Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
354 PM CDT THU JUN 2 2016

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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            89   05/06
LOWEST             38   05/15
                        05/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.4              74.2     0.2
AVG. MINIMUM     50.9              50.5     0.4
MEAN             62.7              62.3     0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.90   2015
 MINIMUM         0.49   1934
TOTALS           5.42              4.29    1.13
DAILY AVG.       0.17
DAYS >= .01        10
DAYS >= .10         9
DAYS >= .50         5
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.39   05/08 TO 05/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            3.0   1967
TOTALS            0.0               0.0
SINCE 7/1        20.5
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     127               147     -20
 SINCE 7/1       4880              6040   -1160
COOLING TOTAL      62                65      -3
 SINCE 1/1         71                79      -8
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/170    DATE  05/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/180    DATE  05/24

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

-  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.

&&

...MAY WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...WITH NEAR-NORMAL
TEMPERATURES

WITH COOL AND WARM STRETCHES...THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN
LINCOLN ENDED UP NEAR NORMAL...WHILE TOTAL PRECIPITATION CAME IN
ABOVE NORMAL WITH A FEW WET PERIODS. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 62.7
DEGREES WAS A TOUCH (0.4 DEGREES) ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 5.42 INCHES WAS THE 12TH WETTEST ON RECORD AND
1.13 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

MAY BEGAN ON THE COOL SIDE...WITH THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH ON THE 1ST AT 51 DEGREES...ALONG WITH A TOUCH OF RAIN. DRY
WEATHER PERSISTED FROM THE 2ND THROUGH THE 7TH...WHILE ABOVE-NORMAL
TEMPERATURES PERSISTED FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 11TH.  IN FACT...THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...89 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 6TH.
THE 8TH-11TH WAS PARTICULARLY WET AND STORMY...WITH 1.95 INCHES OF
RAIN ON THE FOUR DAYS...AND WITH THUNDER REPORTED EACH DAY FROM THE
8TH TO THE 11TH.

FOLLOWING THIS ACTIVE PERIOD...CONDITIONS TURNED DRY AND COOL FROM
THE 13TH THROUGH THE 21ST.  JUST ONE DAY IN THAT STRETCH SAW
MEASURABLE RAIN...ON THE 16TH.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH...39 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON BOTH THE 14TH AND 15TH.  WARM AND
WET CONDITIONS RETURNED ON THE 22ND TO 31ST...WITH HIGHS STAYING IN
THE 70S AND 80S AND WITH PRECIPITATION ON FOUR OF FIVE DAYS FROM THE
23ND TO THE 27TH AND THUNDER ON ALL FIVE DAYS.  WINDS GUSTED TO 49
MPH ON THE 24TH IN THUNDERSTORMS...AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM
OVER A QUARTER OF AN INCH TO WELL OVER AN INCH.


FOR THE SPRING MONTHS OF MARCH THROUGH MAY....LINCOLN WAS MUCH
WARMER AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 55.1
DEGREES WAS 3.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 4TH WARMEST SPRING ON
RECORD FOR LINCOLN. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 13.66 INCHES WAS 4.73
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 12TH WETTEST ON RECORD. TEMPERATURES
HAVE YET TO REACH 90 DEGREES IN LINCOLN THIS YEAR.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MAY 2016:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
NONE

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MAYES/JEK/JRB



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