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Lincoln Weather and Climate

Annual Precipitation and Annual Average Temperatures

Ranked Top Ten and Ranked All Years

  • Data record 1887 to 2015 (129 years)
  • All of the data on this page are from the official NWS data archives for Lincoln, NE
  • Additional data for Lincoln, NE can be found at the HPRCC web site

Top Ten Wettest and Driest Years

Wettest Year Precipitaton (in) Rank
1951
42.17
1
1965
41.35
2
1902
41.22
3
2015
41.16
4
1891
40.60
5
1914
40.12
6
1993
40.02
7
1986
39.82
8
1973
39.23
9
1982
38.45
10
Driest Year Precipitation (in) Rank
1936
13.94
1
1890
14.81
2
1895
15.94
3
1894
16.14
4
1934
17.23
5
1953
17.57
6
1976
17.92
7
1955
18.18
8
1988
18.40
9
1887
18.52
10
 

 

Top Ten Hottest and Coldest Years

Hottest Year Temperature (F) Rank
1934
55.7
1
1931
55.7
1
1921
55.5
3
1939
55.2
4
1938
55.2
4
2012
54.7
6
1933
54.3
7
1987
54.2
8
1953
54.0
9
2006
53.8
10
Coldest Year Temperature (F) Rank
1978
47.8
1
1951
48.0
2
1993
48.3
3
1996
48.7
4
1950
48.7
5
1979
48.8
5
1887
49.1
7
1985
49.2
8
1917
49.2
9
1982
49.3
10
 

Annual Average Temperatures (degrees F),
All Years, Ranked Warmest to Coldest (Data Set 1887-2013)

Year
Annual
Rank
Year
Annual
Rank
1931
55.6
1
2011
51.3
65
1934
55.5
2
 
1952
51.3
66
1921
55.4
3
1967
51.3
67
1938
55.0
4
1942
51.2
68
1939
55.0
5
 
2010
51.1
69
2012
54.5
6
 
2003
51.1
70
1933
54.1
7
 
1895
51.0
71
1987
54.1
8
 
1897
51.0
72
1953
53.9
9
 
1966
51.0
73
1954
53.7
10
 
1984
51.0
74
1946
53.6
11
 
1898
50.9
75
1956
53.6
12
 
1961
50.9
76
2006
53.6
13
 
1965
50.9
77
1930
53.4
14
 
1974
50.9
78
1963
53.4
15
 
1932
50.8
79
1990
53.4
16
 
1969
50.8
80
1922
53.2
17
 
1976
50.8
81
1991
53.2
18
 
1907
50.7
82
1998
53.1
19
 
1944
50.7
83
1913
52.9
20
 
1948
50.7
84
1918
52.9
21
 
1973
50.7
85
1986
52.9
22
 
1983
50.7
86
1900
52.8
23
 
1995
50.7
87
1964
52.8
24
 
1943
50.6
88
2005
52.8
25
 
1949
50.6
89
1911
52.7
26
 
1972
50.6
90
1988
52.7
27
 
1889
50.5
91
1999
52.7
28
 
1915
50.5
92
1928
52.6
29
 
1997
50.5
93
1981
52.6
30
 
1890
50.4
94
2007
52.6
31
 
1902
50.4
95
1935
52.5
32
 
1909
50.4
96
1941
52.5
33
1945
50.4
97
1955
52.5
34
1989
50.3
98
2001
52.5
35
1994
50.3
99
1894
52.4
36
2008
50.3
100
1908
52.4
37
2013
50.2
101
1925
52.4
38
 
