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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
942 AM CDT Tue Sep 1 2020

...IT WAS A HOT AND DRY SUMMER...

June through August 2020 was generally hot and dry across the
region with below normal precipitation and above normal
temperatures. In fact, a severe drought remains in place across
much of east central Nebraska and western Iowa.

For Omaha, it was the 4th driest summer on record and the 7th
warmest. Rainfall for the summer only measured 4.63 inches, which
was 7.20" below normal. Rainfall for the year is also quite low at
11.21" below normal, which makes this the 5th driest year on
record so far. The average temperature in Omaha for the summer
was 3.7 degrees above normal. Omaha recorded 46 days higher than
90 degrees, about 18 days above normal. There were 16 days above
95, which was 6 days above normal. And Omaha hit 100 only once
during the summer, which is about 2 days below normal.

For Lincoln, moisture was thankfully more plentiful, but still
slightly below normal, ranking as the 61st driest and 29th
warmest on record. Rainfall for the summer in Lincoln measured
10.15 inches, which was 1.09" below normal. Rainfall for the
year is 2.37" below normal. The average temperature in Lincoln
for the summer was 1.8 degrees above normal. Lincoln recorded
41 days higher than 90 degrees, about 6 days above normal.
There were 7 days above 95, which was 10 days below normal.
And Lincoln did not reach 100 during the summer, which is
about 6 days below normal.

For Norfolk, it was the 4th driest summer on record and 12th
warmest. Rainfall for the summer only measured 5.11 inches, which
was 5.72" below normal. Rainfall for the year is 6.46" below
normal, which makes this the 15th driest year on record so far.
The average temperature in Norfolk for the summer was 3.0 degrees
above normal. Norfolk recorded 43 days higher than 90 degrees,
about 14 days above normal. There were 10 days above 95, which was
2 days below normal. And Norfolk did not reach 100 during the
summer, which is about 4 days below normal.

Precipitation Statistics

          Summer/Departure      Year/Departure
Omaha        4.63"/-7.20         11.90"/-11.21
Lincoln     10.15"/-1.09         19.21"/-2.37
Norfolk      5.11"/-5.27         14.07"/-6.46

Temperature Statistics

        Summer/Departure  90 degrees  95 degrees  100 degrees
Omaha      78.2/+3.7        46/+18       16/+6       1/-2
Lincoln    77.0/+1.8        41/+6         7/-10      0/-6
Norfolk    75.7/+3.0        43/+14       10/-2       0/-4

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DeWald



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