Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA...UPDATED TO ADD SUMMARY...
943 AM CST FRI FEB 6 2015

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...THE LINCOLN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            64   01/28
LOWEST             -4   01/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.0              35.4     5.6
AVG. MINIMUM     15.2              13.8     1.4
MEAN             28.1              24.6     3.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7
DAYS MIN <= 32     30
DAYS MIN <= 0       4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.15   1949
 MINIMUM            T   1986
TOTALS           0.91              0.64    0.27
DAILY AVG.       0.03
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.82   01/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.0   1915
TOTALS            3.9               5.4
SINCE 7/1         9.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.0    -1.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   01/08
                        01/07
                        01/06
 24 HR TOTAL      3.0   01/31

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1138              1252    -114
 SINCE 7/1       3479              3697    -218
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/200    DATE  01/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/320    DATE  01/17

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20


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

-  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...

JANUARY BEGAN WITH TWELVE OF THE FIRST THIRTEEN DAYS COLDER THAN
NORMAL. THAT TREND STOPPED COLD ON THE 14TH AS THE NEXT EIGHTEEN
DAYS AVERAGED 13 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN
JANUARY WAS 28.1 DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION WAS 0.27 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL IN JANUARY...THE MONTHLY
SNOWFALL OF 3.9 INCHES WAS 1.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

AFTER A FRIGID AND BREEZY START TO THE MONTH...WITH MORNING LOWS
AVERAGING 3 DEGREES...TEMPERATURES ROSE ABOVE AVERAGE ON THE 14TH
AND REMAINED THERE THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. A RECORD WARM
TEMPERATURE WAS SET THE 28TH WHEN 64 DEGREES WAS RECORDED DURING
THE AFTERNOON AT THE AIRPORT. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON ONLY
4 DAYS IN JANUARY...WITH THE MAJORITY ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE
MONTH...WHEN 0.82 INCHES OF MOISTURE AND 3.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS
RECORDED.

THE MOISTURE TOTAL FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 30TH WAS ONLY 0.09
INCHES. THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH FELL ON
THE 3RD...WITH 0.7 INCHES FALLING. THE BIGGEST SNOWFALL OF THE
MONTH BEGAN ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH...WHEN 3.0 INCHES FELL.

 DAILY RECORDS SET IN JANUARY 2015:
DATE         RECORD     READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
JANUARY 28   WARM MAX TEMP     64      63 1931

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JEK/TL/JRB


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