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YEAR 2011 - NWS Climate Summary for Lincoln, Nebraska


This summary is from the National Weather Service, Omaha/Valley, NE.

These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the NCDC web site - - http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
332 PM CST MON JAN 2 2012

..THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2012

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST           104   08/01
LOWEST            -10   01/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.0
AVG. MINIMUM     39.4
MEAN             51.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     41
DAYS MAX <= 32     35
DAYS MIN <= 32    148
DAYS MIN <= 0      10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          29.17             28.95    0.22
DAYS >= .01        94
DAYS >= .10        54
DAYS >= .50        19
DAYS >= 1.00        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.88   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           32.5
DAYS >= TRACE      37
DAYS >= 1.0        11
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   01/24
                        01/23
 24 HR TOTAL      6.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6190
COOLING TOTAL    1296
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    48/050    DATE  06/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    62/040    DATE  06/20

 

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...2011 YEARLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR LINCOLN...

TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL IN LINCOLN IN 2011...WITH SLIGHTLY
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 51.2 DEGREES WAS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE
47TH COLDEST OF 125 YEARS ON RECORD.  JULY WAS THE 16TH WARMEST ON
RECORD...AND SEPTEMBER WAS THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

THE 29.17 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...JUST
0.22 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND RANKING AS THE 45TH WETTEST OF 125
YEARS.

THE YEAR BEGAN ON A COLD AND SNOWY NOTE IN JANUARY.  THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY WAS 18.5 DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL.  SEVERAL SNOW EVENTS OCCURRED IN JANUARY AS WELL...WITH 1.07
INCHES OF WATER EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS 0.39 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL.  THE HIGHEST SNOW TOTAL FELL ON THE 9TH AND
10TH...WITH 6.7 INCHES OF SNOW ON THOSE TWO DATES...ALONG WITH SOME
BLOWING SNOW.  THE SNOW ARRIVED ALONG WITH COLD AIR...WHICH
PERSISTED FROM THE 8TH TO THE 26RD.  JUST ONE DAY IN THAT PERIOD HAD
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...WHILE SEVERAL DAYS SAW TEMPERATURES IN
THE DOUBLE DIGITS BELOW NORMAL.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE
YEAR...AT -10 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 13TH.  ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT
SNOW EVENT FELL ON THE 22ND AND 23RD...WITH 3.9 INCHES OF SNOW
REPOTED MAINLY ON THE EVENING OF THE 22ND. WINTRY WEATHER ARRIVED
AGAIN FOR THE END OF THE MONTH...WITH FREEZING DRIZZLE ON THE
MORNING OF THE 31ST...FOLLOWED BY 1.2 INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH THE
REST OF THE DAY.  OTHER SNOW EVENTS WERE UNDER AN INCH...TOTALING
15.6 INCHES FOR THE MONTH...AND MAKING THIS THE 4TH SNOWIEST JANUARY
SINCE 1948.

FEBRUARY WEATHER WAS A TALE OF TWO EXTREMES...WITH THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 26.1 DEGREES LANDING SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.  COLD AND
SNOWY WEATHER PERSISTED INTO EARLY FEBRUARY...AS A LARGE SNOWSTORM
BROUGHT 3.3 INCHES OF SNOW TO LINCOLN...ALONG WITH WINDS GUSTING UP
TO 41 MPH.  LIGHT SNOW ALSO FELL ON THE 6TH.  ON 8 OF THE FIRST 10
DAYS OF THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL...WITH THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE ON THE 8TH FALLING 24 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE
3RD...AT -8 DEGREES...WITH THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
8TH...AT 6 DEGREES. FROM THE 11TH THROUGH THE 20TH...TEMPERATURES
SHIFTED TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL READINGS. THE PEAK SNOW COVER OF 3
INCHES ON THE 2ND THROUGH THE 4TH WAS REDUCED TO UNMEASURABLE BY THE
10TH.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...AT 71 DEGREES...OCCURRED
ON THE 17TH.  FROM THE 21ST THROUGH THE 28TH...THE WEATHER PATTERN
BECAME MORE ACTIVE.  TEMPERATURES FLUCTUATED BETWEEN ABOVE AND BELOW
NORMAL READINGS...THOUGH BELOW NORMAL TEMPEATURES DOMINATED.
SEVERAL INSTANCES OF LIGHT SNOWFALL OCCURRED...AS WELL AS A 4.1
INCH SNOW TOTAL ON THE 24TH. TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH REACHED
9.4 INCHES...WITH TOTAL LIQUID PRECIPITATION OF 0.79 INCHES.

