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Lincoln's Heat Wave Climatology

Lincoln, Nebraska, Heat Wave Climatology 1887-2016

LINKS to additional Data not at this page:

LINK: Table: Lincoln's total number of days 90F or higher, monthly and yearly 1887 to present
LINK: Table: Lincoln's total number of days 100F or higher, monthly and yearly 1887 to present
LINK: Longest streaks of 90F or higher temperature
LINK: Months AND Years with the most number of days with 90F or higher Temperatures
LINK: Date of hottest day each year

     

hotThe hottest day ever recorded in Lincoln, NE:
July 25, 1936

High: 115 F Low: 91 F
Average temperature for the day = 103F !

 With an overnight low of only 91 F after a daytime high of 115 F, residents of Lincoln spent the
 night on the capitol lawn to escape the heat inside their non-air conditioned dwellings.
(Photo courtesy:  Nebraska Historical Society)
State Capitol Lawn during the heat wave

The total number of days with the temperature
90 degrees F or higher for Lincoln, NE 
2016, recent years, and 1936 and 1934 (the two worst years in the data archive) and Normals.
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
1936
1934
NORMALS*
MARCH
0 days
1 day
0 days
0 days
1 day
0 days
0 days
0 days
0 days
APRIL
0 days
0 days
0 days
0 days
3 days
1 day
0 days
0 days
0.6 days
MAY 
0 days
0 days
2 days
1 day
7 days
2 days
2 days
13 days
1.5 days
JUNE
19 days
7 days
7 days
7 days
13 days
7 days
17 days
17 days
8.0 days
JULY
14 days
16 days
11 days
13 days
26 days
21 days
29 days
28 days
14.6 days
AUGUST
11 days
7 days
12 days
11 days
15 days
6 days
23 days
19 days
11.7 days
SEPTEMBER
6 days
8 days
3 days
9 days
7 days
3 days
11 days
1 day
4.3 days
OCTOBER
0
1 day
0 days
0 days
0 days
1 day
0 days
1 day
0.4 days
TOTAL
50 days
40 days
35 days
41 days
72 days
41 days
82 days
79 days
41.1 days

NORMALS* (standard 1981-2010, 30-year normals)



Year 2016 Lincoln, NE, Days with Temperatures 90 F or Higher

June 8: 92 F
June 9: 96 F 

June 10: 97 F
June 11: 97 F

June 12: 95 F
June 13: 92 F

June 14: 94 F
June 15: 101 F

June 16: 98 F
June 17: 100 F

June 19: 94 F
June 21: 98 F
June 22: 93 F
June 24: 94 F
June 25: 93 F

June 26: 93 F
June 27: 93 F
June 29: 91 F
June 30: 91 F
July 5: 96 F

July 6: 93 F
July 8: 90 F

July 9: 91 F
July 10: 93 F

July 11: 94 F
July 13: 92 F

July 17: 91 F
July 19: 92 F
July 20: 97 F
July 21: 99 F

July 21: 99 F
July 22: 96 F
July 23: 94 F
August 2: 90 F
August 3: 91 F
August 4: 95 F
August 9: 92 F
August 10: 94 F
August 11: 96 F
August 16: 91 F


August 17: 92 F
August 18: 93 F
August 23: 91 F
August 28: 93 F
September 5: 92 F
September 6: 93 F
September 20: 96F
September 21: 94F
September 22: 93F
September 23: 91F
.

 

Year 2015 Lincoln, NE, Days with Temperatures 90 F or Higher

.
June 8: 91 F
June 9: 97 F 

June 10: 99 F
June 20: 92 F
June 22: 92 F
June 24: 96 F

June 28: 90 F
July 5: 93 F
July 11: 93 F

.
July 13: 97 F
July 14: 98 F
July 16: 92 F
July 17: 98 F
July 18: 90 F
July 20: 90 F
July 23: 93 F
July 24: 100 F
July 26: 93 F

.
July 28: 93 F
July 30: 92 F
July 31: 94 F
August 2: 96 F
August 7: 93 F
August 13: 90 F
August 14: 92 F
August 15: 92 F

August 16: 94 F

.
September 1: 93 F

September 2: 93 F
September 3: 95 F
September 4: 92 F
September 5: 94 F
September 6: 98 F
September 15: 90 F

