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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1156 AM CST THU FEB 1 2018

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            56   01/10
LOWEST            -19   01/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.4              35.4     0.0
AVG. MINIMUM     12.7              13.8    -1.1
MEAN             24.0              24.6    -0.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     14
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.15   1949
 MINIMUM            T   1986
TOTALS           0.41              0.64   -0.23
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.29   01/21 TO 01/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.0   1915
TOTALS            3.4               5.4
SINCE 7/1         7.7
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.0    -1.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   01/02
                        01/01
 24 HR TOTAL      1.8   01/22 TO 01/22

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1260              1252       8
 SINCE 7/1       3456              3697    -241
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/350    DATE  01/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/350    DATE  01/22

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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.

&&

...JANUARY WAS DRIER AND SLIGHTLY COLDER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...

JANUARY STARTED OFF WITH EXTREME COLD AND THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH
AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL IN TEMPERATURE. IT WAS A COMPLETE REVERSAL FOR
THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH HOWEVER WITH THAT PERIOD AVERAGING ABOVE
NORMAL. THESE TWO OPPOSITE PERIODS WHEN COMBINED CAME TO JUST
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH, WITH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
24.1 DEGREES JUST 0.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION MEASURED
0.41 INCHES, 0.23 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.64 INCHES. SNOWFALL
WAS 3.4 INCHES, 2.0 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

THE BITTER COLD THAT ENDED DECEMBER 2017 SPILLED OVER INTO THE FIRST
WEEK OF JANUARY. THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR AVERAGED 7 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO OR 32 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL WITH A HIGH OF 4 AND A LOW 0F
19 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH AVERAGED
12.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. ALTERNATING PERIODS OF ABOVE NORMAL AND
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THEN PREVAILED THROUGH THE 18TH FOLLOWED
BY AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF ABOVE NORMAL VALUES FOR MOST OF THE
REMAINDER OF THE MONTH.

AN INTENSE WINTER STORM MOVED ACROSS THE REGION ON THE 22ND WITH
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS REPORTED IN MANY AREAS. THIS STORM CUT ACROSS
SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA RESULTING IN A LARGE CONTRAST IN SNOWFALL.
LINCOLN RECEIVED JUST UNDER 2 INCHES (1.8) OF SNOW, WHILE JUST TO
THE WEST AND NORTH OF LINCOLN 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS REPORTED.
THE HIGHEST WINDS OF THE MONTH ALSO OCCURRED ON THE 22ND WITH GUSTS
REACHING 57 MPH.

COLD AIR WAS RATHER LIMITED AFTER THE WINTER STORM AND WITHIN A FEW
DAYS TEMPERATURES HAD CLIMBED WELL ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY OF
THE MONTH WAS ON THE 10TH WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 56
DEGREES.


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