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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1035 PM CDT FRI SEP 1 2017

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...THE OMAHA EPPLEY, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            90   08/01
LOWEST             52   08/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.1              85.1    -2.0
AVG. MINIMUM     62.0              64.0    -2.0
MEAN             72.5              74.6    -2.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.50   1903
 MINIMUM         0.18   1913
TOTALS           3.29              3.82   -0.53
DAILY AVG.       0.11
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         4
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.07   08/21 TO 08/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2005
                        2004
                        2002
TOTALS            0.0               0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0
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     241               303     -62
 SINCE 1/1       1129               980     149
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/090    DATE  08/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/100    DATE  08/21

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...AUGUST WAS COOLER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL IN OMAHA...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST OF 72.6 DEGREES WAS 2.1 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE 31ST COOLEST ON RECORD. THIS WAS THE FIRST
MONTH THAT WAS COOLER THAN NORMAL SINCE AUGUST 2015, BREAKING A 2-
YEAR-LONG STREAK OF MONTHS WITH ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 3.29 INCHES WAS 0.53 INCHES BELOW NORMAL BUT RANKS
NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK.

THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH, AT 90 DEGREES, OCCURRED RIGHT
UP FRONT, ON THE 1ST. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY A QUICK DROP TO BELOW-
NORMAL TMPERATURES THAT PERSISTED FROM THE 2ND THROUGH THE 13TH. THE
COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS RECORDED ON THE 4TH, AT 52
DEGREES, AND THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 5TH REACHED JUST 70
DEGREES. THE PERIOD WAS MAINLY DRY, WITH LIGHT RAIN ON THE 5TH AND
ABOUT A QUARTER INCH OF RAIN IN THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 10TH.
TEMPERATURES TIPPED TOWARD NEAR- TO ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS FROM THE
14TH TO THE 21ST, WITH MEASURABLE RAIN ON 5 OF THOSE 8 DAYS.
THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 21ST BROUGHT WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH AND 1.07
INCHES OF RAIN. FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE REST OF THE MONTH,
TEMPERATURES FLUCTUATED BETWEEN ABOVE- AND BELOW-NORMAL READINGS,
THOUGH NEVER TOO FAR IN EITHER DIRECTION, WITH MEASURABLE RAIN ONLY
ON THE 25TH.

FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE-JULY-AUGUST, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 76.1 DEGREES WAS 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, RANKING AS THE 42ND
WARMEST ON RECORD. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 7.66 INCHES WAS 4.17
INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 30TH DRIEST SUMMER ON RECORD.


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

$$

MAYES/BRAND/JEK



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