September 17: 91 F





The 13 hottest days ever recorded
in Lincoln, NE (All 110 degrees F or higher).
DATE
HIGH TEMPERATURE
July 25, 1936
115 F
July 25, 1940
113 F
July 15, 1934
112 F
July 17, 1936 
112 F
July 12, 1939
111 F
July 19, 1934
111 F
July 24, 1940 
111 F
July 24, 1936
111 F
July  4,  1936
110 F
July  5,  1911
110 F
July 20, 1934
110 F
August  8, 1934
110 F
August 18, 1936
110 F


Highest Temperature (Max) Each Year in Lincoln, Nebraska

Year 1887-2016
Year
Month
Day
Max
 
Year
Month
Day
Max
 
Year
Month
Day
Max
1887
7
29
102
 
1930
7
28
105
 
1973
6
24
101
1888
7
12
100
 
1931
7
14
101
 
1974
7
21
106
1889
7
6
94
 
1932
7
1
108
 
1975
9
1
101
1890
7
13
103
 
1933
7
15
112
 
1976
7
9
103
1891
7
11
95
 
1934
8
8
106
 
1977
7
3
102
1892
7
21
102
 
1935
7
25
115
 
1978
7
5
104
1893
7
12
99
 
1936
6
23
106
 
1979
6
14
100
1894
7
26
105
 
1937
7
12
105
 
1980
7
13
106
1895
7
26
102
 
1938
7
12
111
 
1981
7
12
104
1896
8
15
98
 
1939
7
25
113
 
1982
8
3
100
1897
6
16
101
 
1940
7
23
106
 
1983
8
16
107
1898
8
20
101
 
1941
8
1
105
 
1984
8
28
103
1899
9
5
101
 
1942
8
23
103
 
1985
8
31
102
1900
7
6
100
 
1943
8
10
103
 
1986
7
28
98
1901
7
21
106
 
1944
7
23
101
 
1987
8
1
105
1902
6
10
96
 
1945
6
15
108
 
1988
6
21
107
1903
7
9
99
 
1946
8
9
106
 
1989
8
4
103
1904
8
15
97
 
1947
8
22
103
 
1990
7
2
108
1905
7
16
99
 
1948
6
30
99
 
1991
7
21
106
1906
8
16
98
 
1949
6
23
100
 
1992
6
16
93
1907
7
5
100
 
1950
8
5
102
 
1993
8
17
97
1908
9
5
98
 
1951
7
27
105
 
1994
5
30
96
1909
8
16
103
 
1952
6
18
105
 
1995
7
12
108
1910
7
27
106
 
1953
7
13
109
 
1996
7
17
98
1911
7
5
110
 
1954
7
31
108
 
1997
7
25
103
1912
7
9
104
 
1955
7
27
106
 
1998
7
20
102
1913
7
16
109
 
1956
7
12
105
 
1999
7
29
104
1914
7
12
103
 
1957
6
4
99
 
2000
9
2
106
1915
5
14
96
 
1958
8
11
100
 
2001
7
6
102
1916
8
4
101
 
1959
7
11
101
 
2002
7
21
104
1917
7
30
106
 
1960
6
30
102
 
2003
7
17
105
1918
8
4
109
 
1961
8
19
97
 
2004
8
3
101
1919
7
26
103
 
1962
8
2
101
 
2005
7
23
105
1920
7
4
99
 
1963
8
2
107
 
2006
7
19
108
1921
8
25
103
 
1964
8
12
102
 
2007
8
13
100
1922
9
1
106
 
1965
7
12
106
 
2008
8
3
102
1923
7
10
98
 
1966
5
24
103
 
2009
8
8
102
1924
8
3
101
 
1967
7
21
100
 
2010
8
12
100
1925
7
1
103
 
1968
7
3
101
 
2011
8
1
104
1926
8
26
105
 
1969
7
2
102
 
2012
7
22
105
1927
7
6
100
1970
7
2
102
2013*
5
14
100
1928
7
6
101
 
1971
6
24
102
 
2014
7
21
102
1929
8
21
104
 
1972
7
10
98
 
2015
7
24
100
                   
2016
6
15
101
Year
Month
Day
Max
Year
Month
Day
Max
Year
Month
Day
Max
 

*2013: three days> 5-14; 8-30; 9-9

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

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