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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
732 PM CST WED FEB 1 2017

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
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            61   01/30
LOWEST             -9   01/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.9              35.4     0.5
AVG. MINIMUM     19.2              13.8     5.4
MEAN             27.5              24.6     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.15   1949
 MINIMUM            T   1986
TOTALS           1.10              0.64    0.46
DAILY AVG.       0.04
DAYS >= .01         7
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.75   01/15 TO 01/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.0   1915
TOTALS            3.2               5.4
SINCE 7/1         4.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.0    -1.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   01/26
                        01/25
                        01/07
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   01/04 TO 01/04

DEGREEDAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1151              1252    -101
 SINCE 7/1       3142              3697    -555
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/360    DATE  01/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/320    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0

-  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.

&&

...JANUARY WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 27.5 DEGREES WAS THE 34TH WARMEST ON
RECORD...WITH PRECIPITATION OF 1.10 INCHES RANKING AS THE 23RD
WETTEST. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 3.2 INCHES WAS 2.2 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE 18TH LOWEST JANUARY TOTAL ON RECORD.

AFTER A MILD NEW YEARS DAY AND DAY AFTER...TEMPERATURES TURNED
CHILLY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY. THE 3RD THROUGH 8TH SAW
TEMPERATURE WELL BELOW NORMAL...WITH THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH ON THE 5TH AT 12 DEGREES AND THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE
OF THE MONTH ON THE 6TH AT -9 DEGREES.  A SNOWFALL OF 2.0 INCHES
OCCURRED ON THE 4TH. AS CONDITIONS TURNED MORE MILD...PRECIPITATION
BECAME MORE FREQUENT...BUT SNOW WAS HARD TO FIND.  RAIN FELL ON THE
10TH...BUT NO SNOW FELL ON THE 5TH THROUGH THE 23RD.

AN ICE STORM ON THE 15TH TO 16TH BROUGHT A COMBINED 0.81 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION...WITH A DAILY RECORD 0.60 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION ON
THE 16TH. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH WERE
REPORTED IN AND AROUND LINCOLN.  WITH LIGHT WINDS AND TEMPERATURES
THAT ROSE ABOVE FREEZING ON THE 16TH...IMPACTS WERE NOT AS BAD AS
THEY COULD HAVE BEEN...THOUGH SOME BROKEN BRANCHES WERE REPORTED.
ESPECIALLY MILD CONDITIONS OCCURRED FROM THE 18TH THROUGH THE
21ST...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S ON THE 18TH AND 23RD...AND
A RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 37 DEGREES ON THE 20TH.

SNOWFALL ON THE 24TH TO 25TH AMOUNTED TO 1.2 INCHES IN
LINCOLN...WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS JUST NORTH OF THE AREA. THE SEASONAL
SNOWFALL TOTAL REMAINS AT A MEAGER 4.9 INCHES...WHICH IS 9.2 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE 4TH LOWEST SNOW TOTAL TO DATE ON RECORD IN
LINCOLN. FOLLOWING THAT SNOW EVENT...TEMPERATURES RETURNED TO
READINGS WELL ABOVE NORMAL TO END THE MONTH. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE
OF THE MONTH...AT 61 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 30TH.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN JANUARY 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
JANUARY 17    PRECIPITATION      0.60   0.58 (1915)
JANUARY 20    RECORD WARM MIN   37      36 (1901)

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MAYES/KLISH



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