Friday, April 6, 2012

Very Warm Year so far (through April 5) in Lincoln, NE

Lincoln, NE, January 1-April 5, 2012 Warmest on Record

The temperature anomaly map to the left shows that many of the lower 48 states are experiencing a very warm year to date (January 1 through April 5, 2012).

The greatest warmth is an anomaly exceeding 10 degrees above normal in parts of Missouri up through Iowa into Minnesota and the Dakotas. In Nebraska, the largest warm temperature anomaly is the Eastern portion of the state.

Looking at the statistics, It is the warmest year to date for Lincoln, NE (with 126 years of data). Here is the ranking of the top ten warmest starts to the year (through April 5 every year, 1887-2012): (Note Omaha, NE, is also listed below and they,too, are having their warmest year on record.

Lincoln, NE: Days: 1/1 - 4/5, Years: 1887-2012
Rank Value Ending Date
1 40.1 4/ 5/2012
2 39.7 4/ 5/1921
3 39.1 4/ 5/1992
4 38.9 4/ 5/1946
5 36.8 4/ 5/2000
6 36.7 4/ 5/1990
7 36.3 4/ 5/1931, 4/ 5/2006, 4/ 5/1987
10 36.2 4/ 5/1986


Omaha, NE, Days: 1/1 - 4/5; Years 1871-2012
Rank Value Ending Date
1 41.2 4/ 5/2012
2 39.3 4/ 5/1921
3 38.4 4/ 5/1878
4 38.0 4/ 5/1946
5 37.8 4/ 5/1992
6 36.7 4/ 5/1928, 4/ 5/2000
8 36.6 4/ 5/1990
9 36.4 4/ 5/1987
10 36.3 4/ 5/1931

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