Wednesday, May 16, 2012

January 1-May 15, 2012 Lincoln Temperature Departures from Normal

Daily Temperature Departures from Normal,
Lincoln, NE, January 1 - May 15, 2012
The attached graph shows the daily temperature departures from the normal for each day.  The length of the column indicates the magnitude of the departure.  If the column is red it is above normal and if the column is blue it is below normal.

For example on January 19, 2012 the high temperature was 16 F and the low temperature was 5 F for a daily average of 11 F which was 13 degrees BELOW the normal for that day of 24 F.  The column on the graph for that day is blue and extends down to a -13 degrees departure from normal.

For example on January 30, 2012 the high temperature was 70 F and the low temperature was 34 F for a daily average of 52 F which was 27 degrees ABOVE the normal for that day of 25 F. The column on the graph for that day is red and extends upward to a +27 degrees departure from normal.

Here is a listing of the total number of days between January 1 and May 15 that had above, below and exactly normal temperatures:

Above: 96 days (71% of the days)
Below:  33 days (24% of the days)
Exactly Normal: 7 days (5% of the days)
Total = 136 days

And, as of May 15, 2012, this is the warmest year on record for that time period with data extending back 126 years to 1887.


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