Climatological Report (Annual)
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
000
CXUS53 KOAX 062043
CLAOMA

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
243 PM CST FRI JAN 6 2017

...................................

...THE OMAHA EPPLEY, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  FROM
                                  NORMAL
........................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            99   08/11
                        06/15
LOWEST            -11   12/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.4
AVG. MINIMUM     44.7
MEAN             55.0               3.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     43
DAYS MAX <= 32     34
DAYS MIN <= 32    111
DAYS MIN <= 0       6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          34.64
DAYS >= .01        98
DAYS >= .10        52
DAYS >= .50        22
DAYS >= 1.00       14
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.18   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           16.4
DAYS >= TRACE      38
DAYS >= 1.0         5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/21
                        01/20
 24 HR TOTAL      4.9   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5026
COOLING TOTAL    1476
.........................................

WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    68/310    DATE  08/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    96/300    DATE  08/23



-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...2016 YEARLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR OMAHA...

THE YEAR 2016 WAS WETTER AND MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 55.8 DEGREES WAS THE 4TH WARMEST ON RECORD AND 4.8
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 34.64 INCHES WAS
4.02 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 33RD WETTEST ON RECORD. THE
CALENDAR YEAR SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 16.4 INCHES WAS 10.0 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE 18TH LEAST SNOWY ON RECORD.  THE WINTER SEASON 2015-
16 SNOWFALL WAS 27.4 INCHES...WHICH IS 1.0 INCH ABOVE NORMAL. ALL
MONTHS IN 2016 WERE WARMER THAN NORMAL IN OMAHA...AND ALL MONTHS HAD
BELOW-NORMAL HEATING DEGREE DAYS.

JANUARY WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL AND SLIGHTLY SNOWIER THAN
NORMAL...INCLUDING A DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD ON THE 8TH...AND
JUST SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL. JANUARY WAS THE SNOWIEST MONTH OF
2016...IN FACT. WET DAYS ON THE 6TH TO 8TH WERE ACCOMPANIED BY 1.6
INCHES OF SNOW...BUT THE HIGHEST SINGLE SNOWFALL EVENT OF THE MONTH
FELL ON THE 19TH AT 4.1 INCHES. FREEZING DRIZZLE EVENTS ALSO
OCCURRED ON THE 23RD AND 25TH...ALONG WITH LIGHT SNOW ON THE 25TH.
TEMPERATURES BOUNCED BETWEEN ABOVE- AND BELOW-NORMAL READINGS
WITHOUT MUCH OF A SUSTAINED TEMPERATURE SWING IN EITHER DIRECTION.
TEMPERATURES DID DIP BELOW ZERO ON THE 10TH AT -6 DEGREES...THE
COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH...WITH THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
THE YEAR AT 7 DEGREES ON THE 17TH.

FEBRUARY WAS THE 16TH WARMEST ON RECORD...WITH BELOW-NORMAL
PRECIPITATION BUT WITH SNOWFALL THAT WAS 0.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THE HARDEST WINTER PUNCH OF 2016 LANDED ON GROUNDHOG DAY...WITH NEAR-
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN THE OMAHA METRO ALONG WITH 4.9 INCHES OF SNOW
AND SLEET...INCLUDING THUNDERSNOW...UNDER WINDS PEAKING AT 51 MPH.
TEMPERATURES BOUNCED BETWEEN ABOVE- AND BELOW-NORMAL READINGS
THROUGH THE 13TH...THEN REMAINED ABOVE NORMAL FROM THE 14TH THROUGH
THE 29TH. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...75 DEGREES
ON THE 27TH...TIED A DAILY RECORD.

