Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lincoln's First Snowfall of the Winter Season 2011









First Snowfall of Winter 2011-12.

December 3, 2011 marked the first measurable snowfall in Lincoln following Summer 2011 (aka, the first snowfall of the season). How does this compare to the normal or average first snowfall for Lincoln.

A total of 64 years of snowfall daily snowfall data exist for Lincoln, NE. Monthly snowfall data extend back to 1899 but daily snowfall data only extend back to 1948. The data were ranked from earliest to lastest first snowfall.(http://snr.unl.edu/lincolnweather/data/Last-Snowfall-Dates-Ranked.asp).

Lincoln, NE, First Measurable Snowfall of the winter season statistics:
The 64 year average first snowfall: November 15
The 1981-2010 30-year average first snowfall: November 17
The first snowfall of the 2011-12 Winter season: December 3
The December 3, 2011 first snowfall was the 14th latest out of 64 years of data
The latest first snowfall of the winter season was on December 31, 2006
The earliest first snowfall: September 29, 1985

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