.6 12
1956 53.6 13
1946 53.6 14
1990 53.4 15
1963 53.4 16
1930 53.4 17
2015 53.3 18
1991 53.2 19
1922 53.2 20
1998 53.1 21
1986 52.9 22
1918 52.9 23
1913 52.9 24
2005 52.8 25
1964 52.8 26
1900 52.8 27
1999 52.7 28
1988 52.7 29
1911 52.7 30
2007 52.6 31
1981 52.6 32
1928 52.6 33
2001 52.5 34
1955 52.5 35
1941 52.5 36
1935 52.5 37
1970 52.4 38
1925 52.4 39
1908 52.4 40
1894 52.4 41
1936 52.3 42
1901 52.3 43
1971 52.2 44
1957 52.2 45
1923 52.2 46
1914 52.2 47
1910 52.2 48
2000 52.1 49
1926 52.1 50
2002 52.0 51
1968 52.0 52
1958 52.0 53
1959 51.9 54
2004 51.8 55
1992 51.8 56
1977 51.8 57
1920 51.8 58
1980 51.7 59
1896 51.7 60
1947 51.6 61
1937 51.6 62
1927 51.6 63
1919 51.6 64
1906 51.5 65
1962 51.4 66
1967 51.3 67
1952 51.3 68
2011 51.2 69
1942 51.2 70
2014 51.1 71
2010 51.1 72
2003 51.1 73
1984 51.0 74
1966 51.0 75
1897 51.0 76
1895 51.0 77
1974 50.9 78
1965 50.9 79
1961 50.9 80
1898 50.9 81
1976 50.8 82
1969 50.8 83
1932 50.8 84
1995 50.7 85
1983 50.7 86
1973 50.7 87
1948 50.7 88
1944 50.7 89
1907 50.7 90
1972 50.6 91
1949 50.6 92
1943 50.6 93
1997 50.5 94
1915 50.5 95
1889 50.5 96
1945 50.4 97
1909 50.4 98
1902 50.4 99
1890 50.4 100
2008 50.3 101
1994 50.3 102
1989 50.3 103
2013 50.2 104
1960 50.2 105
1916 50.2 106
1899 50.2 107
1975 50.1 108
1905 50.1 109
2009 50.0 110
1912 50.0 111
1903 50.0 112
1940 49.9 113
1929 49.9 114
1893 49.8 115
1924 49.7 116
1904 49.7 117
1891 49.6 118
1892 49.5 119
1985 49.1 120
1982 49.1 121
1917 49.1 122
1887 49.0 123
1996 48.6 124
1979 48.6 125
1950 48.6 126
1888 48.4 127
1993 48.1 128
1951 47.9 129
1978 47.6 130