FOR THE WINTER MONTHS OF DECEMBER 2015 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2016...THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 30.9 DEGREES WAS THE 12TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AND 5.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. DECEMBER AND FEBRUARY WERE
PARTICULARLY WARM...WITH TEMPERATURES ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL IN
JANUARY. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 6.98 INCHES WAS THE 2ND WETTEST
WINTER ON RECORD...JUST 0.12 INCHES BELOW THE RECORD SET IN 1931-
1932...AND WAS 4.37 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS
DRIVEN LARGELY BY RAINFALL AND SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER.  THE TOTAL
SNOWFALL FOR DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY WAS 25.5 INCHES...WHICH IS
THE 31ST HIGHEST TOTAL AND 7.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE TOTAL WINTER
SNOWFALL FOR 2015-2016 STOOD AT 27.4 INCHES...WHICH IS 1.0 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKED AS JUST THE 64TH HIGHEST SNOWFALL TOTAL.

MARCH WAS DOMINATED BY WARM WEATHER AND WAS THE 5TH WARMEST MARCH ON
RECORD IN OMAHA...WITH A FEW LIGHT RAIN EVENTS SPRINKLED THROUGH THE
MONTH AND NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL. THE MONTH DID BEGIN COLD...THOUGH
THE ONLY SUBFREEZING HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 31 DEGREES ON THE 1ST.
TEMPERATURES QUICKLY REBOUNDED TO ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS FROM THE 4TH
TO THE 17TH...INCLUDING READINGS ON SEVERAL DAYS THAT WERE 20 TO 30
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES BOTH
OCCURRED ON THE 7TH AND BOTH SET DAILY RECORDS FOR WARM READINGS.
THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE 14TH ALSO WAS A DAILY RECORD WARM
LOW. A DRY SPELL THAT BEGAN IN FEBRUARY CONTINUED THROUGH THE
11TH...FOLLOWED BY RAIN ON 3 OF 4 DAYS FROM THE 12TH TO THE 15TH
THAT INCLUDED THUNDER ON BOTH THE 14TH AND 15TH.  THE MONTH ENDED
WITH TEMPERATURES THAT OSCILLATED MORE AND WITH MORE FREQUENT LIGHT
RAINS.

APRIL WAS THE 11TH WETTEST ON RECORD IN OMAHA AND THE 27TH WARMEST.
APRIL FOOLED US BY STARTING COOL AND WET...WITH THE HIGH OF 49 ON
THE 1ST THE COLDEST OF THE MONTH.  THE WEATHER QUICKLY WARMED...WITH
THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH ON THE 3RD AT 85 DEGREES. A DRY
COLD FRONT BROUGHT GUSTY WINDS ON THE 7TH AND COOLER TEMPERATURES
THROUGH THE 12TH.  THE LAST FREEZE AND LAST HARD FREEZE OF THE YEAR
OCCURRED ON THE 12TH AT 26 DEGREES. TEMPERATURES SWUNG ABOVE NORMAL
FOR THE 13TH THROUGH THE 26TH...WITH A WETTER PERIOD FROM THE 18TH
THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. MOST OF THE RAINS WERE IN FAIRLY
STABLE ENVIRONMENTS...BUT ON THE 27TH...A MINI-SUPERCELL PRODUCED
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS IN WEST OMAHA...INCLUDING ONE RATED EF-1.

MAY TEMPERATURES RETURNED TO BEING ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...WITH
NEAR-NORMAL PRECIPITATION. IT WAS THE STORMIEST MONTH OF THE
YEAR...WITH THUNDERSTORMS REPORTED ON 10 DAYS. TEMPERATURES BEGAN ON
THE COOL SIDE BUT SWUNG TO WARM ON THE 4TH TO 11TH. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS RECORDED ON THE 6TH. THE 9TH-11TH WAS
PARTICULARLY WET AND STORMY...WITH 3.13 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE THREE
DAYS...AND WITH THUNDER REPORTED EACH DAY FROM THE 8TH TO 11TH.
THUNDERSTORMS ALSO BROUGHT HAIL TO EPPLEY AIRFIELD ON THE 11TH...AS
WELL AS WINDS GUSTING TO 48 MPH. A COOL AND DRY PERIOD
FOLLOWED...WITH ONLY ONE DAY WITH MEASURABLE RAIN BETWEEN THE 13TH
AND 21ST AND THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH FALLING ON THE
14TH. WARM AND WET WEATHER RETURNED ON THE 22ND THROUGH THE END OF
THE MONTH...WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE 23RD TO 27TH AND
ON THE 30TH.

