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Lincoln, NE, December 2017 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 2017) data

Year 2017 (and last year) 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
2017
1.10
0.55
1.62
3.55
6.29
7.35
5.99
3.38
1.85
4.90
0.07
T
36.65
2016
0.83
0.76
0.93
4.37
5.42
0.58
4.67
3.83
3.38
1.86
0.65
1.62
28.90

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

Winter 2017-18 (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
2017-18
T
0.0
T
.
.
.
.
.
T
2015-16
0.0
T
1.7
3.2
2.0
0.6
0.0
0.0
7.5

A "T" = a trace, observed, but too small to measure

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Minimum temperatures 0F and colder are in blue

December
2017
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
Snow
Friday
Dec. 1
60
25
43
+12
0.00
1.12
70
-6
22
0
42
20
31
,
Saturday
Dec. 2
58
21
40
+9
0.00
0.67
68
-4
25
0
41
20
31
.
Sunday
Dec. 3
63
26
45
+15
0.00
0.86
67
-9
20
0
41
20
30
.
Monday
Dec. 4
63
28
46
+16
0.00
0.90
66
-3
19
0
40
19
30
.
Tuesday
Dec. 5
46
24
35
+6
0.00
1.72
69
-3
30
0
40
19
29
.
Wednesday
Dec. 6
45
19
32
+3
T
0.95
75
-8
33
0
40
18
29
T
Thursday
Dec. 7
29
13
21
-8
0.00
0.74
65
-9
44
0
39
18
29
.
Friday
Dec. 8
36
18
27
-1
0.00
0.37
61
-12
38
0
39
18
28
.
Saturday
Dec. 9
42
25
34
+6
0.00
0.73
66
-17
31
0
38
18
28
.
Sunday
Dec. 10
.
.
.
.
.
0.66
71
-20
.
0
38
17
28
.
Monday
Dec. 11
.
.
.
.
.
0.44
66
-10
.
0
38
17
27
.
Tuesday
Dec. 12
.
.
.
.
.
0.87
67
-14
.
0
38
17
27
.
Wednesday
Dec. 13
.
.
.
.
.
1.58
72
-16
.
0
37
17
27
.
Thursday
Dec. 14
.
.
.
.
.
0.70
61
-13
.
0
37
16
27
.
Friday
Dec. 15
.
.
.
.
.
2.13
64
-15
.
0
37
16
26
.
Saturday
Dec. 16
.
.
.
.
.
0.53
68
-16
.
0
37
16
26
.
Sunday
Dec. 17
.
.
.
.
.
0.45
71
-17
.
0
36
16
26
.
Monday
Dec. 18
.
.
.
.
.
1.65
68
-18
.
0
36
16
26
.
Tuesday
Dec. 19
.
.
.
.
.
0.58
59
-20
.
0
36
15
26
.
Wednesday
Dec. 20
.
.
.
.
.
0.60
64
-16
.
0
36
15
26
.
Thursday
Dec. 21
.
.
.
.
.
0.39
62
-19
.
0
36
15
25
.
Friday
Dec. 22
.
.
.
.
.
1.34
70
-27
.
0
36
15
25
.
Saturday
Dec. 23
.
.
.
.
.
0.97
71
-23
.
0
36
15
25
.
Sunday
Dec. 24
.
.
.
.
.
0.70
62
-18
.
0
35
15
25
.
Monday
Dec. 25
.
.
.
.
.
0.92
65
-16
.
0
35
15
25
.
Tuesday
Dec. 26
.
.
.
.
.
0.59
64
-16
.
0
35
15
25
.
Wednesday
Dec. 27
.
.
.
.
.
1.50
62
-15
.
0
35
15
25
.
Thursday
Dec. 28
.
.
.
.
.
0.33
66
-14
.
0
35
14
25
.
Friday
Dec. 29
.
.
.
.
.
0.67
64
-18
.
0
35
14
25
.
Saturday
Dec. 30
.
.
.
.
.
0.56
65
-13
.
0
35
14
25
.
Sunday
Dec. 31
.
.
.
.
.
1.16
59
-20
.
0
35
14
25
.
December
2017
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
 
 
TOTAL
T
   
.
0
     
T
 
AVERAGE
.
.
.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NORMAL
37.2
16.4
26.8
 
0.95
 
 
 
1183
0
 
 
 
 5.9
 
DEPARTURE
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From the record books:
Temperature:
Warmest recorded December  temperature, 75 F, December 6, 1939. 

Coldest recorded December  temperature, -27 F,  December 22, 1983.

All Precipitation:
Wettest December: 4.42 inches, December 2015
Driest December: 0.00 inches, December 1889 and 1890

SNOWFALL through December, 2016
Most December Snowfall: 24.3 inches, 2009.

Least December Snowfall (1900-2016): 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.
 

AVERAGES AND TOTALS are DECEMBER 2017.
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 2017  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.