Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lincoln: January-July 2012 Warmest on Record

January 1 - July 31, 2012 Was the Warmest on Record for Lincoln Nebraska.

The attached map shows the temperature departures from normal for the lower 48 states for the first 7 months of 2012.  It is significant to note that Lincoln was part of a region that is experiencing the largest warmer than normal anomaly in temperatures.

The average temperature for the period January 1 -July 31, 2012 (57.0 F) was the warmest on record for Lincoln, Nebraska  (and Omaha as well).  The data record extends back 126 years (1887-2012).

Here is the listing of the top ten warmest January 1 through July 31 time periods for Lincoln.  Temperatures (Value) are in degrees F.

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1    57.0    7/31/2012
  2    56.5    7/31/1934
  3    55.8    7/31/1921
  4    55.3    7/31/1987
  5    54.6    7/31/2006
  6    54.3    7/31/1946
  7    54.1    7/31/1931,  7/31/1939
  9    53.9    7/31/1986
10    53.8    7/31/1991,  7/31/1933


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