FOR THE SPRING MONTHS OF MARCH THROUGH MAY...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 55.2 DEGREES WAS THE 5TH WARMEST SPRING ON RECORD AND 4.0 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 11.27 INCHES WAS 1.56
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 32ND WETTEST SPRING ON RECORD. THE LAST
FREEZE OF 26 DEGREES ON THE 12TH IS SIX DAYS EARLIER THAN THE PERIOD-
OF-RECORD AVERAGE OF APRIL 18...AND IT ALSO WAS THE LAST HARD
FREEZE...MAKING IT SIX DAYS LATER THAN THE PERIOD-OF-RECORD AVERAGE
OF APRIL 6. THOUGH THE FREEZE WAS CLOSE TO TIMELY...AND THERE WERE A
FEW OF THEM EARLIER IN APRIL...THE WARM EARLY SPRING DID ALLOW FOR
SOME EARLY GROWTH IN THE REGION THAT MADE LOCAL VEGETATION UNUSUALLY
SUSCEPTIBLE FOR THE TIME OF YEAR.

JUNE WAS THE 6TH WARMEST AND 4TH DRIEST ON RECORD IN OMAHA. FOR THE
FIRST TIME ON RECORD...ALL 30 DAYS OF JUNE HAD TEMPERATURES OF 80
DEGREES OR WARMER. JUST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH...THE 1ST AND
7TH...HAD A DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT WAS BELOW NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...AND TIED FOR THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE OF 2016...WAS 99 DEGREES ON THE 15TH.  THE WARMEST
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR ALSO OCCURRED IN JUNE...AT 78
DEGREES ON THE 11TH. THROUGH THE 17TH...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
OCCURRED ON JUST TWO DAYS...THE 3RD AND THE 14TH.  FROM THE 18TH TO
THE 21ST...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON 3 OF 4
DAYS...FOLLOWED BY MUCH MORE INTERMITTENT AND LIGHTER RAIN TO END
THE MONTH. IN THE WESTERN OMAHA METRO AREA...RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR
THE MONTH WERE QUITE A BIT HEAVIER...WITH 7.69 INCHES OF RAIN IN
VALLEY...AS NARROW THUNDERSTORM BANDS BROUGHT SUBSTANTIAL RAINFALL
TO SMALL SWATHS. THESE HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS BROUGHT FLOODING TO
AREA RIVERS.

JULY WAS THE 22ND WETTEST ON RECORD...WITH TEMPERATURES CONTINUING
TO BE ABOVE NORMAL.  THE MONTH STARTED COOL...WITH THE COOLEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH ON THE 1ST AT 55 DEGREES AND THE COOLEST
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH ON THE 2ND AT 71 DEGREES...ALONG
WITH 1.23 INCHES OF PLAIN RAIN (NO THUNDER) ON THE 2ND. CONDITIONS
TURNED WARMER FROM THE 5TH THROUGH THE 14TH...WITH PERIODIC RAIN AND
THUNDER. STORMS ON THE 7TH BROUGHT WINDS GUSTING TO 51 MPH...AND
HALF-INCH HAIL WAS OBSERVED ON THE 13TH AT EPPLEY AIRFIELD. THE 1.59
INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 11TH WAS A DAILY RECORD. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED AGAIN ON THE 17TH TO 19TH.  A HEAT WAVE
BROUGHT MUCH ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON THE 20TH TO 23RD.
TEMPERATURES SET NO RECORDS...BUT THE HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S
AND LOWS IN THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S WERE THE WARMEST OF THE MONTH
AND WERE ACCOMPANIED BY HUMID CONDITIONS AND HEAT INDICES IN THE
110S.  HEAT BROKE ON THE 23RD...WITH A LIGHT RAIN...AND TEMPERATURES
RETURNED TO READINGS WITHIN A FEW DEGREES OF NORMAL FOR THE REST OF
THE MONTH...WITH LARGELY DRY CONDITIONS.

