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Lincoln, NE, May 2015 Weather and Climate Data

 

 

Lincoln, Nebraska
May 2015: Daily Climate Data

Final snowfall data table for winter 2014-15 is located below the May 2015 daily data table.
Note: Average Annual snowfall is 25.9 inches measured depth and
Annual Average ALL precipitation (rain plus melted snow) is 28.95 inches

Year 2015 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
2015
0.91
0.93
0.77
1.99
10.90
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
15.50
 

Normal January 1 - April 30 Precipitation = 6.05 inches
Observed January 1 - April 30, 2015 Precipitation = 4.60 inches
Normal January 1 - May 31 Precipitation = 10.34 inches

Record daily rainfall, 129 years of data, 1887-2015
May 6, 2015: 2.96 inches
; old record 1.46 inches set in 2007;
May 7, 2015: 3.77 inches; old record 1.71 inches set in 1995

Top Ten Wettest Mays (1887-2015)

Lincoln NE  
Year Inches Rank
2015 10.90 1
1903 10.72 2
2001 10.16 3
1896 10.11 4
1996 10.09 5
1892 9.55 6
1959 8.91 7
2013 8.44 8
2007 8.13 9
1984 7.97 10


Top Ten Wettest Months, any month (1887-2015)

Lincoln Precip
Month Inches Year Rank
Aug 13.98 1910 1
Jun 12.93 1967 2
Jul 12.50 1993 3
Jul 11.40 1958 4
Jul 11.35 1902 5
Jun 11.24 1908 6
May 10.90 2015 7
May 10.72 1903 8
Jun 10.71 1965 9
Jun 10.71 1914 10


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

May
2015
Max
Min
Mean
Dep
Pcpn
Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD
CDD
Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
Snow
Friday
May 1
76
50
63
+6
0.01
2.10
93
24
2
0
69
45
57
Saturday
May 2
84
55
70
+12
0.07
1.50
91
26
0
5
70
45
58
Sunday
May 3
84
60
72
+14
0.30
1.90
91
25
0
7
70
46
58
 
Monday
May 4
64
55
60
+2
0.13
2.47
91
30
5
0
70
46
58
 
Tuesday
May 5
78
59
69
+10
0.04
3.35
97
31
0
4
71
47
59
 
Wednesday
May 6
71
60
66
+7
2.96
2.96
95
27
0
1
71
47
59
 
Thursday
May 7
76
58
67
+8
3.77
3.77
98
29
0
2
71
47
59
 
Friday
May 8
60
52
56
-4
0.00
1.96
95
29
9
0
72
48
60
 
Saturday
May 9
69
51
60
0
0.00
2.56
97
30
5
0
72
48
60
 
Sunday
May 10
71
47
59
-1
0.90
1.05
95
30
6
0
72
48
60
 
Monday
May 11
55
42
49
-12
0.00
2.96
94
29
16
0
73
49
61
 
Tuesday
May 12
70
42
56
-5
0.00
1.55
97
31
9
0
73
49
61
 
Wednesday
May 13
72
47
60
-1
0.46
2.76
96
27
5
0
73
50
61
 
Thursday
May 14
70
54
62
0
0.42
2.63
100
32
3
0
74
50
62
 
Friday
May 15
73
53
63
+1
0.94
2.35
93
31
2
0
74
50
62
 
Saturday
May 16
80
61
71
+9
0.05
2.01
92
30
0
6
74
51
62
 
Sunday
May 17
82
57
70
+7
0.24
2.01
93
33
0
5
75
51
63
 
Monday
May 18
64
45
55
-8
0.00
2.41
94
34
10
0
75
51
63
 
Tuesday
May 19
51
38
45
-18
0.09
1.62
95
35
20
0
75
52
63
 
Wednesday
May 20
53
44
49
-15
0.02
2.64
95
33
16
0
75
52
64
 
Thursday
May 21
71
37
54
-10
0.00
1.56
95
36
11
0
76
52
64
 
Friday
May 22
65
46
56
-8
0.00
2.43
96
36
9
0
76
53
64
 
Saturday
May 23
63
56
60
-5
0.09
1.45
94
39
5
0
76
53
65
 
Sunday
May 24
71
60
66
+1
0.19
1.43
100
34
0
1
77
53
65
 
Monday
May 25
80
59
70
+5
T
1.78
98
35
0
5
77
54
65
 
Tuesday
May 26
72
59
66
0
0.15
2.43
98
38
0
1
77
54
66
 
Wednesday
May 27
83
50
67
+1
0.00
3.32
95
36
0
2
78
54
66
 
Thursday
May 28
77
62
70
+4
0.07
1.97
98
34
0
5
78
55
66
 
Friday
May 29
81
55
68
+1
T
2.64
102
32
0
3
79
55
67
 
Saturday
May 30
71
48
60
-7
T
2.59
104
40
5
0
79
55
67
 
Sunday
May 31
71
43
57
-11
0.00
2.05
103
41
8
0
79
56
68
 
May
2015
Max Min Mean Dep Pcpn Rec
Pcpn
Rec
Max
Rec
Min
HDD CDD Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
 
TOTAL
 
 
 
 
10.90
 
 
 
146
47
 
 
 
0.0
AVERAGE
71.2
51.8
61.5
             
 
 
 
 
NORMAL
74.2
50.5
62.3
 
4.29
 
 
147
65
 
 
 
 
 
DEPARTURE
-3.0
+1.3
-0.8
 
+6.61
     
-1
-18
 
0.0
 


AVERAGE AND TOTAL are MAY 2015.
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 MAY 2015 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.

From the record books:
Warmest recorded MAY temperature, 104 F, May 30, 1934.
Coldest recorded MAY temperature, 24 F,  May 1, 1994.

May Snowfalls:
Most MAY Snowfall: 3.0 inches, May 3-4, 1967.
Measurable snowfall has occurred 3 times in May from 1900 - 2015
May 3, 1907: 2.2 inches
May 3-4, 1967: 3.0 inches
May 1-2, 2013: 2.7 inches

Winter 2014-15 (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
2014-15
0.0
3.0
2.1
3.9
12.4
0.5
0.0
0.0
21.9
2013-14
0.0
0.2
5.7
3.7
7.4
0.7
0.5
0.0
18.2

LINK: Lincoln's snowfall climatology.

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