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Lincoln, NE, May 2011 Weather and Climate Data

 

Record warm minimum (low) temperature on May 9, 2011: 69 F (old record was 68 F set in 1895)

Record warm minimum (low) temperature on May 10, 2011: 72 F (old record was 69 F set in 1922)

Record warm maximum (high) temperature on May 10, 2011: 95 F (old record was 93 F set in 1962 and 1911)

Record daily precipitation amount, May 19, 1.99 inches: old record was 1.62 set in 1977

 

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May 2011: Daily Climate Data

All data in the following table are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.
May
2011
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
Sunday
May 1
64
36
50
-7
0.00
2.10
93
24
15
0
69
45
57
Monday
May 2
61
31
46
-11
0.00
1.50
91
26
19
0
69
45
57
Tuesday
May 3
63
30
47
-10
0.00
1.90
91
25
18
0
69
45
57
Wednesday
May 4
80
47
64
+6
0.01
2.47
91
30
1
0
70
46
58
Thursday
May 5
69
41
55
-3
0.02
3.35
97
31
10
0
70
46
58
Friday
May 6
82
33
58
0
0.00
1.46
95
27
7
0
70
46
58
Saturday
May 7
83
48
66
+7
0.00
1.71
96
29
0
1
71
47
59
Sunday
May 8
87
59
73
+14
0.00
1.96
95
29
0
8
71
47
59
Monday
May 9
96
69
83
+24
0.00
2.56
97
30
0
18
71
48
59
Tuesday
May 10
95
72
84
+24
0.00
1.05
93
30
0
19
71
48
60
Wednesday
May 11
83
62
73
+13
0.31
1.33
94
29
0
8
72
48
60
Thursday
May 12
75
51
63
+3
0.47
1.55
97
32
2
0
72
49
60
Friday
May 13
52
46
49
-12
T
2.76
96
27
16
0
73
49
61
Saturday
May 14
55
43
49
-12
T
2.63
96
32
16
0
73
49
61
Sunday
May 15
63
38
51
-11
T
2.35
93
31
14
0
73
50
62
Monday
May 16
68
34
51
-11
0.00
2.01
92
31
14
0
74
50
62
Tuesday
May 17
71
35
53
-9
0.00
2.01
93
33
12
0
74
50
62
Wednesday
May 18
68
47
58
-5
T
2.41
94
34
7
0
74
51
63
Thursday
May 19
70
55
63
0
1.99
1.62
95
35
2
0
75
51
63
Friday
May 20
67
59
63
0
1.87
2.64
95
33
2
0
75
52
63
Saturday
May 21
77
55
67
+3
0.00
1.56
95
36
0
2
75
52
64
Sunday
May 22
79
58
69
+5
T
2.43
96
36
0
4
76
52
64
Monday
May 23
82
55
69
+4
0.00
1.45
94
39
0
4
76
53
65
Tuesday
May 24
74
58
66
+1
0.75
1.43
100
34
0
1
77
53
65
Wednesday
May 25
64
52
58
-7
0.03
1.78
98
35
7
0
77
53
65
Thursday
May 26
68
47
58
-8
0.00
2.43
98
38
7
0
77
54
66
Friday
May 27
60
51
56
-10
T
2.73
95
36
9
0
78
54
66
Saturday
May 28
76
56
66
0
T
1.97
98
34
0
1
78
54
66
Sunday
May 29
80
58
69
+2
0.14
2.64
102
32
0
4
79
55
67
Monday
May 30
88
63
76
+9
0.41
2.59
104
40
0
11
79
55
67
Tuesday
May 31
82
56
69
+1
T
2.05
103
41
0
4
80
56
68
May
2011
Max Min Mean Dep Pcpn Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD CDD Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
TOTAL
 
 
 
 
6.00
 
 
   
 
 
 
AVERAGE
73.6
49.9
61.8
 
 
 
 
178
85
 
 
 
NORMAL
73.8
50.1
62.0
 
4.23
 
 
154
56
 
 
 
 
DEPARTURE
-0.2
-0.2
-0.2
  +1.77      
+24
29
                             
 

AVERAGE AND TOTAL are MAY 2011.
Temperature is "degrees F"
Precipitation measurement is "inches"
Precipitation "T" = trace, precipitation was observed but not enough to be measured

NORMAL (Norm) is the 1971-2000 Standard Normals
DEPARTURE is MAY 2011 Average measured against 1971-2000 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 (1971-2000 normals) in deg. F.
Norm Min = Daily Normal Low Temperature (1971-2000 normals) in deg. F.
Norm Mean = Daily Normal Mean Temperature (1971-2000 normals) in deg. F.

From the record books:
Warmest recorded MAY temperature, 104 F, May 30, 1934.
Coldest recorded MAY temperature, 24 F,  May 1, 1994.
Most MAY Snowfall: 3.0 inches, May 3-4, 1967.

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