AUGUST WAS ON THE WARM SIDE...30TH WETTEST...AND EVENTFUL NEAR
OMAHA. 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. ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT EVENT
OCCURRED ON THE 23RD...WITH A 96-MPH WIND GUST IN THE EVENING AS A
LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED A LIKELY 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.
ASIDE FROM THESE MAJOR EVENTS...AUGUST BEGAN WARM FOR A FEW DAYS AND
SLIPPED TO BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR A FEW DAYS BEFORE RISING
ABOVE NORMAL AGAIN. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99 DEGREES ON THE 11TH
TIED THE WARMEST READING OF 2016. THE TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS
CONTINUED...WITH PERIODIC SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE THROUGH AUGUST...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 READINGS OCCURRED IN 2016.

SEPTEMBER WAS THE 14TH WARMEST AND 36TH WETTEST ON RECORD IN OMAHA.
ONLY TWO DAYS IN THE MONTH HAD TEMPERATURES THAT DID NOT REACH THE
70S. TEMPERATURES RAMPED UP FROM SLIGHTLY BELOW-TO ABOVE-NORMAL
READINGS THROUGH THE 4TH...PEAKING WITH HIGHS IN THE 90S AND LOWS IN
THE 70S FOR THE 5TH TO 7TH. A FRONT ON THE 9TH BROUGHT ALMOST AN
INCH OF RAIN IN THUNDERSTORMS...AND ALSO A RETURN TO TEMPERATURES
FLUCTUATING ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE 14TH.  SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WERE FREQUENT FROM THE 9TH TO THE 16TH...WITH RAIN
MEASURED ON SIX OF THOSE DAYS AND THUNDER ON FIVE.  FROM THE 15TH TO
THE 27TH...WARM WEATHER WAS PARTICULARLY DOMINANT. THE PEAK OF
WARMTH OCCURRED ON THE 20TH TO 24TH...WITH RECORD WARM HIGH AND LOW
TEMPERATURES TIED OR SET BETWEEN THE 20TH AND 22ND. WARM WEATHER
BROKE ON THE 24TH WITH OVER AN INCH OF RAIN IN THUNDERSTORMS...WITH
TEMPERATURES REMAINING NEAR NORMAL FROM THE 25TH THROUGH THE 30TH.

OCTOBER WAS THE 18TH WARMEST ON RECORD AND THE WARMEST SINCE
1966...WITH PRECIPITATION SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. TEMPERATURES WERE
PREDOMINANTLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...RARELY EVEN
DIPPING TO NEAR NORMAL...LET ALONE BELOW NORMAL. THUNDERSTORMS
BROUGHT AROUND A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL ON BOTH THE 4TH AND
6TH...WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS AND AROUND A QUARTER INCH OF
RAINFALL ON THE 10TH. THE LOW OF 32 DEGREES ON THE 13TH JUST TOUCHED
FREEZING...MARKING A FIRST FREEZE THAT WAS THREE DAYS EARLIER THAN
THE PERIOD-OF-RECORD AVERAGE. WARMER AND MAINLY DRY WEATHER
FOLLOWED...PEAKING WITH A DAILY RECORD WARM TEMPERATURE ON THE 20TH.
IN FACT...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE EVEN REACHED THE 80S ON THE
28TH...AND EVEN THOUGH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY IN THE 50S ON
THE 30TH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE STILL REGISTERED ABOVE NORMAL FOR
THE DAY. THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF OCTOBER...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FELL
BELOW 60 DEGREES JUST THREE TIMES...WHICH IS THE 6TH FEWEST ON
RECORD.

