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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1246 PM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

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...THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            96   08/20
LOWEST             51   08/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     86.6              86.8    -0.2
AVG. MINIMUM     65.5              63.8     1.7
MEAN             76.1              75.3     0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90     12
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.98   1910
 MINIMUM         0.07   1976
TOTALS           7.54              3.49    4.05
DAILY AVG.       0.24
DAYS >= .01        14
DAYS >= .10        11
DAYS >= .50         5
DAYS >= 1.00        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.31   08/27 TO 08/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2007
                        2004
                        2002
TOTALS            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                 5      -5
 SINCE 7/1          2                 6      -4
COOLING TOTAL     352               324      28
 SINCE 1/1       1111              1035      76
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/020    DATE  08/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/020    DATE  08/26

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             12     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               15     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 GREATHER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<  INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.


&&

...AUGUST WAS MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL IN LINCOLN...WITH NEAR-NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...

LINCOLN RECEIVED 7.54 INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF
AUGUST...WHICH WAS THE 6TH WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD AND WAS 4.05
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 76.1 DEGREES WAS
0.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE EXTREMES OF WARMEST AND COOLEST DAILY
TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MONTH WERE AMONG THE LEAST EXTREME ON
RECORD...WITH THE COOL EXTREMES WELL ABOVE THE NORMAL COOLEST
EXTREMES IN AUGUST...AND THE WARM EXTREMES WELL BELOW THE NORMAL
WARMEST EXTREMES.

THOUGH THERE WERE A FEW TEMPERATURE SWINGS UP AND DOWN THROUGH THE
MONTH...OVERALL TEMPERATURES IN AUGUST DID NOT DEVIATE FAR FROM
AVERAGE.  THE MONTH BEGAN WITH NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND A FEW
MODERATE RAIN EVENTS ON THE 2ND...6TH...9TH...AND 10TH.  ONE LONGER
COOLER STRETCH ON THE 11TH TO THE 15TH BROUGHT LOWS IN THE 50S TO ON
FOUR OF FIVE MORNINGS. THIS INCLUDED THE COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH...AT 51 DEGREES ON THE 12TH.  THE COOLER PERIOD ALSO
MARKED THE END OF THE RELATIVELY DRIER HALF OF AUGUST...WITH FOUR
CONSECUTIVE DRY DAYS ENDING ON THE 14TH.

THE PERIOD WAS FOLLOWED BY A WARMER STRETCH ON THE 16TH TO THE
25TH...WITH THE WARMEST HIGH AND WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURES OF THE
MONTH ON THE 20TH...AT 96 AND 74 DEGREES.  FREQUENT RAINS ARRIVED TO
THE AREA FROM THE 15TH THROUGH THE REST OF THE MONTH...WITH
MEASURABLE RAIN ON 10 OF 17 DAYS.  THE 26TH TO 28TH WAS A
PARTICULARLY RAINY PERIOD...WITH 4.76 INCHES OF RAIN ON THOSE THREE
DAYS ALONE...INCLUDING 2.66 INCHES ON JUST THE 28TH.

FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JUNE THROUGH AUGUST...LINCOLN EXPERIENCED
ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...WITH NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES.  THE TOTAL
SUMMER PRECIPITATION OF 13.95 INCHES WAS THE 28TH HIGHEST ON RECORD
AND 2.71 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...BRINGING WELCOME WETNESS BUT NOT
QUITE THE EXTREMES EXPERIENCED BY AREAS TO THE NORTH AND EAST.
RAINFALL THROUGH THE SUMMER WAS ABOVE AVERAGE IN BOTH JUNE AND
AUGUST...WITH A DRY JULY IN BETWEEN.  THE AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE
WAS 75.0 DEGREES...WHICH IS JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW THE NORMAL OF 75.2
DEGREES...AND WAS NOTED BY VERY FEW TEMPERATURE EXTREMES THROUGH THE
SUMMER.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN AUGUST 2014:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
NO DAILY RECORDS SET IN AUGUST.


$$

MAYES/JRB


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