Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1152 PM CST FRI JAN 2 2015

...UPDATED TO ADD SUMMARY...

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...THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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            59   12/14
LOWEST             -4   12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     38.6              37.2     1.4
AVG. MINIMUM     24.3              16.4     7.9
MEAN             31.4              26.8     4.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 32     24
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.03   1913
 MINIMUM         0.00   1889
TOTALS           1.22              0.95    0.27
DAILY AVG.       0.04
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.83   12/14 TO 12/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           24.3   2009
TOTALS            2.1               5.9
SINCE 7/1         5.1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.8    -0.8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/31
                        12/30
                        12/18
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   12/29

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1032              1184    -152
 SINCE 7/1       2341              2445    -104
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1       1237              1173      64
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/340    DATE  12/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/330    DATE  12/15

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                     12

-  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.

&&

...DECEMBER WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...

WITH A VERY WARM STRETCH IN MID-DECEMBER...AND TEMPERATURES MAINLY
ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH MUCH OF THE MONTH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN
DECEMBER WAS 31.4 DEGREES...WHICH IS 4.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
WHILE THE MONTH OF DECEMBER WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL...THE MONTHLY
SNOWFALL OF 2.1 INCHES WAS 3.8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

AFTER A SLIGHTLY COOL START TO THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES ROSE ABOVE
AVERAGE IN LINCOLN ON THE 4TH AND REMAINED THERE ON ALL BUT ONE DAY
THROUGH THE 15TH. ON THE 13TH AND 14TH IN PARTICULAR...NUMEROUS
RECORD WARM TEMPERATURES WERE SET...INCLUDING DAILY RECORD WARMEST
MINIMUM TEMPERATURES ON BOTH DAYS AS WELL AS THE WARMEST MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN DECEMBER. THE MID-MONTH WAS MARKED BY
LONG PERIODS OF CLOUDINESS...BUT MEASURABLE RAIN HELD OF UNTIL THE
14TH.  THE RAIN TOTAL ON THE 14TH THROUGH THE 15TH WAS 0.83
INCHES...OR OVER HALF OF THE PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH.  BEHIND
THE RAIN-PRODUCING STORM SYSTEM...TEMPERATURES FELL BACK TO SLIGHTLY
BELOW NORMAL READINGS JUST BRIEFLY...WITH A GRADUAL WARMING BRINGING
TEMPERATURES BACK ABOVE NORMAL ON THE 18TH AS THE CLOUDY REGIME
PERSISTED. THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH FELL ON THE
18TH...WITH 0.7 INCHES FALLING. FROM THE 19TH THROUGH THE 28TH
TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL. A WELCOMING LIGHT RAIN FELL ON
THE 22ND WITH A FEW LIGHT SNOWS THEREAFTER. THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
ENDED COLD. ON THE 27TH THROUGH THE 31ST THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL WITH THE DAYTIME HIGH ON THE 30TH TOPPING OUT
AT ONLY 8 DEGREES.

DAILY RECORDS SET IN DECEMBER 2014:
DATE          RECORD          READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
DECEMBER 13   WARM MIN TEMP      49      38 (1921)
DECEMBER 14   WARM MIN TEMP      53      37 (1928 AND 1891)

MONTHLY RECORDS SET IN DECEMBER 2014:
DATE         RECORD             READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
DECEMBER 14  WARM MIN TEMP      53       51 (12/1/1962)

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MAYES/PEARSON



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