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

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            60   12/25
LOWEST            -12   12/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     37.2              37.2     0.0
AVG. MINIMUM     16.0              16.4    -0.4
MEAN             26.6              26.8    -0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10
DAYS MIN <= 32     30
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.42   2015
 MINIMUM         0.00   1889
TOTALS           1.62              0.95    0.67
DAILY AVG.       0.05
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         2
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.92   12/25 TO 12/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           24.3   2009
TOTALS            1.7               5.9
SINCE 7/1         1.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.8    -0.8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/04
 24 HR TOTAL      1.5   12/03 TO 12/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1183              1184      -1
 SINCE 7/1       1991              2445    -454
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1       1449              1173     276
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/230    DATE  12/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/230    DATE  12/25

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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.

&&

...DECEMBER WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AND BELOW-NORMAL SNOWFALL...

WITH BOTH WARM AND COLD SPELLS...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
DECEMBER LANDED AT 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...WHICH RANKS IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE RECORDS. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 1.62 INCHES WAS
THE 20TH WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD...BUT ONLY 1.7 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL...WHICH IS 4.2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

DECEMBER BEGAN ON THE WARM AND WET SIDE IN LINCOLN.  A QUICK 1.5
INCHES OF SLUSHY SNOW FELL ON THE 3RD...THOUGH HIGH TEMPERATURE
RETURNED TO THE 40S AND 50S BY THE 5TH. THE 7TH MARKED THE BEGINNING
OF A MORE PROLONGED COLD SPELL...WITH TEMPERATURES ONLY RISING ABOVE
FREEZING ON ONE DAY BETWEEN THE 7TH AND THE 19TH.  LOW TEMPERATURES
FELL BELOW ZERO ON THE 17TH AND 18TH.  BOTH THE COLDEST LOW AND HIGH
TEMPERATURES OCCURRED ON THE 18TH...WITH A LOW OF -12 AND A HIGH OF
13 DEGREES. A LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW FELL ON THE 17TH...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 LINCOLN.
INSTEAD...CHRISTMAS DAY WAS THE WARMEST OF THE MONTH FOR BOTH HIGH
AND LOW TEMPERATURES...WITH A HIGH OF 60 AND A LOW OF 35.  THE 0.92
INCHES OF RAIN THAT DAY WAS A DAILY RECORD.  EVEN MORE NOTABLY...THE
RAINFALL WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A THUNDERSTORM 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.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN DECEMBER 2016:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
DECEMBER 25   PRECIPITATION      0.92   0.62 (2009)

$$

MAYES/KLISH



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