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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
934 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

...CORRECTED GREATEST PRECIPITATION IN 24 HOURS FROM 1.01 TO
1.04 AND DATES TO 03/28 TO 03/29...

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH
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            87   03/19
LOWEST             16   03/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.5              52.3     3.2
AVG. MINIMUM     31.9              27.9     4.0
MEAN             43.7              40.1     3.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2
DAYS MIN <= 32     15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.65   1973
 MINIMUM         0.06   1994
TOTALS           1.62              1.93   -0.31
DAILY AVG.       0.05
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.04   03/28 TO 03/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.3   1912
TOTALS            0.6               4.8
SINCE 7/1         7.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   03/14
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   03/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     654               773    -119
 SINCE 7/1       4537              5476    -939
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0
 SINCE 1/1          1                 1       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/160    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/220    DATE  03/06

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  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 WARMER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MARCH OF 43.7 DEGREES WAS THE 20TH
WARMEST ON RECORD IN LINCOLN.  THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 1.62
INCHES WAS JUST SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL...WITH BELOW-NORMAL
SNOWFALL.

AS IS TYPICAL OF SPRING, THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS MARKED BY SWINGS
BETWEEN WARM AND COOL, WET AND DRY. NO LION OR LAMB USHERED THE
MONTH IN OR OUT, AS BOTH THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF MARCH WERE
RELATIVELY MILD AND BENIGN. TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL FOR THE
FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH BEFORE SOARING TO READINGS WELL ABOVE
NORMAL FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 8TH. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 70
EACH DAY FROM THE 4TH TO THE 6TH, WITH THUNDERSTORMS WITH LIGHT
RAINFALL BREAKING THE WARMTH ON THE 6TH, ALONG WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS
GUSTING TO 56 MPH. A PERIOD OF COOLER WEATHER FOLLOWED FROM THE 10TH
TO THE 15TH. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE
10TH...AT 16 DEGREES...WITH TRACE OR LIGHT RAIN ALONG WITH FLURRIES
ON THE 10TH THROUGH THE 12TH. MEASURABLE SNOW FINALLY FELL ON THE
14TH...WITH 0.6 INCHES MEASURED AT LINCOLN AIRPORT.

TEMPERATURES SWUNG BACK TO ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS FROM THE 16TH
THROUGH THE 24TH IN A GENERALLY MILD AND DRY PERIOD. THE LAST FREEZE
OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 18TH AT 27 DEGREES, WITH NO FREEZING
TEMPERATURES RECORDED THROUGH THE REST OF MARCH OR EXPECTED INTO
EARLY APRIL. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH, AT 82 DEGREES,
WAS RECORDED ON THE 19TH. COOLER, CLOUDIER, AND WETTER CONDITIONS
ARRIVED ON THE 24TH-25TH AND LINGERED THROUGH THE REST OF THE MONTH,
WITH 6 OF 8 DAYS AT THE END OF THE MONTH REPORTING OVERCAST OR
NEARLY OVERCAST SKIES. RAIN MEASURED 1.05 INCHES ON THE 24TH-25TH,
WITH ANOTHER 1.21 INCHES ON THE 28TH TO 30TH. TEMPERATURES IN THAT
PERIOD EXHIBITED LITTLE DIURNAL SWING AND GENERALLY WERE WITHIN A
FEW DEGREES OF NORMAL FOR DAILY AVERAGES, WITH BELOW-NORMAL HIGHS
AND ABOVE-NORMAL LOWS. THE LAST FREEZE OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE
28TH AT 29 DEGREES, WITH NO FREEZING TEMPERATURES RECORDED THROUGH
THE REST OF MARCH OR EXPECTED INTO EARLY APRIL.


THE WINTER-TO-DATE SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR LINCOLN NOW STANDS AT 7.5
INCHES...WHICH IS 17.0 INCHES BELOW THE WINTER-TO-DATE NORMAL AND
THE 2ND LOWEST WINTER-TO-DATE SNOW TOTAL ON RECORD.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MARCH 19      WARM MAX TEMP     87      82 (1921)

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JEK/JRB/KG/MAYES
COR BY JEK



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