THE WINTER OF DECEMBER 2010 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011 WAS COLDER THAN
NORMAL...WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION BUT ABOVE NORMAL
SNOWFALL.  THE WINTER INCLUDED SEVERAL FREEZE AND THAW
PERIODS...INCLUDING A NOTABLY WARM STRETCH IN MID-FEBRUARY...BUT
COLDER WEATHER DOMINATED THE SEASON...WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
23.5 DEGREES THAT WAS BELOW THE NORMAL OF 25.7 DEGREES.

MARCH CAME IN LIKE A LAMB AND DEPARTED LIKE A CHILLY BUT RATHER TAME
LION.  AS IS TYPICAL FOR MARCH...TEMPERATURES SWUNG FREQUENTLY
BETWEEN READINGS ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL.  TEMPERATURES ENDED UP
BALANCING TO NORMAL...AT 39.4 DEGREES.  EARLY MARCH...FROM THE 1ST
THROUGH THE 14TH...WAS CHARACTERIZED BY FREQUENT TEMPERATURE SWINGS.
 THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...12 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE
2ND AND 5TH.  PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 7TH AND 8TH...AND THE 0.33
INCHES OF LIQUID WAS ALL THAT FELL THROUGH THE 23RD OF MARCH.  FROM
THE 15TH TO THE 22ND...TEMPERATURES REMAINED ABOVE NORMAL WITH A
PERIOD OF WARM AND DRY WEATHER.  THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH...AT 81 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 22ND...WHICH WAS ALMOST 3
WEEKS EARLIER THAN AVERAGE FOR THE TEMPERATURE TO RISE ABOVE 80
DEGREES. THE QUIET WARM SPELL ENDED ABRUPTLY ON THE 22ND AS A COLD
FRONT BROUGHT NOT ONLY COOLER TEMPERATURES...BUT ALSO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS NEAR LINCOLN. FOLLOWING THE COLD FRONT...A COLDER AND
WETTER PATTERN LINGERED OVER THE PLAINS FOR THE REST OF MARCH.
TEMPERATURES REMAINED BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE REST OF THE
MONTH...WITH PARTICULARLY COLD MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES.  MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 6 OF THE LAST 8 DAYS OF THE MONTH...WITH SNOW
ON 3 OF THOSE DAYS.  THE LAST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE YEAR...WITH
0.5 INCHES...FELL ON THE 26TH. THE MONTHLY TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 5.4
INCHES WAS ABOVE NORMAL...THOUGH THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF
0.66 INCHES WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL.

THE MONTH OF APRIL WAS DOMINATED BY A WARM AND DRIER FIRST
HALF...AND A COOLER AND WETTER SECOND HALF.  TEMPERATURES ENDED UP
AVERAGING NEAR NORMAL...AT 51.6 DEGREES...WITH A NEAR-NORMAL 3.27
INCHES OF RAIN. ALL BUT ONE DAY FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 14TH WERE
WARMER THAN NORMAL.  THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH...90
DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 9TH...IN ADVANCE OF A STORM SYSTEM THAT
BROUGHT SEVERE WEATHER TO NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND NORTHWEST IOWA.
MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON JUST TWO DAYS IN THAT PERIOD...THE 7TH AND
THE 14TH.  THE SWITCH FLIPPED ON THE 15TH...AND ALL BUT ONE OF THE
DAYS FROM THE 15TH THROUGH THE 27TH WERE COLDER THAN NORMAL.  THE
COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH...29 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON BOTH THE
12TH AND THE 24TH.  RAINFALL BECAME MORE FREQUENT IN THIS
PERIOD...WITH RAIN REPORTED ON 6 DAYS AND WITH A TRACE OF SNOW ON
THE 15TH.  TEMPERATURES RECOVERED TO READINGS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
FOR THE REMAINING FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH...WITH JUST A LIGHT SHOWER
ON THE 29TH.

