Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lincoln, NE, Drought Update, October 2012

Drought Update for Lincoln, NE as of  October 8, 2012



Holmes Lake, Lincoln, NE, October 2012.  The southeast area of the lake is almost empty.

Lincoln, NE, Data Archive 1887 - 2012 (126 years)

TOTAL PRECIPITATION:

> January 1-October 8, 2012 Total Precipitation = 15.57 inches
(8th driest on record, 9.63 inches below normal)

> Normal January 1-October 8 Precipitation = 25.20 inches

> Wettest January 1-October 8 time period = 40.81 inches in 1951

Top Ten Driest January 1-October 8 time periods (value = precipitation in inches):
Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1   12.60   10/ 8/1934
  2   12.93   10/ 8/1953
  3   12.99   10/ 8/1936 
  4   13.33   10/ 8/1890
  5   14.76   10/ 8/1894
  6   14.78   10/ 8/1918
  7   15.10   10/ 8/1895
  8   15.57   10/ 8/2012
  9   15.86   10/ 8/1940 
 10   16.56   10/ 8/1887
 

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION:

January 1-October 8, 2012 = 48 days
(2nd least number of days with precipitation on record)

Least number of days with measurable precipitation = 47 days, January 1-October 8, 1890
Most number of days with measurable precipitation  = 117 days, January 1-October 8, 1910 


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