NOVEMBER WAS THE 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD IN OMAHA...AS MUCH OF THE
MONTH WAS DOMINATED BY WELL ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS LESS THAN HALF OF NORMAL. THE 1ST THROUGH 17TH WAS
DOMINATED BY TEMPERATURES THAT WERE MUCH WARMER THAN
NORMAL...INCLUDING SEVERAL HIGHS IN THE 60S AND 70S...ALONG WITH
LITTLE PRECIPITATION. THE PEAK OF WARMTH WAS ON THE 3RD AT 76
DEGREES...WITH A DAILY RECORD HIGH OF 73 ON THE 16TH. THE FIRST HARD
FREEZE OCCURRED ON THE 12TH AT 28 DEGREES. A STRONG COLD FRONT ON
THE 18TH BROUGHT WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 53 MPH...FOLLOWED BY THE
ONLY DAY IN NOVEMBER WITH A BELOW-AVERAGE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON THE
19TH.  TEMPERATURES REBOUNDED TO ABOVE TO WELL ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS
FROM THE 21ST THROUGH THE 30TH...WITH TWO DAYS OF MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION AND TRACES OF RAIN OR SNOW ON SEVERAL OTHER DAYS. THE
0.28 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 27TH WAS ACCOMPANIED BY LIGHTNING...THE
ONLY THUNDERSTORM DAY OF THE MONTH.

FOR THE FALL MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER...THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 59.0 DEGREES WAS 6.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 2ND
WARMEST ON RECORD IN OMAHA. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 6.85 INCHES
WAS 0.38 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. NO SNOW WAS RECORDED IN THE
FALL...WHICH IS 2.8 INCHES LESS THAN NORMAL. THE FIRST FREEZE
OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 13TH AT 32 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 3 DAYS EARLIER
THAN THE PERIOD-OF-RECORD AVERAGE. THE FIRST HARD FREEZE OCCURRED ON
NOVEMBER 12 AT 28 DEGREES...WHICH IS 16 DAYS LATER THAN THE PERIOD-
OF-RECORD AVERAGE OF OCTOBER 27 AND THE 10TH LATEST ON RECORD. ONLY
10 DAYS HAD LOW TEMPERATURE AT OR BELOW FREEZING...WHICH IS THE 2ND
FEWEST ON RECORD. THERE WERE 53 DAYS WITH A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF
70 DEGREES OR HIGHER...WHICH IS THE 2ND MOST ON RECORD FOR THE FALL
MONTHS.

DECEMBER SQUEAKED IN AS JUST SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL AND WAS THE
29TH WETTEST ON RECORD...DESPITE RECIVING ONLY 3.2 INCHES OF SNOW. A
QUICK 1.2 INCHES OF SLUSHY SNOW FELL ON THE 3RD AND QUICKLY MELTED.
THE 7TH THROUGH THE 19TH MARKED A PROLONGED COLD SPELL...WITH
TEMPERATURES RISING ABOVE FREEZING ON ONLY TWO DAYS IN THAT TIME.
THE COLDEST LOW OF THE MONTH AND YEAR OCCURRED ON THE 18TH AT -11
DEGREES.  A LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW FELL ON THE 10TH...AND A MORE
SUBSTANTIAL 1.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 19TH BEHIND A GLAZE OF
FREEZING DRIZZLE ON THE 16TH.  TEMPERATURES REBOUNDED ABOVE NORMAL
ON THE 20TH AND REMAINED THERE FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH. IT WAS A
BROWN CHRISTMAS FOR OMAHA. INSTEAD...CHRISTMAS DAY WAS THE WARMEST
OF THE MONTH FOR BOTH HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES...WITH A HIGH OF 54
AND A LOW OF 34.  THE 0.77 INCHES OF RAIN THAT DAY WAS THE SECOND
HIGHEST FOR THE DATE AND THE HIGHEST ON THE DATE FOR WHICH SNOW WAS
NOT RECORDED.  EVEN MORE NOTABLY...THE RAINFALL WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A
THUNDERSTORM ACROSS THE OMAHA METRO ON CHRISTMAS MORNING. TO ADD TO
THE INTERESTING CHRISTMAS WEATHER...WINDS GUSTED TO 48 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. MILD AND DRY CONDITIONS WERE OBSERVED FOR THE REST OF
DECEMBER.