1899
50.2
102
1970
52.4
39
 
1916
50.2
103
1901
52.3
40
 
1960
50.2
104
1936
52.3
41
 
1905
50.1
105
1910
52.2
42
 
1975
50.1
106
1914
52.2
43
 
1903
50.0
107
1923
52.2
44
 
1912
50.0
108
1957
52.2
45
 
2009
50.0
109
1971
52.2
46
 
1929
49.9
110
1926
52.1
47
 
1940
49.9
111
2000
52.1
48
 
1893
49.8
112
1958
52.0
49
 
1904
49.7
113
1968
52.0
50
 
1924
49.7
114
2002
52.0
51
 
1891
49.6
115
1959
51.9
52
 
1892
49.5
116
1920
51.8
53
 
1917
49.1
117
1977
51.8
54
 
1982
49.1
118
1992
51.8
55
 
1887
49.0
119
2004
51.8
56
 
1985
49.0
120
1896
51.7
57
 
1950
48.6
121
1980
51.7
58
 
1979
48.6
122
1919
51.6
59
 
1996
48.6
123
1927
51.6
60
 
1888
48.4
124
1937
51.6
61
 
1993
48.1
125
1947
51.6
62
 
1951
47.9
126
1906
51.5
63
 
1978
47.6
127
1962
51.4
64
       

 

Annual Total Precipitation (inches),
All Years, Ranked Wettest to Driest (Data Set 1887-2013)

Year
Annual
Rank
Year
Annual
Rank
1951
42.17
1
1933
26.50
65
1965
41.33
2
1990
26.45
66
1902
41.22
3
1926
26.24
67
1891
40.60
4
 
1913
26.23
68
1914
40.12
5
 
1920
26.19
69
1993
40.00
6
 
1932
26.17
70
1986
39.81
7
 
1935
26.12
71
1973
39.21
8
 
2003
26.09
72
1982
38.44
9
 
1969
25.90
73
1896
38.17
10
 
1925
25.48
74
1915
36.81
11
 
1981
25.31
75
1984
36.67
12
 
1888
25.10
76
1949
36.63
13
 
1991
24.82
77
1996
35.99
14
 
1922
24.79
78
1908
35.70
15
 
2006
24.68
79
2007
35.35
16
 
1911
24.60
80
1905
35.01
17
 
2005
24.59
81
2008
34.90
18
 
1997
24.18
82
1909
34.74
19
 
1942
24.03
83
1903
34.66
20
 
1941
24.02
84
1957
34.63
21
 
1897
24.02
85
2010
34.42
22
 
1921
23.96
86
1931
34.29
23
 
1995
23.92
87
1906
34.08
24
 
1946
23.90
88
1958
33.90
25
 
1956
23.83
89
1977
33.79
26
 
1989
23.82
90
1900
33.73
27
 
1963
23.52
91
1998
33.51
28
 
1929
23.51
92
1959
32.66
29
 
2004
23.49
93
1967
32.33
30
 
1927
23.37
94
1919
32.30
31
 
2000
23.18
95
1944
31.76
32
 
2009
23.08
96
1987
31.68
33
1916
23.05
97
2001
31.67
34
1950
22.86
98
1947
31.61
35
1943
22.75
99
1961
31.60
36
1889
22.62
100
1960
31.52
37
1994
22.56
101
1985
30.91
38
 
1899
22.54
102
1978
30.46
39
 
1912
22.39
103
1910
30.14
40
 
1918
22.24
104
1972
29.75
41
 
1901
22.09
105
1892
29.71
42
 
1917
22.06
106
1954
29.61
43
 
1924
21.82
107
1948
29.49
44
 
1980
21.64
108
1983
29.38
45
 
1974
21.38
109
2011
29.20
46
 
1940
21.21
110
1979
29.15
47
 
1930
20.74
111
1968
29.03
48
 
1975
20.34
112
1923
28.95
49
 
1893
20.07
113
1970
28.74
50
 
1939
19.73
114
1938
28.40
51
 
1966
19.70
115
1945
28.34
52
 
1937
19.36
116
1952
28.29
53
 
2012
19.14
117
1898
28.10
54
 
1887
18.52
118
1962
28.03
55
 
1988
18.37
119
1928
27.83
56
 
1955
18.17
120
1971
27.77
57
 
1976
17.90
121
1904
27.72
58
 
1953
17.55
122
1999
27.25
59
 
1934
17.23
123
1907
27.13
60
 
1894
16.14
124
1964
27.02
61
 
1895
15.94
125
1992
26.77
62
 
1890
14.81
126
2013
26.71
63
 
1936
14.09
127
2002
26.62
64
       

 

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