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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
704 AM CDT FRI SEP 2 2016

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...THE OMAHA EPPLEY, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            99   08/11
LOWEST             55   08/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     85.9              85.1     0.8
AVG. MINIMUM     65.9              64.0     1.9
MEAN             75.9              74.6     1.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      9
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.50   1903
 MINIMUM         0.18   1913
TOTALS           5.78              3.82    1.96
DAILY AVG.       0.19
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         4
DAYS >= 1.00        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.36   08/19 TO 08/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2005
                        2004
                        2002
TOTALS            0.0               0.0
SINCE 7/1           T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 7      -7
 SINCE 7/1          0                 8      -8
COOLING TOTAL     345               303      42
 SINCE 1/1       1247               980     267
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    68/310    DATE  08/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    96/300    DATE  08/23

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4

-  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 WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN OMAHA...

THOUGH TEMPERATURES NEVER STRAYED TOO FAR FROM NORMAL...THE AVERAGE
FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST OF 75.9 DEGREES WAS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL.  THE 5.78 INCHES OF RAIN WAS THE 30TH WETTEST.  IN ADDITION
TO BEING ON THE WARMER AND WETTER SIDE...THE WEATHER IN AUGUST IN
OMAHA WAS QUITE EVENTFUL.

AUGUST BEGAN ON THE WARM SIDE...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE
90S AND LOWS IN THE 70S.  A TORNADO WAS REPORTED IN THE EVENING ON
THE 4TH.  THOUGH VISIBLE FROM THE AIRPORT AND DOWNTOWN OMAHA...THE
WATERSPOUT ACTUALLY WAS LOCATED OVER LAKE MANAWA IN COUNCIL
BLUFFS...WITH LITTLE WEATHER OF IMPACT IN OMAHA.

TEMPERATURES SLIPPED TO NEAR- TO BELOW-NORMAL READINGS FOR A FEW
DAYS...BEFORE ANOTHER WARM SPELL ON THE 9TH TO 11TH.  THE HIGH OF 99
DEGREES ON THE 11TH WAS THE WARMEST NOT ONLY OF THE MONTH BUT OF THE
YEAR TO DATE.  TEMPERATURES CONTINUED TO FLUCTUATE EVERY FEW DAYS
BETWEEN READINGS A BIT ABOVE AND A BIT BELOW NORMAL...WITH PERIODIC
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH...55 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 21ST.

ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT EVENT OCCURRED ON THE 23RD...WITH A 96 MPH WIND
GUST IN THE EVENING AS A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY PRODUCED A
DOWNBURST RIGHT OVER EPPLEY AIRFIELD. THE STORMS CAUSED WIND DAMAGE
IN THE METRO AREA...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE SORENSON PARKWAY...AND
ALSO SPAWNED SMALL TORNADOES NORTH OF OMAHA IN THE KENNARD AND
WASHINGTON AREAS. FLUCTUATING TEMPERATURES AND PERIODIC SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED THROUGH THE REST OF AUGUST.

FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE THROUGH AUGUST...OMAHA WAS WARMER AND
SLIGHTLY WETTER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 77.5 DEGREES
WAS 3.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 14TH WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD.
THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 13.33 INCHES WAS 1.50 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL
AND THE 48TH WETTEST ON RECORD. NO 100+ DEGREE DAYS HAVE BEEN
RECORDED YET IN 2016.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN AUGUST 2016:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
NO RECORDS SET

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MAYES/KLISH/JRB



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