Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
801 PM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            81   03/30
LOWEST             17   03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.6              52.3     9.3
AVG. MINIMUM     33.3              27.9     5.4
MEAN             47.5              40.1     7.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.65   1973
 MINIMUM         0.06   1994
TOTALS           0.93              1.93   -1.00
DAILY AVG.       0.03
DAYS >= .01         6
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.51   03/14 TO 03/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.3   1912
TOTALS              T               4.8
SINCE 7/1        20.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   03/24
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/24 TO 03/24
                        03/23 TO 03/23
                        03/19 TO 03/19
                        03/03 TO 03/03

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     538               773    -235
 SINCE 7/1       4455              5476   -1021
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0
 SINCE 1/1          1                 1       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/020    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/360    DATE  03/24

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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.

&&

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

MARCH WAS DOMINATED BY WARM WEATHER...WITH A FEW LIGHT RAIN EVENTS
SPRINKLED THROUGH THE MONTH AND NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL.  THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 47.5 DEGREES WAS THE 5TH WARMEST ON RECORD IN
LINCOLN...AND THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 0.93 INCHES WAS THE 50TH
DRIEST. LINCOLN RECEIVED NO MEASURABLE SNOW IN MARCH...COMPARED TO A
NORMAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 4.8 INCHES.

THE MONTH DID BEGIN COLD...AND IN THE MIDST OF A DRY SPELL THAT
LASTED THROUGH THE 11TH.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...AT
17 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 2ND...AND THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE
WAS 34 DEGREES ON THE 1ST.  TEMPERATURES QUICKLY REBOUNDED TO ABOVE-
NORMAL READINGS FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 17TH...INCLUDING READINGS
ON SEVERAL DAYS THAT WERE 20 TO 30 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES ON THE 7TH BROKE A DAILY RECORD...AND THE
LOW OF 51 DEGREES WAS THE WARMEST OF THE MONTH. AFTER A PROLONGED
DRY STRETCH...MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON THE 12TH THROUGH THE
14TH...WITH THUNDER ON THE 14TH.

FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES OSCILLATED MORE FREQUENTLY
BETWEEN ABOVE- AND BELOW-NORMAL READINGS.  TEMPERATURES DIPPED BELOW
NORMAL BRIEFLY ON THE 18TH TO 20TH. ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES
FOLLOWED ON THE 21ST TO 23RD...WITH THUNDERSTORMS BRINGING A TRACE
OF RAIN...BUT THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT BROUGHT NORTHWEST WINDS
GUSTING TO 52 MPH ON THE 24TH...AS WELL AS TEMPERATURES BACK BELOW
NORMAL FROM THE 24TH TO 27TH.   THE MONTH ENDED WITH ABOVE-NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ON THE 28TH TO 31ST...INCLUDING THUNDER ON THE 30TH AND
LIGHT RAIN ON THE 30TH AND 31ST.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2016:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MARCH 7      WARM MAX TEMP     80      74 (2000)

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MAYES/JEK



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