Friday, August 31, 2012

Lincoln, NE, July-August 2012, Driest on Record

Lincoln, NE, Drought Update, August 31, 2012

July 2012, 2nd Driest on Record:
July 2012, with only 0.33 inches of precipitation, was the 2nd driest July on record in Lincoln, NE, with 126 years of data.  This is in stark contrast with the largest observed July precipitation of 12.50 inches in 1993.  See the table below.

August 2012, 2nd Driest on Record:
August 2012, with only 0.30 inches of precipitation, was the 2nd driest August on record in Lincoln, NE, with 126 years of data.. This is in stark contrast with the largest observed August precipitation of 13.98 inches in 1910. See the table below.


July and August Combined, Driest on Record:
The total precipitation in Lincoln, NE during July 1 - August 31, 2012 was only 0.63 inches.  This is the driest on record for that time period in Lincoln, with 126 years of data. This is in stark contrast with the largest observed July-August combined precipitation of 17.01 inches in 1910.  See the table below.

HPRCC Map showing the July-August Percent of Normal Precipitation


 July-August Percent of Normal Precipitation in the High Plains

July: Top Ten Driest and Wettest Months

Driest
Year
Amount
in Inches
Rank
1936
0.08
1
2012
0.33
2
1983
0.37
3
1919
0.38
4
1934
0.40
5
1974
0.46
6
1941
0.56
6
1917
0.56
8
1955
0.61
9
1942
0.63
10
Wettest
Year
Amount
in Inches
Rank
1993
12.50
1
1958
11.40
2
1902
11.35
3
1891
8.74
4
1908
8.08
5
1990
7.35
6
1985
6.93
7
1906
6.85
8
1915
6.74
9
1900
6.66
10

August: Top Ten Driest and Wettest Months

Driest
Year
Amount
in Inches
Rank
1976
0.07
1
2012
0.30
2
1913
0.31
3
1894
0.45
4
1955
0.55
5
1941
0.67
6
1922
0.69
7
1973
0.75
8
1918
0.77
9
1929
0.92
10

Wettest
Year
Amount
in Inches
Rank
1910
13.98
1
1954
10.14
2
1900
9.07
3
1982
8.57
4
2002
8.29
5
1977
7.48
6
2011
6.89
7
1916
6.70
8
1905
6.45
8
1903
6.45
10

July and August Combined: Top Ten Driest and Wettest Months

Driest
Year
Amount
in Inches
Rank
2012
0.63
1
1955
1.16
2
1941
1.23
3
1983
1.54
4
1894
1.56
5
1936
1.71
6
1913
2.26
7
2003
2.50
8
1942
2.69
9
2001
2.75
10
1942
2.75
10
Wettest
Year
Amount
in Inches
Rank
1910
17.01
1
1993
16.82
2
1900
15.73
3
1902
15.70
4
1958
14.26
5
1954
13.34
6
1982
12.62
7
1915
12.31
8
1962
11.54
9
1977
11.23
10




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