                       2016 STATISTICS
          TEMPERATURE                   PRECIPITATION
MONTH  AVG. DEPART.  MAX  MIN     TOTAL  DEPART. SNOW/SLEET TSTORM DAYS
JAN    24.3   0.8     50   -6     1.11    0.39    6.9         0
FEB    34.2   6.1     75    9     0.61   -0.24    6.3         1
MAR    47.5   8.0     79   19     1.03   -0.96      T         4
APR    55.0   3.3     85   24     5.40    2.44      T         3
MAY    63.1   0.8     88   39     4.84    0.08      0        10
JUN    78.7   6.6     99   53     0.94   -3.24      0         6
JUL    77.8   1.1     98   55     6.61    2.78      0         9
AUG    75.9   1.3     99   55     5.78    1.96      0         9
SEP    70.8   5.1     93   45     4.42    1.74      0         7
OCT    58.9   5.7     85   32     1.66   -0.49      0         4
NOV    47.2   8.3     76   23     0.77   -0.87      T         1
DEC    26.9   0.9     54  -11     1.47    0.43    3.2         1
YEAR   55.8   4.8     99  -11    34.64    4.02   16.4        55

           DEGREE DAYS
MONTH  HEATING  DEPART.  COOLING  DEPART.
JAN      1255     -31         0       0
FEB       886    -147         0       0
MAR       537    -254         2       1
APR       303    -110        11      -4
MAY       121     -27        70       4
JUN         0     -17       418     188
JUL         0      -1       401      36
AUG         0      -7       345      42
SEP        27     -68       207      90
OCT       201    -181        22       7
NOV       523    -262         0      -1
DEC      1173     -36         0       0
YEAR     5026   -1141      1476     363

       WIND GUST    SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
MONTH  MAX          MAX     MIN
JAN    40           30.58   29.43
FEB    55           30.71   29.31
MAR    46           30.45   29.38
APR    54           30.36   29.45
MAY    49           30.33   29.53
JUN    50           30.23   29.58
JUL    51           30.18   29.57
AUG    96           30.21   29.67
SEP    38           30.46   29.76
OCT    38           30.42   29.28
NOV    53           30.59   29.09
DEC    48           30.71   29.50
YEAR   96           30.71   29.09

       EXTREMES                    READING   DATE
WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE            99       JUNE 15, AUGUST 11
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE             7       JANUARY 17
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE            -11       DECEMBER 18
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE             82       JULY 23
LAST SPRING FREEZE (32 DEGREES)     26       APRIL 12
FIRST FALL FREEZE (32 DEGREES)      32       OCTOBER 13
HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION          1.91    APRIL 20
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL               4.9     FEBRUARY 2
HIGHEST SNOW DEPTH                   4       JANUARY 20-21
LAST MEASURABLE SNOW (2015-16)       0.2     FEBRUARY 15
FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW (2016-17)      1.2     DECEMBER 3
HIGHEST WIND GUST                   96       AUGUST 23
HIGHEST SURFACE PRESSURE            30.71    FEBRUARY 13, DECEMBER 9
LOWEST SURFACE PRESSURE             29.09    NOVEMBER 28

   DAILY RECORDS SET IN 2016
DATE          RECORD         READING   PREVIOUS RECORD
JANUARY 8     PRECIPITATION    0.25    0.22 (1936)
FEBRUARY 27   WARM MAX TEMP   75       75 (TIES WITH 1976)
MARCH 7       WARM MAX TEMP   79       76 (2000)
MARCH 7       WARM MIN TEMP   54       52 (2000)
MARCH 14      WARM MIN TEMP   50       49 (2012)
JUNE 11       WARM MIN TEMP   78       75 (1953, 1952)
JUNE 17       WARM MIN TEMP   76       76 (TIES WITH 1944)
JULY 11       PRECIPITATION    1.59    1.43 (1972)
SEPTEMBER 20  WARM MAX TEMP   93       93 (TIES WITH 1931)
SEPTEMBER 21  WARM MIN TEMP   75       74 (1895)
SEPTEMBER 22  WARM MIN TEMP   73       72 (1968)
OCTOBER 20    WARM MAX TEMP   85       84 (1947, 1924)
NOVEMBER 16   WARM MAX TEMP   73       73 (TIES WITH 2001)

   MONTHLY RECORDS SET IN 2016
DATE         RECORD                 READING   PREVIOUS RECORD
NONE

$$

MAYES



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.