MAY WAS PUNCTUATED BY COOL AND WARM DAYS...WITH THE AVERAGE AT 61.8
DEGREES...JUST 0.2 DEGRES BELOW NORMAL.  TEMPERATURES STARTED
COOL...WITH A LOW OF 30 ON THE 3RD BECOMING THE LAST FREEZE OF THE
SPRING...WHICH WAS 8 DAYS LATER THAN NORMAL AND THE LATEST FREEZE
SINCE 2005.  TEMPERATURES RECOVERED FROM THE 6TH THROUGH THE
12TH TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL READINGS.  THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 96
DEGREES ON THE 9TH...WITH RECORD-BREAKING HEAT ON THE 10TH AS THE
HIGH REACHED 95.  THE WARM PERIOD ENDED ON THE 13TH...AND
TEMPERATURES REMAINED BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE 20TH. AFTER
THAT...TEMPERATURES ALTERNATED BETWEEN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL
READINGS THROUGH THE REST OF THE MONTH.  MUCH OF THE MONTHLY RAIN
TOTAL FELL ON THE 19TH AND 20TH...WHEN NEARLY 4 INCHES FELL...AND
THE 1.99 INCHES ON THE 19TH SET A DAILY RECORD. MAY RAINFALL ENDED
UP AT 6.00 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.77 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 16TH
WETTEST MAY ON RECORD.

THE SPRING MONTHS OF MARCH-APRIL-MAY WERE SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN
NORMAL...AT 51.3 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE
SPRING WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL...AT 9.93 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS 1.00 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  ALSO...THE
WINTER OF 2010-11 CLOSED WITH 29.3 INCHES OF SNOW...WHICH IS THE
27TH SNOWIEST SINCE 1948 AND 3.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

HOT WEATHER SETTLED IN FOR EARLY JUNE...WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH AND HOT WEATHER AGAIN NEAR THE END.  THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.9 DEGREES WAS NEAR NORMAL.  EARLY JUNE
ALSO WAS FAIRLY DRY...WITH ONLY 0.02 INCHES OF RAIN FROM THE 1ST
THROUGH THE 8TH.  THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...100
DEGREES...WAS RECORDED ON THE 6TH AND THE 30TH.  A WARM MORNING LOW
ON THE 7TH OF 76 DEGREES SET A NEW DAILY RECORD WARMEST LOW. A
CHANGE TO A COOLER AND MORE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN BROUGHT A STRING
OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL...AS WELL AS PERIODS OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH...47 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 11TH.  MEASURABLE RAINFALL FELL
ON 11 DAYS FROM THE 9TH THROUGH THE 27TH.  STORMS ON THE 20TH
BROUGHT 0.93 INCHES OF RAIN...AS WELL AS SMALL HAIL AND WINDS
GUSTING UP TO 62 MPH...WITH THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE  ACROSS THE
LINCOLN AREA.  SIGNIFICANT THUNDERSTORMS ALSO CROSSED LINCOLN ON THE
26TH...WITH WINDS GUSTING UP TO 53 MPH.  OVERALL...3.44 INCHES OF
RAIN FELL ON 12 DAYS IN JUNE...WHICH IS 0.07 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
HOT TEMPERATURES RETURNED AT THE END OF THE MONTH...COUPLING WITH
HIGH HUMIDITY TO PRODUCE HEAT INDEX READINGS UP TO 108 DEGREES.

JULY WAS THE 16TH WARMEST ON RECORD...WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 81.5 DEGREES. DAYTIME HIGHS REACHED 90 DEGREES OR HIGHER ON 21
DAYS IN THE MONTH...PEAKING AT 100 DEGREES ON THE 1ST AND 20TH.
HEAT INDEX READINGS REACHED DANGEROUS LEVELS FROM THE 15TH TO THE
20TH...WITH READINGS EXCEEDING 105 DEGREES EACH DAY. SEVERAL PERIODS
OF THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT 1.55 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH...WHICH
WAS 1.99 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  DAILY RAINFALL TOTALS NEVER REACHED A
HALF INCH...AND MOST OF THE RAIN WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF
THE MONTH.

