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Lincoln, NE, March 2014 Weather and Climate Data


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

LINK: Weatherfest, April 5, 2014
LINK: UNL Climate Corner Blog
LINK:
Lincoln, NE, Cold Wave Climatology
LINK: Squaw Creek Annual Migration of Snow Geese Photo Gallery (last year)

RECORDS: Data archive 1887-2014
March 2, 2014: Record cold daily high temperature of 5F. Old record was 14F set in 1916
March 2, 2014: 5F, Coldest ever observed daily high temperature for the entire month of March (old record was 6F)
March 10, 2014: Record high of 78F. Old record was 76F set in 1989.

Winter 2013-14 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
2013-14
0.0
0.2
5.7
3.7
7.4
0.7
.
.
17.7
2012-13
0.0
T
5.1
6.2
5.5
7.4
0.6
2.7
27.5

 

Year 2014 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
2014
0.24
0.62
0.13
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
0.99
2013
0.73
0.54
2.12
4.02
8.44
2.49
1.00
1.11
1.99
2.63
1.22
0.22
26.71
 

Normal January 1 -March 31 Precipitation = 3.34 inches. 
Observed January 1 - March 31, 2014 Precipitation = 0.99 inches

Top Ten Driest Months of March (1887-2014)

Driest
Year
Amount
in Inches
Rank
1994
0.06
1
1929
0.08
2
1910
0.10
3
1968
0.11
4
2014
0.13
5
1988
0.13
5
1918
0.14
7
1936
0.18
8
2009
0.18
8
1989
0.24
10
1956
0.25
11

 

March
2014
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
Snow
Saturday
Mar. 1
19
1
10
-24
0.03
0.62
81
-6
55
0
45
23
34
0.6
Sunday
Mar. 2
5
-5
0
-34
T
0.55
79
-7
65
0
46
23
35
T
Monday
Mar. 3
21
-7
7
-28
0.00
0.92
78
-10
58
0
46
24
35
.
Tuesday
Mar. 4
43
10
27
-8
0.00
0.88
80
-19
38
0
47
24
35
.
Wednesday
Mar. 5
35
20
28
-8
0.00
1.16
76
-7
37
0
47
24
36
.
Thursday
Mar. 6
41
17
29
-7
0.00
0.58
80
-11
36
0
48
25
36
.
Friday
Mar. 7
44
27
36
-1
0.00
0.87
74
-9
29
0
48
25
37
.
Saturday
Mar. 8
43
19
31
-6
T
0.80
79
-8
34
0
49
25
37
T
Sunday
Mar. 9
73
21
47
+10
0.00
0.57
82
-2
18
0
49
26
37
.
Monday
Mar. 10
78
37
58
+20
0.00
0.87
78
-7
7
0
50
26
38
.
Tuesday
Mar. 11
51
33
42
+4
0.02
0.73
84
-19
23
0
50
26
38
T
Wednesday
Mar. 12
56
26
41
+2
0.00
1.11
81
-15
24
0
51
27
39
.
Thursday
Mar. 13
69
23
46
+7
0.00
0.68
83
-5
19
0
51
27
39
.
Friday
Mar. 14
62
35
49
+10
0.00
0.86
82
-5
16
0
52
27
39
.
Saturday
Mar. 15
73
23
48
+8
T
0.88
85
-1
17
0
52
28
40
T
Sunday
Mar. 16
42
22
32
-8
T
1.29
81
-4
33
0
52
28
40
T
Monday
Mar. 17
63
22
43
+2
0.00
1.09
84
-5
22
0
53
28
41
.
Tuesday
Mar. 18
57
31
44
+3
0.01
1.80
87
-7
21
0
53
29
41
0.1
Wednesday
Mar. 19
54
27
41
0
T
1.28
82
-3
24
0
54
29
41
T
Thursday
Mar. 20
69
19
44
+2
0.00
0.75
79
-3
21
0
54
29
42
.
Friday
Mar. 21
61
30
46
+4
0.00
0.42
88
5
19
0
55
30
42
.
Saturday
Mar. 22
35
22
29
-13
0.00
1.75
90
6
36
0
55
30
42
.
Sunday
Mar. 23
42
9
26
-16
0.00
1.41
88
7
39
0
56
30
43
.
Monday
Mar. 24
50
22
36
-7
0.00
1.64
83
7
29
0
56
31
43
.
Tuesday
Mar. 25
43
24
34
-10
0.00
1.96
91
5
31
0
56
31
44
.
Wednesday
Mar. 26
67
24
46
+2
0.00
1.21
88
2
19
0
57
31
44
.
Thursday
Mar. 27
58
35
47
+3
0.07
0.98
84
6
18
0
57
32
44
T
Friday
Mar. 28
51
21
36
-9
T
1.74
90
11
29
0
58
32
45
.
Saturday
Mar. 29
61
20
41
-4
0.00
1.34
89
12
24
0
58
32
45
.
Sunday
Mar. 30
77
49
63
+17
0.00
0.99
88
10
2
0
58
33
46
.
Monday
Mar. 31
72
30
51
+5
0.00
1.73
91
14
14
0
59
33
46
.
March
2014
Max Min Mean Dep Pcpn Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD CDD Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
Snow
TOTAL
 
0.13
 
 
857
0
 
 
 
0.7
AVERAGE
52.1
22.2
37.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NORMAL
52.3
27.9
40.1
 
1.93
 
 
772
1
 
 
 
4.8
DEPARTURE
-0.2.
-5.7
-3.0
  -1.80      
+85
-1
-4.1
 

AVERAGE AND TOTAL are MARCH 2014.
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 MARCH 2014 Average measured against 1981-2010 normals, in deg. F.
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.

From the climate record books:
Warmest recorded MARCH  temperature, 91 F, March 31, 2012 And, March 25, 1972.
Coldest recorded MARCH  temperature, -19 F,  Mar. 4, 1978 and Mar. 11, 1907.

SNOWFALL:
Most MARCH Snowfall: 21.3 inches, 1912.

Least MARCH Snowfall: none measurable 15 of the last 115 years (1900- 2014).

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