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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1136 AM CDT FRI JUN 2 2017

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            93   05/08
LOWEST             36   05/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.8              74.2     1.6
AVG. MINIMUM     49.8              50.5    -0.7
MEAN             62.8              62.3     0.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.90   2015
 MINIMUM         0.49   1934
TOTALS           6.29              4.29    2.00
DAILY AVG.       0.20
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         9
DAYS >= .50         4
DAYS >= 1.00        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.26   05/16 TO 05/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            3.0   1967
TOTALS              T               0.0
SINCE 7/1         7.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL        TR  05/01 TO 05/01

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     129               147     -18
 SINCE 7/1       5016              6040   -1024
COOLING TOTAL      70                65       5
 SINCE 1/1         83                79       4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/280    DATE  05/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/290    DATE  05/16

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                8     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>= INDICTES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...MAY WAS WETTER AND SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...

THOUGH IT WAS A MONTH WITH WIDE TEMPERATURE SWINGS ABOVE AND BELOW
NORMAL, THE AVERAGE ENDED UP JUST 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. WITH A
PARTICULARLY RAINY MID-MONTH PERIOD, THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 6.29
INCHES WAS THE 15TH WETTEST MAY ON RECORD AND 2.00 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL.

MAY BEGAN ON THE COOL SIDE FOR THE FIRST FOUR DAYS...WITH THE
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH ON THE 1ST AT 36 DEGREES. LIGHT
RAIN FELL ON THE 1ST AND 3RD, WITH A TRACE OF SNOW REPORTED ON THE
1ST. THE SLOW MODERATING TREND TIPPED TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL
BEGINNING ON THE 5TH AND LASTING THROUGH THE 17TH, WITH A COUPLE OF
JUST-BELOW-NORMAL DAYS ON THE 11TH AND 12TH. THE WARMEST HIGH (93)
AND LOW (65) TEMPERATURES OCCURRED ON THE 8TH. THE PERIOD WAS
LARGELY DRY, WITH OVER A THIRD OF AN INCH OF RAIN WITH THUNDERSTORMS
ON THE 10TH. AS THE PATTERN BROKE, THUNDERSTORMS IN LINCOLN ON THE
16TH BROUGHT 1.69 INCHES OF RAIN, USHERING IN A WETTER PERIOD.

WET CONDITIONS PERSISTED FROM THE 16TH THROUGH THE 22ND, WITH
MEASURABLE RAIN ON ALL BUT ONE DAY. RAIN FROM THE 16TH THROUGH THE
20TH TOTALED 5.11 INCHES, WITH OVER AN INCH OF RAIN ON THREE OF THE
FIVE DAYS AND WITH THUNDER ON ALL OF THOSE DAYS. TEMPERATURES FELL
TO BELOW-NORMAL READINGS ON THE 18TH THROUGH THE 25TH IN THIS WETTER
PATTERN, AND THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS A READING
OF 55 ON THE 20TH AS TEMPERATURES STAYED IN THE 50S ON BOTH THE 20TH
AND 21ST. TEMPERATURES TIPPED SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL ON THE
26TH TO 28TH AND THEN SLIGHTLY COLDER THAN NORMAL ON THE 29TH TO
31ST.

FOR THE SPRING MONTHS OF MARCH THROUGH MAY IN OMAHA, THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 53.3 DEGREES WAS 2.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE
24TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 11.46 INCHES WAS
2.53 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 18TH WETTEST ON RECORD. THE SPRING
MONTHS SAW JUST 0.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL, THE 10TH LOWEST ON RECORD
FROM 1948 TO PRESENT.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MAY 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
NO RECORDS SET

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MAYES/KLISH



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