WET WEATHER DEVELOPED IN AUGUST...WHICH WAS MARKED BY A FEW PERIODS
OF STEAMY WEATHER INTERSPERSED BETWEEN DRIER AND RELATIVELY COOL
WEATHER.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 75.5 DEGREES WAS 0.2 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL...AND THE MONTHLY TOTAL RAINFALL OF 6.89 INCHES WAS THE
7TH WETTEST ON RECORD IN LINCOLN. HOT WEATHER CONTINUED FROM JULY
INTO AUGUST...WITH THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR AT 104
DEGREES ON THE 1ST.  ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUED THROUGH THE
7TH...AND SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS WERE REPORTED ON EACH DAY FROM
THE 4TH THROUGH THE 8TH.  STORMS ON THE 6TH BROUGHT SEVERE WEATHER
TO LINCOLN...WITH NUMEROUS REPORTS OF WIND DAMAGE...EVEN THOUGH THE
WIND PEAKED AT A SUB-SEVERE 52 MPH AT LINCOLN AIRPORT. COOLER
WEATHER ARRIVED ON THE 9TH THROUGH THE 17TH...WITH BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. FROM THE 18TH THROUGH THE 30TH...TEMPERATURES
FLUCTUATED BETWEEN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL READINGS.  THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE EXCEEDED 90 TWICE IN THAT PERIOD...REACHING 95 DEGREES
ON THE 23RD.  JUST TWO DAYS LATER...ON THE 25TH...THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS RECORDED...AT 55 DEGREES.  SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS AGAIN MOVED THROUGH LINCOLN ON THE 18TH...WITH WIND
GUSTS REACHING 60 MPH AT LINCOLN AIRPORT AND UP TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL
IN THE LINCOLN AREA.  BY FAR...THE HEAVIEST RAIN OF THE MONTH
OCCURRED ON THE 30TH...WITH A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.62 INCHES
AS THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS LINCOLN IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.
AUGUST ENDED WARM AND MUGGY...WITH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 31ST
REACHING 929 AND WITH HIGH HUMIDITY.

THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE-JULY-AUGUST WERE SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN
NORMAL...WITH NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL. THE 3-MONTH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 75.5 DEGREES WAS 0.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE SUMMER WAS 11.8 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.64 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL.

SEPTEMBER WAS DOMINATED BY HIGH PRESSURE AND QUIET WEATHER FOR MUCH
OF THE MONTH.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 61.5 DEGREES WAS THE 6TH
COLDEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD...AND THE TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL OF 1.33
INCHES WAS THE 29TH DRIEST.  THE MONTH STARTED HOT...WITH THE
WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH ON THE 1ST AT 95 DEGREES AND A 90 DEGREE
READING ON THE 2ND.  A COLD FRONT USHERED IN COOLER AIR AS WELL AS
THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 2ND AND 3RD...AND THE 0.81 INCHES OF RAIN ON
THOSE TWO DAYS CONTRIBUTED OVER HALF THE MONTHLY TOTAL RAINFALL.
TEMPERATURES FELL BACK TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...WITH A GRADUAL
WARMING TREND TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE
13TH...WITH A 92 DEGREE READING ON THE 12TH.  MID-MONTH BROUGHT MUCH
COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND LIGHT PRECIPITATION FROM THE
14TH TO THE 18TH...WITH ALL THE REMAINING PRECIPITATION FOR THE
MONTH FALLING ON THOSE 5 DAYS.  HIGH PRESSURE RESUMED ITS CONTROL ON
THE CENTRAL US FROM THE 19TH THROUGH THE 30TH.  TEMPERATURES AGAIN
WERE INITIALLY SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL AND GRADUALLY WARMED TO
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL BY THE END OF THE MONTH.  THE COLDEST READING
OF THE MONTH FELL ON THE 23RD...WITH A LOW OF 35 DEGREES.

