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CLMOMA

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
945 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE OMAHA EPPLEY, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            53   02/07
LOWEST             -6   02/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.9              38.1    -7.2
AVG. MINIMUM     10.6              18.1    -7.5
MEAN             20.8              28.1    -7.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13
DAYS MIN <= 32     28
DAYS MIN <= 0       5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.09   1881
 MINIMUM         0.03   1931
TOTALS           0.45              0.85   -0.40
DAILY AVG.       0.02
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.79   01/31 TO 02/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.4   1965
TOTALS            6.4               6.1
SINCE 7/1        13.6
DAYS >= 1.0         2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   02/06
                        02/05
 24 HR TOTAL      3.0   02/01 TO 02/01

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1232              1033     199
 SINCE 7/1       4711              4798     -87
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/350    DATE  02/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/350    DATE  02/01

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60


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

-  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.

&&

...FEBRUARY WAS MUCH COLDER THAN NORMAL IN OMAHA...

ONLY SEVEN DAYS WERE ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE IN FEBRUARY WAS 20.8 DEGREES...WHICH IS 7.4 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION WAS QUITE SCARCE. THE TOTAL FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.45
INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.40 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL OF
6.4 INCHES WAS ACTUALLY 0.3 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

AFTER A FRIGID AND BREEZY START TO THE MONTH...WITH MORNING LOWS
AVERAGING -1 DEGREE FOR THE FIRST 5 DAYS...TEMPERATURES ROSE ABOVE
AVERAGE ON THE 6TH AND REMAINED THERE ONLY THROUGH THE 10TH...
BEFORE RESUMING THE COLD AND WINDY PATTERN. NO DAILY RECORDS WERE
SET DESPITE THE LONG STRING OF FRIGID DAYS. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
FELL ON ONLY FOUR DAYS IN FEBRUARY...WITH THE MAJORITY ON THE FIRST
DAY OF THE MONTH.

THE BIGGEST SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE
MONTH...WHEN 3.0 INCHES FELL AT EPPLEY AIRPORT AND HIGHER AMOUNTS
WERE REPORTED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA. ANOTHER 2.9
INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 4TH. FOR THE REST OF MONTH SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS WERE MEAGER.

DAILY RECORDS SET IN FEBRUARY 2015: NONE

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TL/PEARSON/JRB


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