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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1037 PM CDT FRI SEP 1 2017

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            89   08/15
LOWEST             50   08/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     82.5              86.8    -4.3
AVG. MINIMUM     60.2              63.8    -3.6
MEAN             71.4              75.3    -3.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.98   1910
 MINIMUM         0.07   1976
TOTALS           3.38              3.49   -0.11
DAILY AVG.       0.11
DAYS >= .01        10
DAYS >= .10         5
DAYS >= .50         2
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.93   08/19 TO 08/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2007
                        2004
                        2002
TOTALS            0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 5      -5
 SINCE 7/1          0                 6      -6
COOLING TOTAL     205               324    -119
 SINCE 1/1       1030              1035      -5
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/290    DATE  08/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/320    DATE  08/20

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  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.


&&

...AUGUST WAS MUCH COOLER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...WITH NEAR-NORMAL
PRECIPITATION...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST OF 71.4 DEGREES WAS 3.9 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE 10TH COOLEST ON RECORD. THE TEMPERATURE NEVER
REACHED 90 DEGREES IN AUGUST FOR JUST THE SECOND TIME ON RECORD,
WITH THE PREVIOUS OCCURRENCE IN 1915. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF
3.38 INCHES WAS 0.11 INCHES BELOW NORMAL BUT RANKS NEAR THE MIDDLE
OF THE PACK.

BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES DOMINATED FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 13TH.
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS RECORDED ON THE 4TH, AT
50 DEGREES. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 5TH REACHED JUST 69 DEGREES,
WHICH WAS A RECORD COOLEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE. THE
PERIOD WAS MAINLY DRY, WITH ABOUT A QUARTER INCH OF RAIN IN
THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 5TH AND LIGHT RAIN ON THE 11TH AND 13TH. A
WARMER AND WETTER PERIOD ARRIVED ON THE 14TH AND LASTED THROUGH THE
21ST, WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL ON 5 OF THOSE 8 DAYS. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 15TH AT 89 DEGREES. STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT WIND GUSTS TO 54 MPH AT THE AIRPORT SHORTLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT ON THE 20TH, WITH TREE DAMAGE NOTED FARTHER SOUTH IN
LINCOLN. CLOSER TO 5 AM ON THE 20TH, ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS
BROUGHT A 59 MPH WIND GUST TO LINCOLN AIRPORT AND ADDITIONAL TREE
DAMAGE IN THE CITY. THE DOUBLE ROUND OF STORMS BROUGHT 1.82 INCHES
OF RAIN IN LINCOLN AND RIVER FLOODING TO AREAS NORTHWEST OF LINCOLN.
A QUIETER PERIOD DOMINATED FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE END OF THE
MONTH, WITH THUNDERSTORMS BRINGING LIGHTER SHOWERS ON THE 25TH AND
27TH BUT OTHERWISE DRY CONDITIONS, AND WITH TEMPERATURES ON EITHER
SIDE OF NORMAL.

FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE-JULY-AUGUST, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 75.0 DEGREES WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL, RANKING NEAR THE
MIDDLE OF THE PACK AS NEAR NORMAL. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 16.72
INCHES WAS 5.48 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 14TH WETTEST SUMMER ON
RECORD.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN AUGUST 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
AUGUST 5      COOL MAX TEMP     69      70 (1897)

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