QUIET WEATHER PERSISTED INTO OCTOBER.  MUCH OF THE MONTH SAW
TEMPERATURES AVERAGING ABOVE NORMAL...WITH JUST A FEW BRIEF COLD
SPELLS.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 55.6 DEGREES WAS 2.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...AND THE TOTAL OCTOBER PRECIPITATION OF 0.93
INCHES WAS 1.04 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  OCTOBER BEGAN WITH 12
CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FROM THE 2ND THROUGH
THE 13TH.  THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...91 DEGREES...WAS
RECORDED ON THE 4TH...ALONG WITH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S AND
60S FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 10TH.  FIVE RAINFALL EVENTS BROUGHT
MUCH OF THE MONTHLY TOTAL FROM THE 6TH TO THE 12TH...WITH 0.77
INCHES FROM THE 8TH THROUGH THE 10TH. MORE SEASONABLE WEATHER
RETURNED MID-MONTH...WITH A BRIEF COLD SPELL FROM THE 16TH TO THE
21TH.  THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON FINALLY OCCURRED IN LINCOLN ON
THE 18TH...13 DAYS LATER THAN THE NORMAL FIRST FREEZE DATE...WITH A
LOW OF 31 DEGREES.  FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE 31ST...ONLY 0.01
INCHES OF RAIN FELL.  TEMPERATURE SWINGS CONTINUED THROUGH THE END
OF THE MONTH...WITH TEMPERATURES INTERMITTENTLY ABOVE AND SLIGHTLY
BELOW NORMAL.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...22
DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 20TH...BUT FIVE MORNINGS SAW LOWS IN THE
20S FROM THE 19TH TO THE 29TH.

VARIABLE TEMPERATURES AND WIDELY SCATTERED PRECIPITATION EVENTS
MARKED THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN LINCOLN.  MUCH OF THE PRECIPITATION
FOR THE MONTH FELL ON THE 2ND...7TH...AND 8TH...WITH QUIET WEATHER
PERSISTING FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH.  RAIN ON THE 2ND WAS
ACCOMPANIED BY THUNDER...THOUGH LINCOLN MISSED THE BRIEF SNOWFALL
THAT OCCURRED TO ITS NORTHEAST.  LOW TEMPERATURES WERE ON THE COOL
SIDE FOR THE MONTH...WITH LOWS IN THE TEENS ON 8 MONRINGS.  THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...AT 12 DEGREES...WAS RECORDED ON
THE 28TH.  MEANWHILE...THE TEMPERATURE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 60
DEGREES FOUR TIMES IN NOVEMBER. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH...72 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THANKSGIVING DAY...THE 24TH.  THIS
SET A RECORD MAXIMUM TEMEPERATURE FOR THE DATE AS WELL AS FOR ALL
THANKSGIVING DAYS ON RECORD IN LINCOLN.

THE FALL MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER-NOVEMBER WERE DRY IN
LINCOLN...WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.  THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 3.92 INCHES WAS 2.50 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE
31ST DRIEST ON RECORD...WITH LINCOLN ON THE FRINGE OF MORE SEVERE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO THE EAST AND NORTH. THE FALL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 52.4 DEGREES WAS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
OVERALL...THE FALL OF 2011 WAS MILD AND BENIGN...WITH FEW
SIGNIFICANT STORMS OR PRECIPITATION EVENTS.

DECEMBER WAS A TALE OF TWO TEMPERATURE EXTREMES...WITH MUCH COLDER
THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES EARLY IN THE MONTH AND MUCH WARMER THAN
NORMAL TEMPERATURES LATER.  OVERALL...THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE OF 29.2 DEGREES WAS NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK FOR ALL
DECEMBERS.  TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL FOR 9 OF THE FIRST 10
DAYS OF THE MONTH...WITH THE COLDEST HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES OF
THE MONTH OCCURRING ON THE 6TH AT 18 DEGREES AND -3 DEGREES
RESPECTIVELY. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE
3RD...WITH 3.5 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED AT LINCOLN AIRPORT AND 0.68
INCHES OF WATER EQUIVALENT. AN ADDITIONAL 1.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON
THE 8TH. FROM THE 11TH THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH...ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES DOMINATED THE REGION...AIDED BY A LACK OF SNOW COVER
AND A WARM ZONAL WEATHER PATTERN.  THE TEMPERATURE WAS 50 DEGREES OR
WARMER ON 9 DAYS...AND THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS A 57
DEGREE READING ON THE 28TH AND 29TH.  A SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OF 0.68
INCHES FELL ON THE 13TH AND 14TH...BUT OTHERWISE...PRECIPITATION WAS
RATHER SCARCE...WITH JUST 0.02 INCHES ON THE 22ND THAT FELL AS A FEW
TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SNOW.

