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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA...UPDATED TO ADD SUMMARY...
1045 AM CDT MON APR 6 2015

...CORRECTED NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS FROM 0 TO 1...

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...THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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            90   03/16
LOWEST             -1   03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.2              52.3     7.9
AVG. MINIMUM     26.4              27.9    -1.5
MEAN             43.3              40.1     3.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      1
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     23
DAYS MIN <= 0       1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.65   1973
 MINIMUM         0.06   1994
TOTALS           0.77              1.93   -1.16
DAILY AVG.       0.02
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.70   03/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.3   1912
TOTALS            0.5               4.8
SINCE 7/1        21.9
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   03/04 TO 03/04

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     668               773    -105
 SINCE 7/1       5355              5476    -121
COOLING TOTAL       2                 1       1
 SINCE 1/1          2                 1       1
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/010    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/320    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      9

-  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.


&&

...MARCH WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...

MARCH WAS DOMINATED BY WARM AND DRY WEATHER...WITH JUST A COUPLE OF
COOL STRETCHES...AND WITH THE BULK OF PRECIPITATION FALLING IN JUST
ONE DAY.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 43.3 DEGREES WAS 3.2 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 24TH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD...AND THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 0.77 INCHES WAS 1.16 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE
42ND DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD.  MORE TELLINGLY...THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR LINCOLN WAS 60.2 DEGREES...WHICH IS THE 4TH WARMEST
ON RECORD FOR MARCH.

MARCH DID BEGIN ON THE COOL SIDE...WITH THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH OCCURRING ON THE 5TH AT -1 DEGREES.  A LIGHT DUSTING OF
SNOW WAS REPORTED ON THE 4TH.  TEMPERATURES SWUNG QUICKLY TO WARM
READINGS ON THE 6TH...WITH ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUING
THROUGH THE 23RD.  NO PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THAT PERIOD...AND
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE NEVER FELL BELOW 51 DEGREES.  THE WARMEST
READING OF THE MONTH...90 DEGREES ON THE 16TH...WAS A DAILY
RECORD...BEATING THE PREVIOUS RECORD BY 9 DEGREES.  THAT 88 DEGREE
TEMPERATURE ALSO WAS THE EARLIEST READING OF 90 DEGREES OR WARMER ON
RECORD...BEATING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 3/22/1910 BY 6 DAYS.

A COLD FRONT ON THE 24TH BROUGHT ALMOST ALL OF THE TOTAL MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION...WITH 0.70 INCHES OF RAIN AND THE FIRST THUNDERSTORM
OF THE YEAR...AND A SHIFT TO BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE
28TH.  LIGHT RAIN ALSO FELL ON THE 26TH.  MILD WEATHER RETURNED FOR
THE 29TH THROUGH 31ST...AND MARCH WENT OUT LIKE A LAMB.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2015: DATE         RECORD
READING  PREVIOUS RECORD MARCH 16     WARM MAX TEMP     90      81
(2003)

$$

JEK/TL/MAYES


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