Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lincoln Year to date - May 14, 2012 - Warmest on record

Year To Date (May 4, 2012) Warmest on Record for Lincoln, NE.

The average temperature for Lincoln for the time period January 1-May 14, 2012 is the warmest on record for Lincoln, NE. 

Here is a listing of the top ten warmest January 1 through May 14 time periods. 
There are 126 years of data extending from 1887 to the current (2012).

Highest Average  Temperature degrees F
Days: 1/1 - 5/14

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1    45.4    5/14/2012  2    44.1    5/14/1992
  3    43.7    5/14/1946
  4    43.6    5/14/1987,  5/14/1921
  6    42.4    5/14/2000
  7    42.3    5/14/2006
  8    42.2    5/14/1986
  9    42.1    5/14/1934
10    41.9    5/14/1981

Lincoln is not alone in experiencing an extremely unusually warm year.  The attached map shows the temperature departures for the lower 48 states and much of the Great Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes regions have temperature departures from normal in excess of 6 degrees F.  Some areas have a temperature departure in excess of 10 degrees F.  As of today, May 15 there is no sign of a break in this trend with high temperatures in the mid to upper 80's across eastern Nebraska through the weekend.  The temperatures this week are more characteristic or normal for the time period of late June.

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