Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1015 AM CDT TUE MAY 1 2018

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...THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            85   04/30
LOWEST             10   04/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.7              64.3    -5.6
AVG. MINIMUM     30.1              38.8    -8.7
MEAN             44.4              51.6    -7.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.21   1978
 MINIMUM         0.02   1910
TOTALS           0.67              2.71   -2.04
DAILY AVG.       0.02
DAYS >= .01         7
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.44   04/14 TO 04/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           11.1   1997
TOTALS            3.0               1.4
SINCE 7/1        21.4
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.4     0.6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/16
                        04/15
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   04/14 TO 04/15

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     620               417     203
 SINCE 7/1       5955              5893      62
COOLING TOTAL       8                13      -5
 SINCE 1/1          8                14      -6
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/180    DATE  04/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/180    DATE  04/30

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              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      5




-  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.

&&

...APRIL SUMMARY FOR LINCOLN...

APRIL WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL. IN FACT, APRIL 2018 WAS THE
3RD COLDEST ON RECORD. AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, SEVERAL NEW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH, SOME GOING BACK OVER
80 YEARS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 44.4 DEGREES OR 7.2
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

THE LAST TIME IT WAS THIS COLD WAS 74 YEARS AGO IN 1944 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 44.6 DEGREES. HERE IS A LIST
OF NEW RECORDS FOR APRIL.

APRIL 7  RECORD LOW OF 10. OLD RECORD 16 SET IN 1936.
APRIL 15  RECORD LOW MAXIMUM OF 33. OLD RECORD 41 SET IN 1945.
APRIL 19  RECORD LOW OF 24. OLD RECORD 25 SET IN 2013.

APRIL WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH ONLY 0.67 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION
RECORDED. THIS WAS 2.04 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE MONTH WERE CONSISTENTLY COLD WITH ONLY A
SHORT 3 DAY PERIOD FROM THE 11TH  13TH THAT AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL, THE
REST OF THOSE DAYS THROUGH THE 22ND WERE BELOW NORMAL. SNOW WAS RECORDED
ON 7 DAYS WITH A MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 3.0 INCHES. THE GREATEST
24HR SNOWFALL WAS 1.8 INCHES ON THE 14TH AND GREATEST SNOW DEPTH WAS
2 INCHES ON THE 15TH AND 16TH.

THE HIGHEST WINDS OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 30TH WITH GUSTS REACHING
58 MPH FROM THE SOUTH.

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