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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1043 PM CDT MON JUN 1 2015

...CORRECTED TO ADD WEATHER SUMMARY AND NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS...

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...THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            84   05/03
                        05/02
LOWEST             37   05/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.2              74.2    -3.0
AVG. MINIMUM     51.8              50.5     1.3
MEAN             61.5              62.3    -0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.72   1903
 MINIMUM         0.49   1934
TOTALS          10.90R             4.29    6.61
DAILY AVG.       0.35
DAYS >= .01        19
DAYS >= .10        11
DAYS >= .50         4
DAYS >= 1.00        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    6.72   05/06 TO 05/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            3.0   1967
TOTALS            0.0               0.0
SINCE 7/1        21.9
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     146               147      -1
 SINCE 7/1       5829              6040    -211
COOLING TOTAL      47                65     -18
 SINCE 1/1         52                79     -27
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/160    DATE  05/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/160    DATE  05/06

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             10     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                9     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               22     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>  INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<  INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...MAY WAS RECORD WETTEST IN LINCOLN...WITH NEAR-NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...

THE 10.90 INCHES OF RAIN IN LINCOLN WAS THE RECORD WETTEST FOR THE
MONTH OF MAY...AND THE 7TH WETTEST MONTH ALL-TIME...WITH A TIE FOR
THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL IN MAY. THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 61.5 DEGREES WAS 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

THE MONTH BEGAN ON THE WARM AND WET SIDE...WITH THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCING MEASURABLE RAIN ON THE FIRST 7 DAYS OF THE MONTH AND ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON EACH DAY.  THE WARMEST DAYS OF THE MONTH
REACHED 84 DEGREES ON THE 2ND AND 3RD...WHICH IS THE 8TH COOLEST
WARMEST-MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR MAY.

LINCOLN RECEIVED A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.96 INCHES ON THE 6TH
AND BOTH A DAILY AND A MONTHLY RECORD WET DAY ON THE 7TH AT 3.77
INCHES.  THE TWO-DAY TOTAL OF 6.73 INCHES WAS THE SECOND WETTEST TWO-
DAY TOTAL ALL-TIME.  THE RAINFALL CAUSED EXTENSIVE FLOODING IN THE
CITY OF LINCOLN AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

THUNDERSTORMS STRUCK AGAIN ON MOTHERS DAY (THE 10TH)...THOUGH SEVERE
WEATHER STAYED TO THE EAST. RAIN FELL ON 11 OF THE 16 DAYS FROM THE
13TH THROUGH THE 28TH.  IT ALSO WAS A PERIOD WITH MAINLY BELOW-
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND A FEW BRIEF WARM-UPS.  MAY ENDED IN THE
MIDST OF A COOL BUT RELATIVELY DRY SPELL.  OVERALL...THERE WERE NO
MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT MEASURABLE RAIN IN
MAY...AND THOSE WERE THE LAST THREE DAYS OF THE MONTH.

FOR THE SPRING MONTHS OF MARCH-APRIL-MAY...LINCOLN ENDED UP MUCH
WETTER THAN NORMAL...WITH NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE BULK OF THE
SPRING WETNESS IN LINCOLN WAS REGISTERED IN THE MONTH OF MAY...WITH
DRY MONTHS IN MARCH AND APRIL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 51.7
DEGREES WAS THE 50TH WARMEST AND WAS 0.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE
TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 13.66 INCHES WAS 4.73 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND
THE 12TH WETTEST.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MAY 2015:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MAY 6        PRECIPITATION      2.96   1.46 (2007)
MAY 7        PRECIPITATION      3.77   1.71 (1995)

MONTHLY RECORDS SET IN MAY 2015:
DATE         RECORD                   READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MAY          MONTHLY PRECIPITATION     10.90   10.72 (1903)
MAY 7        DAILY PRECIPITATION        3.77   3.35 (05/05/2007)

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