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Lincoln's Heat Wave Climatology

Lincoln, Nebraska, Heat Wave Climatology 1887-2017

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 
2017, recent years, and 1936 and 1934 (the two worst years in the data archive) and Normals.
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
1936
1934
NORMALS*
MARCH
0 days
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
0 days
3 days
1 day
0 days
0 days
0.6 days
MAY 
3 days
0 days
0 days
2 days
1 day
7 days
2 days
2 days
13 days
1.5 days
JUNE
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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 days
1 day
0 days
0 days
0 days
1 day
0 days
1 day
0.4 days
TOTAL
3 days
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 2017 Lincoln, NE, Days with Temperatures 90 F or Higher

May 8: 93 F
May 15: 91 F 

May 16: 91F
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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
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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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