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Lincoln, NE, December 2012 Daily Weather and Climate Data

UNL Climate Corner Blog:  http://snrclimatecorner.blogspot.com/

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

Year 2012 Precipitation (in inches) compared to normal: red above normal, blue below normal

 
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
Normal
0.64
0.77
1.93
2.71
4.29
4.34
3.40
3.48
3.02
1.97
1.43
0.95
28.95
2012
0.16
2.10
0.89
3.49
3.00
3.57
0.33
0.30
1.73
1.92
0.15
1.50
19.14
 

Normal January 1 -December 31 precipitation = 28.93 inches. 
Observed January 1 - December 31, 2012 Precipitation = 19.14 inches
Year 2012 deficit = 9.81 inches.
 

Record high temperature, December 2, 2012 of 68F. Old record was 65F set in 1988 and 1956
Record daily precipitation December 19, 2012 of 0.58 inches. Old record was 0.44 inches set in 1952

LINK: UNL Climate Corner Blog

LINK: Lincoln's Snowfall Climatology

All data in the following table are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.
Link to last month's climate data: November 2012 Climate Data

December
2012
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
Snow
Saturday
Dec. 1
58
26
42
+11
0.00
1.12
70
-6
23
0
42
20
31
 
Sunday
Dec. 2
68
26
47
+17
0.00
0.67
68
-4
18
0
41
20
31
 
Monday
Dec. 3
62
25
44
+14
0.00
0.86
67
-9
21
0
41
20
30
 
Tuesday
Dec. 4
63
22
43
+13
0.00
0.90
66
-11
22
0
40
19
30
 
Wednesday
Dec. 5
60
20
40
+11
0.00
1.72
69
-4
25
0
40
19
29
 
Thursday
Dec. 6
51
39
45
+16
T
0.95
75
-8
20
0
40
18
29
 
Friday
Dec. 7
45
23
34
+5
T
0.74
65
-9
31
0
39
18
29
 
Saturday
Dec. 8
40
20
30
+2
0.00
0.37
61
-12
35
0
39
18
28
 
Sunday
Dec. 9
38
15
27
-1
0.00
0.73
66
-17
38
0
38
18
28
 
Monday
Dec. 10
31
5
18
-10
0.00
0.66
71
-20
47
0
38
17
28
 
Tuesday
Dec. 11
46
18
32
+5
0.00
0.44
66
-10
33
0
38
17
27
 
Wednesday
Dec. 12
53
23
38
+11
0.00
0.87
67
-14
27
0
38
17
27
 
Thursday
Dec. 13
54
20
37
+10
0.00
0.53
72
-16
28
0
37
17
27
 
Friday
Dec. 14
56
14
35
+8
0.19
0.70
61
-13
30
0
37
16
27
 
Saturday
Dec. 15
47
32
40
+14
0.67
2.13
64
-15
25
0
37
16
26
 
Sunday
Dec. 16
34
29
32
+6
T
0.53
68
-16
33
0
37
16
26
T
Monday
Dec. 17
32
23
28
+2
0.00
0.45
71
-17
37
0
36
16
26
 
Tuesday
Dec. 18
50
19
34
+6
T
1.65
68
-18
31
0
36
16
26
T
Wednesday
Dec. 19
35
27
31
+5
0.58
0.58
61
-20
34
0
36
15
26
4.2
Thursday
Dec. 20
27
13
20
-6
0.03
0.60
64
-16
45
0
36
15
26
0.3
Friday
Dec 21
31
4
18
-7
0.00
0.39
62
-19
47
0
36
15
25
 
Saturday
Dec. 22
35
5
20
-5
0.00
1.34
70
-27
40
0
36
15
25
Sunday
Dec. 23
19
7
13
-12
0.00
0.53
71
-23
52
0
36
15
25
 
Monday
Dec. 24
18
6
12
-13
T
0.70
62
-18
53
0
35
15
25
T
Tuesday
Dec. 25
14
3
9
-16
0.00
0.62
65
-16
56
0
35
15
25
 
Wednesday
Dec. 26
14
-1
7
-18
0.00
0.59
65
-16
58
0
35
15
25
 
Thursday
Dec. 27
24
3
14
-11
T
1.50
62
-15
51
0
35
15
25
T 
Friday
Dec. 28
22
19
15
-6
T
0.33
66
-14
50
0
35
14
25
T
Saturday
Dec. 29
28
2
15
-6
0.00
0.67
62
-18
50
0
35
14
25
 
Sunday
Dec. 30
42
8
25
0
0.00
0.56
65
-15
40
0
35
14
25
 
Monday
Dec. 31
26
15
21
-4
0.03
1.16
59
-20
44
0
35
14
25
0.6
December
2012
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
 
 
TOTAL
1.50
      1144
0
     
5.1
 
AVERAGE
39.5
16.3
27.9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NORMAL
37.2
16.4
26.8
 
0.95
 
 
 
1178
0
 
 
 
 5.9
 
DEPARTURE
+2.3 -0.1 +1.1   +0.55      
-34
       
-0.8
 
From the record books:
Warmest recorded December  temperature, 75 F, December 6, 1939. 
Coldest recorded December  temperature, -27 F,  December 22, 1983.
Most December Snowfall: 24.3 inches, 2009.
Least December Snowfall: 0.0 inches, 3 years since 1900 (2004, 1991, & 1928)
 

AVERAGE AND TOTAL are DECEMBER 2012.
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 DECEMBER 2012  Averages and totals measured against 1981-2010 Normals.
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.
Snow = Snowfall in inches.

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