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Lincoln, NE, December 2015 Daily Weather and Climate Data

All data in the following tables are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.
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LINK: Lincoln's Snowfall Climatology
LINK: Lincoln's Cold Wave Climatology

Last month's (November 2015) data

Lincoln, Nebraska
Year 2015 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
3.49
3.02
1.97
1.43
0.95
28.95
2015
0.91
0.93
0.77
1.99
10.90
7.66
2.39
3.78
4.93
0.50
1.98
4.42
41.16

Normal January 1 - November 30 Precipitation total = 27.99 inches
Normal January 1 - December 31 Precipitation total = 28.95 inches

Top Ten Wettest Decembers (129 years of data)

Year...
Precipitation
in inches
Rank...
2015
4.42
1
1913
4.03
2
1984
3.42
3
2006
3.05
4
1909
2.59
5
2009
2.42
6
1931
2.26
7
1911
2.24
8
1973
2.15
9
1897
2.10
10


Winter 2015-16 (and last year) Snowfall (in inches) compared to normal: red above normal, blue below normal

 
OCT
NOV
DEC
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
TOTAL
Normal
0.7
2.1
5.9
5.4
5.6
4.8
1.4
0.0
25.9
2015-16
0.0
1.3
6.1
.
.
.
.
.
7.4
2014-15
0.0
3.0
2.1
3.9
12.4
0.5
0.0
0.0
21.9
 

NEWS: Weatherfest is scheduled for April 16, 2016

December 2015 RECORDS
December 8, 2015: Tied record high of 61F (Originally set in 1990, 1984, and 1946)

December 13, 2015: Precipitation total 1.58 inches, a new record. Old record was 0.53 inches set in 1984
December 14, 2015: Precipitation total 0.70 inches, tied old record of 0.70 inches first set in 1891
December 23, 2015: Precipitation total of 0.97 inches a new record for the day. Old record was 0.47 inches set in 1965
December 2015 precipitation total is the wettest December on record (see the table above)

December
2015
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
Snow
Tuesday
Dec. 1
34
23
29
-2
T
1.12
70
-6
36
0
42
20
31
T
Wednesday
Dec. 2
42
22
32
+1
0.00
0.67
68
-4
33
0
41
20
31
.
Thursday
Dec. 3
50
19
35
+5
0.00
0.86
67
-9
30
0
41
20
30
.
Friday
Dec. 4
56
24
40
+10
0.00
0.90
66
-3
25
0
40
19
30
.
Saturday
Dec. 5
53
40
47
+18
0.00
1.72
69
-3
18
0
40
19
29
.
Sunday
Dec. 6
54
27
41
+12
0.00
0.95
75
-8
24
0
40
18
29
.
Monday
Dec. 7
56
27
42
+13
0.00
0.74
65
-9
23
0
39
18
29
.
Tuesday
Dec. 8
61
32
47
+19
0.00
0.37
61
-12
18
0
39
18
28
.
Wednesday
Dec. 9
63
30
47
+19
0.00
0.73
66
-17
18
0
38
18
28
.
Thursday
Dec. 10
62
35
49
+21
0.00
0.66
71
-20
16
0
38
17
28
.
Friday
Dec. 11
55
31
43
+16
0.00
0.44
66
-10
22
0
38
17
27
.
Saturday
Dec. 12
43
32
38
+11
0.77
0.87
67
-14
27
0
38
17
27
.
Sunday
Dec. 13
41
38
40
+13
1.58
1.58
72
-16
25
0
37
17
27
T
Monday
Dec. 14
38
33
36
+9
0.70
0.70
61
-13
29
0
37
16
27
0.8
Tuesday
Dec. 15
44
35
40
+14
T
2.13
64
-15
25
0
37
16
26
.
Wednesday
Dec. 16
38
29
34
+8
0.00
0.53
68
-16
31
0
37
16
26
.
Thursday
Dec. 17
36
19
28
+2
0.00
0.45
71
-17
37
0
36
16
26
.
Friday
Dec. 18
38
18
28
+2
0.00
1.65
68
-18
37
0
36
16
26
.
Saturday
Dec. 19
50
15
33
+7
0.00
0.58
59
-20
32
0
36
15
26
.
Sunday
Dec. 20
54
31
43
+17
0.00
0.60
64
-16
22
0
36
15
26
.
Monday
Dec. 21
31
21
26
+1
0.00
0.39
62
-19
39
0
36
15
25
.
Tuesday
Dec. 22
48
20
34
+9
T
1.34
70
-27
31
0
36
15
25
.
Wednesday
Dec. 23
42
24
33
+8
0.97
0.97
71
-23
32
0
36
15
25
T
Thursday
Dec. 24
34
21
28
+3
0.26
0.70
62
-18
37
0
35
15
25
4.0
Friday
Dec. 25
33
15
24
-1
0.02
0.62
65
-16
41
0
35
15
25
T
Saturday
Dec. 26
34
24
29
+4
0.01
0.59
64
-16
36
0
35
15
25
.
Sunday
Dec. 27
24
13
19
-6
0.00
1.50
62
-15
46
0
35
15
25
.
Monday
Dec. 28
20
13
17
-8
0.08
0.33
66
-14
48
0
35
14
25
1.0
Tuesday
Dec. 29
30
19
25
0
T
0.67
64
-18
40
0
35
14
25
T
Wednesday
Dec. 30
30
21
26
+1
0.03
0.56
65
-13
39
0
35
14
25
0.3
Thursday
Dec. 31
29
7
18
-7
0.00
1.16
59
-20
47
0
35
14
25
.
December
2015
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
 
 
TOTAL
4.42
   
964
0
     
6.1
 
AVERAGE
42.7
24.5
33.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NORMAL
37.2
16.4
26.8
 
0.95
 
 
 
1183
0
 
 
 
 5.9
 
DEPARTURE
+5.5
+8.1
+6.8
 
+3.47
     
-219
       
+0.2
 
From the record books:
Warmest recorded December  temperature, 75 F, December 6, 1939. 
Coldest recorded December  temperature, -27 F,  December 22, 1983.
SNOWFALL through December, 2014:
Most December Snowfall: 24.3 inches, 2009.

Least December Snowfall (1900-2015): 0.0 inches or a Trace, 3 years (2004, 1991, and 1928)
A trace of snowfall means it was observed but not enough to be measured.
 

AVERAGE AND TOTAL are DECEMBER 2015.
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 2015  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.