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Lincoln Weather Conditions During El Niño, La Niña And Neutral Episodes

 

The following data table is a climatology of snowfall, all precipitation (melted snowfall water equivalent and rainfall combined) and Temperature in Lincoln during La Niña, El Niño, and Neutral (Nada Niño--my terminology) Winters.

The Winter months were divided into October 1-December 31 (OND) and January 1-March 31 (JFM). This was done to see if there is a difference in the early part of winter compared to the later half of winter.

The "30 year normals" refers to all data 1981-2010 combining La Niña, El Niño & Nada Niño events for that 30 year time period.

 

Snowfall & Precipitation are inches and temperature is degrees F.

Snowfall
Average
Most
Least
El Niño-OND
9.0
25.5
1.2
El Niño-JFM
16.0
26.4
4.8
       
Snowfall
Average
Most
Least
La Niña-OND
7.4
19.8
0.8
La Niña-JFM 
18.2
41.0
5.3
       
Snowfall
Average
Most
Least
Nada Niño-OND 
7.7
22.4
0.7
Nada Niño –JFM
17.8
48.1
3.9
All Precipitation
Average
Most
Least
El Niño-OND
4.58
8.17
0.39
El Niño-JFM
4.31
8.39
0.74
       
All Precipitation
Average
Most
Least
La Niña-OND
4.03
8.85
1.2
La Niña-JFM
2.94
6.83
0.58
       
All Precipitation
Average
Most
Least
Nada Niño-OND
3.76
6.95
1.02
Nada Niño -JFM
3.33
6.58
0.92
Temperature
Average
Warmest
Coldest
El Niño-OND
39.9
45.6
34.5
El Niño-JFM
31.1
38.6
26.1
       
Temperature
Average
Warmest
Coldest
La Niña-OND
41.1
45.8
34.8
La Niña-JFM 
29.4
36.1
24.1
       
Temperature
Average
Warmest
Coldest
Nada Niño-OND 
39.8
44.7
34.1
Nada Niño–JFM
29.7
36.1
18.9

 

1981-2010 Normals:

OND Snowfall Total= 8.7 inches
JFM Snowfall total = 16.7 inches

OND All Precipitation Total= 4.35 inches
JFM All Precipitation Total= 3.34 inches

OND Average Temperature = 39.6
JFM Average Temperature = 31.2

 

Cold Pacific Ocean temperatures (La Niña episodes) are colored blue
and, warm Pacific Ocean temperatures (El Niño episodes) are colored red in the following table.
Neutral episodes (Nada Niños) are in black.

The following link will take you to a site giving more information
about the classification of these episodes and the full data table

Link: data source for for the above table

El Niño, La Niña And Neutral Episodes 1950-2011

Year
JFM
Year
OND
1950
-1.5
1950
-0.9
1951
-0.9
1951
0.7
1952
0.1
1952
-0.1
1953
0.4
1953
0.4
1954
0.3
1954
-1.1
1955
-0.9
1955
-2.0
1956
-0.9
1956
-0.9
1957
-0.1
1957
1.2
1958
1.5
1958
0.2
1959
0.5
1959
-0.2
1960
-0.3
1960
-0.2
1961
-0.2
1961
-0.5
1962
-0.4
1962
-0.7
1963
-0.3
1963
1.0
1964
0.4
1964
-1.2
1965
-0.4
1965
1.6
1966
1.0
1966
-0.3
1967
-0.4
1967
-0.4
1968
-0.9
1968
0.7
1969
1.0
1969
0.8
1970
0.3
1970
-0.9
1971
-1.3
1971
-1.0
1972
-0.4
1972
2.0
1973
1.2
1973
-2.0
1974
-1.7
1974
-0.9
1975
-0.6
1975
-1.7
1976
-1.2
1976
0.8
1977
0.5
1977
0.7
1978
0.4
1978
-0.2
1979
0.0
1979
0.5
1980
0.3
1980
0.0
1981
-0.5
1981
-0.1
1982
0.1
1982
2.2
1983
2.0
1983
-0.9
1984
-0.2
1984
-0.9
1985
-0.8
1985
-0.3
1986
-0.4
1986
1.1
1987
1.3
1987
1.3
1988
0.5
1988
-1.9
1989
-1.5
1989
-0.2
1990
0.2
1990
0.3
1991
0.3
1991
1.4
1992
1.6
1992
0.0
1993
0.4
1993
0.3
1994
0.2
1994
1.2
1995
0.9
1995
-0.7
1996
-0.7
1996
-0.3
1997
-0.3
1997
2.5
1998
1.9
1998
-1.3
1999
-1.2
1999
-1.3
2000
-1.4
2000
-0.6
2001
-0.5
2001
-0.1
2002
0.1
2002
1.5
2003
0.9
2003
0.6
2004
0.3
2004
0.8
2005
0.5
2005
-0.4
2006
-0.6
2006
1.1
2007
0.4
2007
-1.1
2008
-1.4
2008
-0.3
2009
-0.7
2009
1.5
2010
1.5
2010
-1.4
2011
-1.2
2011

 

Link: data source for for the above table