 

                       2011 STATISTICS
          TEMPERATURE                   PRECIPITATION
MONTH  AVG. DEPART.  MAX  MIN     TOTAL  DEPART. SNOW/SLEET TSTORM DAYS
JAN    18.5  -3.9     50  -10     1.07    0.40   15.6         0
FEB    26.9  -1.4     71   -8     0.79    0.13    9.4         0
MAR    39.4   0.0     81   12     0.66   -1.55    2.6         1
APR    51.6   0.4     90   29     3.27    0.37      T         2
MAY    61.8  -0.2     96   30     6.00    1.77      0         8
JUN    72.9   0.2    100   47     3.44   -0.07      0        11
JUL    81.5   3.7    100   63     1.55   -1.99      0        11
AUG    75.5   0.2    104   55     6.89    3.40      0        10
SEP    61.5  -4.5     95   35     1.33   -1.69      0         2
OCT    55.6   2.4     91   22     0.93   -1.04      0         0
NOV    39.9   1.0     72   12     1.66    0.23      T         1
DEC    29.2   2.4     57   -3     1.58    0.63    4.9         0
YEAR   51.2  -0.3    104  -10    29.17    0.22   32.5        46

           DEGREE DAYS
MONTH  HEATING  DEPART.  COOLING  DEPART.
JAN      1436     108         0       0
FEB      1061      18         0       0
MAR       784     -15         0      -1
APR       400     -25         7      -6
MAY       178      24        85      29
JUN         7      -9       249       5
JUL         0      -1       522     132
AUG         0      -5       336      12
SEP       157      65        37     -63
OCT       321     -60        10      22
NOV       746     -36         0       0
DEC      1100     -84         0       0
YEAR     6190     134      1296     123

       WIND GUST    SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
MONTH  MAX          MAX     MIN
JAN    49              MM   28.97
FEB    41           30.77   29.39
MAR    44           30.55   29.19
APR    54           30.31   29.26
MAY    54           30.40   29.32
JUN    62           30.27   29.33
JUL    38           30.11   29.64
AUG    60           30.11   29.68
SEP    39           30.46   29.69
OCT    48           30.32   29.65
NOV    47           30.42   29.24
DEC    51              MM   30.05

       EXTREMES                    READING   DATE
WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE           104       AUGUST 1
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE             6       FEBRUARY 8
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE            -10       JANUARY 13
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE             77       JULY 16
LAST SPRING FREEZE /32 DEGREES/     30       MAY 3
FIRST FALL FREEZE /32 DEGREES/      31       OCTOBER 18
HIGHEST RAINFALL                     2.62    AUGUST 30
HIGHEST SNOWFALL                     4.1     FEBRUARY 24
HIGHEST SNOW DEPTH                   8       JANUARY 23-24
LAST MEASURABLE SNOW /2009-10/       0.5     MARCH 26
FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW /2010-11/      3.5     DECEMBER 3
HIGHEST WIND GUST                   62       JUNE 20
HIGHEST SURFACE PRESSURE            30.77    FEBRUARY 2
LOWEST SURFACE PRESSURE             28.97    JANUARY 31

   DAILY RECORDS SET IN 2011
DATE         RECORD                PREVIOUS RECORD
JANUARY 22   SNOWFALL        3.8    1.8 /2003/
FEBRUARY 24  SNOWFALL        4.1    3.8 /1997/
APRIL 9      WARM MAX TEMP  90      89 /1930/
MAY 9        WARM MIN TEMP  69      68 /1895/
MAY 10       WARM MAX TEMP  95      93 /1962,1911/
MAY 10       WARM MIN TEMP  72      69 /1922/
MAY 19       RAINFALL        1.99   1.62 /1977/
JUNE 7       WARM MIN TEMP  76      75 /1933,1914/
JUNE 28      COLD MIN TEMP  52      52 /TIES WITH 1985/
AUGUST 30    RAINFALL        2.62   2.23 /1977/
OCTOBER 7    WARM MIN TEMP  67      67 /TIES WITH 1997/
NOVEMBER 7   RAINFALL        0.80   0.63 /1986/
NOVEMBER 24  WARM MAX TEMP  72      70 /1990/
NOVEMBER 25  WARM MIN TEMP  46      43 /1913/
DECEMBER 3   SNOWFALL        3.5    2.8 /2005/

 

 


 

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