Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer 2010 Heat Wave Update for Lincoln, NE




As of July 22, 2010 Lincoln has only had 14 days with high temperatures reaching 90 F or higher (June 7 days, and July 7 days). There have not been any days with the temperature reaching 100 F or higher in Lincoln this summer. The normal number of days with high temperatures reaching at least 90 F is 42 days. It is unlikely that Lincoln will see as many hot days this year.

The photo to the left is from July 25, 1936. With an overnight low of only 91 F after a daytime high of 115 F, residents of Lincoln spent the night on the capitol lawn to escape the heat inside their non-air conditioned dwellings. (Photo courtesy: Nebraska Historical Society). The Summer of 1936 had 82 days with high temperatures reaching 90 F or higher in Lincoln and an astounding 41 days with the high temperature reaching 100 F or higher!

See more about Lincoln's Heatwaves at:
http://www.lincolnweather.org/lincoln-heat-waves.html

1 comment:

  1. The AWDN station on 84th St. has only been 90 or higher 6 times this year. The airport always has more days > 90 than most any other station in this general area

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