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Growing Season Data, 1887 to 2017

Growing Season Data: Last freeze = last day with temperatures falling to 32 F or lower following each Winter

Growing Season Data: First freeze = first day with temperatures falling to 32 F or lower following each Summer

Growing Season Data: DOTY= Day of the Year (for example, April 1 is the DOTY 91 or 91st day of the year

Growing season Data: Length = the number of days between the last and first freezes each year

A Table beneath the graph lists the Growing Season Lengths, 1887-2017

All of the following data are Official National Weather Service data for Lincoln, NE.
And, these data were acquired from the High Plains Regional Climate Center

 
Last freeze
     
First freeze
       
Year
Month
Day
DOTY
Month
Day
DOTY
Length
2017
Apr
27
117
 
Oct
11
284
 
166
2016
Apr
12
102
 
Oct
13
286
 
183
2015
Apr
23
113
 
Oct
16
289
 
175
2014
May
16
136
 
Oct
11
284
 
147
2013
May
12
132
Oct
17
290
 
157
2012
Apr
23
113
Sep
23
267
153
2011
May
3
123
Oct
18
291
167
2010
Apr
19
109
Oct
3
276
166
2009
Apr
28
118
Oct
3
276
157
2008
Apr
28
118
Oct
16
289
170
2007
Apr
15
105
Oct
23
296
190
2006
Apr
9
99
Oct
11
284
184
2005
May
3
123
Sep
29
272
148
2004
May
3
123
Oct
1
274
150
2003
Apr
22
112
Sep
29
272
159
2002
Apr
25
115
Oct
13
286
170
2001
Apr
18
108
Oct
5
278
169
2000
Apr
21
111
Oct
6
279
167
1999
Apr
18
108
Sep
21
264
155
1998
Apr
18
108
Oct
22
295
186
1997
May
13
133
Oct
17
290
156
1996
Apr
30
120
Oct
10
283
162
1995
May
2
122
Sep
22
265
142
1994
May
1
121
Oct
12
285
163
1993
Apr
17
107
Sep
15
258
150
1992
May
6
126
Oct
11
284
157
1991
Apr
1
91
Sep
19
262
170
1990
May
1
121
Oct
10
283
161
1989
May
7
127
Sep
23
266
138
1988
Apr
28
118
Oct
7
280
161
1987
Apr
12
102
Oct
3
276
173
1986
Apr
22
112
Oct
13
286
173
1985
Apr
9
99
Sep
30
273
173
1984
May
1
121
Sep
26
269
147
1983
May
15
135
Sep
23
266
130
1982
Apr
22
112
Oct
20
293
180
1981
May
11
131
Oct
19
292
160
1980
May
8
128
Oct
3
276
147
1979
May
4
124
Oct
13
286
161
1978
May
2
122
Oct
7
280
157
1977
Apr
6
96
Oct
9
282
185
1976
May
8
128
Oct
6
279
150
1975
Apr
20
110
Sep
25
268
157
1974
Apr
23
113
Oct
1
274
160
1973
May
15
135
Oct
28
301
165
1972
Apr
9
99
Oct
7
280
180
1971
Apr
6
96
Oct
31
304
207
1970
Apr
4
94
Oct
9
282
187
1969
Mar
31
90
Oct
14
287
196
1968
Apr
5
95
Nov
3
307
211
1967
May
3
123
Oct
27
300
176
1966
May
1
121
Oct
16
289
167
1965
Apr
28
118
Sep
24
267
148
1964
Apr
8
98
Oct
9
282
183
1963
Apr
23
113
Oct
29
302
188
1962
Apr
15
105
Oct
25
298
192
1961
May
2
122
Oct
20
293
170
1960
Apr
30
120
Oct
19
292
171
1959
Apr
13
103
Oct
17
290
186
1958
Apr
29
119
Oct
26
299
179
1957
Apr
14
104
Oct
25
298
193
1956
Apr
29
119
Nov
7
311
191
1955
Apr
7
97
Oct
24
297
199
1954
May
5
125
Oct
30
303
177
1953
Apr
27
117
Oct
24
297
179
1952
Apr
16
106
Oct
5
278
171
1951
Apr
22
112
Sep
28
271
158
1950
Apr
27
117
Oct
3
276
158
1949
Apr
18
108
Sep
29
272
163
1948
Apr
13
103
Oct
16
289
185
1947
May
29
149
Oct
29
302
152
1946
May
12
132
Oct
11
284
151
1945
May
5
125
Oct
8
281
155
1944
May
6
126
Oct
9
282
155
1943
Apr
20
110
Oct
5
278
167
1942
Apr
11
101
Sep
24
267
165
1941
Apr
10
100
Oct
16
289
188
1940
May
16
136
Sep
11
254
117
1939
Apr
19
109
Sep
30
273
163
1938
Apr
9
99
Oct
23
296
196
1937
Apr
26
116
Oct
14
287
170
1936
Apr
22
112
Oct
21
294
181
1935
May
5
125
Oct
4
277
151
1934
Apr
25
115
Oct
28
301
185
1933
Apr
15
105
Oct
22
295
189
1932
Apr
27
117
Oct
5
278
160
1931
Apr
27
117
Nov
1
305
187
1930
Apr
8
98
Oct
16
289
190
1929
Apr
12
102
Oct
23
296
193
1928
Apr
27
117
Nov
1
305
187
1927
Apr
22
112
Oct
31
304
191
1926
Apr
19
109
Sep
25
268
158
1925
Mar
27
86
Oct
9
282
195
1924
Apr
2
92
Nov
6
310
217
1923
Apr
17
107
Oct
20
293
185
1922
Apr
19
109
Oct
9
282
172
1921
Apr
17
107
Oct
12
285
177
1920
Apr
27
117
Sep
30
273
155
1919
Apr
24
114
Oct
10
283
168
1918
Apr
25
115
Sep
20
263
147
1917
May
5
125
Oct
8
281
155
1916
May
1
121
Sep
29
272
150
1915
Apr
3
93
Oct
8
281
187
1914
Apr
12
102
Oct
26
299
196
1913
Apr
13
103
Oct
19
292
188
1912
Apr
18
108
Oct
22
295
186
1911
May
2
122
Oct
21
294
171
1910
May
3
123
Oct
27
300
176
1909
May
10
130
Oct
11
284
153
1908
May
2
122
Oct
11
284
161
1907
May
15
135
Oct
12
285
149
1906
Apr
15
105
Oct
10
283
177
1905
Apr
18
108
Oct
20
293
184
1904
Apr
17
107
Oct
23
296
188
1903
Apr
30
120
Oct
27
300
179
1902
Apr
23
113
Oct
28
301
187
1901
Apr
18
108
Sep
18
261
152
1900
Apr
13
103
Nov
7
311
207
1899
Apr
21
111
Sep
29
272
160
1898
Apr
10
100
Oct
6
279
178
1897
Apr
19
109
Nov
2
306
196
1896
Apr
6
96
Oct
17
290
193
1895
Apr
2
92
Sep
30
273
180
1894
Apr
11
101
Oct
8
281
179
1893
Apr
29
119
Sep
25
268
148
1892
Apr
15
105
Oct
9
282
176
1891
Apr
7
97
Oct
7
280
182
1890
May
7
127
Oct
26
299
171
1889
Apr
4
94
Oct
6
279
184
1888
Apr
20
110
Oct
6
279
168
1887
Apr
23
113
 
Oct
18
291
177

 

Shortest Growing season: 117 days, 1940
Longest Growing Season: 217 days, 1924
Normal Growing Season: 162 days

Year 2016: 183 days
Year 2015: 174 days
Year 2014: 147 days