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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1046 PM CDT WED OCT 1 2014

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...THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            93   09/04
LOWEST             35   09/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.2              78.7    -1.5
AVG. MINIMUM     53.9              53.4     0.5
MEAN             65.6              66.0    -0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.32   1914
 MINIMUM            T   1894
TOTALS           6.89              3.02    3.87
DAILY AVG.       0.23
DAYS >= .01         7
DAYS >= .10         5
DAYS >= .50         3
DAYS >= 1.00        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.62   09/30 TO 10/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.8   1985
TOTALS            0.0                 T
SINCE 7/1         0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      93                92       1
 SINCE 7/1         95                98      -3
COOLING TOTAL     116               123      -7
 SINCE 1/1       1227              1158      69
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/060    DATE  09/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/360    DATE  09/09

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

-  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.

&&

...SEPTEMBER WAS MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...WITH NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...

WET WEATHER CONTINUED FROM SUMMER INTO THE FALL...WITH 6.89 INCHES
OF RAIN IN LINCOLN...MAKING THIS THE 7TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON
RECORD.  THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 65.6 DEGREES WAS JUST
0.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...PLACING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IN THE
NEAR-NORMAL CATEGORY.

AFTER A NEAR-AVERAGE START TO THE MONTH...THE TEMPERATURE PEAKED AT
93 DEGREES ON THE 4TH...WHICH WAS THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH.
THE WARMER PERIOD ENDED ABRUPTLY...AND FROM THE 5TH THROUGH THE
16TH...TEMPERATURES WERE PREDOMINANTLY BELOW NORMAL.  TEMPERATURES
DID NUDGE ABOVE NORMAL ON THE 8TH AND 9TH...BEFORE A SURGE OF COOLER
AIR BROUGHT 2.49 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 9TH.  ALONG WITH COOL
RAINS...AN ESPECIALLY COOL HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 56 DEGREES OCCURRED
ON THE 11TH AND THE 12TH...WHICH WAS A DAILY RECORD COLD HIGH
TEMPERATURE ON THE 11TH. A LOW OF 35 ON THE 13TH WAS THE COOLEST
READING OF THE MONTH AND BROUGHT FROST TO THE VICINITY OF LINCOLN.

FROM THE 17TH THROUGH THE 30TH...TEMPERATURES WERE PREDOMINANTLY
ABOVE NORMAL...ESPECIALLY FROM THE 26TH THROUGH THE END OF THE
MONTH. THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT LIGHTER RAINS ON THE 20TH...23RD...AND
24TH...WITH A DRY PERIOD FROM THE 25TH THROUGH THE 29TH.  RECORD
RAINFALL WASHED AWAY THE END OF SEPTEMBER...WITH 3.30 INCHES OF RAIN
RECORDED THROUGH MIDNIGHT ON THE 30TH BUT CONTINUING INTO OCTOBER
1...AND WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 8 OR MORE INCHES IN OTHER PARTS
OF LINCOLN.  THE RAINFALL BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT STREET FLOODING...AS
WELL AS FLOODING ALONG SALT CREEK.

THE FOUR-MONTH RAIN TOTAL FROM JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER STANDS AT
20.84 INCHES...WHICH IS THE 13TH WETTEST OF THAT PERIOD ON
RECORD...AND IS 146% OF THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OF 14.26
INCHES FOR THAT PERIOD.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN SEPTEMBER 2014:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
SEPTEMBER 11 COLD MAX TEMP     56      58 (1898, 1924, 1964)
SEPTEMBER 30 RAINFALL           3.30   1.64 (1907)


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